Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (42): Dreaming Awake, Dead To You, A Beautiful Evil and Where It Began

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.

Dreaming Awake (Falling Under #2) by Gwen Hayes

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love… 

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions. 
Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own. 
And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…
Why I need this: I loved the first novel and can't wait to see the ramifications of escaping from Under.  Haden is super hot and Theia is a really fun main character. Plus, I loved her friends!

Dreaming Awake comes out January 3,2012 from NAL Trade.

Dead To You by Lisa McMann
Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle... at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...
Why I need this:  I'm a huge Lisa McMann buff. Her Dream Catchers series was just brilliant. I can't wait to see her write in a mail point of view about such a touchy subject. I know she'll do it eloquently!

Dead To You comes out February 7,2012 from Simon Pulse.

A Beautiful Evil (God & Monsters #2) by Kelly Keaton

A power she can’t deny. A destiny she’s determined to fight. 

When Ari first arrived in the dilapidated city of New 2, all she wanted was to figure out who she was. But what she discovered was beyond her worst nightmare. Ari can already sense the evil growing inside her—a power the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess. 
Desperate to hold on to her humanity and protect her loved ones, Ari must fight back. But Athena’s playing mind games, not just with Ari but with those she cares about most. And Athena has a very special plan for the brooding and sexy Sebastian. 
Ari is determined to defeat Athena, but time is running out. With no other options, Ari must unleash the very thing she’s afraid of: herself.
Why I need this: I loved the first novel. I was so excited to meet Ari, a girl who couldn't certainly take care of herself and I loved the setting. Can't wait to dive back in with the old gang and follow Ari on more adventures!

A Beautiful Evil comes out  February 21, 2012 by Simon Pulse.

Where It Began by  Ann Redisch Stampler
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.
As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby herself does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why is Gabby left alone to take the fall?
Putting the pieces together will take every ounce of Gabby's strength. As she peels back the layers of her life, she begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.
Why I need it: I think this novel sounds like If I Stay in all the right ways. I can't wait to see what secrets Gabby's mind holds plus that cover is beyond beautiful. I'm obsessed with this girl's eyes.

Where It Began comes out March 6, 2012 to Simon Pulse. 

There are a few I'm dying to read. What about you?


  1. How gorgeous are those covers??? Awesome WoW post chick!!!
    My My Zombie WoW Post

  2. All of those look like great titles. Too bad that we have to wait all the way till 2012 for them.

  3. Where It Began and Dead To You both sounds so good! Great picks!

  4. Oh wow!
    Adding Dead To You by Lisa McMann and Where it Began to my wishlist now, thanks =)


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