Waiting on Wednesday #9

Posted January 9, 2013 by Kara in Waiting on Wednesday / 29 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where we post upcoming releases we are looking forward to.

First of all, since I haven’t officially done this yet, I want to give a warm welcome to my new co-blogger, Lyn. I’m really excited to have her and I think she will bring great things and new perspectives to Great Imaginations. Plus, I really think she’s wonderful! She’s going to be taking over Top Ten Tuesday for awhile to give me a break. I just feel that every week I am posting the same books over and over, and someone new doing it will bring fresh ideas to the meme. Instead, I am going to start doing Waiting on Wednesday because one of my favorite things is to look for new and upcoming books. Yay for pouring through catalogs! Hopefully I will be able to find new and exciting books that I have not seen on many blogs. This is my goal anyway. I feel like a lot of the same blogs post the same book every week. I would like to never have that be the case here. I hope I can keep up with that. Let’s see!

Love with a Chance of Drowning
by Torre DeRoche

Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: June 4th, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads: Love can make a person do crazy things. . .

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she’s in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

The School for Good and Evil
by Soman Chainani

          Publisher: HarperCollins
          Release Date: May 14th, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads: At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.

Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are . . . ?

The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

Have you seen these before? Do you want to read them? Are they on your list? Leave me a link and I will come check out your picks! Until next week, happy reading!

29 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #9

  1. I added Love with a Chance of Drowning when I saw the Aussie version on Netgalley. I’m not usually a fan of non-fiction but this one sounded really good! The School for Good and Evil looks like a super cute Middle Grade book, will definitely check that one out. 🙂
    My WoW Pick!

  2. I hadn’t seen either of these before, Kara, which is impressive! I actually pretty much despise memoirs on principal, but the School for Good and Evil looks potentially fun and adorable!

    • Isn’t it though? LOL. I have read some good memoirs. Most have been mediocre, and I hope that is not what this is.

      I love middle grade books and that one looks like a lot of fun.

  3. I’m not familiar with either but the first one definitely piqued my interest! I especially love books with different and exotic settings – Argentina! I’m sold, and am off to add this to my TBR pile now. 🙂 Great pick Kara!

  4. First I have to say Congrats to Lyn. I am happy to see you are sticking around. lol 😉 I do agree with the TTT thing, at least I feel like I am always posting the same books over and over. I can understand why you want to take a break, Kara. Well Lyn, I already adore you from GR so I am excited to continue to see you posting on a blog. GR is fun, but you can do so much more with blogging.

    Anyway, I have to say that I have not heard of these books, but they both sound great. I am actually going to be heading over to GR to add them to my TBR list. Thanks for taking the time to find 2 books that aren’t as well known.

    • I am so glad to have Lyn. She’s wonderful. Hopefully she’ll stick around here for a long time.

      Yay! Glad you like the sound of both books! That’s what I always try to do with my WOW picks. I try to go for the lesser known ones because so many blogs post about the hyped books and there are so many great mid-list books out there that don’t get the recognition.

  5. Oh wow, I’d never seen The School for Good & Evil before but it looks like it could be really fun! Thanks so much for spotlighting it and bringing it to my attention 😀

    Oh and thanks for visiting me earlier ♥

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