Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday 12/5

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that features the books that we (the bloggers) are highly anticipating. "Waiting on Wednesday" was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Rosie Only Secretly Inexplicably Expects (to read)

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Expected Publication: January 1, 2013 by Amulet Books
Hardback, 384 pages
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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own. --GoodReads

Pre-order Splintered at: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD

Jenny is "Waiting On":

Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks #3) by Miranda Kenneally
Expected Publication: March 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire

Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker. 

Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…

This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.

Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…

Read an excerpt here. --Goodreads

Pre-Order at: Amazon / B&N / TBD (TBD is the cheapest: $6.74!!!)

Angie is impatiently dying for:

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carringer

Expected Publication: February 5, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe. --Goodreads

Pre-order Etiquette & Espionage here: Amazon/ B&N/ TBD

What are you waiting on? We love to hear what you are waiting on in the comments!



  1. Nice! Seeing a lot of the first one, saw it on Netgalley too but cannot decide if I want to try and read it when I have soooo much else to read!

    Haven't heard of the second, but then I don't read contemps, still hope you like it!

    Just finished an ARC of Gail's book and really liked it! Hope you do too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Splintered! YES! I'm kinda itching to get my hands on that one. Never read Miranda Kenneally's series, but people have raved about Catching Jordan, so I guess I need to pick it up at some point. And Gail Carriger is just awesome. Really like the PP series and I'm so excited that is book is in the same world :)

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  3. Splintered is so so so so SO good! Easily one of my favourite reads this year - the world building was amazing and the slight twist to all of Carroll's Alice elements was wonderfully done!

    My WoW this week is a special movie edition!

    1. Ahh! So jealous! Sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it!

      -Rosie @YAN

  4. Great choice, I can't wait for this one either! Splintered was my choice this week to.

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  5. I am so excited for Splintered too. I love the cover! You just know, without even reading the blurb, that it has to do with Alice in Wonderland.

    1. Yesss! I love all the vibrant, earth-y greens! Really makes her eyes, pop, you know?

      -Rosie @YAN

  6. Love the 2nd cover and Splintered sounds interesting.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. I can't wait for Splintered! The cover is gorgeous. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. Awesome picks!! I loved Splintered and I can't wait to read the rest =)

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  9. I am very excited to read Splintered! It looks so good :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction


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