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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Waiting on Wednesday" (12)

“Waiting On”Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Here, we shine the spotlight on books that are coming out soon that we are excited about reading!

 Dark StarDark Star by: Bethany Frenette
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion

Summary from Goodreads:
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.
Why am I waiting for this?
Superheroes, monsters, powers. This book sounds like it was made for me! I love superheroes and superpowers and its even better when they get to defeat gruesome monsters.

Wentworth Hall by: Abby Grahame

Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Summary from Goodreads:
A lush, historical novel about the secretive Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall!The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets… Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for. It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been…even as their carefully constructed faÇade rapidly comes undone. Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one…the handsome groom Michael, the beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever. When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long.
  Why am I waiting for this?

 am a huge fan of historical books. I am also a fan of Downton Abbey. This looks like it combines the best and worst of betrayal, scandal, history, and romance! I'll be picking this one up right away!

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At April 11, 2012 at 6:02 AM , Blogger Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Both sound good, especially Dark Star.

Safari Poet

At April 11, 2012 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Patricia said...

I wouldn't mind getting both of them right about NOW. I only wish Wentworth Hall was a Adult novel.. LOL

Patricia // My WOW

At April 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Wentworth Hall sounds fascinating. Nice picks!

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