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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (10) and Waiting On Wednesday (9)


WWW Wednesday... is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be ReadingTo play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What I've Recently Read

Zombies at the Door, Planning for the Inevitable
Charles M. Pulsipher
We all know it can happen, will happen. Be prepared and have a laugh at the same time. This basic manual will make sure you are ready to face the zombie hordes and walk you through where to meet, find weapons and food, and set up camp. It may even give you hope as you huddle in the bathroom stall at the mall. Seriously though, don't go to the mall!
Learn the glow stick technique to distract zombies or how a paper bag might save your life or at least keep you from seeing the bitey end that's coming. Are dentist offices safe? Can the game of baseball stop the zombies from attacking? Is petroleum jelly something you should have in your zombie kit? Find out now.
Read my review and enter to win a paperback copy of the book HERE
Scary School
Derek the Ghost
You think your school's scary?
Get a load of these teachers:
Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungryTyrannosaurus rex!
Plus: Gargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the loose The world's most frighteningly delicious school lunch
And the narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost!
Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!
My review, an author interview, and giveaway for this book will be up tomorrow!
What I'm Currently Reading
HUSHED
Kelley York
He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her.
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.
Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is. But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption
The Enchantment of Abigail Brown
Mark Waters
Abigail Brown is a smart girl: academically brilliant and bullied at school. Even at the tender age of almost thirteen, she knows there is more to this existence than following the daily grind. Walking home from school, after breaking up for the summer holidays, she comes across a fat tabby cat called Arnold, who, much to her surprise, introduces himself. This event is the catalyst that guides Abigail to return to the ‘real world’, a world in which she was born, a world in which she belongs, a world where she is princess and heir to the throne, a world that is completely unknown to her. Discovering a door in her father’s study, Abigail is joined by her faithful dog Apollo, her new companion Arnold and her best friend Tom. Together they travel into the realm of Nousidia; a land where nature lives in co-existence with all life: man, beast or dragon. Abby finds her homeland in the grip of an evil tyrant, her aunt Belladora, who is holding her father, the true king, prisoner. She vows to release him and embarks on an adventure into the real world: the world of Nousidia. They travel across the kingdom, reuniting with friends, family and places long forgotten, discovering the true nature of the planet we call Earth.
What I'll Be Reading Next
Obsidian
Jennifer Armentrout
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Titan Magic
Jodi Lamm
Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.
Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return.

"Waiting On" Wednesday... is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This Wednesday I'm waiting on...
Storybound
Marissa Burt
4/3/12
In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.
In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself....With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world
I just LOVE the premise of this book! How cool would it be to go to school to learn to be a Hero...or Villain? Mwahahaha! This sounds like such an enchanting, spectacular tale. Plus, that cover is so prettyful ;)

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? NEXT? WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU WAITING ON? LEAVE LINKS IN THE COMMENTS!

11 comments:

Tess said...

how do I get signed up to go to this school! sounds like a great read! check out what Im waiting on @ My Pathway to Books http://tessmw.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-vex.html

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I'm a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and can't wait to read Obsidian and Pure next year. Hope you enjoy it.

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GABY said...

Storybound sounds amazing!

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Books For All Seasons said...

Storybound sounds very good! I like the cover! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

Sam
Books For All Seasons

We Fancy Books said...

Storybound seems really goooood! yay~ awesome pick!

Here's my WoW pick
Jay @ We Fancy Books

pixieDREAMER said...

Storybound seems pretty cool, and the cover's amazing!

My WoW: http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-sweet-evil.html

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Great pick! Stormbound looks like an awesome read. Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine: http://www.thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the sound of this one...and the cover! Awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY WOW POST and
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BookLuvr Mindy said...

I really want to read Obsidian! Good luck in the Heroine Tourney!

Jennifer said...

Titan Magic, Hushed, and Storybound all sound amazing!

Here's my WOW: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-10-croak.html

P.S. Can't wait to read your Hermione entry in the Heroine Tournament!

A. Knight said...

I love fairy tales so Storybound may be just what I need to read! And you're so lucky to be reading Obsidian! I'm hoping to get it for Christmas :)

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)