Oct 13, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #31: Virals, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Crossing Over, Hunger & Dash & Lily's Book of Dares!

"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:
Kathy Reichs

Publication date:
November 2, 2010
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage 'sci-philes' who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot - if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
Fortunately, they are now more than friends - they're a pack. They are Virals.
A Tale Dark & Grimm
Adam Gidwitz
Publication date:
October 28, 2010
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Crossing Over
Anna Kendall
Publication date:
October 14, 2010
Roger Kilbourne has the ability to 'cross over' into the land of the dead and speak with its residents. It is a startling gift, and not a pleasant one. Roger manages to escape his brutal uncle, who has exploited his talents for years; after he gets a job in the palace laundry, he thinks he will be safe. Instead, there are worse dangers. First, he falls hopelessly in love with the bewitching, willful Lady Cecilia; next, he is pulled into the midst of life-threatening court intigue. Soon Roger is using his gift as a way to get the life he dreams of - even if it means bringing the dead back to the land of the living.
Jackie Morse Kessler
Publication date:
October 18, 2010
"Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world."

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she's been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home--her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power--and the courage to fight her own inner demons?

A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Publication date:
October 26, 2010

'I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please.'

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.


  1. Have not read a Kathy Reichs book in a while but "Virals" sounds pretty interesting and "Hunger" have been wishing to read since first heard of the book myself! Hope you get them all to read Aleksandra!

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    jackie >_<

  2. Great pick! I think A tale dark of grimm sound fabs!

  3. Great picks for your WOW this week. I love the look of Virals and can't wait to read Hunger. Hope you have a fun time reading this week and good luck in your readathon!

    Here's my WOW choice for the week

  4. I love the cover of Hunger and Virals! I'm adding them both to my TBR list :)
    P.S. I'm your newest follower, and I'd appreciate if you stopped by my blog!

    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  5. These all look amazing, especially Grimm and Crossing Over!! Great picks!

  6. Virals sounds pretty interesting. I have a kathy Reichs book but I could never get into it. Maybe I'll give her another try when that book comes out! And I love the cover of Grimm. Great picks this week!

    Come check out my WoW :D

  7. I really want to read Hunger and A Tale Dark and Grimm, thanks for reminding me about them!

    Check out my pick HERE!

  8. Great picks!! They're all on my TBR list as well! =) Especially Hunger and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares! Hunger sounds so original, and Dash & Lily's sounds so sweet!

  9. A Tale Dark and Grimm's on my wishlist as well - the cover is so perfect for it! Also Dash & Lily's Book of Dares looks like so much fun :D

  10. These are all great picks. i honestly have a hard time saying which i want more...hunger, Crossing Over, Virals? I really can't decide.

    Check Out what I’m waiting for here.

  11. i really want to read dash and lily's book of dares too! great picks :)

  12. Great choices - particularly like the sound of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Thanks for such great WoW picks.

    This is what I'm waiting on this week.

  13. Hunger sounds really intersesting and so does Crossing Over! I can't wait to see what you think of them once you've read them! Hopefully you love them. :-)