Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (Or to be more precise, the post where I drool over some of the Tenner books)

I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…

Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica whisper: I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that’s what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own. (synopsis from goodreads)

Her mother was a scandalous witch, her brother has gambled the whole family into debt, and her Step-Mama is determined to sell her oldest sister into a positively Gothic marriage to pay it off--so what can twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson do but take matters directly into her own hands? If only her older sisters hadn’t thwarted her plan to run away to London dressed as a boy and earn a fortune! When Kat makes a midnight foray into her mother’s cabinet of secrets, though, she finds out something she never expected. Her mother wasn’t just a witch, she was a Guardian, a member of a secret Order with staggering magical powers--and Kat is her heir.

Of course, there’s no chance of Kat choosing to join the Order that forbade her parents’ marriage...but Mama’s magical mirror doesn’t seem to understand that. It keeps following her wherever she goes, even when the family travels to Grantham Abbey to meet the sinister Sir Neville, her oldest sister’s chosen fiancé. And what with Sir Neville showing a dangerous interest in Kat’s untapped powers, her mother’s old tutor insisting that she take up her mother’s position as a Guardian, and her sister Angeline refusing to listen to her about anything, *as usual*...well, it’s a good thing Kat kept her boy’s clothing, because she may well have to use it--especially if the rumors of a highwayman are true. (synopsis from goodreads)

Sixteen-year-old music and sound design obsessed Drea doesn't have friends. She has, as she's often reminded, issues. Drea's mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on "a touch of Asperger's."

Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a trip-hop band after an impromptu jam session. Justin swiftly challenges not only Drea's preference for Poe over Black Lab but also her perceived inability to connect with another person. Justin, against all odds, may even like like Drea.

It's obvious that Drea can't hide behind her sound equipment anymore. But just when she's found not one but two true friends, can she stand to lose one of them? (synopsis from (unsurprisingly) goodreads)

Three books in one WoW post. And all of them are tenners. Coincidence? I think not! 2010 IS SO CLOSE PEOPLE. I can't wait!!

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

11 comments:

  1. I love love love the cover for Whisper. It looks so nice and I can't wait for it either :P

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  2. Great Books! Im really looking forward Harmonic Feedback, and Whisper looke pretty good to.

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  3. I hadn't heard of Whisper, it looks great!! I definitely want to read An Most Improper Magick.

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  4. Very good books for this wow pick! :) I seriousley cannot wait till it's 2010 too, so many good books!

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  5. These all sound like amazing reads! :)

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  6. Oooo interesting choices. I can't wait for your review of Whispers.

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  7. OMG these all sound wonderful, ok you just threw my to buy stack off! Ack!

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  8. All of these choices are mouth watering. I totally agree with you on these books

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  9. Whisper sounds really interesting, and I love the cover! Thank goodness they're all unreleased, so I can get through a few more books before I buy them

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  10. Awesome picks! I've heard of these (I mean, they ARE the TENNERS!!), and they all sound awesome. Plus some serious eye candy. Can't wait for 2010 too! :)

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