Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #147 - No Place to Fall & Winter Falls

"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: Jaye Robin Brown
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Published by: Harper Teen

Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon's house. It's only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachaian Trial, that she feels free--and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream--to sing on bigger stages--could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon's older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for he one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes...and Amber starts to wonder if she's such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family's world--and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between "right" and "wrong," there's a whole world of possibilities. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like a beautiful story; I'll be curious to find out what the dilemma turns out to be.


Author: Nicole Maggi
Release Date: December 22, 2014
Published by: Medallion Press

Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small town of Twin Willows, Maine. Things loop up when a new family comes to town, but when she falls for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down.

Weird visions of transforming into an otherworldly falcon are just the beginning. Soon she learns she's part of the Benandanti, an ancient cult of warriors with the unique power to separate their souls from their bodies and take on the forms of magnificent animals.

Alessia never would've suspected it, but her boring town is the site of an epic struggle between the Benandanti and the Malandanti to control powerful magic in the surrounding forest.

As Alessia is drawn into the Benandanti's mission, her relationship with Jonah intensifies. When her two worlds collide, Alessia's forced to weigh choices a sixteen-year-old should never have to make. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds SO different from anything I've read. I have GOT to try this one. What do you think? 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment: