blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday: Hot Upcoming YA Releases! 11/9/11

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Hot Upcoming YA Releases! 11/9/11

WoW is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine and showcases upcoming releases we're dying to read!

William Richter
March 2012
Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.
Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens, this debut thriller introduces our next big series heroine!
by Michele Vail
Feb 28, 2011
The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird... Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts. Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

by April Henry
April 2010
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla another delivery girl goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead and to find her before she is.
by Jennifer Bosworth
May 2012
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm. That's why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city. Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny. The blind prophet of a doomsday cult called the Church of Light, who predicted the earthquake with frightening accuracy, says a storm is coming to usher in the end of days, and only his Followers will be saved. Mia’s traumatized mom has become obsessed with the Church of Light, while her younger brother Parker is desperate to join a second doomsday cult called the Seekers. But Mia is the one both cults need. The Seekers are recruiting people with an energy-based power they call the “Spark,” and Mia has it stronger than most. They claim the false prophet of the Church of Light will bring about the end of the world, and they are the only ones who can stand against him. But without Mia on their side, they will fail. Mia’s lightning addiction is both the key to saving the world . . . and destroying it.
What are you waiting for? 


Blodeuedd said...

I like the sound of that last one :)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Undeadly and Struck sound AMAZING!

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Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Tales of Whimsy said...

FAB stack. I love the covers too. Especially the last one.

Jenny said...

Struck sounds really different and interesting, I can't wait to get my hands on that one! Dark Eyes looks really good too, I love that cover:)

Bidisha said...


I'd never even heard of these two before!

Peter said...

Dark Eyes and The night she disappeared are great stories.Mr Bee check the website.Then you will get idea.

Stina said...

I can't believe I haven't heard of any of these until now. :P

Jessica said...

Hey Alyssa, did you get an email from me? You won something on my blog and I've been trying to find a way to track you down haha :)

Unknown said...

I am totally excited for Undeadly and Struck, those looks like they're be fantastic! :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung
My WoW!

Nina said...

I keep repeating myself, but OMG I want all of these books. My tbr list is HUGE!!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh these sound so interesting. I think I'll take them all, thank you. ;D

Jennifer said...

Great picks. They all sound like fantastic reads. Adding them to my list. :)

LoriStrongin said...

Looks like some good stuff coming down the pike! Definitely interested in Struck and Undeadly. I'll be looking forward to reading your reviews of those two!


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