Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 8/29

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that features the books that we (the bloggers) are highly anticipating. "Waiting on Wednesday" was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Angie is impatiently dying for: 
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Release Date: September 4, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul. --

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Jenny is "Waiting On":
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Release Date: January 29, 2013 by Balzer+Bray/ HarperTeen

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true. 

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood. --Goodreads

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~M is eagerly anticipating:
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Release Date: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux  

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

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Sadly, Rosie is not currently "waiting on" any books, for she is struggling to finish reading her dreary school-required reading books. (Because she procrastinated too much over the summer, and this is what she gets for it.)

What are YOU waiting for? We'd love to hear what you're waiting on in the comments below!


  1. Ooooo.... The Madman's Daughter (YA spin on The Island of Dr. Moreau) looks VERY interesting. :) Crewel also looks like it could be a good read!

    1. I'm especially excited to read Crewel. The cover is just effin' amazing.

  2. I am really looking forward to all of these too! I love the cover for The Madman's Daughter and it sounds super awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yeah, The Madman's Daughter really sounds different from most YA reads. I hope it explores what is considered sane and what is genius. It will probably not get that philosophical though...

  3. Those are great picks! :D Crewel sounds pretty awesome!
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  4. Awesome picks. I choose fathomless last week. Can't wait for them all. Thanks for visiting my WoW. =]

  5. Great picks. Crewel sounds great!
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