Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Second Week of January

What am I lusting after this week?

Something Like Normal
Trish Doller
Bloomsbury
[June 19, 2012]
A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.

The Selection
Kiera Cass
HarperTeen
[April 24, 2012]

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Don't these two sound fabulous? What do you think?

--Julie

5 comments:

  1. I also cannot wait to read these two. I have a copy of The Selection and I plan to read it very soon. Great WoW picks!

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  2. I'm definitely excited for both of these, especially The Selection.

    Great picks!

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  3. I've been seeing The Selection on a lot of blogs. Love the cover, but I'll have to wait for the reviews to pour in before I read it. It seems pretty similar to most YA dystopian genres.

    Anyway, great choices!

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  4. Great choices!

    The Selection sounds amazing and that cover is absolutely stunning!

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  5. I'm excited for both of these books too!

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