Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #10- Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman & Starters by Lissa Price

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by 
Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selection is:

Release Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books

It was like an nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. 
But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also-according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone -
a murderer.
Nora is determined to prove his innocence, no matter where it leads. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life. (Summary from Goodreads.)

I read and reviewed this a while ago and when I noticed that April was just around the corner when this one will release. I will certainly be getting my very own copy of this one and one for our MHS LMC. This was just such a thriller full of intrigue, adventure and blood. You've got to 

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders - seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party - and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined...(Summary from Goodreads.)

I know, I know! It's already out...but I haven't actually seen it yet! So it counts, right!? LOL! People have been gushing and gushing about this book! It sounds amazing and the book trailer is one we are actually featuring tomorrow in our meme Book Trailer Thursday because it's wicked good! I think what makes me so excited about this one is the similarities in the description to a show I adored on FOX called Dollhouse from a few years ago that was another fabulous brainchild of Joss Whedon. (He was the brilliance behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer!) CAN'T WAIT!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 


  1. I am so excited for The Book of Blood and Shadow! Robin's one of my favorite writers and her new book sounds awesome!

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  2. Hi there :) just popping in...
    I keep seeing Starters everywhere, I'm definitely going to check this book out!

    :) Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  3. Starters was amazing! You'll love it!

    The Book of Blood on Shadow is in my queue, but still a few weeks out before I get to it. Hopefully it will be as awesome as we all think it will be!

    My WoW Pick

  4. Both look so good. I still need to pick up Starters but my bookstore is always out sigh.

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  5. Starters is definitely a book, I'm going to put on my TBR. It sounds amazing and the first pages just made me want more!!

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  6. Starters is pretty awesome! I really enjoyed it.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

  7. Thanks for stopping by! Starters is definitely an awesome read. I bought a finished copy the day after I finished reading the review copy. LOL Did you know that The Book of Blood & Shadow is on Netgalley? You may want to check that out. :-) Great picks!

  8. I'm so glad The Book of Blood & Shadow is being released pretty soon, it's been on my list for a couple months now and I'm dying to read it!

    Here's my pick this week. :)

  9. I totally loved this book! I prefer the hardcover because the other one seems childish!

    grace (Alaska Hunting)