Waiting on Wednesday #28

Posted June 19, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 24 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.

Hi all! Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday! I’m kind of exhausting my resources at this time. There really aren’t any new books that readers aren’t aware of or haven’t been featured elsewhere. But I tried anyway. I found a book I hadn’t heard of but maybe others have, and I found a book that I’ve been anticipating for a while but I just saw the cover for. We’ll have to see what you think!

Title: House of Ivy & Sorrow
Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: April 14th, 2014



Description from GoodreadsJosephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.

Title: Goodbye, Rebel Blue
Author: Shelley Coriell
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date:  October 1st, 2013 


Description from GoodreadsA young adult novel about bucket lists and boys, death and destiny.

Rebecca “Rebel” Blue, a loner rebel and budding artist, reluctantly completes the bucket list of Kennedy Green, an over-committed do-gooder classmate who dies in a car accident following a stint in detention where both girls were forced to consider their morality and write bucket lists. In this hilarious and life-changing journey, Rebel meets up with a nice boy, a gimpy dolphin, and a past she’s tried to forget as this bad girl tries to do good.

Thoughts? I am so excited for both of these, but I am getting into contemporary more and more, and Goodbye, Rebel Blue sounds like a book I might really connect with and love. And then you have the gothicky goodness of House of Ivy & Sorrow, and I just LOVE the title. Leave me links to your picks and I will stop by and visit! 

24 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #28

  1. Whipple writing another book? I haven’t read Transparent yet but I did but it last month, the reviews have been on and off for it. I guess I’ll have to read Transparent to see if I want to read this.

    And Goodbye Rebel Blue looks awesome! Love the colour is this.

    Great choices, Kara! <33 WoW

    • Transparent doesn’t really interest me. But this one does. So I think I will start with this one first and then move on to Transparent if I like it.

      Yes, I love the cover of Goodbye Rebel Blue.

      Thank you!

  2. Amy

    Both of those look really good. I am really looking forward to Goodbye Rebel Blue because I like that author’s last book I read. I hadn’t heard of House of Ivy & Sorrow, but it sounds really good.

    • I liked it too! It wasn’t a favorite but I thought it was a solid effort and it was enough to read her next book as it was her debut and I know most authors get even better.

    • I am definitely trying to get in to more contemporary this year. The genre is growing on me.

      The cover was just released this week, so that’s why. It’s been featured on other blogs so I am glad you saw it here first! 😉

  3. Completing someones bucket list because they died? Gosh, that sounds like it could be sad, but then they mention something about a gimpy dolphin and my guess it’s got a decent amount of funny. Sounds interesting! 🙂
    Really love that cover of House of Ivy & Sorrow!

  4. Yeah!! But hey, you don’t have to feature only titles we haven’t heard of :). Even with the ones that some have heard of, some of us aren’t as cognizant. I’m still trying to catch up!

    Also, did you read some of the excerpts of House of Ivy and Sorrow on Natalie Whipple’s website? I loved it–I remember the really creepy but mysterious vibe I got from the first paragraph.

    I really like the cover and concept of Goodbye, Rebel Blue. *To read list*

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