Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #31 - Adaptation and Splintered

"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: Malinda Lo
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Reese can't remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She's different now.
Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.
Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened, where they are--or how they've been miraculously healed.
Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction--and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret. (Summary from Goodreads) 

This book sounds creepy in a good way! What is up with the birds and what do you think has happened to her? (I'm hearing Twilight Zone music :)

Author: A.G. Howard
Release Date: January 2013
Published by: Amulet Books

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical underworld, as well as a girl's pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Lindell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother's mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice's tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice's mistakes and save her family. She must also decide who to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds amazing! Wow! We love Alice in Wonderland at our house! The newest movie w/Johnny Depp is my absolute favorite of all the movies made based on Lewis Carroll's story. Look at that cover--gorgeous!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. i can;t wait for splintered because i wonder how weird it will be and adaptation 's premise and lgbt character(s) . i hope u get them soon

  2. Great picks! Both books sound interesting and I hope you both get a chance to read them soon.
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  3. LOVE the sound of these...especially Splintered, with that awesome cover. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Both sound intriguing , love the Splintered cover.


  5. Adaptation looks and sounds amazing. I love that cover!!! She's going to be at my local indie in the next couple months so I'm looking forward to scoring a copy of her book and getting it signed! Great pick!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  6. Both books sound interesting! Great pick :)
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  7. Splintered seems amazing! I just love that cover!

  8. I can't wait to read Splintered! Been waiting for a while! LOL ;p It sounds interesting! Great pick! :D

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    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  9. Adaptation sounds so intriguing! This is the first time I've heard of it but I'm definitely going to be checking it out.

    Books of Amber

  10. I'm so excited for Splintered! I love Alice in Wonderland so I hope it will be amazing. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  11. YES! These both look fantastic! Great picks this week! :D

  12. Yes! Splintered! Can't wait for that book to come out.

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  13. Great picks. I cant wait for Splintered. But I haven't heard of Adaption. It sounds kinda creepy. I like creepy. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  14. yes x2!! Sooo looking forward to these titles. Especially Splintered! Fantastic picks!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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  15. Great picks! Haven't heard of either before, but they sounds preeetty awesome!! :D
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