Waiting on Wednesday (13): Beautiful Covers Edition

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight soon-to-be-released books that you are so [im]patiently waiting for. It also gives other bloggers a chance to find and share books for To Be Read lists.
 Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen, Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected Publication: June 24, 2012
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Synopsis (goodreads): There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Why I need this: The girl's on a rescue mission to save her brother from zombies, meets a handsome inventor, and she's running away from being sucked into an arranged marriage. Need I say more?? And the cover is gorgeous. 

Author: Sara Wilson Etienne
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR, Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected Publication: February 2, 2012

Synopsis (goodreads): Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. 

Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.

Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

Why I need this: It sounds a little creepy, but very intriguing. Why does she only take solace in the bones of dead animals and why do her new friends keep waking up with what I'm assuming is blood on their hands?? And who is this mysterious boy and what does he want with her? Why is everyone trying to kill her? Who is she?? Yes.. there are so many questions that I need the answers to!!

Author: Kathleen Peacock
Publisher: HarperCollins, Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected Publication: May 8, 2012
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Synopsis (goodreads): Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.
Why I need this: I haven't read too many books about werewolves but this one sounds really interesting. A white werewolf?? Is there a difference between a white one and a werewolf of another color? And what secrets were her friends hiding from her?? I'd really like to know. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. i really REALLY want to read harbinger too. and the dennard book looks and sounds awesome too. great picks :)

    check out my WoW.



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