Waiting on Wednesday – Week 2
YAYYYY IT’S WEDNESDAY AGAIN! That time of week when I can sit and pine over books yet to come (although this has been a great week for my appetite – but more on that later). And since my wish list pretty much exceeds the national budget or something, I’m going to stick to my little triple posts for a while. Because thees eez mah blahg and ah can-can-can! As always, WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine
When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…
Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret girl power society dedicated to
defeating the mean girls of the world.
The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.
… be careful what you wish for.
Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.
What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?
Okay, so that’s not the final cover, apparently… but it’s so pretteh! Kay is one of the coolest, sweetest Tenners around, and her book is exactly the genre I’m so fond of. Can’t wait to read this! Out in Spring ’10!
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.
She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers. And Sea’s real adventure begins.
This is one I’ve been pining over for a while. Set in Southeast Asia, in the aftermath of a tragedy that hit so close to home. I hope it’ll bring the survivors and their plight to light (that didn’t sound right outside of my head). Coming out in August 2010!
Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him.
In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers. Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.
Couldn’t find a cover, but I love the blurb for this one – the yearning for rain and watching it change your life. Plus the slight “Beauty and the Beast”-esque dynamic between Sydelle and Wayland sounds excellent. BRIGHTLY WOVEN is due out in Spring ’10!
That’s it from me – lots and lots of Tenner love, as you can see. What are YOU waiting for this week?