Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #75 - 45 Pounds & The Lost Sun

"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: K. A. Barson 
Release Date: July 11, 2013
Published by: Viking Juvenile

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life:

She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jacki is getting married in 10 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in 2 1/2 months.

Welcome to the world of infomercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, embarrassing run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen--and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother.
And there's one more thing. It's all about feeling comfortable in your own skin--no matter how you add it up! (Summary from Goodreads)

I really enjoyed the NetGalley I read of this. You can check out my review here! It was a very enjoyable awakening story about image and self-confidence. 


Author: Tessa Gratton 
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers

Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood--the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of--the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.
When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost God, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be. (Summary from Goodreads)

I just got this one from the publisher and CAN'T WAIT to try it! AND Norse Mythology + Dystopian = I'm SO EXCITED! Woot! Woot!

What are you waiting on this week?

3 comments:

  1. I actually just started 45 Pounds. I'm enjoying it so far. The Lost Sun sounds interesting, too. Great pick!
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  2. I'm looking forward to reading 45 Pounds as well. It looks great! Awesome pick!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

    arlene
    WinterHaven

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  3. Oh wow! I hadn't hear dof 45 pounds before, but it looks awesome, as does The Lost Sun! Adding both to Goodreads! :)

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