Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Warped, Forsaken and Unearthly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on.

This week I'm waiting for a bunch of January releases.

Title: Warped
Author: Maurissa Guibord
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date of Release: January 11, 2011

Goodreads Description: Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

Why am I waiting? The premise sounds pretty original, and it seems like there's some time travel involved along with romance, danger and mystery.

Title: Forsaken (Demon Trappers #1)
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Date of Release: January 7, 2011

Goodreads Description: Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...

Why am I waiting? I read the sentence "[Riley is] the only girl in an all-guy world." You just know there's going to be some drama and at least one hot guy around!

Title: Unearthly
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: January 4, 2011

Goodreads Description: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees ... Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place - and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make - between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Why am I waiting? The pretty cover snagged my attention, and then I found out it involved angels (or part angels in this case). Well, out of all the paranormal creatures out there, angels happen to be my favourite! So, it's not a surprise that I'm waiting.


  1. Three great picks. I am anxious for Warped and I agree that Demon Trapper's sound like an interesting read. Great picks!

  2. All three of these look amazing. I have Unearthly and Forsaken, and I seriously can't wait to get to them!

  3. I have these three on my wishlist. Looking forward reading them. Those covers are just fab. :)

  4. All three look great! I love the covers. My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  5. Ohhhh great choices! I'm really excited for Warped, that one sounds so good, as does Forsaken. And I absolutely adored Unearthly, one of my favorite books I read this year:)

  6. I can't wait for Warped! I have the other two on my TBR, but Warped is one of the most hyped-in-my-head 2011 releases.

  7. I started reading Unearthly last night and I couldn't put it down! You should totally request it on Netgalley!

    Great picks! ;)

  8. I'm SO dying to read WARPED! Great picks this week :)

  9. I've been wanting to read Unearthly, but the other two sound freaking fantastic. They're all going to have to be added to by TBR list. Great picks!

  10. I can't wait for all of them! they are on my TBR list!

  11. Anonymous12:40 pm

    How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

  12. All three of these are on my list, like you I so can't wait for these.

    Merry Christmas

    My WOW

  13. Fantastic picks! Must look into these more...I did MY FIRST WoW PICK EVER, it was so much! And I would love for you to take a looksy :) Thanks!


  14. Sorry I forgot the word *fun* after much...see it just shows you how much I need to learn to slow down in my typing!

  15. I'm looking forward to Warped too - nice to see unicorns popping up again in YA fantasy! Also, I've heard a lot of good things about Unearthly, and the cover is beautiful. Nice choices!

  16. I'm so excited for all of these too! Fabulous picks!!! I'm especially eager for Warped =) It sounds so original.

  17. I don't think I've heard of Warped before but it sounds good! I'm also looking forward to Unearthly.

    I like the US cover better for The Demons Trapper's Daughter (Forsaken is the UK name), but I can't for that book too!



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