Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Nightshade, Epic Fail and Possess

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. 

It's been awhile since I did a WoW so here are some upcoming titles I'm super excited about.

Title: Wolfsbane
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Date of Release: July 26, 2011 

Goodreads Description: This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Why am I waiting? I loved Nightshade and can't wait to get back to the world Cremer has created. July 26 promises to be a good day for sequels since Kiersten White's Supernaturally comes out that day too.  


Title: Epic Fail 
Author: Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: August 2, 2011

Goodreads Description: At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school - not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list. When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long. 

Why am I waiting? Sometimes you just want a fun and light read, and this one seems like a good bet to fulfill that wish. 


Title: Possess 
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of Release: August 23, 2011 

Goodreads Description: Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Why am I waiting? I still haven't read many books featuring demons so Possess will help change that. Also, it doesn't hurt that the cover is gorgeous and yet kind of creepy. I'll probably be reading this one in the daylight just in case it becomes scary :)

21 comments:

  1. I still have to Nightshade but I really did love the old covers so much better! Epic Fail is a fun spin on Pride & Prejudice so I'm sure you'll enjoy the light read. And I've been looking forward to Possess as well... it sounds great! Awesome WoW picks! :)

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  2. LOVE all your three picks! I just finished reading Wolfsbane, and girl, you're going to love it! it was FAB! :) And Possess.. a ghost story? Yes, please! :)

    My WOW
    Evie

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  3. Nice picks! I'm curious as to how Wolfsbane will turn out, and Possess sounds interesting, as well. I didn't know Epic Fail was a take on Pride & Prejudice, though. If so, count me in! Hope you have a great week.

    My WoW pick

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  4. All great picks! I am especially excited for Wolfsbane. I hope it is as good as the first one :)

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  5. Great picks! I'm definitely looking forward to Epic Fail (it sounds so good) and Possess, because of the creepy factor. I have to say I love this cover for Wolfsbane and not the new one. Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  6. These are all great picks! I especially like the sound of Epic Fail; sounds like a fun read!

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  7. Great picks! I have all of them on my TBR pile :)

    My WoW is here, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

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  8. All these sound great but am most anxious to read Wolfsbane. Great picks!

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  9. I'm loving these covers. Posses sounds perfect for Halloween! ;) I haven't read Nightshade, but the cover of that sequal is perfect.

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  10. I'm so excited for Possess! It sounds like it will be a fabulous read. Great picks!

    New follower. :-)

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  11. I'm really excited for Wolfsbane too! I've been reading mixed reviews, but I still can't wait to find out more about Calla, Ren, and Shay:) And Possess looks really good and really creepy too! Fantastic picks Zahida!

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  12. Epic Fail sounds like a fun and funny read. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks! :]

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  13. I want to read ALL of these! Fabulous picks! I'm actually a little worried about starting Wolfsbane, because it's gotten mixed reviews. Possess looks awesome!

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  14. Still have to read Nightshade! Here’s mine this week: WOW. Happy Reading!

    Also, check out my anniversary giveaway!

    ~Zakiya LadyWings

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  15. Good choices, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

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  16. Great picks! Definitely looking forward to Wolfsbane!

    Here is my WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

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  17. I loved Nightshade but haven't gotten to Wolfsbane yet for some reason even though I have it. Epic fail looks fun and I'm looking forward to Possess too. That cover creeps me out!

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  18. I really want Epic Fail to be Pure Win!

    For some reason I'm not as excited about Wolfsbane anymore. :(

    I'd read Possess in daylight and with a flashlight by my side. lol

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  19. I am SO excited about Epic Fail!! I can't wait to get it when it comes out!!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com

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  20. Possess sounds a little too scary to me but I'm looking forward to Wolfsbane and Epic Fail.

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