blo Teens Read and Write: WAITING ON WEDNESDAY - 12/1/10

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY - 12/1/10


by Alyxandra Harvey (love her books!)
6/21/11
Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

by Jeff Sampson (1/25/11)
Emily Webb is a geek. And she’s happy that way. Content hiding under hoodies and curling up to watch old horror flicks, she’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for midnight parties. And she’s definitely not the kind of girl who starts fights or flirts with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that . . . the same night one of her classmates—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered. 

The thing is, Emily doesn’t know why she’s doing any of this. By day, she’s the same old boring Emily, but by night, she turns into a thrill seeker. With every nightfall, Emily gets wilder until it’s no longer just her personality that changes. Her body can do things it never could before: Emily is now strong, fast, and utterly fearless. And soon Emily realizes that she’s not just coming out of her shell . . . there’s something much bigger going on. Is she bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely—something not human?

As Emily hunts for answers, she finds out that she’s not the only one this is happening to—some of her classmates are changing as well. Who is turning these teens into monsters—and how many people will they kill to get what they want?


by Angie Smibert (4/11)
Nora, the popular girl and happy consumer, witnesses a horrific bombing on a shopping trip with her mother. In Nora’s near-future world, terrorism is so commonplace that she can pop one little white pill to forget and go on like nothing ever happened. However, when Nora makes her first trip to a Therapeutic Forgetting Clinic, she learns what her mother, a frequent forgetter, has been frequently forgetting. Nora secretly spits out the pill and holds on to her memories. The memory of the bombing as well as her mother’s secret and her budding awareness of the world outside her little clique make it increasingly difficult for Nora to cope. She turns to two new friends, each with their own reasons to remember, and together they share their experiences with their classmates through an underground comic. They soon learn, though, they can’t get away with remembering.

by Tara Hudson (6/7/11)
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection ofher past life - or her actual death - she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existense. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowing in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection she helps him survive. 

Amelia and Joshua grow evern closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world...forever.

So many great books and covers! 
Especially love HEREAFTER's with the transparent image. 
What are you waiting for?

16 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo Memento and Hereafter are on my list too :)

Cynthia said...

Awesome picks! I hadn't heard of the first one but will be adding it to my list! =)

Shy said...

Oooh, you're right. Hereafter sounds amazing and the cover is just so nice! I actually haven't heard of this book yet, so many thanks for the heads up. Guess that we've tonnes of books in 2011 to be read! Really cannot believe that it's December already.

Have fun over there! And if you have snow, do make some snowman for me ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Vesper sounds very creepy, I do wonder what wants to come out

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Definitely agree with you on all of these picks!! Love the cover of Hereafter, so eerie!!

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I have Haunting Violet on my list so now I just need to add the others. :)

Lisa said...

I absolutely love to cover for HEREAFTER! Thanks for sharing!

www.gardenofbooks.blogspot.com

Trillian said...

I'll definitely be adding Haunting Violet to my wishlist as I love Alyxandra Harvey's books. The others look good too. Thanks for sharing.
Trillian

Aylee said...

Wow, the cover of Hereafter is so pretty! And the premise sounds really great, too.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

OMG! Why don't I know about any of these books. What kind of YA writer am I?

I'm waiting for the FINAL SACRIFICE. The last book of the Vampire Academy series. Then I'm locking myself in my room and reading. Not writing. What. So. Ever. Oh, and the kids will have to make their own dinner. I'm sure they still have some Halloween candy left. :D

Small Review said...

Three of the four you picked are on my TBR. I can't wait! Such beautiful covers, too.

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I LOVE the cover for Haunting Violet. Seriously! I want a poster of it on my wall! I'd buy it just for the cover alone. Is that bad? Lol

lulilut said...

Haunting Violet has a beautiful cover. The story sounds good too.

She Known As Jess. said...

Ooh, these sound good as. Definitely becoming a follower of your blog :)

Jess :)
http://sheknownasjess.blogspot.com/

Liddy said...

Here after looks so Frekin' good!
So many amazing books to wait for!
Please, if you have time, chick out my blog.
Thanks!
http://lovelylilbookworm.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi Alyssa, new goodreads friend. Are you a competitive swimmer? I am too. I swam in high school and college and now I occasionally participate in master's swimming. Great blog.

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