Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (64): The Faultin Our Stars, On Dark Wing and Dangerous Boy

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 Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
Why I need this: I actually haven't read anything by John Green but I really, really need to and this novel seems like the perfect place start.  Looks like an amazing read!

The Fault in Our Stars is out January 10, 2012 by Dutton Juvenile. 

On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

"The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn’t prepared for. 
And Death would be my willing teacher." 
Five years ago Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her lucky break came at the expense of her mother’s life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again. 
Now she’s the target of Death’s Ravens and an innocent boy’s life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey’s secret crush—starts to climb Alaska’s Denali, the Angel of Death is with him because of her. 
Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.
Why I need this: I love the whole cheating death theme going on here. Sounds like it'd be a really fun and intense read!

On a Dark Wing is out December 27, 2011 from Harlequin Teen. 

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard

Harper’s new boyfriend Logan Townsend is everything she never knew she always wanted—tall, muscular, with tousled brown hair that falls effortlessly around his face. But what’s most exciting about Logan is that he’s exhilaratingly dangerous, and dating him allows Harper to say, “buh bye” to her good-girl past and “hello” to newfound adventure. 
There’s only one problem with Harper’s otherwise heart-stopping romance: Logan’s twin brother Daemon. Harper knows he’s a bad seed, but she tries to look past his dark, icy stare and his chilling demeanor. After all, he and Logan are a package deal. 
Then cow bones start appearing in people’s mailboxes, a flock of birds show up dead, and all of the cars in the senior parking lot are given flat tires—and covered with blood-red handprints. Logan insists that Daemon isn’t involved—sure, he’s had some trouble in the past, but they moved to Harper’s quiet northwest Washington town so that they could both start over. 
Harper desperately wants to believe Logan, but the more he tries to protect his brother, the more she wonders what she isn’t being told. Now, Harper must unearth the hidden secrets of the mysterious Townsend brothers’ history if she and Logan are to have any hope of a future. But learning what brought Logan and Daemon to town won’t put just her heart in jeopardy... She’s playing with her life.
Why I need this: Doesn't this sound creepy? I love the idea of twins and one of them possibly being evil. I also like that the other is trying to protect him. This is a must read for me!

Dangerous Boy is out August 30, 2012 from Razorbill.

What are you waiting on this week? 


  1. These all look awesome!! I have been hearing great things from other about On a Dark Wing!!

  2. Wow! I just have to say that you always pick great books! At first, Dangerous Boy didn't look that interesting, but reading on, it sounds like something I'll definately have to get hold of.
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  3. I'm intrigued by all three books! But I have to admit that I haven't read the first book before On a Dark Wing. The Fault in Our Stars sounds like a strong, emotional read. I may go for it!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  4. Amazing picks as always :)
    Loving the cover of Dangerous Boy :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  5. Great pick! I absolutely agree with the first two (I haven't heard of the third one to be honest) - I have On A Dark Wing on my Kindle which I'm really looking forward to reading and The Fault in Our Stars is on my wishlist. :)

    Here's my pick for this week

    Books, Biscuits & Tea

  6. John Green is my absolute favorite YA author. I've read all of his stuff several times. It's so filled with quotables and real-life stuff, even though I'm older than his target audience. I just eat it up. I'm also probably the oldest nerdfighter there is. For my birthday this year, my husband gifted me The Fault In Our Stars as a pre-order and I actually teared up. What a dork!!!

    ps) My favorite JG is Paper Towns. I love it.

  7. Wow! I want all three! I have to say, Dangerous Boy sounds sort of perfect.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I So can't wait for On A Dark Wing and Dangerous boy. The fault in our Stars sounds incredibly depressing though, one of those books where I cry off and on the entire time. Great picks and thanks for sharing ;)
    My WOW

  9. They all looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW:

  10. OOoh love the sound of all of these! Never read a John Green book either, but I think FioS is a good one to start with! Dangerous boy sounds amazing, but what's with all the Damon/Daemon bad boys?!

    The Cait Files


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