Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Authors Switching From Their Usual Genre

It's time for another edition of Waiting on Wednesday! I'm doing this kind of last minute because I'm behind on blogging, so let's go straight to it!

Purity
Jackson Pearce
Little, Brown Children's
[April 24, 2012]

A novel about love, loss, and sex -- but not necessarily in that order.

Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby's father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives -- in other words, no "bad behavior," no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.

Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision -- to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

I really like Jackson's books and this one just sounds amazing. It's definitely tackling an awesome, interesting topic. 

This is Not a Test
Courtney Summers
St. Martin's Griffin
[June 19, 2012]

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

Courtney is a fantastic, raw writer, so can you imagine how intense a zombie novel would be? I'm not even big on zombie books, but I know this will be epic.

What are you waiting on this week?

--Julie

1 comment:

  1. cool never heard of the purity one... I wanna check it out

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