May 11, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #46: Hourglass, Supernaturally, Forbidden & Just Like Heaven!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
(Hourglass, book 1)
Myra McEntire

Publication date:
June 14, 2011

One hour to rewrite the past . . .
For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance,
Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
(Paranormalcy, book 2)
Kiersten White

Publication date:
July 26, 2011

A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her...and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be...Evie herself.

So much for normal.
(The Demon Trappers, book 2)
Jana Oliver

Publication date:
August 5, 2011

Hell has a plan for Riley Blackthorne… 
Riley’s beginning to think being a demon trapper isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her dad’s been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend’s gone all weird and she’s getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who’s got more secrets than the C.I.A. It’s tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option with Hell watching her every move. One mistake will cost her everything - and that's the one she's about to make...
Just Like Heaven
(Smythe-Smith Quartet, book 1)
Julia Quinn

Publication date:
May 31, 2011

Honoria Smythe-Smith is: 
A) a really bad violinist
B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child
C) not in love with her older brother's best friend
D) all of the above

Marcus Holroyd is: 
A) the Earl of Chatteris
B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles
C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister
D) all of the above

Together they: 
A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake
B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance
C) fall quite desperately in love

It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is . . .

D) all of the above


  1. Great choices they all sound great.

  2. Those are great choices! I am especially looking forward to Hourglass and Supernaturally.

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  3. Oh I love all your picks this week and cannot wait to read them. Great choices

  4. Ooh, a new Julia Quinn novel! That's exciting. And I'm definitely looking forward to Supernaturally since Paranormalcy is one of the best YA books that I've read in a while.