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Waiting on Wednesday #45: The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

The Collector (Dante Walker #1)

by Victoria Scott

 

Expected publication: March 2013 by Entangled Teen
Description from Goodreads:

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

 

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Waiting on Wednesday #44: Every Day by David Levithan

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Every Day

by David Levithan

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Description from Goodreads:

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.

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Waiting on Wednesday #43: Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Lovely, Dark and Deep

Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: November 13th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Description from Goodreads:

About a high-school senior, who, in the aftermath of a car accident that kills her boyfriend and throws her carefully planned future into complete upheaval, retreats to the deep woods of Maine to live with the artist father she barely knows and meets a boy who threatens to pull her from her safe, hard-won exile.

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Waiting on Wednesday #42: The Turning by Francine Prose

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

The Turning

Hardcover, 144 pages
Expected publication: September 25th 2012 by HarperTeen

 

Description from Goodreads:
Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister-and it’s not just the creepy black house he’s living in. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then he discovers there are others. The problem is, he’s the only who can see them. As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn’t crazy…Or is he?

Where does reality end and insanity begin? The Turn of the Screw reinvented for modern-day teens, by National Book Award finalist Francine Prose.

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Waiting on Wednesday #41: Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Precinct 13

 

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2012 by Berkley Trade
Description from Goodreads:
Recent college grad Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a job as the Hughes County coroner/medical examiner in Pierre, South Dakota. But when her first day on the job ends with a missing corpse, Alex starts to wonder if she would have been better off collecting unemployment…

When the cops made some cryptic comments about being careful with the body they brought in, Alex just thought the boys in blue were messing with her. That is, until something freaky happens that no amount of med school could have prepared her for. By the time Alex gets herself together, the body has disappeared and the other residents of the morgue start talking her ear off.

After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her. Now, Alex is being encouraged to use her ability to speak to the dead to solve crimes. And despite being in the middle of nowhere, Hughes County sure does have a lot of paranormal activity…

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As someone who is studying forensic science, this is right up my alley. It sounds like it’ll be an awesome read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday #40: “Origin” by Jessica Khoury

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Origin

by Jessica Khoury

Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Razorbill

Description from Goodreads:
An electrifying action-romance that’s as thoughtful as it is tragicPia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home–and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin–a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.

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I’ve had my eye on this one for a while now. It seems as though it’ll be a great read. I did enjoy Matched (I haven’t read Crossed yet, so I haven’t yet dealt with the, what appears to be, frustrating sequel); hearing that this is being pitched as Matched with the mystery/conspiracy of Lost makes me incredibly interested.

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Waiting on Wednesday #39: “Such a Rush” by Jennifer Echols

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Such a Rush

by Jennifer Echols

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by MTV Books
Description from Goodreads:
A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business — until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers — and the consequences could be deadly.

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I love Jennifer’s writing (I’ve just finished The One That I Want, which I loved!) and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one! If you’ve yet to read a Jennifer Echols book, you should fix that. She’s a fantastic writer, and my go-to contemporary author.

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Waiting on Wednesday #38: “What Happens Next” by Colleen Clayton

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

What Happens Next

by Colleen Clayton

Hardcover, 320 pages

Expected publication: October 9th 2012 by Poppy

Description from Goodreads:

How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader, a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid – including a lock of her perfect red curls – and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and alienated by her friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect… or so she thinks.

Humorous and thoughtful, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a moving exploration of one girl’s triumph over tragedy.

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Honestly, I just heard about this book this past week when the cover was revealed. It does sound as though it’ll be a great read, and I can’t wait for it to release. 🙂

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Waiting on Wednesday #37: “Crewel (Crewel World #1)” by Gennifer Albin

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

Crewel (Crewel World #1)

by Gennifer Albin

Hardcover, 368 pages

Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

Description from Goodreads:
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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Up until this past week, I’ve been stalking the Goodreads page eagerly awaiting the cover reveal. Now that the cover has been revealed (and it is awesome), I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the book. 😛

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Waiting on Wednesday #36: “34 Pieces of You” by Carmen Rodrigues

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

34 Pieces of You

by Carmen Rodrigues

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Simon Pulse

Description from Goodreads:
There was something about Ellie… Something dangerous. Charismatic. Broken. Jake looked out for her. Sarah followed her lead. And Jess kept her distance, and kept watch.

Now Ellie’s dead, and Jake, Sarah, and Jess are left to pick up the pieces. All they have are 34 clues she left behind. 34 strips of paper hidden in a box beneath her bed. 34 secrets of a brief and painful life.

Jake, Sarah, and Jess all feel responsible for what happened to Ellie, and all three have secrets of their own. As they begin to confront the darkest truths about themselves, they will also find out what Ellie herself had been hiding all along….

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This book sounds fantastic!
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