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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (53): 2 books, 1 author

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

This week I'm excitedly waiting on two books from the same author, one YA and one MG.....

A.J. Paquette
Random House
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 Fans of James Dashner's Maze Runner series will love this postapocalyptic adventure about a girl who must survive an alien planet in order to save the Earth.                                                            Ana only knows her name because of the tag she finds pinned to her jumpsuit. Waking in the featureless compartment of a rocket ship, she opens the hatch to discover that she has landed on a barren alien world. Instructions in her pocket tell her to observe and to survive, no doubt with help from the wicked-looking knives she carries on her belt. But to what purpose?                                                                 Meeting up with three other teens--one boy seems strangely familiar--Ana treks across the inhospitable landscape, occasionally encountering odd twists of light that carry glimpses of people back on Earth. They're working on some sort of problem, and the situation is critical. What is the connection between Ana's mission on this planet and the crisis back on Earth, and how is she supposed to figure out the answer when she can't remember anything?
I love an action packed and thrilling sci-fi and Paradox looks like it will be both. And how cool is that cover?! That brown swirly monster-worm thang totally looks like a Graboid (a dozen virtual cupcakes to anyone who knows what movie I just referenced there, lol).

Rules for Ghosting
A.J. Paquette
Walker Childrens
Twelve-year-old Dahlia has always lived at Silverton Manor-having spent fifty years as its resident ghost. When Oliver Day and his family show up as house-sitters the day Mrs. Tibbs, a Liberator sent by the Spectral Investigative Council, arrives to teach Dahlia the proper rules for ghosting, Dahlia can't wait to make new friends. But the unscrupulous ghost hunter, Rank Wiley, and the crooked town councilman, Jock Rutabartle, plan to rid Silverton Manor of its ghosts and sell it to the highest bidder. With her home and friendships at stake Dahlia may have to break the rules of ghosting as quickly as she learns them to solve the mystery of her death and save the manor. Equal parts charming and eerie, this ghostly caper hits all the right notes for the middle-grade audience.
I lurve middle-grades, I lurve ghosts, so I'm pretty sure I'll LOVE this creepy-cute and fun looking book. Plus, that purply cover has charmed and delighted me!

What are you waiting on this week?!

1 comment:

Dragana M. said...

I didn't hear about any of these books before, but they sound interesting. Great picks!

Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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