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.
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!
Author: Cynthia Hand
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.