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August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (8/3)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Many thanks to Danny @  Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button

Clearly, I have no cure. No matter how many books I have in my TBR pile and how often I say I won't read any more debut novels for a while and read some of my 'older' books instead (because if I don't read them now, during the summer, they'll just sit there, on the shelves, untouched, forever), I'm still wishing for more and getting all excited every time I hear about a new one. So here a few debut novels I've heard so many amazing things about ever since BEA and I'm dying to read!

Shatter Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Pub.: November 15th 2011 by HarperTeen

Goodreads description:

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.


 Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood #1)
by Kendare Blake
Pub: August 30th 2011 by Tor Teen

Goodreads description:

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.


Shattered Souls
by Mary Lindsey
Pub.: December 8th 2011 by Philomel/Penguin

Goodreads description:

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

So... all these sound sooo good and refreshing! I love the covers too, there's something fierce and special about them! Can't wait to get my hands on the hardcovers!<3

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  1. Someone else had Shatter Me and it seems really good! And I really can't wait until Shattered Souls comes out! Great picks this week :)
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  2. Great picks! Anna Dressed in Blood sounds really good! Could go for a good ghost story!

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  3. Great picks! I can't wait for Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me <3

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