Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (56): The Treachery of Beautiful Things, The Alchemy of Forever & Getting Over Garrett Delaney

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.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
A darkly engaging mix of romance, adventure, fairytale, and folklore, about a teenage girl thrust into a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, trust is a variable commodity, love can be used against her, and where the veil slowly lifts until she finds herself faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice — and not just her own.
Why I need this: How beautiful is this cover? I always judge books by their covers and this one is most definitely epic! Plus, I think this sounds like an awesome fairy book. The thing I love about fairy books is they always involve the politics of the fairy world and this one seems like no exception.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things comes out August 16, 2012 go Penguin Group USA.

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Seraphina’s first love made her immortal…her second might get her killed. Incarnation is a new series that introduces a fresh mythology perfect for fans of bestselling series like The Immortals by Alyson Noel and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. 
After spending six hundred years on earth, Seraphina Ames has seen it all. Eternal life provides her with the world’s riches, but at a very high price: innocent lives. Centuries ago, her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to swap bodies with other humans, jumping from one vessel to the next, taking the human’s life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she’s done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again. 
Then sixteen-year-old Kailey Morgan gets into a horrific car accident right in front of her, and Sera accidentally takes over her body. For the first time, Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she’s inhabiting—and falls for the human boy who lives next door. But Cyrus will stop at nothing until she’s his again, and every moment she stays, she’s putting herself and the people she’s grown to care for in great danger. Will Sera have to give up the one thing that’s eluded her for centuries: true love?
Why I need this: It's all about the stakes with this one. I love the price she has to pay to be immortal and that it weighs on her. Great idea!

The Alchemy of Forever is out January 3, 2012 from Simon & Schuster. 

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession — ahem, affection — is her best friend,Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep blue eyes). 
For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to ’80s indie rock — all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder — until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox! 
Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.
Why I need this: I think this one just sounds like a whole lot of fun. I can't wait to meet Sadie and see what makes her tick (and what will make her get over her crush). I think we've all had a crush like this before.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney is out January 24, 2012 from Candlewick Press.

So that's what I'm waiting on this week. What about you?


  1. Getting Over Garrett Delaney sounds like a great book! Wonder if Sadie will be successful ;) Looking forward to the other two as well!

    Here's my WOW!

  2. Good choices! I'm especially drawn to The Alchemy of Forever and The Treachery of Beautiful Things. Hope you get a chance to read them soon.

    My WoW

  3. THEY'RE ALL AMAZING PICKS! I have to stop looking at your WOW's as thanks to you I add a LOT of books to my TBR.The Alchemy of Forever sounds really good!

    Feel free to check out my WOw
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. Great choices! I haven't heard of ANY of these, but they sound good. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome WoW picks, Amber! The Treachery of Beautiful Things sounds really good... and I didn't realize that Abby McDonald had a new novel coming out!


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