Wednesday, August 14, 2013


WoW is hosted by Breaking The Spine

Author: Andrea Colt
Release: August 22nd, 2013
Genre: YA paranormal
To Cassandra Kelleher, trust is a dirty word.

A teenage selkie who grew up on land, all she wants is to free her family from the man who stole their sealskins long ago. With her twin brother Brennan losing hope and her window of opportunity disappearing like the beach at high tide, she’ll try anything.

Before long, however, Cassandra can’t tell whether her biggest threat is the man holding her family captive, a classmate who’s discovered her secret, or her own paranoia. Battling broken friendships and alarming romantic entanglements, Cassandra finds that trust could be the key to winning her family’s freedom … or losing her own.

I enjoyed Colt's debut, TORCHED, so I'm very curious and excited for this book. Plus, I don't think I've read a selkie book before....

Release: January 7th, 2014
Genre: YA contemporary
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

Laurie. Halse. Anderson. I feel like that's all that needs to be said. This book? Very high on my wishlist! 

What are you waiting on this week? 


  1. I love the cover for Impossible Knife---really stunning! Wavecrossed looks interesting! I've read a few about selkies and have enjoyed them!

  2. I am very excited about The Impossible Knife of Memory. I've requested an ARC for review. I thought Speak was fantastic and I'm hopeful that this book will be amazing too.

  3. I'm really interested to see whether The Impossible Knife of Memory lives up to LHA's past works. It doesn't sound like anything she's written before, but I know she has a knack for tackling the tough subjects! I really hope it's great. Lovely picks, Lea! :)

  4. Ooooo I really enjoyed Torched too Lea, I didn't realize she had another book coming out. YAY! I haven't read may books about selkies either, so I'm super excited now (and I don't have to wait very long!).

  5. Wavecrossed sounds like my kind of read and I had no idea Laurie Halse Anderson was writing another book...I'll read anything she writes! Great picks!

  6. Ooooooo that second cover is striking and it sounds mysterious and good.

  7. Both books sounds awesome :D I hope you will love them both when you get to read them. <3 Not sure if they are for me, but I'll check them out :)

  8. Wavecrosses sounds interesting, can't wait to read that :) And all though I don't read contemporary, The Impossible Knife of Memory might be good.

    I love the cover for both books. Great WoW!

  9. These sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  10. I love both of these covers. I have Laurie Halse Anderson's new one and I'm going to have to check it out. I've really enjoyed a lot of her previous books. Great WoW picks!

    Katie @ Katie's Book Blog

  11. I haven't heard of either and both sound intriguing. To be honest, I'm not sure I even know what a selkie is, so I know I've never read about one. Great picks!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  12. Both of these sound fantastic and both of them have great covers! *runs to Goodreads to make sure I have them marked to read*

  13. Ooh, two I have never heard of! Adding them now - thanks for posting about them. They both have really intriguing covers, too! Now, I have not read about anything to do with selkies OR any books by Laurie Halse Anderson, so that is even more of a reason to read these both.

  14. Love Laurie Halse Anderson, thanks for alerting me to this book! I'm a new GFC follower.
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  15. I'm thinking that pretty much everyone wants their hands on The Impossible Knife of Memory...I know I do :)

  16. Gah, sounds amazing! So glad she's releasing another book.

  17. Yay for Laurie Halse Anderson-I feel like it's been ages since I've read any of her books and I'm so excited for this new one!