Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WoW:


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
There are many books that I am waiting for. Two that I am most eager for are:
 
Legacies (Shadow Grail #1)
Authors: Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill)
Publication: Tor Teen (July 6, 2010)
 
Description: Who—or what—is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy?
 
In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy—not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic.
 
All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit’s hasn’t manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn’t sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake.
 
But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what’s happening—before one of them becomes the next victim…
 
I haven't heard much about this book. I am buying it because I am a big fan of both of the authors.
 
13 to Life
Author: Shannon Delaney
Publication: St. Martin's Griffin (June 22, 2010)
 
Description: Everything about Jessie Gillmansen’s life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she’s about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent—he’s a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie’s small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can’t avoid…
 
I have heard a lot about this one. Shannon Delaney is 2010 YA Debut Author.
 
Looking at the covers indicates that I must be entering my "blue" period. I am looking forward to both of these.
 

13 comments:

  1. Both of these sound very intriguing high on the mysterious side. Also love your WoW picture it is so cute.

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  2. These do sound hauntingly suspenseful.

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/waiting-on-wednesday-10/

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  3. Both sound good, but I am especially interested in 13. I have been waiting on that one as well! Good picks!

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  4. Definitely both look like good YA picks! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. Great Picks for this week! I love looking forward to new books :)

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  6. I'm looking forward to both of these. I love werewolves and I'm interested in reading Lackey's YA book. Great picks!

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  7. 13 to Life is on my wishlist, Shannon Delany's road to publication is very interesting. I can't wait to read it!

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  8. My family lives in Montana ... I wonder if I should alert them to strange goings on at certain school! Sounds like both of them will be interesting reads!

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  9. These covers sure look pretty creepy..LOL enjoy the books

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  10. I too am looking forward to both of these picks!

    Thanks for stopping by BookSake.

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  11. I'll bet these will be gobbled up by YA readers!!

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  12. Thanks so much for WoW-ing 13 to Life! I greatly appreciate your interest in it (and blue covers do seem to popping up a lot right now :-). To have my debut novel in the same post as one of Misty's...WOW. Mercedes Lackey was one of my favorite authors when I was a teen (loved Valdemar!)--I'm sure she'll be amazing!

    I hope you love them both!

    Again, thank you so much!
    ~Shannon

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  13. Sorry for taking such a long time to get to your WoW pick...forgive me please!

    Love the sounds of both of these! 13 to Life has an awesome cover!

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