Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - October

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Waiting on Wednesday is a post where you can let people know what upcoming books you're anticipating!

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

October 18, 2011
Little, Brown

Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family?

Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too?

Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about what it means to be a family and the many roads we can take to become one.

I have really enjoyed Sara Zarr's other books, and I love what she does with her characters. I'm really looking forward to this.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

October 18, 2o11

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

I'm curious to read something from Stiefvater that sounds so different from the Shiver books.

October 25, 2011

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

I love this series. I have completely fallen in love with Prince Ash, and am so excited for this to come out!


Giselle said...

Great picks! I've heard mixed reviews on Scorpio Races but I still want to read it it sounds really original and I love the cover.

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Rida said...

All these books are awesome! I'm particularly looking forward to The Scorpio Races :)

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Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads said...


Amazing pick! ysterday I just got The Scorpio races! =D cant wait to read it! and Love ash too! you got amazing choices this week ^__^

I also want to invite you to my great international giveaway! there are 12 amazing titles you can choose from!

Take care and Happy Reading!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

All of those sound awesome, especially the first one! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely have to check those out when they're released. Great picks!

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Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

Great choices, all of them are on my list. I still need to start The Iron Fey series though. Thanks for stopping by.

Jill said...

Welcome to WoW!

readingdate said...

These books are all on my TBR and I'm eager to read them soon. Think I'll start with How to Save a Life or The Iron Knight. I haven't read Sara Zarr's other books but will seek them out based on your rec!

Crystal said...

All great choices. I have two of them on my to review pile and The Scorpio Races in on my to buy list! I love Maggie Stiefvater.

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Sonya said...

Great choices I have seen a few people pick how to save a life, its on my list so is the ironknght. Its one of my bday gifts to myself.

Karen @ Book Light Graveyard said...

I'm definitely excited for Scorpio Races and How to Save a Life! They both look sooo good. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by!

marina said...

You have a great list. I haven't read Sarah Zarr but that book sounds really different and interesting. I'm desperately waiting for The Scorpio Races--I even saw Maggie Stiefvater talk last night (so funny and adorable and nice). And The Iron Knight was a great conclusion to the Iron Fey series. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

danya said...

Thanks for dropping by! The Scorpio Races looks cool, I've heard some great things about it :)

anji beane said...

I've been seeing How to Save a Life. I'd like to read that one, too :)

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