Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is twofold. First up is Crescendo (the sequel to Hush Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick. I am dying to read this one as I loved Hush Hush! Incidently, Hush Hush was my first review for the blog. Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

"Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?"

You can read the first chapter of Crescendo here but this really should carry a warning: BEWARE, after reading this you are going to want to read more!

Next up is another book I'm dying to read called I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

"Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.

But they know.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.

I am Number Four.

I am next."

WOW, is all I can say. Definitely sounds like my kind of book and I hear that this is going to be made into a movie! Must read the book first though.

9 comments:

  1. So glad you're looking forward to CRESCENDO!

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  2. I can't wait for Crescendo!! Ah! Exciting!

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  3. I saw that you are a part of the Debut Author Challenge! That is so amazing that you are supporting debut authors and I only recently found out that I am going to be one!!! I wanted to ask if you wouldn’t mind heading over to my blog and giving me your opinion. As a blogger turned author I would really appreciate it and the publisher is still giving out ARCs so you might have a chance at a free copy! Thank you and I hope you will stop by and check out The Thirteenth Chime!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

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  4. Thanks Becca, have been looking forward to it since I finished Hush Hush at the beginning of the year! x

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  5. I am SO looking foreward to reading both books! I am number four is actually supposed to be coming out as a movie pretty soon as well with Quinn from Glee taking on the lead female role.

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  6. I haven't heard of I am Number Four! I want to read that now too. I'll just add that to the *HUGE* stack of books I already have... :)

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  7. Magan, yes that's right and it's got Alex Pettyfer in it *swoon*.

    Jordan, DEFINITELY add it now! Read it before it becomes a movie. That's my plan anyway ;)

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