"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. As I'm a bookaholic, obviously I adore this MEME, so I'm here today salivating over two of the books in my 'to-read' account over at Goodreads.
This week, my "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selection that comes out in December is:
Christina Meredith, December 27, 2011 by Greenwillow Books
Leah has the life most high school girls would kill for—popularity, glowing grades, a rich, athletic boyfriend. So why does she feel like she can’t breathe? And why can’t she stop thinking about the boy from the country club? The one who isn’t her boyfriend, the one that her mother would never, ever approve of, the one that her perfect older sisters would never, ever look at twice. The one who is always looking back at her. Irresistible attraction, smoldering glances, the bad boy and the good girl—Kiss Crush Collide has everything that a steamy forbidden romance should, and then some.
With graceful and honest writing and an electric love story, this is a book about growing into your own skin. For fans of Perfect Chemistry, Sarah Dessen, and John Green
Hmm, let's see. Romance--check. Hot, bad boy--check. For fans of Perfect Chemistry and Sarah Dessen--um, check, check. Soooo can't wait for this one :-)
And this week's 2012 "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selection:
Anna Banks, Expected publication May 22, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Emma and her friend Chloe are spending vacation in Florida. When Emma (literally) runs into a hot guy named Galen on the beach, little does she know he’s a prince of the Syrena. Galen and Emma both feel something strange – is it attraction? – and Galen suspects that Emma might well be the girl he’s heard of – a human who can communicate with fish.
What follows is a deadly scene with a shark in which Galen witnesses Emma’s gifts. He must know more about her, and follows her back to New Jersey, and high school, to find out for sure if she’s the key to saving his kingdom. Soon, Emma can’t deny her feelings for him, but can’t explain them, either – and both she and Galen must learn more about where she comes from and what her powers are before they can trust one another and their feelings
I have been eager for this one for months, ever since I read Anna's agent success story, and although it is still months away from release, I'm all giddy over seeing the cover and blurb. Believing big things for this sweet and talented author :-)
Q4U: Got any good recommendations for my to-read shelf? What are you counting down the days to read this week?