blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday 5/11/11

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday 5/11/11

WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

Courtney King Walker
Oct 2011
Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.
Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.
As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Amy Kathleen Ryan
Sept 2011
Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

ENVY (Empty Coffin 1)
Gregg Olsen
Sept 2011
Murder is such a dirty word…Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits. Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined. Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

Courtney Vail
June 30, 2011
Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look further into her father’s fatal car wreck, hopes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, only to never see him again.
All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two fellow students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re sick of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some crazy, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.
So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the nutjobs before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.

What are you waiting for?


Michelle Santiago said...

on the fringe sounds really good--i'm adding that one to my wishlist. the others have great covers. thanks for sharing :)

My WoW.


Book Sake said...

On The Fringe looks like one I could get into!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Beth said...

You have lots of good picks. On the Fringe has been on my TBR for a while (like since it was announced).

Jan von Harz said...

These all sound good but I am most excited about Glow. Great picks!

Midnight Bloom said...

Oh my gosh, that Envy cover looked so dark and creepy, I thought I would have to look away for a second there.

I think out of your picks this week, I'm most looking forward to Glow! Looks like an interesting sci-fi read! :)

YA Book Queen said...

Awesome picks! I'm so looking forward to Glow and Envy :D

danya said...

Envy really has a perfect cover for a murder very creepy!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Woah! Nothing like a good murder! lol Great choices

Maya said...

Wow... These all look absolutely amazing. Fantastic picks! Gorgeous covers and all of the summaries are excellent. Can't wait to read them all!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I've heard of the first two, but I've never heard of the last two. They all sound and look fantastic. I'm running to add Kings & Queens to my wishlist though since it sounds so, so good.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Glow sounds cool.

YA Book Queen said...

Sweet picks! I'm really looking forward to these, especially Glow :)

Anonymous said...

Envy sounds so interesting.

Me My Shelf And I said...

This is a the best WoW I have read anywhere in a long time. All of these books look totally amazing and they are all now on my blog.

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