Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating...

Title: Graveminder
Author: Melissa Marr
Release Date: May 17th, 2011

From Goodreads: "The New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series delivers her first novel for adults, a story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn’t a funeral that Maylene didn’t attend, and at each Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words “Sleep well, and stay where I put you.”

Now Maylene is dead and Bek must go back to the place—and the man—she left a decade ago. But what she soon discovers is that Maylene was murdered and that there was good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in placid Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected. Beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D—a place from which the dead will return if their graves are not properly minded. Only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk."


Title: "Possession"
Author: Elana Johnson
Release Date:  June 7th, 2011

From Goodreads: "Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play."


Title: "A Need So Beautiful"
Author:  Suzanne Young
Release Date:  June 21st, 2011

From Goodreads: "Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

There have been others before who’ve felt the Need, but they’re gone—erased from the memories of everyone whose lives they had touched. It's as though they never existed. This is the fate that awaits Charlotte. But the last thing Charlotte wants to do is disappear, to be Forgotten. She wants to stay with her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. She wishes she could just ignore the Need, but she can’t. And as everyone important in her life begins to slowly forget her, she has to decide if she’ll fight the Need in order to remain herself—no matter how dark the consequences."

What are you waiting for? 


  1. Yes to all three please! Fantastic picks all around Avery, I'm dying to get my hands on all of these:) I love that cover for Graveminder, it's so creepy and interesting. All three have gorgeous covers, but that one I find the most intriguing:)

  2. Graveminder sounds really good. I didn't love her fairy series, but this new book has caught my interest.

  3. Graveminder sounds excellent! I really like Melissa Marrs writing. Do you have these pre-ordered? I have done with Possession but I might have to do that with Graveminder now too.

  4. Definitely can't wait for Melissa's Graveminder either! Very excited about that one!

    Here's my WoW

  5. Graveminder and A Need So Beautiful are on my wishlist. I'm curious about Possession, but if it ends up being too much like Uglies then I may not enjoy it. You'll just have to get it and let me know! :)

  6. Wow i love your choices. The book possession sounds so interesting. Reminds me of matched the whole dystopian theme. A need so beautiful is another that i will be adding to my TBR list.
    Love the covers on both. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This book looks awesome! I love the cover =D

  8. Yes to all of these...especially Graveminder! I love the premise of that one, specifically :)


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