Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WoW: The False Princess and XVI

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the spine. It gives us a chance to spotlight books that we are eagerly anticipating.

I can't wait to get back to work but only because XVI by Julia Karr should be arriving that week. I am intrigued by this 2011 YA Debut. It will be published by Speak on Jan. 6, 2011. Here is the product description:
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world - even the most predatory of men - that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past - one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
I am also very excited for The False Princess the Ellis O'Neal. This is a 2011 YA Debut Novel that sounds really intriguing. Here is the product description:
Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.
This one will be published by EgmontUSA on Jan. 25 and I have already pre-ordered my copy.

Don't they sound good? What are you waiting for?


  1. Great choices ... XVI seems like a very moving read !! They both soung awesome!! Here's my WoW if you'd like to take a look at it : !!

  2. I like the cover! It's pretty interesting looking!!

    Here's my WoW

  3. Great picks! I am also looking forward to these two they do sound amazing. =)

  4. Kathy XVI is on my wishing to read as well, thanks for stopping by today and glad I could add to your Kindle with my Raines brothers pick!

    Jackie >_<

  5. Great picks! I am excited for the False Princess as well.

  6. I cannot wait for both of these too. I love dystopian novels, and retellings, and remember watching the Prince and Pauper as a kid. Great picks!

  7. I'm so excited for XVI I can't hardly wait...excellent choices!

  8. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

  9. Thanks so much for featuring XVI! I hope you like it!


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