Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

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

When she was thirteen, something terrifying and mysterious happened to Liv that she still does not understand, and now, four years later, her dark secret threatens to tear her apart from her family and her true love. Release Date: October 1st, 2010
Not very informative but I really like this cover! I'm excited since it's by Francesca Lia Block who happens to be one of my favorite authors. Her Weetzie Bat series is amazing ♥

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug. Release Date: July 20th, 2010
 Forget You has been getting wonderful reviews and I'm super curious about this author's writing style. I've ordered her other novel, Going Too Far, from the library two days ago so... I'll finally make myself familiar with her. :)

Jane by April Linder (no cover currently)

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers. Release Date: October 11, 2010
Sadly there's no cover for this one....but the summary's appealing all on its own! I'm a huge fan of Jane Eyre so I'm looking forward to a modern remake. I love Pride & Prejudice but it gets all the attention, haha. I tried searching for this one on goodreads but no dice. It IS however on Amazon (which means it's legit, lol.) Thanks to Melanie for telling me about this novel!

Okay, so I can't help myself. I HAVE to mention this since tweeting about it like the fangirlly nut that I am isn't enough for me. This is part of Shakira's new project and the song is SO catchy. I hope you watch it, it's for a good cause! ;)

8 comments:

  1. So cute! And you're right- it's very catchy!

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  2. Those books, I WANT.
    Jane by April Linder sounds like a lot of fun.

    About the video; so good. Like a little girl I tried to do the dance, I CANNOT DANCE. LOL.
    That song, I know I heard it before, but it's really good and catchy! Thanks for posting it.

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  3. Video: Awesome. I love the young girl at the end that starts throwing her arms in the air.

    Frenzy sounds good :)

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  4. Forget You sounds so good! I read the first chapter on Jennifer Echol's website, and I was completely intrigued!

    I'm excited for Jane. I'm really curious how some things will be switched into a current day setting. And I can't wait for the cover. It could be really good.

    Great picks, Sandy!

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  5. I like Jane too! And I think I actually found it through a goodreads giveaway. o.O Hmm.

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  6. These all sound really cool. Jane seems right up my alley. Nice picks!

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  7. forget you sounds great plus the cover is lovely, i found the end of the video really cool, and no i did not attempt to dance, epic fail!:D

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