Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

It seems like no matter how many awesome books I read, there are more and more and MORE to look forward to! Here are some that have caught my eye.

CREWEL by Gennifer Albin. I admit, I have this ARC and I just need to find a moment to devour it.

What a tangled world she weaves...

For generations, Spinsters have been called by Arras’s Manipulation Services to work the looms and determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust: her kind mentor, Enora; the handsome and mysterious valet Jost; or the charismatic Guild ambassador Cormac Patton. They each have secrets, but Adelice is about to unravel the deadliest one of all, a sinister truth that could destroy reality as she knows it.


Releases October 16!

ASHEN WINTER by Mike Mullin. Again, this ARC is sitting on my table, mocking me. Why does teaching elementary school take so much time??

It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.

Comes out October 16!

TEN by Gretchen McNeil. I am terrified of horror, and I can't wait to read this!

In this horror novel loosely inspired by Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," 10 teens head to a house party at a remote island mansion off the Washington coast . . . only for them to be picked off one by one by a killer.

Comes out September 18.

BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris. I loved BAD TASTE IN BOYS, and I really admire someone who can combine humor with werewolves. So yeah. Can't wait!

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school's premed program. But after he's arrested for murder, she's left with the bodies. And when Kate's brother, Jonah, stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, Kate realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone—or something—is murdering kids. Something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Could it be werewolves, like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate's supposed to be a butt-kicking, zombie-killing genius . . . but if she can't figure out what's behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what's left of them—are going to keep piling up.

Comes out November 13.

HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda. I loved FRACTURE, and though this isn't the sequel, I can't wait to read it.

Mallory's life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can't remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear . . .

When Mallory's parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There's the hand that touches her shoulder when she's drifting off to sleep. A voice whispering her name. And everyone knows what happened. So when a pupil is found dead, Mallory's name is on their lips. Her past can be forgotten but it's never gone. Can Mallory live with that?


And we have to wait all the way to February 5, 2013 to read it!

What are you waiting for?

19 comments:

Andrea Mack said...

My daughter and I recently read Ashfall and now are looking forward to Ashen Winter.

It does seem that there are always more great books to read than there is time for.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Ten is only my "I'm buying on my next order" list. But I might have to add the last two as well. Man, I'll never be caught up with my TBR pile. :P

fakesteph said...

I read Ten this weekend and really enjoyed it and am hoping to get to Crewel soon. It looks so fantastic. And I totally know what you mean aobut always finding more awesome books to read. It gets depressing when I think about how many awesome books I simply won't have time to read in my life time.

Kelly Hashway said...

These are all new to me. Thanks for introducing them to me.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

These all look amazing, which has me both excited and annoyed that you posted them, because I want to read them, but I just need to keep plugging through the list I've got, so these pretty books will have to go to the end. BooYay!

mshatch said...

That's the trouble with being someone who loves to read; there's never enough time to read everything on your list.

If I had to pick one Crewel would go into my shopping cart. Very intriguing and unique premise.

Joshua said...

Wow, those are all great covers. All of them.

Liesel K Hill said...

I've been seeing Crewel everywhere! (Beautiful cover and all). You'll have to let us know how you like it, and the others! :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

I just read Crewel. It was great. I really recommend it. Ashen Winter was good too.

I really can't wait for the sequel to The False Prince, Under the Never Sky, and Insurgent. And a ton more. I'm so overwhelmed with all the books I want to read.

Julie Daines said...

I really enjoyed Ashfall, so I'm looking forward to Ashen Winter. Thanks for the reviews.

Krispy said...

Wow, I hadn't heard of HYSTERIA but it sounds awesome! Thanks for the heads up! :D

June G said...

I SO know what you mean about trying to get to your stack of books. I have a huge pile waiting to be read and I keep adding more. I've got to stop committing to new books until I've got my old pile down--at least somewhat!

Your choices look pretty good, by the way!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'd love to somehow create more reading time - these all look awesome. I'm a huge fan of Christie's And Then There Were None, so looking forward to 10 :)

Cherie Reich said...

Such good books to read. I really want to read TEN. I love horror, though. :)

I'm currently waiting on Aubrie Dionne's HAVEN 6. It comes out on September 11th. (my WOW.)

ali cross said...

The CREWEL cover is really unique and cool. I want to read Mike's books . . . maybe this is the kick in the pants I needed ...

Christine Fonseca said...

TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angela Brown said...

Those all sound like great gems. The cover for HYSTERIA is both intriguing and creepy. I like it :-)

Carolyn V said...

They all look sooo good! I just finished my last reading series, now I have to find something new to read!

Heather said...

So many great looking books! I think I'll add a few of these to my to-read list. I'm waiting on Transcend and Libera Me by Christine Fonseca (can't wait to hold those in my hand!) and Deathsworn by Leah Cypess.

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