calvin-waiting-on-wednesday1Since reading FLIRTIN’ WITH THE MONSTER this week, I have been thinking about Ellen Hopkins’ work a lot.  This, naturally lead me to choose this week’s Waiting on Wednesday post.  This week I’m

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TRICKS

by Ellen Hopkins

 
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Here is an example of a poem from the book.  You can find more by searching Ellen’s blog on Myspace.

I Go With the Flow

Don’t make waves, don’t
buck the current. I clean my
room, play nice with my little
brother. Maintain a solid 3.0
GPA. Might even go on to
college. Meanwhile, I work

part time at GameStop to pay
for gas and insurance. My hair
is trimmed, my clothes are neat,
and I never wear all black,
except to funerals. You probably
wouldn’t notice me walking

down the street, unless you
happen to be attracted to
“average.” It’s not such a bad
thing to be. When you fly
well below the radar, you get
away with a hell of a lot.

This poem is from Cory’s point of view.  He is one of the five main characters in the novel.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these books.

 

calvin-waiting-on-wednesday1Well, another week has come and gone.  Last week I was lucky enough to get my WOW pick and have already read it.  I loved INTERTWINED by Gena Showalter.  Be sure to come back soon for my review.

This week I find myself

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Waiting for…

BLOOD PROMISE

by Richelle Mead

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Visit the website for a description soon.  The first chapter will be posted on the website in July.

The release date is August 25, 2009 from Penguin Razorbill.

calvin-waiting-on-wednesday1Well, I’ve made it to another Wednesday.  The way I’ve been feeling lately, I’m a little surprised.  Anyway, on to happy things – BOOKS.  This week I’m…

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INTERTWINED

by Gena Showalter

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There’s something about the new guy at Crossroads High . . .

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time-travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can tell the future.
And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now, they’re causing him all kinds of trouble.

Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or, he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die.

He’s so over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late. . .

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist. Two romances, both forbidden. . . doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger. . . but not everyone will come out alive. . .

Visit the website to read about the story, the author, and see a preview of the book.

If you happen to have a copy of INTERTWINED and want to loan it out or trade for something else, please email me.

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I’ve rec’d a lot of books lately and it is hard for me to even think about getting more, but as with any addiction, I can’t stop.  So, this week I’m…

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Waiting for…

SHIVER

by Maggie Stiefvater

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Here is the website describing the book.

Book Description:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

 

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Maggie’s Website

Maggie’s Twitter

Maggie’s Livejournal

What is everyone else dying to get their hands on this week?

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I haven’t read a vampire book lately and I’m starting to feel some withdrawal symptoms.  So, this week I’m

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Waiting for…

VAMPED by Lucienne Diver

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Here is the synopsis straight from the main character’s mouth:

Hey, all, it’s me… Gina Covello, fashionista of the damned.  Yeah, I know, I managed to get almost all the way through high school without cracking a book  and now here I am immortalized in one.  Well, actually, the immortalization process might have started a bit earlier, like in the broom closet at the after-prom-party, somewhere around the time Bobby-freakin’-Delvecchio started gnawing on my neck.  Anyway, this is one book I’d maybe even phone a friend about, since it covers all my adventures going from chic to eek. Because, let me tell you, eternity without a mirror or tanning options—totally uncool. And they don’t tell you in, like, Vampirism 101 about crazy conspiracies, psycho-psychics and other hazards of unlife. But I will, so stay tuned.

Check out Lucienne’s website.

If anyone has a copy of this book, I’d love to snag it from you.  Email me karinlibrarian@gmail.com if you are lucky enough to already have one and willing to pass it on.

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As you can see from my previous post, the list of books on my wishlist is quite long.  It is always hard to choose my Waiting on Wednesday post and this week was no different.  But, after thinking long and hard I’ve finally decided that this week I’m

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SWOON

by Nina Malkin

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 Sin is Coming…Prepare to Swoon!

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut…until Dice’s perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She’s intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he’s wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin’s will. Only trouble is, she’s in love with him.

I absolutely cannot wait for this book.  It sounds fantastic.  Melissa de la Cruz describes it as, “Sexy and deeply seductive.”  It sounds like 432 pages of tantalizing goodness to me.  SWOON is set for release on May 19, 2009.

calvin-waiting-on-wednesday1March 10th can’t get here fast enough. The way UNTAMED ended left me dying for more. So, this week I’m…

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HUNTED

by P.C. and Kristin Cast

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Click HERE for a peak at the first chapter.

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?

Special bonus: The book features a full-color poster of Zoey inside the cover!

Click HERE for some cool downloads like Desktop Wallpapers, Banners, Myspace Layouts, Screen Savers, and Buddy Icons.


 Watch Erik’s spotlight trailer for HUNTED.


Hunted
(House of Night, Book 5)