blo Teens Read and Write: Waiting on Wednesday: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases (1/11/12)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases (1/11/12)

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

by Kristin Cashore
May 1
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck’s reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle—disguised and alone—to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart

Loved GRACELING so very excited for this one!

by Gina Damico
March 20
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure. 
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.
Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.
Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?
Who doesn't love a good-hearted reaper?

by Teri Terry
May 3
Sixteen-year-old Kyla has been 'slated': all of her past memories erased, her entire personality wiped blank. She has been assigned a new name, a new date of birth and even new parents. The government that did this to her claim she was a terrorist, and that she has been given a second chance. But Kyla knows that the government has been lying. Without her memories, how will Kyla ever find the truth? And if her old self is really and truly dead, then what are the terrifying images that still haunt her dreams?
Maybe she'll go all Jason-Bourne on the bad guys! 
(and is the author's name really Teri Terry?)

What are you waiting for? 


Unknown said...

Wow, Slated sounds so good! I can't wait to read it. :)

Here's my WOW pick.

Danny said...

Oh guys, that is as usual a great selection! I love the sound of Croak! This most definitely goes on my list!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Slated looks really good!

Nina said...

Nice. Slated sounds & looks really interesting. ;)

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

Loved graceling too :)

CANNOT wait for bitterblue!

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Vee_Bookish said...

I love the cover of Slated - it's definitely eye catching! I won't be getting excited about Bitterblue unfortunately as I haven't read the other books yet.. maybe I should read them really fast!

ComaCalm's Waiting For...

Blodeuedd said...

Slated does sound cool :D

Arianna said...

I'm so excited for Bitterblue! And it's still months until it comes out! Great picks.

Please check out my WoW!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

So looking forward to all three, especially Bitterblue!

And that be so awesome if the MC in Slated went all Jason Bourne on the bad guys! *fingers crossed*

Jenny said...

Ooooo Slated looks amazing! I haven't heard of that one before:) You guys always have a slew of awesome new books for me each week, LOVE IT:)

Anonymous said...

Great choices! I'm looking forward to Slated myself.


Lolawid said...

These all look great! Wow!!

Bleuette said...

I didn't like Graceling very much but I'm wondering what Bitterblue is like now that she's older and a queen.


Jenny N. said...

I still need to read Graceling and Fire but I'm still looking forward to Bitterblue.

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

eeeep! I have to make time to read Fire so I can be ready for Bitterblue!

Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

I had heard of the other two, but Slated sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

My WoW:

Teri Terry said...

LOL - that is a YES, the author's name really IS Teri Terry! I wouldn't make that up!

Teri Terry

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, I want all those. I still need to read Graceling and Fire first. So behind...

Jennifer said...

I want all of these. LOL Croak sounds so different from what I've been reading. I'll be adding Slated to my reading list too. Thanks for sharing.

Marathon said...

I really, REALLY have to try the Graceling series soon. I mean I love fantasy, so I can't think why I WOULDN'T like the books. And Croak looks awesome! I've got that sitting around on netgalley and I'm hoping to enjoy it.

Have an amazing reading week!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read Bitterblue too ... I loved both Fire and Graceling

Christina Lee said...

Good list (had heard lots about CROAK)!! new here *waving*

LoriStrongin said...

OMG those all look so good!!!!! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for your reviews on these.

Also on my Waiting On list are Insurgent and Girl of Nightmares--cannot wait for these two sequels to be released!!!!


Lola said...

Agreed! I can not wait to get a copy of Bitterblue! I've waited sooooo long!

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