Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #27 - The Treachery of Beautiful Things and The Spindler's


"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!" selections are...

 Author: Ruth Frances Long
Release Date: August 16, 2012 
Published by: Dial Books

A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction. 
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.


I always like to try out the new fairy tale inspired books. Sometimes I love them and sometimes I don't, but this one certainly sounds interesting with a devilish forest and an adventuring girl out to find the truth!


 Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Published by: HarperCollines

Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers-evil, spider-like beings-came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him.
Armed with little more than her wits and a huge talking rat for a guide, Liza descends into the dark and ominous underground to save Patrick's soul. Her quest is far from easy, and the road to the spindler's nests is riddled with danger. She must brave tree snakes, the Court of Stones, and shape-shifting serpents before facing her greatest challenge in the spindlers' lair, where more than just Patrick's soul is at stake. (Summary from Goodreads)


I'm always in when it's Lauren Oliver, but this MG fantasy novel sounds delightfully dark and adventurous. AND, that cover is wonderful! I can't wait to get it in at our middle school LMC and on my own shelves. :) 

What are you waiting on this week?

24 comments:

  1. I want to pick up more from Lauren Oliver and even though I don't read MG much I'll be adding The Spindler's to my reading list. Thanks for sharing :)
    Katja @ YA's the Word

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  2. I can't wait for either of these either. :) I absolutely adore Lauren Oliver! Her writing is absolutely outstanding.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Agreed. Lauren Oliver is a completely brilliant writer!

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  3. GREAT picks, ladies. Both of these books are on my To-Read list and they certainly sound amazing :-) The Spindler's gives me the creeps. hate spiders! Haha.

    Thanks for stopping by BlookGirl earlier <3 Happy reading!

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  4. Great picks. The Treachery of Beautiful things sounds great. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. YES! I want to read BOTH of these! I was SO very lucky to have already received a copy of The Spindlers for review! and I am counting down the days to the 'Beautiful Things' release!!!

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    1. Very cool that you got a copy of Spindlers already! I'll have to check back at your blog to see what you think of it!

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  6. I'm def. looking forward to The Treachery of Beautiful things! Thanks for stopping by :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  7. These two look great! Love the cover to the Spindlers, may just have to pick this one up for my daughter and maybe myself! Great Choices!

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    1. I know right!? I'm so excited about that one and I agree that the cover is gorgeous!

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  8. I love the cover of The Treachery of Beautiful Things - it sounds fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!(:

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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  9. Nice picks! I just received a copy of The Treachery of Beautiful Things the other day. It's gorgeous. The Spindlers looks interesting as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Both books sound nice! Thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks for stopping by YA Story Teller .

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  11. Both books sound really interesting. I particularly love the cover of The Splinders, but both covers are gorgeous!

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  12. Both really great picks and beautiful covers. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  13. I love the covers on both of these books. I think they both sound equally good for different reasons. Thanks for stopping by my WoW yesterday and sharing!

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  14. Great picks! I like books with faerie stuff in it. They both sounds pretty good. Thanks for stopping by :-) Nice blog, new follower!

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  15. Great picks, not familiar with either but will be adding them to my tbr. Thanks for stopping by

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  16. Oh gorgeous cover for The Treachery of Beautiful Things! I didn't know Lauren Oliver was doing MG, I still need to get through Delirium and Pandemonium! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. Great picks. I'm always ready for new faerie stories :)

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  18. Fab selections!! New follower :D http://pageafterpagereviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Both books sound interesting especially The Treachery of the Beautiful Things. Great picks.
    Thanks for visiting my WOW post!

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