Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #110 - Faking Normal & Broken

"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: Courtney C. Stevens
Release Date: HarperCollins Children's Books
Published by: February 25, 2014

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.
When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth. (Summary from Goodreads)

I know this came out yesterday, but I had to put it on my TBR after reading the description. It sounds like a powerful and sad realistic fiction. I'm always interested in how an author takes often repeated teen issues and angst and creates a new and interesting story. It has a Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson vibe to the description. I look forward to the read!

(Avena, Book 2)
Author: Marianne Curley
Release Date: Bloomsbury Childrens
Published by: March 13, 2014

Ebony is not quite human. She's descended from Avena, an otherworldly realm caught between warring light and dark forces. But she doesn't feel like she's in danger...until her boyfriend Nathaneal almost dies protecting her. Now Nathaneal is in jail for revealing his powers to the enemy, and Ebony's only ally is jealous Jordan, who'd love to break her and Nathaneal up.
But when Jordan announces he has a connection to Ebony's missing birth father, she can't help but be intrigued. The two make a plan to find him, but it quickly goes awry, and Ebony finds herself in the treacherous hear of Avena. She has no choice but to navigate this perilous world--or die trying. (Summary from Goodreads)

Book 1 was great with all of its mystery and twists and turns, so I can't wait to read book 2! 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Faking Normal is really good, lots of emotions. You must read it. Great picks.
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