Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #150 - We Should Hang Out Sometime & Frostfire

"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...

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story 
Author: Josh Sundquist
Release Date: December 23, 2014
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming-of-age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
For twenty-three hours.
In eighth grade.

Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD )Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places. (Summary from Goodreads)

I love reading a memoir with humor thrown in. This sounds like it will be an entertaining coming-of-age story and a great book to add to my YA memoir school bookshelf.

Author: Amanda Hocking
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King's Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin - a fallen hero she once loved - begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process? (Summary from Goodreads)

Trolls? A tracker? This sounds SO good! I'm in! Plus...don't hate me...but I haven't ever read anything by Amanda Hocking. I know. I suck. But this one sounds amazing! 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Great picks! We Should Hang Out Sometime totally captured my attention. Haha, I haven't read any Amanda Hocking too!

    Here's my WoW for the week.