Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine.

The Knight Angels #1: Book of Love
Abra Ebner
[April 26, 2010?]

When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father's death at age seven, something happened to her. Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her.

Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor always resented her sister’s closeness with their father, who died when she was only six. Ever since she can remember, she’s had the strange ability to read minds, something her father held the key to. Left helpless, she drowns herself in a world of prescription drugs, sending her respons
ible older sister Jane – who acted as the mother her real mother refused to be – over the edge.

Seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted as a baby, left carelessly by parents that clearly did not love him. He moved in next door to Jane, sharing an alleyway window and finding in her a childhood friend that soon turned into his high-school crush. All summer, though, the pain that’s been wracking his body seemed to come with no explanation. He was done growing, was plenty healthy, and worked out regularly as a member of the wrestling team. When senior year starts, though, and the pain gets worse, the changes ahead of him are anything but what he expected, and far to animal for his taste.

When Max Gordon, doomed to be a teenager for the next thousand years, found himself standing above her dying body, he saw in her bright eyes something he hadn’t seen in the nearly one-hundred-years he’d spent roaming Earth. Her father was already dead, but there was a chance he could still save her from the wreck. Jane was her name, and she was only seven, but already she was all he ever wanted. It was his job to bring her back, but it was an act that could have been the biggest mistake of his life.


When four teens enter Glenwood High on an unseasonably cool day in September, no one but Max could understand the future that was ahead of them. Drawn together by blood and friendship, they each hide a dark secret that will soon help to bind them even closer.


When the one face Max hoped to never see again shows up on school grounds – his evil twin brother, Greg – he knows that coming back for Jane was the wrong thing to do. Finding that Greg already knows about Max’s attraction for Jane, Max finds he can no longer hope to leave again, afraid of what Greg will do.


Max has to protect Jane, Jane wants to be normal, Wes wants Jane to love him, and Emily just wants the voices to stop…

And Greg… he just wants everyone dead.


*epic long summary*
Anyway, I'm not sure what the release date is. Amazon already has it available, goodreads says the 26, the goodreads contest says tomorrow and I think I also saw May as the release date. Whatever the date is, it sounds like an epic book and I REALLY want to read it. Plus that cover is gorgeous.
Bright Young Things
Anna Godbersen
[October 26, 2010]
Bright Young Things is the first in an epic four-book series about three teenage girls finding their way in the glittering metropolis of New York City and the glamorous mansions of Long Island. It’s 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets. In New York, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has everything she could ever want, except for the one thing Letty and Cordelia have to offer—true friendship. Set in the dizzying summer before the market crash, against the vast lawns of the East End and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls will find romance, intrigue, and adventure. Just as The Luxe books brought the Gilded Age to readers of Gossip Girl, Bright Young Things will bring the Jazz Age to bestselling author Anna Godbersen’s devoted fans and to new readers alike.
(NOTE: may not be definite cover)

I really liked The Luxe series (EXCEPT FOR THE ENDING THAT ENRAGED ME) and I know Libba Bray's also writing a four book series based in the 1920's, but it doesn't release until 2012 so this series will help hold me over.

And...I'll leave it at two for this week. Need to make sure I'm covered for upcoming weeks, right?

--Julie

4 comments:

  1. The Knight Angels Book #1 sounds *really* good, and I like the 1920s so I can't wait to read Bright Young Things either!

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  2. Knight Angels Book #1 sounds great and I simply adore the cover!!!

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  3. I'm super excited about the Knight Angels book! The covers of both books are gorgeous! I haven't read any of Godberson's titles, but this one looks good!

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  4. The Knight Angel sounds SO awesome, and I don't know why, but the cover of Bright Young Things reminds me of Gossip Girl the tv show. Hmmmm. . .

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    And my comment moderation word is bridal.

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