Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WWW (8) and Waiting on Wednesday (June 22nd, 2011) Double Feature

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading a great YA blog that I subscribe to. Here's how it works... Each Wednesday I will answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?

I've read some really excellent books this week, and am reading a couple of equally excellent books now. Yay me!

What are you currently reading?

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins~ This book is as compelling as the other books I've read by this author. She has a way of sucking me in so that I enjoy her books despite not being a lover of non-fiction.

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell~ I love Carrie Bradshaw and this glimpse into her life as a teenager is quite fun.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray~ I just started this one and I am already loving it!

What did you recently finish reading?

Entwined by Heather Dixon~ This book made my "Hate List". No offense to those who loved it, but I was bored stiff. It has a gorgeous cover though...

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic~ A great, but very sad read. I will review later on in the year, closer to it's release date.

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter~ LOVED THIS BOOK! Can't wait for book two to release in October! Review coming soon.

The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black~ If you like Holly Black, this is a must read. It is true to her style and subject matter. I'm a huge fan and I loved it. Review to come.

Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave~ This is a contemporary novel-in-verse about a boy's internal struggle in whether or not to report his only friend who he suspects may shoot up his school. Very intriguing. Review to come.

What do you think you'll read next?

Hourglass by Myra McEntire~ I've been looking forward to this for AGES!! I'm so excited to finally have it in my hands. I hope it lives up to all the hype! The cover is fabulous, isn't it?

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong~ Another much anticipated book. I've heard so many fabulous things!

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton~ I've had this on my nightstand for weeks and I really need to get on it...

"Waiting On" Wednesday is another fun blog event. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, this event gives us a chance to talk about the books we anxiously await the release of. Since there is ALWAYS a looooooong list of books I'm waiting on (I actually keep a spreadsheet), I figured this is one that I MUST do.

I saw this week's book a couple of weeks back on another blog and got REALLY excited!  I went to Susan Beth Pfeffer's blog to check it out and was blown away.  Read the first two chapters HERE.

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer 

Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother.Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? As Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear her family apart.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I loved Pfeffer's Last Survivors series (Life as We Knew It, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In) and although I know this book will be nothing like those books, I know it will still be great. She has a way with words that manages to reach to my very core. So my WoW for this week is Blood Wounds. What are you waiting on?

Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2011
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


  1. Thanks for the comment. :) This one sounds absolutely chilling. I hadn't heard about it yet, but I think I'm going to have to read it. It sounds too intriguing not to.

  2. Ooooh I haven't even heard of her first series! Checking it out now!

    My Zombie WoW Post

  3. I want to read Beauty Queens!

  4. OMG! I REALLY want to read Blood Wounds, too!! It sounds amazing! Great pick!! And thanks for stopping by my blog today! :D

  5. Oooh, I haven't seen this one and it looks awesome *runs to add to TBR* Thanks for sharing and checking out my WoW this week.

  6. This is the second time I've seen this and it's definitely on my TBR. There's a ton of great books coming out this fall.

  7. Going to add Blood Wounds to my TBR list on Goodreads. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. This sounds really interesting, I've never read the author before. I'll have to have a look
    Lisa@Cold Moon Violet Books

  9. Goodness, that summary just gave me goosebumps! :) I'll definitely have to check it out and hopefully get it for our library collection. Thank you for visiting and for sharing! Happy reading!


  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Let me just say this, do not let Anna and the French Kiss sit on your shelf any longer. It is that good!

    I haven't read any of Susan's books, but I may have to check them out.

  11. Blood wounds sounds really interesting! I've seen it around a lot lately. I'll have to check it out!

  12. Wow, I like the sounds of Blood Wounds! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my wow.
    I am looking forward to this one too. I loved the Last Survivor series, but this sounds like something completely different.

  14. This one sounds fantastic. I've not heard of it before now. Thanks for the introduction.

  15. I loved Hourglass (!!!), Darkness Becomes Her and Born At Midnight (: And I'm hoping to read Beauty Queens soon.

    The Last Survivors series was really, really good, and I'm glad Susan Beth Pfeffer will be releasing a new book. Thanks for enlightening me haha!

    Felicia @ A Novel Paradise

  16. Oh wicked! This one will definitely be going on the TBR list, sounds too amazing not to!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! The Gathering was fantastic just prepare yourself for the cliffhanger. And I've heard great things about Darkness Becomes Her and Hourglass so I hope you enjoy them :).


  18. I'm still on the fence about this one. I also agree that if you don't like Holly Black you won't like poison eaters.

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)
    I love your post here! OMG. I just finished "Born at Midnight" as well... I read it in less than 24 hours because I couldn't put it down... it was amazing! I can't wait for book 2 now, either. Comes out in October, ya know. :D I'm already swooning over Lucas. :P haha!
    I'm really wanting to read Beauty Queens. I know it was just released so I need to make a store trip soon and pick it up because I have been waiting awhile to get my hands on that book. I hope you enjoy it. :) You have some great picks up there. Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you've had a great week. I'll be sure to definitely visit often. :)


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