Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2/23/11)

Waiting on Wednesdays is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Oddly enough, I have nothing to post today, so WoW it is. The following are some books that I'm excited for, but that I haven't really seen around the blogosphere. I'm hoping to help change that.

Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
April 7, 2011
*Goodreads doesn't have the US version available right now

A chilling, beautiful debut novel inspired by a haunting folk song about murder, witchcraft and revenge. Beware of Long Lankin, that lives in the moss ...When Cora and her little sister Mimi are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome, and are desperate to go back to London. But Auntie Ida's life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces' arrival has reawoken an evil that has lain waiting for years. A haunting voice in an empty room ...A strange, scarred man lurking in the graveyard ...A mysterious warning, scrawled on the walls of the abandoned church ...Along with Roger and Peter, two young village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries - before it is too late for Mimi. Intensely atmospheric and truly compelling, this is a stunning debut.

I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
May 1, 2011

“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?

Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.

I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
May 3, 2011

Raised by an unstable father who keeps the family constantly on the move, Sam Border hasn't been in a classroom since the second grade. He's always been the rock for his younger brother Riddle, who stopped speaking long ago and instead makes sense of the world through his strange and intricate drawings. It's said that the two boys speak with one voice--and that voice is Sam's.

Then, Sam meets Emily Bell, and everything changes. The two share an immediate and intense attraction, and soon Sam and Riddle find themselves welcomed into the Bell's home. Faced with normalcy for the first time, they know it's too good to last.

Told from multiple perspectives, Holly Goldberg Sloan's debut novel offers readers fresh voices and a gripping story, with vivid glimpses into the lives of many unique characters. Beautifully written and emotionally profound, I'll Be There is a story about connections both big and small, and deftly explores the many ways that our lives are woven together.


Elodie said...

I really can't wait to read I'm Not Her !! The blurb sounds really good and the cover is so pretty !! =)

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I can't wait for I'm not Her either.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

BrittLit said...

These all sound great. The first one looks delightfully creepy.

Khadija said...

The only one of these I've heard of is I'm Not Her. But they all sound interesting, I think I'll have to go add them to my goodreads now :)

Great picks!

New post for Debut Author Incites is up :)

Bere said...

Oooh, all of these sound great, Nikki. I believe I haven't heard of any of these before. The first one looks and sounds creepy! And the cover for I'm Not Her is so pretty. Awesome WoW, Nikki. My reading list keeps on growing hehe =).

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