Waiting On Wednesday: When Rose Wakes


This week's WoW book is When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden! It will be released on September 28, 2010.

Book Description:


Her terrifying dreams are nothing compared to the all-too-real nightmare that awaits... Ever since sixteen-year-old Rose DuBois woke up from months in a coma with absolutely no memories, she’s had to start from scratch. She knows she loves her two aunts who take care of her, and that they all used to live in France, but everything else from her life before is a blank.Rose tries to push through the memory gaps and start her new life, attending high school and living in Boston with her aunts, who have seriously old world ideas. Especially when it comes to boys. But despite their seemingly irrational fears and odd superstitions, they insist Rose not worry about the eerie dreams she’s having, vivid nightmares that she comes to realize are strangely like the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The evil witch, the friendly fairies, a curse that puts an entire town to sleep—Rose relives the frightening story every night. And when a mysterious raven-haired woman starts following her, Rose begins to wonder if she is the dormant princess. And now that she’s awake, she’s in terrible, terrible danger...


This one looks amazing! I can't wait for its release; sounds and looks very creative. PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2010!

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I think this bookshelf is so awesome! It opens and closes however you want it to look, and gives you more room for storage as you continue to buy more books.

Waiting On Wednesday: Where the Truth Lies


This week's WoW book is Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman! It will be released on September 28, 2010.

Book Description:


On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But Emily also suffers from devastating nightmares about fire and water, and nobody knows why. Then the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, and Emily is immediately swept away—but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life. As the lies she's been told start to unravel, Emily must set out to discover the truth regarding her nightmare; on a journey that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about love, family, and her own idyllic past.


I adore this cover! :) The summary got me hooked, too. PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2010!

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(Originally by The Story Siren, as "In My Mailbox.") On My Bookshelf is used to share what books I bought, won, traded, received for review, or got from the library this week. It's to let you know what to expect for me to read/review next. (:


*Sorry the quality is bad - I had to take this picture from my phone.*

BOUGHT FROM BOOKSTORES:

We Were Here by Matt de la Pena: When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group home—said he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks. The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can’t even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live. But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself. Life usually doesn’t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you’re running from.

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey: Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

RECEIVED FOR REVIEW:

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson: Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she’s a werewolf. As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire’s new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever.

RECEIVED FROM TRADING:

The Heart Is Not A Size by Beth Kephart: When Georgia and her best friend, Riley, travel along with nine other suburban Pennsylvania kids to Anapra, a squatters' village in the heat-flattened border city of Juarez, Mexico, secrets seem to percolate and threaten both a friendship and a life. Certainties unravel. Reality changes. And Georgia is left to figure out who she is outside the world she's always known.

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers: Perfect Parker Fadley isn’t so perfect anymore. She’s quit the cheerleading squad, she’s dumped her perfect boyfriend, and she’s failing school. Her parents are on a constant suicide watch and her counselors think she’s playing games…but what they don’t know, the real reason for this whole mess, isn’t something she can say out loud. It isn’t even something she can say to herself. A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault. If she can just remove herself from everybody--be totally alone--then everything will be okay...The problem is, nobody will let her.

Congrats!


Maddie from Confessions of a Teen Bookaholic won my giveaway for a copy of Forgive My Fins. I'm just about to email you, and you'll have 4 days to get back to me with your address before I'll have to pick a new winner. Congrats and thanks for entering everyone! :)

Saturday Spotlight - My Love Affair With Books


Saturday Spotlight is where I feature another book blogger for you to check out! You should take a look at their site and leave a comment. (: [I got this meme from Kristen.]

Name: Misha
Age: 20
Blog Name: My Love Affair With Books
URL:http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/

Share a little bit about yourself:
hmm..I find this the hardest part because I never know what to say. I will try. I am Misha, from New Delhi, India. People are often surprised to know that I am a book blogger from India .Indians are often perceived as "exotic" people from an "exotic" land .I am currently doing my Postgrad in Psychology. Apart from the fact that I am a crazy bibliophile , I love music, movies and daydreaming! I am a little bit of a feminist.Oh! And I am in love with Ian Somerhalder (Damon in Vampire Diaries). I am terrified of 1.Reptiles 2.Flying 3.Ghosts (if they exist...and I am still not sure)

How long have you been blogging and what made you want to start?
I am an infant when it comes to book blogging. I started my blog on 29th July. I wanted to blog because I can talk endlessly about books and I love anything to do with books.

What does your site have?
Reviews of books of different genres, memes, contests, upcoming author guestposts and my ramblings ofcourse....I already have a contest running. It ends on Sept 2nd.

What are your favorite things about book blogging?
1. Giving my opinion about books
2. Getting a chance to interact with authors , other bloggers and book lovers
3.Participating in fun memes

What are your favorite books and/or authors? What about genre in general?
I am a very eclectic reader. My favorite genres are literary fiction, YA fiction, Historical fiction, gothic suspense and fantasy. My favorite authors are Sarah Dunant, Jane Austen,Libba Bray, Margaret Atwood, Catherine O'Flynn,Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Tyler, Carol Goodman, Donna Tartt, Kate Morton, Melissa Marr, Kiersten Miller, Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Barbara Vine, Lucy Christopher and Sarah Waters ! Whew!

