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 Goodreads: Josephine 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.
Description from Goodreads: A 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!