Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #238 - Spontaneous, Rebel Genius & Bad Blood

"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: Aaron Starmer 
Release Date: August 3, 2016
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers 

"Katelyn Ogden was a lot of things, but she wasn't particularly explosive, in any sense of the word."

Mara Carlyle's senior year at Covington High suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day - wa-bam! - fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won't be the last senior to spontaneously combust without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason--Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy! -- while the seniors continue to pop like balloons.

Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it with tell-it-like-it-is insight as she tries to make it to graduation in one piece through an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, "Snooze Button", Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you've ever heard the President of the United States use over Skype. (Summary from Goodreads)

OMG! Exploding teenagers and a girl just trying to make it to the end of her senior year. I hope this is as full of humor and insight as it sounds as Mara comes of age in a strange new world.

Author: Michael Dante DiMartino 
Release Date: October 4, 2016 
Published by: Roaring Brook Press 

In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in serious trouble.

Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools -- objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path -- Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds SO GOOD! I love the idea of music being dangerous and outlawed. Plus there are also a whole group of friends who artists and then drama too! I'm in!

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Published by: Disney-Hyperion

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful - and dangerous - than anything the Naturals have faced so far.

As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

New victims. New betrayals. New secrets. 

When the bodies begin piling up, it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren't just hunting serial killers. (Summary from Goodreads)

I love this series! It's very Bones and Rizzoli and Isles for me. Plus, it has all the dark drama of it being teenager crime fighters for the FBI. Love it! 

What are you waiting on this week?

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