Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #116 - Don't Look Back and Killer Instincts

"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: April 15, 2014
Published by: Disney-Hyperion

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a boyfriend.
Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her - even if the old Sam treated him like trash.
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory - someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if NOT remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive? (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like a creepy and intriguing mystery. I really want to read it because #1 I enjoy this author and #2 I want to know why Sam lost her memory/what happened to Cassie! Great blurb!

Author: S.E. Green
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Published by: Simon Pulse

She's not evil, but she has certain...urges.

Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. After school job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.


Because she might be one herself.

Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals-delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.
And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return...in parts. When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for "the Decapitator," the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer's identity before she-or someone she loves-becomes the next victim...(Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds a bit like The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I LOVED that book! It was insanely intense and good. WOWZA! I can't wait to give this one a try too. Has anyone tried this already?

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. I am really looking forward to Killer Instinct too! There is something so disturbing and fascinating about serial killers. A YA Dexter with a female MC? Heck, yeah! Great pick! ~Megan