blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday - 5 Hot YA Releases (12/14/2012)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - 5 Hot YA Releases (12/14/2012)

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

by SA Bodeen
August 2012
Robie, 16, lives with her family on the Midway atoll, a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific. Her parents are scientists; it’s an isolated life. Robie enjoys visiting her aunt in Hawaii – she gets back and forth on a cargo plane that brings supplies to Midway.

During a visit, her aunt is called to the mainland for a work emergency, leaving Robie to get home on her own. On her flight back to Midway the cargo plane hits nasty weather, and goes down. It’s just Robie, the pilot, and Max, a co-pilot she’s never met till this flight, on board. Robie is pulled aboard a raft by Max, who is injured and slipping in and out of consciousness. They have a bag of candy and very little water between them. When they finally reach an island that seems abandoned, Robie hopes they’ll be found quickly. But she’s not sure she was even on the flight manifest. Her parents must be looking for her…aren’t they?

by Christie Daugherty
Jan 2012
Sometimes school is murder.
Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested.
This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers.
But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Its rules are strangely archaic. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.

When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what's really going on at Cimmeria Academy.

by Andrew Fukuda
May 2012
Seventeen-year-old Gene struggles to survive in a society where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the remaining humans, he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing.

by Melanie McCullough
Dec 31, 2012
Life's hard. People make it harder. They tether you to them. Make it difficult to breathe, and damn-near impossible to leave...

Seventeen year-old Abby Rhoades knows this all too well. Born to a mother who could never love her and who vacillates between a sloppy drunk and a suicidal maniac, Abby's never had it easy. But Abby can swim. And Abby has a plan--win the state championship, earn a free ride to Penn State, and leave her small town and suffocating mother behind.

But then the body of Tom Ford, her mother's latest boyfriend and a man Abby adored, washes up along the shore of the Susquehanna River. His injuries suggest murder and suspicion quickly falls on Abby then on her best friend Garrett Scott, both of whom saw Tom the night he died.

They both know what happened that night, but neither one is talking. There's too much at stake and the truth could tear them apart.
by Michael Grant
Feb 2012
 Set in the near future, a conspiracy is afoot to create a perfect and perfectly controlled world. The Armstrong Fancy Gift Corporation is a front for the conjoined Armstrong twins, Charles and Benjamin, and the plot to create their own version of utopia.

A shadowy guerilla group known as BZRK form a nascent resistance movement. Both sides develop sophisticated nanotechnology to achieve their goals:

-The Armstrong twins develop the nanobot, a stealth device that latches onto the brains of unsuspecting citizens

-BZRK's DNA-derived biots are deployed to search out and destroy the insidious bots. If biots are destroyed, the brain cells of their DNA-donor also die. Hence the name BZRK.
What are you waiting for? 


Natalie said...

The Raft sounds fantastic! I've always had a thing for survivalist stories...ever since I was a kid!

Nina @ Death, Books, and Tea said...

You've just added so much to my TBR picked some awesome books there. Thank you!
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Anonymous said...

Awesome picks! I like the cover of Raft and The Hunt. They both sound interesting! The rest sound very interesting too. Night School sounds amazing!! Great choices! Thank you for sharing them!

Books For All Seasons

Cass said...

I know that people actually swimming doesn't look pretty, but the model for BREATHE is kind of ridiculous. *sigh* I suppose it was just meant to be taken as a symbolic gesture, rather than a realistic portrayal.

Anyway. CANNOT wait for THE RAFT and THE HUNT ~ both sound crazy amazing.

Great choices. :)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

I personally cannot wait to read the Hunt ..... It sounds and looks so good!!!!!

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Blodeuedd said...

Hunting humans, euww, but interesting

Jenny said...

I just stumbled across The Raft the other day and immediately added it to the list, it sounds so good! I'd never survive in that situation. Not even for a minute:) The Hunt sounds amazing as well, can't wait for that one!

Bidisha said...

The Raft looks like a survivor's tale. Me likes.

And Breathe sounds awesome. On my wishlist!

Marathon said...

My eyes got huge at some of these covers. Especially for Breathe. That is one fabulous cover!

Have an amazing reading week, Alyssa!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Jenny N. said...

I like the sound of BZRK but reading the summary of The Raft had my heart racing so I'm looking forward to it too.

Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

Amazing choices! I've only heard of a couple of your pick. Thanks for sharing.

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh all these sound so interesting. I haven't heard of these. Sweet!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Stuck on an island with a boy? I hope he's cute! LOL

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