Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#014 Waiting On Wednesday + #012 Third Sentence Thursday

Waiting On Wednesday or WoW! "Waiting On" Wednesday (or ya know WoW!) is a nifty little weekly event, hosted by the ever so lovely Jill at Breaking The Spine that puts the spotlight on various new and upcoming book releases that have become the"ohmigod! i gotta have this or i'll just die," eagerly anticipated novels to adorn your shelves.

By Amy Garvey
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publish Date: September 20, 2011
Format: Hardback, pp 304
Age Demographic: Young Adult
b&n // amazon

“It seemed so right. Danny was mine, I was his, and that wasn’t going to work if he was dead. So I would make him not dead, not anymore. I didn’t think any further than what it would feel like to kiss him again, to wrap my arms around him and bury my head against his shoulder.

That was my first mistake. It also turned out to be the biggest.”

When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.

Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.

Amy Garvey’s transcendent teen debut is perfect for fans of Shiver and Beautiful Creatures. Wren’s unforgettable voice and story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

For starters, I love how the cover has a blue-ish tint to it and what looks to be frost-bitten lips. It's really kind of pretty, plus I love the font the used for the title. It looks sort of shiny grungey crystalized, if that makes any sense. Also, I really love the teaser they give you in the synopsis, that's the second thing that really stood out to me and made me want to read this book. Also, how much do I love the main character's name, Wren. It's so different from the standard names that you see showing up in books, it stands out and then the fact that she has to break her own heart to make things right, you know this is going to be an amazing read that's definitely going to be heartbreakingly emotional.

Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a nifty little weekly meme hosted by Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!

So, this week's Third Sentence Thursday comes from Michelle Hodkin's debut novel, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer for which I am so happy to have finally gotten an ARC of this, thanks to Simon&Schuster, Paul Crichton, and Siena for making sure my two copies arrived in the mail to me after two different snaphoo's that occurred the first and second time around (ie. getting lost in the mail both times. now what are the odd's of that?! really.) and this time literally making sure there would be absolutely no way for the mail to lose these two. I finally have one of the top five books I've been dying to read all year and I'm going to be starting it soon. Also, look for a giveaway with the other ARC at some point within the next month or so.

By: Michelle Hodkin
ARC From Publisher: S&S Children's Publishing
b&n // amazon
Published Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon&Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Format: Hardback; pp 464
Age Demographic: Young Adult

"I know that having a fake name is strange, but trust me--it's the most normal thing about my life right now. Even tell you this much probably isn't smart. But without my big mouth, no would know that a seventeen-year-old who likes Death Cab For Cutie was responsible for the murders." (The letter before the first chapter.)

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

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