Waiting on Wednesday #30

Posted July 3, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Waiting on Wednesday / 9 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.

The weeks seem to go by so quickly at times! Even though both of us lovely bloggers are out of pocket at the moment, we still wanted to feature two great books for WoW!

This week, Kara shares a super-suspenseful sci-fi YA that is sure to attract medical drama readers and sci-fi lovers all around.  Next, Lyn shares a YA book featuring a culturally diverse MC, death, and bullying.

Kara’s Pick
Title: The Well’s End
Author: Seth Fishman
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult-Science Fiction

 
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Description from GoodreadsMia Kish is afraid of the dark. And for good reason. When she was a toddler she fell deep into her backyard well only to be rescued to great fanfare and celebrity. In fact, she is small-town Fenton,Colorado’s walking claim to fame. Not like that helps her status at Westbrook Academy, the nearby uber-ritzy boarding school she attends. A townie is a townie. Being nationally ranked as a swimmer doesn’t matter a lick. But even the rarefied world of Westbrook is threated when emergency sirens start blaring and the school is put on lockdown, quarantined and surrounded by soldiers who seem to shoot first and ask questions later. Only when confronted by a frightening virus that ages its victims to death in a manner of hours does Mia realize she may only just be beginning to discover what makes Fenton special.The answer is behind the walls of the Cave, aka Fenton Electronics. Mia’s dad, the director of Fenton Electronics, has always been secretive about his work. But unless Mia is willing to let her classmates succumb to the strange illness, she and her friends have got to break quarantine, escape the school grounds, and outsmart armed soldiers to uncover the truth about where the virus comes from and what happened down that well. The answers they find just might be more impossible than the virus they are fleeing.

 

Lyn’s Pick:

Title: The Weight of Souls
Author: Bryony Pearce
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: August 6th, 2013

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Description from Goodreads: Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…

She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she’s bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she’s not going crazy.

But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn’t know who killed him, so there’s no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave… and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.

Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?

And what happens if she starts to fall for him?

 

9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #30

  1. I don’t know about The Well’s End but I will surely be reading ‘The Weight of Souls’ cause it sounds very thrilling !
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  2. Yet once again, I have never heard of these titles but I am extremely eager to read them. The Weight of Souls has my attention the most, as I like books with dark topics.

    Great post, ladies! <33

  3. That cover for The Well’s End is bugging me, or rather, scaring me. I don’t like gas masks, especially when they’re cracked, LOL!

    I chose The Weight of Souls a few weeks ago, so of course I am going to read that one:)

    Here’s my WOW.

  4. I’ve had a lot of bad luck with Strange Chemistry’s previous titles, but I’m hoping The Weight of Souls will work for me. I also love the sound of The Well’s End. That definitely looks interesting. Great picks, you two! 🙂

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