Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Rhymes with Cupid, Tempestuous and Timeless

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.

Since this is the first Wednesday I've actually been free to participate in WoW, I'm going to post two books that will be released this month and one that has a January release. 

Title: Rhymes with Cupid
Author: Anna Humphrey
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: December 21, 2010

Goodreads Description: Rhymes with Cupid is about a girl named Elyse who, after a terrible heartbreak last Valentine’s day, has sworn off dating as well as celebrating the February 14th holiday. Both things are a bit of a problem, though, since a) she works at a gift & stationery store, surrounded by tacky, sparkly cards and annoying singing Cupid dolls and b) she ends up meeting this guy named Patrick who works in the same mall and is her new neighbour and her driving instructor and is really cute and incredibly charming… which, you know, might be okay except for the whole ‘sworn off dating’ thing and the fact that he seems to be into her best friend.

Why am I waiting? I'm always up for a light romantic story and Rhymes with Cupid sounds like a fun one. Plus, it's got a cute cover and the author is a Canadian. 

Title: Tempestuous
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: December 21, 2010 Description: "I don't love Sonny Flannery." That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City. But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley. 

Why am I waiting? I fell in in love with Wondrous Strange and then Darklight turned out to be an amazing sequel. How could I not find out what happens to Kelley or Sonny? Oh, and there's going to be more of the Fenrys Wolf! 

By the way, Lesley is a Canadian too :)

Title: Timeless
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date of Release: January 11, 2011

Goodreads Description: When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

Why am I waiting? I got captivated by the cover, and love stories that have characters go back into the past because I always imagine what I'd do in that situation - probably freak out and keep missing the modern ways of living. Timeless sounds even more interesting because it looks like Michele isn't just going to be stuck in the past but is capable of switching between going to the past and coming back to the present. Even better, she's going to be the one doing the saving. I love it when my heroines don't need a man to help them (although having a cute guy around doesn't hurt)!


  1. I had not heard of Wondrous Strange...I will have to put that in my list of to-read's. lol!

  2. I'm (impatiently) waiting for Timeless too! I don't think I've heard of Rhymes with Cupid, but that sounds like just the type of book I'd love. Thanks!

  3. Ohhh you've got some good ones on there! I can't wait for Timeless, it just sounds so good and I'm always interested in time travel romance stories:) And I've heard great things about the Livingston series but I haven't read them yet. Not too much longer to wait on any of those:)

  4. awww the first one looks so cute!! :)

  5. Aw, Rhymes with Cupid does look cute...and yay for Canadian authors!

  6. Timeless looks fascinating. And I really want to read the Livingston books.

  7. Nice picks! Tempestous is coming out soon and I'm so excited about it.

  8. I can't wait to read these books!


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