blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday – 07/14/10

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday – 07/14/10

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange 3)
by Lesley Livingston
12/21/10 - Harper Collins

A Touch Mortal
by Leah Clifford
2/27/11 - Greenwillow Books
Eden didn’t expect Az. 
Not his saunter down the beach toward her. Not his unbelievable pick up line. Not the instant, undeniable connection. And not his wings. Yeah. So long happily-ever-after. 

Now trapped between life and death, cursed to spread chaos with her every touch, Eden could be the key in the eternal struggle between heaven and hell. All because she gave her heart to one of the Fallen, an angel cast out of heaven. 

She may lose everything she ever had. She may be betrayed by those she loves most. But Eden will not be a pawn in anyone else’s game. Her heart is her own. And that’s only the beginning of the end.

The Blending Time 
by Michael Kinch
10/1/10 - Flux

Congratulations on turning age seventeen. You are now ready for placement by the Council government.

For kids in the year 2054, turning seventeen means they’re ripe for Global Alliance work assignments that range from backbreaking drudgery to deadly canal labor. Trying to survive in a desiccated world that’s been ravaged by plagues, AIDS III, and environmental disasters, three “s’teeners” from very different backgrounds think they’ve gotten lucky. Jaym, Reya, and D’Shay are chosen to be among thousands of blenders whose task is to help repopulate Africa after a solar flare left its people sterile. 

But the continent itself—roiling with civil war and mercenaries intent on crushing the blending program at any cost—poses the gravest danger of all. Separated, the three friends struggle to escape horrific situations, somehow reunite, and reach a camp in the mountains that promises salvation from the harsh and threatening world.

The Iron Witch
by Karen Mahoney
2/1/11 - Flux
Freak. That’s what they called seventeen year-old Donna Underwood in high school after a horrific fey attack that killed her father when she was just a child. Her injuries and rehabilitation resulted in magically enhanced strength, thanks to the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. As a child of the alchemists, she is both blessed and cursed with a magical heritage that doesn't leave much room for boys, parties and homework. 

Now, after ten years of wishing for a normal life, she finally has to accept her role in the centuries-old war against the darkest outcasts of Faerie: the Dark Elves. Aided by a gorgeous half-fey dropout, Donna must race to save her best friend’s life - even if it means betraying one of the world’s greatest secrets and confronting the very thing that destroyed her family.

by Alyson Noel 
8/31/10 - Square Fish
Riley Bloom left her sister, Ever, in the world of the living and crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. Riley and her dog, Buttercup, have been reunited with her parents and are just settling into a nice, relaxing death when she's summoned before The Council. They let her in on a secret—the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure; Riley has to work. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a curious boy she can't quite figure out. 

Riley, Bodhi, and Buttercup return to earth for her first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But he's never met Riley...

What are you waiting for?

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Alessandra said...

Hi Alyssa, Jake, and Gregory,

since today it's my birthday, I'm having a contest on my blog too! Here's the link:

I'd be happy if you could enter and/or spread the word :D Thanks.

Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting for most of the books on your list too :) The Blending Time is a new to me title, but it looks pretty good.

Curling up by the Fire said...

I just read the first Wondrous Strange book and loved it. I am really looking forward to reading book 3. The other books sounds great too.

YA Book Queen said...

I love how dreamlike the cover for Radiance is, it's so nice. Great picks! =)

Anonymous said...

The Blending Time by Michael Kinch sounds very interesting - I love this genre. I will definitely put it on my reading list.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Alyssa Kirk said...

Alessandra - we'll check it out!

Manga - I thought Blending Time sounded unique.

Stephanie - it's one of my favorite series!

Lea - considering the storyline, it seems appropriate - and beautiful.

Luiloth - I've been reading more dystopian and enjoying it!

Mariana S said...

Great Picks! I want to read The Iron Witch too ^.^

Mariam Maarouf said...

I'm waiting for Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann! & Eleni over at La Femme Readers is waiting for my book :)))) haha... sorry, I just can't help but babble about that everywhere.

Wings said...

Tempestuous, A Touch Mortal and The Iron Witch have beautiful covers.

Can't wait to read them, especially Iron Witch

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for adding my book to your WoW post! :)

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