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 two debut novels. One will be released in January and the other is scheduled to have a February release.
Title: The False Princess
Author: Eilis O'Neal
Date of Release: January 25, 2011
Goodreads Description: Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known. Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks. But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl. Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever. A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.
Why am I waiting? Imagine being a princess and having your every whim catered to, and then finding out that you're actually not and being thrown out. As if that's not enough, then Sinda learns that she's capable serious of magic! Not only does that sound like a fun plot to me but I'm crossing my fingers that there's some revenge thrown in there for good measure. I'm so evil!
Author: Kimberly Marcus
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Date of Release: February 22, 2011
Goodreads Description: Sixteen-year-old Liz Grayson is photogirl - sharp, focused and ready to take the world by storm with her camera. But Liz's entire life is called into question when her brother is accused of a crime - and the accuser is Liz's own best friend. As the aftershocks from that accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship and herself, shifts out of focus. And for the first time in her life, Liz finds herself unable to trust her own point of view. Told in stunning, searingly raw free verse, Exposed is Kimberly Marcus's gut-wrenching, riveting debut and will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson and Virginia Euwer Wolff.
Why am I waiting? It sounds like a more darker read and so will be good for when I'm actually in the mood to think. I'm also looking forward to reading about Liz's reactions and the way her relationships will be affected since the accused is her brother and the accuser is her best friend.