Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (June 30, 2010)

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

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
Published September 14th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry
Hardcover, 672 pages

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow's five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years.

Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the family's story, Fallout is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and a testament to the harsh reality that addiction is never just one person's problem.

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published October 12th 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 512 pages

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

***Book descriptions from goodreads


  1. Happy reading. Both books sound great. I can't help but wonder about Beautiful Darkness though

  2. Oh, these do sound very good! I've read one book by Ellen Hopkins...

    Here's mine:

  3. Yay I've had both of these as my picks in the last few weeks, they sound great, don't they?x

  4. Fallout sounds like a heart-breaking read.

  5. I haven't read anything by Ellen Hopkins but I loved Beautiful Creatures and can't wait for Beautiful Darkness. Happy reading!

  6. I just started Beautiful Creatures, and I like it so far. ^_^

  7. They sounds very good! Mine is here:

  8. Welcome to WoW! So glad you're participating...and great picks!

  9. Fallout sounds like a powerful book! Enjoy.

  10. These books look like great reads!! Happy Reading :D

  11. Great picks, I know there was a teen in asking about readalikes for
    Hopkins the other day. She really enjoyed it. Have fun reading!

  12. Great picks! Beautiful Darkness was my WOW pick this week too!

  13. Have you read "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind"? I'm reading it so far and it's excellent! :-)


  14. I really really really need to read the Crank series. I loved EH's Impulse and Burned so I'm sure to love those. I need to take a break though bc I already know her style of writing and it's pretty much all the same. The stories are the only difference and boy do I still love reading them :)

    I must read Beautiful Creatures already!

  15. I cant wait for Beautiful Darkness!!

  16. I can't wait to read Beautiful Darkeness as well, I really like the first one. - Jessica

  17. Gallivanter: No I haven't heard of it before! Thanks for the recommendation. The title sounds good too.

    TV and Book Addict: Actually, I do need to read Crank, Burned and Impulse too. :D


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