Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #137 - The Fine Art of Pretending and Salt & Storm

"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: Rachel Harris
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Published by: Spencer Hill Contemporary

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date--Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy's biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 58 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Entire best friend Brandon Taylor, the school's second biggest hottie, and now Aly's pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from "funny friend" to "tempting vixen" is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable "break up" leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can't explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want. (Summary from Goodreads)

You know I love a sweet romance. Can't wait to read about Aly's silly misadventures and she strives to be who she's not and, I'm sure, will learn to accept herself for who she really is.

Author: Kendall Kulper
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.

Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane--a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for. (Summary from Goodreads)

I love books about witches and this one sounds like it's going to have a different twist than the ones I usually read. Nice. I'm in. Has anyone read it yet? 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. The Fine Art of Pretending looks like a really cute book. I hope you enjoy that one. Salt and Storm was an excellent read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Salt&Storm seems like a very interesting book, seen it around for a long time!!
    My WoW