Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #83 - Starry Nights & Projection

"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: Daisy Whitney
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Published by: Bloomsbury USA 

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic--he loves spending his free time at the museum porin over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.
The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can't help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world's greatest art...at the expense of the greatest love they've ever known. (Summary from Goodreads)

Cool story concept: cursed painting, good versus evil, and a love that may need to be sacrificed...I'm in, are you?


Author: Risa Green
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Published by: Soho Teen

When 13-year-old Gretchen Harris's mother is murdered at Gretchen's 8th Grade graduation party, everyone in the town of Delphi, Calfornia, suspects a power struggle within the Oculus Society: Delphi's version of the Junior League. Gretchen's best friend, Jessica Shaw, might even hold the key to finding the culprit with The Plotinus Ability: the Oculus Society's jealousy guarded secret power to trade souls, which hinges on a kiss.
Gretchen's hope at finding the murderer ends in tragedy when Ariel Miller-the class outcast-stalks Gretchen and Jessica and surreptitiously films them exchanging a kiss to test if the Plotinus Ability is real, not knowing their motives. The ensuing YOUTube video ("PopularGirls=Secret Lovers") goes viral, Gretchen's and Jessica's lives are further shattered, and they vanish from Delphi.
Flash forward two years later: Ariel is suddenly the most popular junior in town, but wracked with guilt over what she did to Gretchen and Jessica. When both girls reappear after their mysterious absence, Ariel finds herself pawn, suspect, and key player in their scheme to bring the murderer to justice. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like such a great premise for a book! I read the Sweet Venom trilogy this summer and this make me think of it! I can't wait to try it!

What are you waiting on this week?

3 comments:

  1. Both of these look interesting, and I hadn't heard of either of them before.

    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

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  2. Great picks. I like the sound of both description. Thanks for sharing :)

    new follower via twitter & bloglovin

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-61-conjured.html

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  3. oh Projection looks so cool! It reminds me of another book though I think it was Entangled or Spencer hill. Anyways >.< Great picks!!

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