Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (46): Cinder, This One Time with Julia and The Vanishing Game

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.

This is a wonderful chance for blogger to show off what's coming out soon that they are excited about! Every week my wishlist balloons thanks to this awesome meme
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.
Why I need this: Sci-fi telling of Cinderella told with cyborgs and lunar people? Yes, please! This definitely looks like an interesting ride!

Cinder is out January 3, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends.

The One Time with Julia by David Lampson

The story of Joe, a boy who can fall in love but can’t grow up 
After Joe’s parents died, he stopped growing up. He doesn’t know where his money comes from. His diet consists primarily of cheeseburgers from McDonald’s. He plays basketball on the level of a pro, but he has only ever played on the streets. 
Then his brother disappears, and Julia shows up. Joe falls in love with Julia as quickly as his twin brother, Alvin, did. And like Alvin did before him, he runs away with Julia to her parents’ hotel. There, he’s so blinded by her seductive, dysfunctional family that he can’t see the truth of his brother’s disappearance… until he accidentally stumbles upon Alvin’s killer.
Why I need this: Sounds a bit like Peter Pan to my plus a mystery added into the mix. Gotta love it!

This One Time with Julia is out February 2, 2012 from Razorbill.

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes—and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”—the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn’s childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.
 But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house’s powers weren’t just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.
Why I need this: Looks like a creepy read. I love the idea of scary orphanages and dark magic. Plus, look at that creepy cover!

The Vanishing Game comes out February 14, 2012 from Bloomsbury USA. 

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. love the cover for cinder! so is 'this one time with julia' YA?

  2. Wow I need to read the last one!

  3. I can't wait for Cinder! It sounds amazing - I'm not a huge fan of the original Cinderella story but this one sounds much better :P. Great picks :).

  4. Can't wait for Cinder it sounds awesome! The Vanishing Game sounds pretty cool too and its the second time I've seen it today. I'll keep an eye out ^-^

    Great picks as always!


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