Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sweet Venom and Isle of Night

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. 

Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Date of Release: September 6, 2011 

Goodreads Description: Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster. Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though. Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters. These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.

Why am I waiting? I love Greek mythology and having read Childs' Oh. My. Gods series, I know I like her writing. Also, Jenny from Supernatural Snark reviewed Sweet Venom and since she enjoyed it, I'm sure I will too because we have similar tastes. 


Title: Isle of Night
Author: Veronica Wolff
Publisher: NAL Trade
Date of Release: September 6, 2011 

Goodreads Description: When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life - if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher - girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor - it means death.

Why am I waiting? This one promises tons of action and sort of reminds me of Vampire Academy, a series I thoroughly loved. I'm hoping it's just as good.

29 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to Sweet Venom too. Isle of the Night does sound like VA and I hope its just as good.

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  2. Excellent picks! I'm really looking forward to Sweet Venom =)

    My W.O.W: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday19.html

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  3. I just heard of Sweet Venom tonight on Goodreads! I'm very excited for this. I love YA books that are Greek mythology based; the ones I've read so far were fantastic. Though, I suppose it's more accurate to say I love Greek mythology.

    If you like, check out my WoW post.

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  4. They sound great! Isle of Night is going in my list right now. Great picks!

    My WoW: http://astorytolove.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-tris-and-izzie.html

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  5. Both these books sound awesome! I am especially excited for Isle of Night :)

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  6. Great picks! I am looking forward to these as well.

    My WoW http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm DYING to read Sweet Venom as well! I love Greek mythology so much. :) Fantastic pick!

    My WoW :)

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  8. Oooh, I hadn't heard of Isle of Night before. Sounds good!

    Check out My WoW on my blog!

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  9. Isle of Night sound awesome. The pairing will definitely be fun to read as will the romance that is sure to come from it. Great pick!

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  10. I picked Isle of Night as a WoW too! I haven't read Vampire Academy so I can't compare Isle to it, but it sounds really promising! Great picks :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  11. I've been seeing Sweet Venom around a lot lately. Sounds pretty good, adding to my list! Great picks!

    New follower! :]

    Here's my WoW for this week.

    ♥ Sarah

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  12. Yay Sweet Venom!!! Hope you love it Zahida, it was just a fun read for me:) I haven't read her other series, but I loved her sense of humor so I need to pick those books up. Isle of Night sounds equally fabulous, I hadn't heard of it till now but it seems like the perfect read for me!

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  13. both of these picks are SUPERB! I want them both. Nrew Follower!

    My WoW pick for this week is:

    http://beckonedbybooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-shatter-me.html

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  14. I'm really looking forward to Sweet Venom as well. Tera's writing is fun to read so hopefully this one measures up. Great picks!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  15. Yes yes yes. I think I have this one as an ARC, so hopefully I'll be able to see what all the fuss is about soon! Great pick! Isn't the cover great? :) Happy Wednesday!

    Check out Sash's WoW post !
    And don't forget our amazing GIVEAWAYS !

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  16. Nice choices! I haven't heard of these before, but they both sounds great! Escpecially Sweet Venom! I love Greek mythology! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  17. I have Sweet Venom coming up on my TBR list, I've read mixed reviews on it though... but we'll see. Great picks ;D

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  18. They sound like good choices.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

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  19. I think Sweet Venom sounds like a really original story, cannot wait to read it!

    Check out my WOW

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  20. Loved the isle of night description, it does soundlike VA.

    Going to my wishlist

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  21. Really looking forward to Sweet Venom! And haven't heard of Isle of the Night before but you're right, it does sounds a bit like VA. Great picks!

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  22. i'm super excited about tera lynn child's book too. so excited!!

    Check out our WoW pick.

    Michelle

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  23. Both of these sound fantastic! I cannot wait to read them!! =D

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  24. Every time I see the cover for Sweet Venom, I'm always super jealous of her hair! Here's my WoW, if you want to check it out.

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  25. Isle of Night sounds exciting and I really like the cover for Sweet Venom...which I'm looking forward to as well! Great WoW picks! :)

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  26. I've wanted Isle of Night for a while now. I can't believe it's finally coming out.

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  27. I met Tera Lynn Childs at a book signing. She's awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on Sweet Venom.

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  28. I want to read both of them. I love the cover of Isle of Night! That guy is HOT. ;) It's YA right? They do look older than teens. ;)

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  29. Both awesome books! Want them both!!! lol :D

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