blo Teens Read and Write: WOW: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases (3/28/12)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOW: 3 Hot Upcoming YA Releases (3/28/12)

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

by Jessica Khoury
Sept 2012 - Razorbill
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. 
Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

by Pamela Mingle
Aug 2012 - Random House
Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide. 
Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright. 
Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

by Gretchen McNeil
Sept 2012 - Balzer & Bray
And their doom comes swiftly. 
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury. 
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. 
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

What are you waiting for? 


Danny said...

Geee, I still have to read the first book from Gretchen McNeil, I do have it but haven't really read it yet. But, it sounds so dark and thrilling, maybe I should pick up the first after all!

I love the sound of Origin, and funny enough my first thought when seeing this cover was "Lost".. .The forest, maybe it's the forest!

Gretchen said...

Thank you so much for including TEN in your WoW picks. Totally made my day!

Sarah (The Book Life) said...

OMG!! Ten!! I seriously can't wait for that book, either! It looks kind of epic and totally creepy. I just heard about Kissing Shakespeare recently, and it sounds like an awesome read, too! Great picks :0)

Gina said...

Nice picks! Only heard of the last one prior to your post....but all sound like they have something going for them. Can't wait to see them hit the shelves!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Kissing Shakespeare looks SO good!!! I can't wait for it to come out! Great choice :)

Here's my WoW!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Origin sounds cool.
Ten sounds awesome!

Jenny N. said...

Nice picks! Ten reminds me so much of the Clue board game where you have to figure out who the murder is.

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

All of these look so good! Hadn't heard of Origin before, but it's on my TBR now. Kissing Shakespeare and Ten-not sure which I want to read more. Great picks!
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Blodeuedd said...

Yes on the one in the middle cos that one sounds really cool :)

Cecelia said...

Okay, Origin and Ten sound like they're right up my alley. Can't wait to read them! Nice picks.

If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Okay, all those sound good, but Kissing Shakespeare is at the top of that list! Gimmie! ;D


I want Kissing Shakespeare!! I've seen Ten and it looks scary has you know what! I haven't seen Origin at all, but it sounds really interesting!


A Canadian Girl said...

I'm looking forward to Ten and not really sure whether I want to read Kissing Shakespeare, but I haven't heard of Origin. It sounds very cool so I'll be adding it to my wishlist too :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for choosing KISSING SHAKESPEARE as a WOW pick! I'm honored.

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