Waiting on Wednesday #28 - Cursed and Survive
"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: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Published by: Spencer Hill Press
Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the close she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time. (Summary from Goodreads)
This one looks really good and creepy. How sad would it be not to be able to touch anyone because your touch kills? Yikes!
Author: Alex Morel
Release Date: August 22, 2012
Published by: Razorbill
Jane is on a plane on her way home to Montclair, New Jersey, from a mental hospital. She is about to kill herself. Just before she can swallow a lethal dose of pills, the plane hits turbulence and everything goes black. Jane wakes up amid piles of wreckage and charred bodies on a snowy mountaintop. There is only one other survivor: a boy named Paul, who inspires Jane to want to fight for her life for the first time.
Jane and Paul scale icy slopes and huddle together for warmth at night, forging an intense emotional bond. But the wilderness is a vast and lethal force, and only one of them will survive. (Summary from Goodreads)
I love the concept of going from being so completely damaged that she wants to end it all even though she's just returning from a time in a mental hospital to being in a situation which completely flips the switch to survival mode in the most extreme of situations. This is definitely one to watch for I think! I especially think my students would really be into this book.
What are you waiting on this week?