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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (9) and Waiting on Wednesday (7)







WWW Wednesday... is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To 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 Recently Finished


Saving June
Hannah Harrington
When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.


Read my review HERE

The Faerie Ring
Kiki Hamilton
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood. Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
Read my review HERE
Currently Reading
Pyxis
K.C. Neal
Two worlds... one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.
The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason search for answers, she tries to ignore the sparks igniting between them, but can't deny she feels safe only when he's nearby. Will they find help before their nightmares break free?

The Crystal Bridge
Charles Pulsipher
Kaden is a typical teenage boy, except he can open wormholes to far away worlds.
His first trip almost killed him. He’s been afraid to try another.
Aren is far from a typical teenage girl. She has the ultimate gift of empathy, seeing into the memories and souls of others.
Her gift makes her different and lonely despite how close it brings her to those she knows.
When these two...
What I'll Be Reading Next
Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Under the Never Sky
Veronica Rossi
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.


"Waiting On" Wednesday... is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



I'm waiting on....
The Mapmaker and the Ghost
Sarvenaz Tash
Pub. Date: April 24, 2012


Goldenrod Moram loves nothing better than a good quest. Intrepid, curious, and full of a well-honed sense of adventure, she decides to start her own exploring team fashioned after her idols, the explorers Lewis and Clark, and to map the forest right behind her home. This task is complicated, however, by a series of unique events—a chance encounter with a mysterious old lady has her searching for a legendary blue rose. Another encounter lands her in the middle of a ragtag gang of brilliant troublemakers. And when she stumbles upon none other than the ghost of Meriwether Lewis himself, Goldenrod knows this will be anything but an ordinary summer . . . or an ordinary quest. Debut author Sarvenaz Tash combines an edge-of-your-seat adventure, a uniquely clever voice, and an unforgettable cast of characters to prove that sometimes the best adventures of all are waiting right in your own backyard.

This looks like such a fun, awesome MG book! And ya can't not wanna read a book whose main character's name is Goldenrod right?!

What about you?! What are you reading? What did ya just read? What are you waiting for? Leave me links to your Wed. Memes in the comments. And if you're a new follower let me know so I can follow you back!

10 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

Never heard of any of these books but they sound interesting. Love your blog description about Word Spelunking. I used to enjoy cave exploring in my college days. You are a work spelunker and I am a juggler of words and phrases.


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BookLuvr Mindy said...

I'm hoping to get to Incarnate soon...nice list!

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

They all sound great!
Here’s my WWW Wednesday post. :)

Giselle said...

Oh I hope you're enjoying Pyxis! It's great book! Remembrance is also awesome!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Sarvenaz Tash said...

Thanks, Aeicha! As far as I know, this may be MAPMAKER's first Waiting on Wednesday post. Pretty exciting for me and Goldenrod! :-)

Amy said...

Great list. I loved Pyxis. I have still not read The Faerie Ring, but it's on my list. (along with a million other books haha)I am looking forward to Incarnate and Under the Never Sky. Here's my WWW Wednesday http://booklovingme.blogspot.com/2011/11/www-wednesday-111611.html and my WoW http://booklovingme.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html
I should have done them together in one post.

Donna said...

You drew me in with the picture of the cupcake! I'm a baker! New GFC follower and hope you'll follow me back. Look forward to following you. Donna

http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Emma B. said...

Love your new blog design, It's so colorful!

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to hear what you think about Incarnate! I also like the premise of The Crystal Bridge. Your WoW sounds intriguing as well!

Here's mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Books For All Seasons said...

What an awesome cover! I like it. I'm not a big fan of cartoon cover, but it sure looks nice! THe story sounds good too. Thank you for sharing!

New follower.

Sam
Books For All Seasons