Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #125 - #scandal & The Glass Sentence

"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: Sarah Ockler
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Published by: Simon Pulse

Lucy's learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart's all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don't feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole's date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she'd rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she's been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.
When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it's everything Lucy has ever dreamed of...and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole's lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they'll have to 'fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy's own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students' party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And Furiously viral.
By Monday morning, Lucy's been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation.
Lucy's been battling undead masses online long enough to know there's only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend's trust, and graduate with a clean slate. (Summary from Goodreads)

All I can say is that I was intrigued when the main character compares fixing the scandal to taking out zombies :)


Author: S.E. Grove
Release Date: June 12, 2014 
Published by: Viking Juvenile

She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous.
Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World-a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself.
Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack's maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack's life, they are in danger of losing their own. (Summary from Goodreads)

Doesn't this sound amazing!? So different! I'm IN!!!

What are you waiting on this week?

5 comments:

  1. These are some great picks. I read #scandal, and it was pretty good.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    1. I'll try that again, the comment published before I finished typing. :/ Weird, haha. I don't know if #Scandal is my type of read but I've been branching out lately, so I'll try it. Hadn't heard of The Glass Sentence, but I do love Historical's when I'm in the mood for them, and it does sound really good! :)

      Here's mine

      Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  3. the glass sentence looks very interesting and something that I might read. Scandal is not my type of book, but I hope you get it and love it when you do.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  4. I Love Sarah Ockler, i just got approved for #Scandal and i cant wait to start reading it! :)

    Here's my pick

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