Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #178 - Paperweight & The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

"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: Meg Haston 
Release Date: July 7, 2015 
Published by: HarperTeen 

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she's worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh's death--the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery? (Summary from Goodreads)

This one sounds heavy, but I always find the best lessons in these types of stories. I'm interested. 


Author: Kim Newman
Release Date: October 6, 2015 
Published by: Titan Books 

A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a regular boarding school, Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy's, and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in black hoods, Amy forms a secret, superpowered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend. They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the School, and it's up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of it. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like it's just my cup of tea! I am SO IN!

What are you waiting on this week?

7 comments:

  1. I'm also waiting on both of these. They look great. I especially love the cover on the first one.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my WOW

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  2. I think both of these look good. I already had the first one on my list. Enjoy!

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  3. These are both new to me, but both sounds interesting and really good in their own ways! thank you for sharing :)

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  4. Great picks! These also both sound excellent. I'll have to give them a read when they're released.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  5. I'm interested in Paperweight. It does sound heavy but I think it'll be a beautiful read. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These both sound so good! I think the The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School is particularly right up my alley!

    My WoW

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  7. Paperweight sounds a bit too heavy for me but The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School sounds pretty cool! I hadn't heard of either of these so thanks for putting them on my radar!

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