Feb 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #41: Cloaked, So Shelly & The Floating Islands!




"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
 
 
Cloaked
by 
Alex Flinn
 
Publication date:
February 8, 2011
 
 
I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.
It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.
There wasn't a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I've ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades.
Don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. But you'll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked. 



So Shelly
by
Ty Roth

Publication date:
February 8, 2011


Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.
After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.
 
 
 
The Floating Islands
by
Rachel Neumeier
 
Publication date:
February 8, 2011
 
 
When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.
Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain.
Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .

Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.

6 comments:

  1. Want them all too great choices this week!

    Our WOW

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  2. Ahh, SO SHELLY! I can't wait for it - not long now! I'm also eager to read CLOAKED since I loved BEASTLY so much! Great picks!

    Here's what I'm waiting on!

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  3. I've read So Shelly's summary and I loved it! Thanks for sharing! My WoW :]

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  4. Great picks! I'm so excited for Cloaked and So Shelly! Especially So Shelly -- it sounds so original and Romantic (in the capital R sense of the word).

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  5. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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