Aug 11, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #22: Paranormalcy, The Healer's Apprentice, The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall & The Julian Game!




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


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My "can't-wait-to-read" choices are:

Paranormalcy
by
Kiersten White

Publication date:
August 31, 2010

Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.
But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.


 

The Healer's Apprentice
by
Melanie Dickerson

Publication date:  
September 3, 2010 


Two Hearts. 
One Hope. 
Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her - a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny. 


The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
by 
Mary Downing Hahn

Publication date:
September 6, 2010 

When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.
But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?




The Julian Game
by 
Adele Griffin

Publication date:  
August 26, 2010

All new girl Raye Archer wants is a way into the in crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker picks her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity so she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. It's a fun and dangerous thrill at first, but Raye hadn't counted on falling for Julian herself - and igniting Ella's rage.
As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge, creating an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she's helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.

Adele Griffin's riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook: the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.
 

16 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of The Healer's Apprentice before but it sounds promising! Also love the cover :)

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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  2. Wow all of these sound fantastic. Definitely will be looking for these when they come out.

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  3. Great picks! I'm especially excited for Paranormalcy.

    My WoW pick is up on my blog! :)

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  4. Your wows are always wonderful. I have paranormalcy on my wishlist and will probably be putting the rest of these on there as well.

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  5. The Julien Game sounds really good and I haven't heard of it before. I know there's a lot of hype about Paranormalcy, but I can't quite buy it. The premise isn't pulling me in.

    It sounds like it's younger than YA. I could be totally wrong and it's amazing. The girl on the cover certainly looks hot, but I don't see a connection between the cover and the story. I think I will be checking it out though. I want to know how the story comes across for myself.

    Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit today.

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  6. Great picks! I like the sound of the Healer's Apprentice!

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  7. The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall and The Healer's Apprentice sound very promising.Cool pick!

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  8. Paranormalcy ROCKS! and The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall is super good!

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  9. Lots of fantastic books. I read an excellent review of Paranormalcy that made me add it to my TBR list. The Healer's Apprentice also sounds like a great book.

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  10. awesome picks! i can wait 2 start paranormalcy!

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  11. Looks like some fabulous reads are headed your way! Happy reading. Oh, I'm doing the Thriller&Suspense Challenge, too!

    Michele
    Writers Jailed today on SouthernCityMysteries

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  12. Lots of fun picks there! My two WOWs are at The Crowded Leaf.

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  13. Great picks..Paranormalcy seems to have taken off

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  14. I have read The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall and it's very nice. Not great, but just nice. I do love the cover. The Healer's Apprentice sounds really good and some history entwined with it, always good. The cover is really good. :) Great picks.

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  15. I think everyone is waiting for Paranormalcy, it looks great! The Julian Game looks pretty good too, plus I really like the cover.

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