Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine.

While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all. Release Date: October 2010

Gorgeous cover? Check. Romantic allusions in the summary? Check. Am I interested? CHECK. :D
For months, Cass Meyer has heard her best friend Julia, a wannabe Broadway composer, whispering about a top-secret project. Then Julia is killed in a sudden car accident, and while Cass is still reeling from her death, Julia’s boyfriend and her other drama friends make it their mission to bring to fruition the nearly-completed secret project: a musical about an orphaned ninja princess entitled Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad. Cass isn’t one of the drama people. She doesn’t feel at home with Julia’s drama friends, and she doesn’t see a place for her in the play. Things only get worse when she finds out that Heather Galloway, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school, has been cast as the ninja princess.

Cass can’t take a summer of swallowing her pride and painting sets, so she decides to follow her original plan for a cross-country road trip with Julia. Even if she has a touring bicycle instead of a driver’s license, and even if Julia’s ashes are coming along in Tupperware. Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad is a story about friendship. About love. About traveling a thousand miles just to find yourself. About making peace with the past, and making sense of it. And it’s a story about the bloodiest high school musical one quiet suburb has ever seen. Release Date: June 2010

Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad? Tupperware? I have got to read this.
Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine? Release Date: November 16, 2010

At first glance I loved this cover. However, I don't think it beats Hush, hush's cover (because really, what else beats a shirtless Patch? *drool*) but it's quite breath-taking on its own. I like that it has a bloodred feather in the image; I imagine that Nora's staring back at the storm and thinking about what's going to happen with her and Patch. :) OH, and look! Marcie Millar's mentioned in the summary! I KNEW she didn't just randomly disappear from the first book--she had to show up eventually ;P


  1. Nightshade has a fantastic cover! it looks awesome!

  2. Nightshade's cover is so amazing I would buy it just to sit on my shelf even if I thought I wouldn't like it. Fortunately it sounds great!

  3. Calla sounds like a kick ass MC! The cover is definitely... Interesting. Slightly spooky to me.

    Crescendooo! I can't wait. I agree with you on the cover. I love the lightning. It's all BAM! Or something like that. :D

  4. Nightshade, another one to add to my wish list. And Crescendo! Another great cover!

  5. Nightshade sounds downright creepy! And "A Love Story..." sounds amazing - will have to look into these two books more.

  6. I love the Love Story cover. So cute! So road trippy.

  7. They all look so great! I cant wait to read those books. :)

  8. Nightshade's summary alone gives me the creeps! I think I'll pass on that one (unless you read it and find out that it's amazing, haha.) The cover is gorgeous, though.

  9. I've never heard of A Love Story Staring my Best Friend before. Sounds good and it has a great cover! Excellent choices I would say :)