Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WWW (13) and Waiting on Wednesday (August 31st, 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 read a bunch this week and, for the most part, have enjoyed what I've read.  The Decatur Book Festival is this weekend, and I'm super excited for it. Look for some exciting posts next week...

What are you currently reading?

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix~ So far,it's really good.  Intriguing.

Ashfall by Mike Mullin~ This book comes out in October, and you should definitely run right out and buy it.  Superb!

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard~ I'm kind of embarassed to admit that I'm reading this because this isn't my thing, but the first book was such a cliffhanger, I had to find out what happens next...

What did you recently finish reading?

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins~ I LOVED this book!  There is nothing to not like about it.  Perfect in every way!  I can't wait for Lola and the Boy Next Door.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce~ I love fairy tale re-tellings,and Jackson Pearce knowshow to write them. Awesomely modern, grown-up take on Little Red Riding Hood.

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce~ The companion to Sisters Red.  Loosely related re-telling of Hansel and Gretel.  Even better than the first book.  Don't expect to put it down...

Across the Universe by Beth Revis~ Even if you've read this, you have to give the audio a shot.  It's so well done, and it really brings this book to life.

What do you think you'll read next?

Dreamland by Alyson Noel~ I've been waiting on this book's release, and I just received a review copy of the audio (yay me!). When I'm done, I'm going to do a giveaway, so stay tuned.

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore~ Got this last week.  Can't wait to read it!  I have very high hopes!

In Trouble by Ellen Levine~ I've had this for awhile and have been wanting to read it. It releases in September and I should probably get it reviewed.  It looks really good, if not sad.

"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.

The Always War
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

In a war-torn future United States, fifteen-year-old Tessa, her childhood friend Gideon, now a traumatized military hero, and Dek, a streetwise orphan, enter enemy territory and discover the shocking truth about a war that began more than seventy-five years earlier.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I'm a big fan of Margaret Peterson Haddix. Her Shadow Children series (Among the Hidden, Among the Brave, etc.) is awesome; one of the first true dystopias written for kids. I've also enjoyed her "girly" novels, Just Ella and Palace of Mirrors. I'm reading her other huge series, The Missing (Found, Sent, etc.), now and it's equally great. I don't know if this is the start to a new series, or a stand alone, but I'm excited! 

What are you waiting on?

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


  1. This book sounds interesting! Great pick.

    My WoW

  2. I've never read anything by Margaret Peterson Haddix, but the titles sound good. I may have to try one or two to see if I like her.
    My WoW!

  3. The Always War sounds good! I'll definitely read Ashfall & all 4 books that you've finished are on my tbr list, so I'm glad you enjoyed them :) Happy reading & have a great week!

  4. Ooo, this does sound awesome. I remember hearing about this one a few months back. Thanks for the reminder :D

    Here's mine

  5. Oh, I thought about going to the DBF...this was the first year I've heard about it. Can't wait to hear/read your thoughts...enjoy!

  6. Sounds like a good book. Great pick!

    My WoW

  7. i haven't read peterson haddix's books but i always come across them and they sound really good. awesome pick! :)

    I hope you can stop by our WoW this week.


  8. I'm waiting for an 'end-of-the-world' kind of book too, love those!

    and btw, I just got Ashfall, can't wait to start it!

  9. Hi, Karis. Saw your Anna comment on Goodreads and thought I'd stop by. The Lying Game really was a total cliffhanger. I'm looking forward to reading Never Have I Ever next. Is it good, so far? As thrilling as the t.v. show, perhaps?

    By the way, I'm a new follower! Nice blog and W.W.W & WOW!:)


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