Sep 8, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #26: Reckless, The Replacement, A Hellion in Her Bed & The Miracle Stealer!





"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:



Reckless
by
Cornelia Funke

Publication date:
September 14, 2010


For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world, a world behind a mirror, a world for which his father abandoned his family. The mirror world is Jacob's escape from reality. It's a place for treasure hunts and magnificent quests. A world where witches haunt the forests and giants and dwarfs roam. A world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, with disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before Will is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world where fantasy meets reality. Reckless is a thrilling adventure, a tale of heroism and loyalty, filled with danger, mystery, and magic - with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before.



The Replacement
by 
Brenna Yovanoff

Publication date:
September 21, 2010


Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.


  
A Hellion in Her Bed
(Book 2 in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series)
by 
Sabrina Jeffries

I loved the 1st book The Truth About Lord Stoneville, so now I can't wait to read this one also...

Publication date:
September 21, 2010


Furious at his grandmother's ultimatum to marry or lose his inheritance, Lord Jarret Sharpe wagers his luck - and his heart - at the card table against a most unlikely opponent.

Mired in scandal after his parents' mysterious deaths, notorious gambler Lord Jarret Sharpe agrees to tamely run the family brewery for a year if his Machiavellian grandmother rescinds her ultimatum that he marry. But the gambler in him can't resist when beguiling Annabel Lake proposes a wager. If she wins their card game, he must help save her family's foundering brewery. But if he wins, she must spend a night in his bed. The outcome sets off a chain of events that threatens to destroy all his plans . . . and unveils the secret Annabel has held for so long. When Jarret discovers the darker reason behind her wager, he forces her into another one - and this time he intends to win not just her body, but her heart.



The Miracle Stealer
by
Neil Connelly

Publication date:
October 1, 2010


Andi Grant adores her 6-year-old brother Daniel, a "miracle child" who fell down a mine shaft and survived. People regularly come to him for blessings and healings (which sometimes seem to work), and Andi is horrified by his exploitation, esp. when she finds signs of a stalker around their home. With the help of her once-and-maybe-future boyfriend Jeff, she comes up with a plan so audacious, so dramatic, it will stop the attention on Daniel forever: an "Anti-Miracle" that will unravel with the slightest examination of the facts, and cast doubt on Daniel's powers forever after.

As her plan comes together, the stalker draws closer, and the clock ticks toward Daniel's star turn at the local Paradise Days celebration, Andi finds herself wrestling with her own beliefs in God and her brother, and wondering if what she really needs is . . . a miracle.

12 comments:

  1. Reckless is a new title and sounds like a very intriguing story. I will definitely be on the lookout for it. Thanks

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  2. Wow those are greats WOWs. Reckless sounds so interesting and I LOVE that cover just on its own. I love the new Sabrina Jefferies book as well. Thanks for sharing

    Here's my WOW

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  3. I love the cover for Reckless. It sounds awesome!

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  4. These all sound great! I will have to check them out!

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  5. That Replacement cover is just downright creepy but so intriguing! Enjoy when they hit the shelves.

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  6. HOLY CRUD... something new by Cornelia Funke?! MUST HAVE!!
    Now a follower, thanks for the info!

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  7. I really liked Inkheart but haven't read any of Cornelia Funke's other books. She is a very talented author and Reckless sounds like a fantastic story. I also want to read The Replacements after reading a great review of it. The Miracle Stealer also looks good. Great picks this week!

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  8. I love love Cornelia Funke! I didn't release she had a new one coming...this sounds great, thanks!

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  9. Those all look great! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  11. reckless looks creepy in a good way

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