Now for the random questions!
Best thing you've done this summer? Started blogging!

Favorite movie you've seen this year? I loved Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. I love every movie which Tim Burton and Johnny depp have made together.

What's the best flavor of ice cream? BlackCurrant

Have a favorite cartoon character? Spongebob!

Anything else you want to say? Thank you for having me here!

If you would like to be featured on a Saturday Spotlight post, shoot me an email at booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com
It doesn't matter how long you've been blogging - I'll interview anyone!

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A new kind of post I'll be doing once a week! I love creative, wacky bookshelves and find awesome pictures of them all the time. So I decided to put one up every week for you guys to enjoy. :)

Waiting On Wednesday: The Things A Brother Knows


This week's WoW book is The Things A Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt! It will be released on September 14, 2010.

Book Description:


Finally, Levi Katznelson’s older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a high school star who had it all and gave it up to serve in a war Levi can’t understand. Things have been on hold since Boaz left. With the help of his two best friends Levi has fumbled his way through high school, weary of his role as little brother to the hero. But when Boaz walks through the front door after his tour of duty is over, Levi knows there’s something wrong. Boaz is home, safe. But Levi knows that his brother is not the same. Maybe things will never return to normal. Then Boaz leaves again, and this time Levi follows him, determined to understand who his brother was, who he has become, and how to bring him home again. Award-winning author Dana Reinhardt introduces readers to Levi, who has never known what he believes, and whose journey reveals truths only a brother knows.


Haven't seen any posts about this book but I think it sounds rather interesting, especially since the author is a female - I would think it would be a man. PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010!

On My Bookshelf (21)


(Originally by The Story Siren, as "In My Mailbox.") On My Bookshelf is used to share what books I bought, won, traded, received for review, or got from the library this week. It's to let you know what to expect for me to read/review next. (:


*Sorry the quality is bad - I had to take this picture from my phone.*

BOUGHT FROM BOOKSTORES:

Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling: Claire Voyante has been having strange visions ever since she can remember. But the similarity between her name and her talents is purely coincidental. The name is French and unlike the psychics on TV, she can’t solve crimes or talk to the dead. But that all changes on Claire’s 15th birthday, when her grandmother gives her something a little more extraordinary than one of her old cocktail dresses: a strange black-and-white onyx cameo on a gold chain. It’s not long before Claire’s world becomes a whole lot clearer. And a whole lot more dangerous.

WON FROM CONTESTS:

Lost For Words by Alice Kuipers: All Sophie wants to do is forget. But it's not easy now that everything's changed. The house feels too big, school drags on for too long, lights are too bright, the room spins, and her hands get sweaty for no reason. And she can't remember why she was ever best friends with Abigail, who is obsessed with parties and boys. Only the new girl, Rosa-Leigh, with her prose poems and utter confidence, might understand. But talking to her seems impossible. Lost in memories of the life she once had, Sophie retreats into herself. But there's only so long she can keep everything bottled up inside before she explodes. Maybe by confronting the tragedy of her past she'll figure out how to fix her future.

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller: Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was. In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

RECEIVED FOR REVIEW:

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff: Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world. Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

RECEIVED FROM TRADING:

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey: Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents' rules--especially the one about never opening the mysterious, old box in her father's office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings disappear, she's tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry scholarship.To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen's sanity. Maybe his life. But Jill's accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk everything--even Tristen's love--just for the thrill of being...bad.

I think I might be dying..


My Mockingjay book still hasn't arrived yet!! I pre-ordered it in July from The Book Depository and yet, still no luck. I know that it doesn't take over a week to mail a book. Because I've won books from contests in other countries and have gotten them just a few days later! What is going on?? Every day that passes and still no Mockingjay is getting me so frustrated. I'm good with patience, but NOT waiting for books to come. :P Is anyone else having a similar problem with the book depository or am I freaking out alone here?

Waiting On Wednesday: Dark Water


This week's WoW book is Dark Water by Laura McNeal! It will be released on September 14, 2010.

Book Description:


Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt and her mother live in Fallbrook, California, where it’s sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn’t pay much attention to them . . . until Amiel. From the moment she sees him, Pearl is drawn to this boy who keeps to himself, fears being caught by la migra, and is mysteriously unable to talk. And after coming across Amiel’s makeshift hut near Agua Prieta Creek, Pearl falls into a precarious friendship—and a forbidden romance. Then the wildfires strike. Fallbrook—the town of marigolds and palms, blood oranges and sweet limes—is threatened by the Agua Prieta fire, and a mandatory evacuation order is issued. But Pearl knows that Amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. Slipping away from safety and her family, Pearl moves toward the dark creek, where the smoke has become air, the air smoke. Laura McNeal has crafted a beautiful and haunting novel full of peril, desperation, and love.


I haven't heard any talk at all about this book, but I think it sounds really original! I'm very excited to read it. PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010!