Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #11 - The Raven Boys and The Phantom of the Post Office

"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: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boys introduces readers to Richard "Dick" Campbell Gansey, III and Blue Sargent. Gansey has it all - family money, good looks, devoted friends - but he's looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to find him will be granted a wish - either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.  
Blue Sargent the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious aglionby Academy. The boys there - known as Raven Boys - can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong. (Summary from Goodreads)

It's Maggie Stiefvater, what else is there to say!? We're in! :D

Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The letter-loving trio at Spence Mansion has something to grieve about-Ghastly's post office is about to close, which will cut off their connections to their fans. A new invention called VEXT-mail is threatening to replace not only letters, but books, and even garage door openers! Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 and his seemingly sinister plan save the doomed post office? Will he strike down Ghastly's beloved ghostwriter in the process? In this fourth book in the award-winning 43 Old Cemetery Road series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hop and his new friend Wy Fye, must solve this postmortem mystery...before it's too late! (Summary from Goodreads)

This series is the most adorable and cleverly written series for middle-grade and lower aged children. Although we thoroughly enjoy them as well! From the perfect names with double meanings to the drawings and letters these books are just plain sweet. Check them out sometime! We just can't wait for this 4th book in the series! 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?  


  1. Hi there :) just popping in...I like the sound of The Raven Boys, great choices and new books for me to add to my TBR pile :D

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

  2. The Phantom of the Post Office sounds great! I will have to check that one out. Please check out my Wow!

  3. I had no idea that Maggie Stiefvater was coming out with The Raven Boys. I am so glad that you shared it. Thanks.
    - FABR Steph