Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (23)--Awesomeness Grab Bag!!

Okay, so I'm indecisive and I couldn't pick just one, so here are three books that I am drooling over this week.


Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
Release Date: December 22, 2009 from EgmontUSA

Synopsis:

Polly Madassa is convinced she was born for a more romantic time. A time when Elizabeth Bennet and Anne of Green Gables walked along the moors and beaches of the beautiful land, a time where a distinguished gentleman called upon a lady of quality and true love was born in the locked eyes of two young lovers.

But alas, she was not.

This, however, does not stop our young heroine from finding romance wherever she can conjure it up. So while Polly is burdened with a summer job of delivering baked goods from her parents bakery (how quaint!) to the people in her small beach town, she finds a way to force…um…encourage romance to blossom. She is determined to bring lovers, young and old, together…whether they want to be or not.


I think this looks adorable and I love the cover.



Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

Release Date: Spring 2010 from EgmontUSA

Synopsis:

In 2097—thirty years after a powerful virus wiped out 97 percent of the male population—a new world order has emerged. With women at the helm of every leadership position, Earth has entered a virtual utopia. The ills of society, including poverty, crime, war, and hunger, have all ended.

But when a rumored outbreak of the virus threatens the remote fishing community where his father lives, fourteen-year-old Kellen must warn him of the coming danger. During his desperate race to find his dad, Kellen uncovers a secret so frightening that the world’s new golden age will never be the same.

A fast-paced, post-apocalyptic thriller, Epitaph Road is an exciting and fresh new entry in this best-selling genre.


Um...you had me at "powerful virus" and then you cemented the deal with "post-apocalyptic thriller." How could I resist?! It's music to my ears. Sounds AMAZING!!



The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Release Date: October 6, 2009 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Synopsis:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.


I know right?! Sounds incredible and I can't wait. So much awesomeness is headed our way that I can hardly contain myself.

I would be eternally grateful if any wonderful book gods in the guise of publishers/publicists would like to send one of these books my way. They are all high up on my wishlist and are causing me lots of need-these-books sleepless nights. Just an idea.

As always Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Can't wait to see what everyone else is waiting on.

9 comments:

  1. Ooo some good ones there. I really want to read Scones and Sensibility as well! :)

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  2. Maze Runner is in my pile and I'm really intrigued by it.

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  3. Oh great picks! I myself was drooling over Scones and Sensiblity, but that's not what I've chosen as my WoW for the week.

    Here's mine :

    http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-8th.html

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  4. Scones and Sensibility has such a cute cover!

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  5. Epitaph Road looks so cool and I can't wait to read it.

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  6. I can't wait for Scones and Sensibility. It looks so cute and I'm a sucker for old fashioned feel good romancey types.

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  7. Hahaha, I totally understand when you say you have trouble picking just one. S&S sounds cute, and Lindsay is such a sweetheart! Epitaph Road sounds--oh man, SO good. Love dystopian lit. :)

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  8. I've just pre-ordered The Maze Runner and Epitaph Road. I'm sure my bank account hates Wednesdays!

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  9. Wow the last two sound really good!!

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