Aug 25, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #24: The Duff, Crusade, Extraordinary & Dark Song!




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







So, this week's my-can't-wait-to-read choices are:



 The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
by
Kody Keplinger

Publication date:
September 7, 2010

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.



Crusade
(Book 1 of the Crusade series)
by
Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Publication date:
September 7, 2010

The ultimate battle. The ultimate love.

For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated - and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself - and her heart.



Extraordinary 
by
Nancy Werlin

Publication date:
September 7, 2010

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe - but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.

Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?



Dark Song
by
Gail Giles


Publication date:
September 7, 2010

Mark said he heard the dark song when he creeped houses. The song the predator's heart sings when it hears the heart of the prey. I heard it now. Mark said it had always been in me. Lurking. Waiting for me to hear.

Ames is not the person she was a few months ago. Her father lost his job, and her family is crumbling apart. Now, all she has is Marc. Marc, who loves her more than anything. Marc, who owns a gun collection. And he'll stop at nothing--even using his guns--to get what he wants. Ames feels her parents have betrayed her with their lies and self-absorption, but is she prepared to make the ultimate betrayal against them?

12 comments:

  1. OMG!! Great picks and what makes it even more exciting is that they're due to be released within the next two weeks. And wouldn't you know? Right after payday. Thanks for the recommends :D

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  2. I want them all. Crusades is a new one for me and it sound exciting so thanks for including this in your awesome WOW

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  3. No more fairy stories or plots with academies for me...lol...but I do like the Duff and Dark Stories. They're different. Thanks for the tips.

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  4. Crusades is new to me too and looks great!

    Our pick is at BookSake.

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  5. Wow, those are some good picks!
    I hope you enjoy your books!

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  6. Extraordinary looks really good. Nice picks. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  7. Nice picks! I can't wait to read Extraordinary myself. *grin*

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  8. i've heard a lot about duff! looks really good!

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  9. I'm looking forward to all of these! :)

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  10. Oh they all look good...and I have to say I'm being pulled in to Crusade even though I don't need anymore vampires in my life!

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