Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine,
meant to spotlight an upcoming release we are eagerly awaiting!
Balzar + Bray, 304 Pages
Expected US Release Date: September 18, 2012
And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?
I'll be honest and say that I pretty much do not read horror stories - ever. I'm easily spooked. I mean, I can't watch CSI unless it's in the middle of the day with blinds open and a friend in the room, because the last time I did it was the middle of the night and the episode was about some college girl who lived on the second floor and a man snuck in through her balcony doors and killed her. I happened to be a college girl at the time, alone, watching TV with my back to my second-floor balcony doors. I didn't sleep.
But Ten is seriously going to make me reconsider my "no horror" rule. It seems so interesting, and I want to know who is getting vengeance and why! I mean, why is Meg the one searching for the killer? Where's her best friend Minnie? What part does TJ play? This is so Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer and And Then There Were None. I have to know!
Henry Holt and Co. BYR (an imprint of Macmillon), 245 Pages
Expected US Release Date: April 24, 2012
After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She’s ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she’s always longed for—and she pushes for as much as she can get, skipping school to roam the streets, visit fancy museums, and flirt with the cute clerk at a downtown record store.
But just like her beloved New York City, Maria’s life has a darker side. Behind her mother’s carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.
I adore any contemporary YA that's got a music element in it. Like most others, music speaks to me, and I love when it's incorporated into characters since it gives such a distinct picture of them. Maria seems like an interesting character, and I can't wait to find out the shadowy secrets to her family's past.
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