Aug 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a meme hosted by Jill at http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

Just released is the new cover to Entice and now I'm dying to read it!!!
Entice by Carrie Jones
Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he’s been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it’s taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn’t just turned… She’s Astley’s queen.
Release Date: December 7th

And of course--like duh!--Mockingjay comes out this week. And not since the 7th Harry Potter book have I been this excited for the release of a novel.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Release Date: August 24

And next is Paranormalcy. I'm so excited about this one I already pre-ordered it. Reviews are starting to pop up online and I haven't seen one lower than 5/5!
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours. But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.
Release date: August 31

25 comments:

Dazzling Mage said...

Lol, I haven't been so excited about a book since HP7 too! Just thinking about what'll happen in Mockingjay makes my tummy hurt!

I can't wait...

Anyway, back to the post, great picks!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

*Hiding* I have not read The Hunger Games yet - LOL I cant wait to read all 3 when Mocking Jay comes out though, and Paranormalcy is awesome, I cant wait to see what you think!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

I cannot wait for Mockingjay!!! I'm super excited for the other two also :)

Lori said...

Nice Young Adult selections. I hope that you get your books soon and that they are everything you hope them to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

Liz. R said...

Paranormalcy I'm really looking forward to, I've heard lots of good things. I've never read Need/Captivate, but Mockingjay! I'm scared as well what's going to happen...I'm Team Peeta and if he dies I'm going to cry. A lot :P.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

i hope entice actually finishes the story off - the last book annoyed me. Very excited about Mockingjay too!

Anne Royce said...

Mockingjay and Paranormalcy <3 I'm also looking forward to these books! 8D

TheBookishSnob said...

I can't begin to count how many times I've picked Carrie Jones books up. Reading your selection makes me want to get on Amazon immediately and buy them all. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Wednesday :D

Sarah said...

Liz R.--!!! That's exactly why I'm afraid to read Mockingjay. I'm Team Peeta and if he dies I probably will cry too. It was like that in Harry Potter. I was so sure he was going to die at the end. But he didn't so I have hope for Mockingjay.

Melissa said...

oh my gosh...I'm just dying to read Mockingjay. I will be Team Peeta forever :)

Alayne said...

I've seen these around a lot lately! My WOW pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

Nina said...

Looking forward to Paranormalcy. I als have read a few reviews and they where all positive. It does looks awewsome. ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been seeing these around...it's almost VIRAL! lol Hope they fulfill all your wishes and dreams.

Here's mine:

http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

June G said...

I haven't read The Hunger Games yet, but I just bought it, so I'll eventually get to Mockingjay. I'm curious about Paranormalcy. I'll try to check this one out too. So many books, so little time.

Jenny said...

I'm so excited for Mockingjay I can barely even stand it! I've heard good things about the Carrie Jones series as well, so I think that needs to get added to my list! Great choices:)

Rhiana said...

I'm looking forward to all of them! I love how all the books in the Need series match so well... I enjoyed Need, yet to read Captivate though.

danya said...

Great picks! I know what you mean about waiting for Mockingjay feeling like the 7th Harry Potter, all that pent-up excitement and months of anticipation...just hope that it fulfills expectations!!

Danya
A Tapestry of Words

justpeachy36 said...

LOL... I started to select Mocking Jay but I figured everybody else would, so I chose something different. Check it out:

http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/2010/08/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Sarah said...

Omigosh, thanks for pointing out Entice! I didn't love Need, but I did like Captivate, and wow is this an enticing cover. (That was cheesy and I had to type it.)

I'm eagerly waiting for Mockingjay and Paranormalcy, too :) Great picks!

danya said...

Thanks for your comment! Yeah, after all the hype surrounding Beautiful Creatures I was really surprised to find I was having such difficulty getting through it. Read your review of it and totally agree that it felt like they were throwing everything they thought should be in a YA fantasy in there and hoping for the best! I'm not surprised you gave up on it, I really had to push myself to finish.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Ooh, I'm also looking forward to Entice and Paranormalcy. I haven't read The Hunger Games yet, but am utterly dying to. Thanks for the visit and the comments on my blog and am now following you back :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I really want to read all of these! great picks!

Book Sake said...

Can't wait for all 3 of these. First time I've seen the cover for Entice...can't wait!!

Our pick is at BookSake.

Jeff King said...

Awesome picks... I'm right there with ya.

Alissa said...

Some fun books, and like everyone else I can't wait for Mockingjay!