Waiting on Wednesday

Sorry if you have already seen this post! I didn’t mean to publish it 😦

This is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine (http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com.au/) where we show off books we are eagerly anticipating!

My pick for this week is…

The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

The Romeo Club

Publication date: March 25th 2014

Goodreads synopsis:

What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone’s surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.

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Why am I waiting?

If you have read the synopsis, the chances are that you know why I am waiting. It sounds SO good! I have a soft spot for books like this in my bookish heart.

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Waiting on Wednesday

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)

Goodreads synopsis:

A new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are cursed…others are dangerous.

Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she’s a bad girl. She’s Dark. She’s a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she’s around. Lucky for her, Wesley “Link” Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of Beautiful Creatures, are back and casting another magical spell. Their signature mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance, along with a dash of fun and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.

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This one is coming out May  20th 2014 and is being published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Can’t wait! I loooooved Beautiful Creatures (haven’t finished the series or seen the movie yet) but I think a story from Ridley’s perspectibe would be cool.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we are excited for.

This week I am waiting on…

The Beautiful and the DamnedThe Beautiful and the Damned by Jessica Verday

Goodreads synopsis: Cyn’s blackouts have deadly consequences in this sexy, suspenseful spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Hollow series.Cyn and Avian are far from a perfect match. She’s a witch who casts spells on men so she can steal their cars. He spends his time being judge, jury, and executioner to the truly evil in the supernatural realm.

When the blackouts Cyn’s been having ever since her time in Sleepy Hollow start escalating, she finds herself unable to remember where she’s been or what she’s been doing. Frightened, she seeks guidance at a local church, and it’s there she meets Avian.

The unlikely pair soon discovers that her blackouts are a side effect of what she truly is—an Echo—a conduit for souls of the dead. The only way to prevent Cyn from losing complete control is to return to Sleepy Hollow and vanquish the source of her power—but she may not survive the process. And if she does? She won’t ever be the same…

Goodreads author bio:

Jessica VerdayJessica Verday is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hollow Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. She wrote the first draft of THE HOLLOW by hand, using thirteen spiral-bound notebooks and fifteen black pens. The first draft of THE HAUNTED took fifteen spiral-bound notebooks and twenty black pens. THE HIDDEN took too many notebooks and too many pens to count. Find out more at jessicaverday.com.

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Counting the Stars 10#

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Wow! Early this week!

Rules:

  • Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it)
  • Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
  • Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below

Books I bought:

None again! Although, I think I may be buying a book after this *shakes head shamefully*

Gifted:

I am so grateful for this! I can’t WAIT to read it!

  • Blood Red Road by Moira YoungBlood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)

Won:

Zilch

For review:

I am super excited for a couple of these:

  • The Genesis by K. L. KerrThe Genesis (Blood of Ages, #1)
  • Forbidden: Discover the Legend by Tina SmithForbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens, #1)
  • End Dayz by Kellie SheridanEnd Dayz (The Hitchhiker Strain, #0.5)
  • Fae by C. J. AbediFae
  • More by T. M. FranklinMore
  • Deadly Designs by Dale MayerDeadly Designs (Design, #2)
  • Slumber by Tamara BlakeSlumber

Read and reviewed:

  • The Bagman by Rachael RipponThe Bagman (The Abigail Cobble Trilogy, #1)
  • Double by Jenny ValentineDouble
  • The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess RothenbergThe Catastrophic History of You and Me
  • Crescendo by Becca FitzpatrickCrescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

To be read:

I am extremely happy because I have decided I am going to aim to read more this week – which means tackling that huge pile of books I have to read that have been piling up is going to slowly go down.

  • The Selection by Kiera CassThe Selection (The Selection, #1)
  • Ink Exchange by Melissa MarrInk Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)
  • The Summoning by Kelley ArmstrongThe Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
  • Fragile Eternity by Melissa MarrFragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3)
  • Unearthly by Cynthia HandUnearthly (Unearthly, #1)
  • Struck by Jennifer BosworthStruck (Struck, #1)
  • Radiant Shadows by Melissa MarrRadiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4)
  • Heist Society by Ally CarterHeist Society (Heist Society, #1)
  • Darkest Mercy by Melissa MarrDarkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)

Yeah, somehow I don’t think I’ll read them all this week. However, I am aiming to at least get half way through Unearthly.

Currently reading:

  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (I am currently on page 420. Seriously, this is such an amazing book. If you have not read this trilogy yet – I command you to try it. But it’s better if you read it with the Mortal Instruments series. If you want the reading order, comment below)Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

 

Waiting on Wednesday 4#

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights releases we’re eagerly anticipating!

This weeks WoW is…

Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Doesn’t the synopsis sound amazing?

GoodReads synopsis:

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

 Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god. 

 These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning. 

 Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. 

 Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

 The Goddess War is about to begin.

If you are unfamiliar with the author, Kendare Blake, she is the one who wrote the Anna Dressed in Blood dualogy. I have wanted to read the dualogy for a very, very long time. Plus the synopsis of this one sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait for this one!

Expected Publication: September 10th, this year.

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