Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WWW (15) and Waiting on Wednesday (September 21st, 2011) Double Feature

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading a great 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?

Ugh. Last week was tough for me books-wise.  I had a book that took me FOREVER to get through, and didn't get as much reading as I would have liked to because of it.  Anyway...

What are you currently reading?


Supernaturally by Kiersten White~  I have finally gotten to this long awaited book.  I'm only a few chapters in, but so far I'm loving it.


Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson~ I've been meaning to read this since I've had the NetGalley for ages.  I'm a couple of chapters in and, OMG!  Stay tuned.  I have a feeling that this will be one I have to post my review on immediately upon finishing!


The Name of this Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch~  My (almost) 7 year old son decided that this would be his bedtime read. I decided I don't mind since I have been wanting to read it for awhile.


The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness~  Amazing first book in an amazing series.  Listening to the audio because I've heard the reader really brings it to life.


Charlotte's Web by E.B. White~ Beloved classic.  Reading it to my (almost) 7 year old daughter at bedtime. I think I love it more every time I read it.





What did you recently finish reading?


Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston~ I've read this to my son several times.  It never gets old.  Dr. Seuss meets Roald Dahl in 192 pages of hilarious rhyming verse.  Do not miss this book!


All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin~  Great book!  Audio version was fantastic.  I will be doing of giveaway of the audio, along with my review, starting October 2nd.  Don't miss it!


The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore~ I was disappointed as compared to the first book.  I almost gave up on this.  If I hadn't liked the first book do much, I would have.  It redeemed itself a little in the end, but I'm sorry I bought it instead of getting it from the library...




What do you think you'll read next?


The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp~ I'm co-moderating a challenge and it is the final book on my list to complete it.  I've been putting it off, but I'm running out of time...


Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs~ I had hoped to get to this book this week but stupid The Power of Six took so damn long to read.  Next week, definitely!




Linger by Maggie Stiefvater~ I didn't really like Shiver, but EVERYONE keeps telling me to give the series another chance, so I am going to.  We'll see...




Perfect by Ellen Hopkins~ Long awaited.  It's predecessor, Impulse, is on ALA's Banned/Challenged list, so I'm going to be giving a copy away during Banned Books Week (September 24th-October 1st).  Stay tuned!




"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've actually learned about a lot of new books through this meme, and although I had planned on doing Insurgent by Veronica Roth now that the cover has been revealed, I have a feeling EVERYONE will doing that one this week, so...


Dead to You by Lisa McMann


Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle... at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I have recently become a fan of Lisa McMann.  I read Cryer's Cross when it came out early this year and thought that it was great.  I decided after reading it that I should give Wake a try.  I read it this past spring, and thought it was very good.  When I got an advance copy of The Unwanteds I read it and decided that it was the best MG book of the year (my 10 year old is reading it for the 3rd time).  When I heard this was coming out and read the synopsis, I was like, "Hell Yeah! This book is going to be GOOD!".  So, I am waiting on Dead to You by Lisa McMann.  What are you waiting on?

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

41 comments:

  1. Sounds like something I would enjoy as well! New follower here :)

    GIselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! This sounds very intense, it might make me cry:)
    ~Rebecca
    www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

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  3. I can't wait for this one either, though I didn't read The Unwanteds, I loved Cryer's Cross and the WAKE trilogy. Great pick!

    Stop by mine

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  4. Thanks for stopping by! I like this book. I have Wake, but haven't read it yet. I'll probably get to it someday. Anyway, nice choice.

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  5. Great pick! I've never seen or heard of this one. I will definitely put it on my tbr list. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I like the cover... and the summary is intriguing. I love Lisa McMann's Gone Series, and this one looks great too!

    Thank for stopping by my at my Waiting On Wednesday today!

    New follower,
    April

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  7. LOL oh yes, team Jem is looking better and better. You have great books on your list. I really need to read I Am Number Four, and I'm currently reading Shiver.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, I can't wait for this book as well. I love Lisa McMann's books and this one sounds good.

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  9. I really can't wait for this book to come too! I love Lisa McMann. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

    Guen

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  10. I'm looking forward to DEAD TO YOU also. I've enjoyed reading Lisa McMann's other books.

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  11. OMG so many of these books I REALLY wanna read! Great WoW and WWW Wednesday. Happy Reading! :D

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog today :) My dad read Charlotte's Web to me when I was about that age. Wonderful book.

    I have not read any of Lisa McCann's work, I may need to look into it.

    Happy reading adventures.
    Marissa @ And many to read before I sleep

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  13. You're right about Insurgent. ;)

    This looks so interesting - very suspenseful and like Rebecca, I bet I'd cry somewhere in there.

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  14. Dead to You looks really good....Great pick! And lucky person with All These Thing's I've Done *jealous*
    Thanks for coming to my blog!

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  15. This book looks really good and looks like it will be a good shocker. Great pick and thanks for visiting my blog. =]
    My WoW
    The Bookshelf Review

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  16. I haven't read anything by McMann before, but this sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by!

    Susanne

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  17. Well, you were certainly right about Insurgent...it's quite the popular pick this week!

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  18. Oooh, this one sounds good! Haven't heard of it before but I think I'll be adding it to my wishlist :)

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  19. Great choice! I can't wait to see your review for The Knife of Never Letting Go! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  20. That cover is amazing! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check it out :)

    My WoW

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  21. Great pick this week, lovin the cover! Thanks for sharing!

    WoW-Book Addict

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  22. Well, this certainly sounds good. Cryer's Cross was my first McMann book and I bought the Wake series. I'll definitely check out Dead to You. Oh, btw, I loved I AM NUMBER FOUR, too. I haven't read Power of Six yet, but I'm not hearing great things about it. I'm not surprised. The author of the first book is not continuing with the series, so someone else is writing it! THAT'S why it isn't as good. I figured this would happen. What a shame... *sigh*...

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  23. I hope you're enjoying Ultraviolet! I loved that book. And I'm getting Supernaturally in the mail any day now, so psyched for that one too! It looks like we have really similar taste :-)

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  24. this books looks awesome! thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  25. Sounds like a good book! Thanks for stopping my by WOW.

    Sarah @ Sarah's Books & Life

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  26. Whoa. This book looks and sounds so intense! Super awesome pick. :)

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  27. hello! thankf for stopping by! I read the Wake series, but first person present is not really my thing XD
    I hope this new book is written in a different style.If not, I will still it a chance!

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  28. Oh wow. This one sounds like it's gonna be intense but fantastic. thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Lisa McMann is one of my absolute favorites! I just finished The Unwanteds recently and am so ready for more of her work! Definitely excited for this one!

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  30. You feature great books here! Ultraviolet was fantastic and now you made me curious about the audiobook for The Knife of Never Letting Go since it definitely would add something extra. I hope you enjoy! :)

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  31. Sounds pretty good, I haven't read any of Lisa McMann's books but I heard they were good.

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  32. Dead To You looks and sounds really interesting. I think I've seen this before, but I totally forgot about it, so thanks for sharing. I'm always hearing good things about her books, but actually I haven't read anything written by her yet.

    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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  33. Yay, so glad you're loving Supernaturally! So excited for the third book in the series, Kiersten White's brain is amazing ;) And wow, really glad to hear Ultraviolet is an OMG type read, must get my hands on that soon!

    I've only read Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann, which was great! So I'm definitely interested in anything else she writes and Dead To You sounds fantastic!

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  34. I haven't read any of Lisa McMann's books but this one sounds really good! I"ll be adding it to my TBR list for sure!

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my WOW :)

    <3
    Taylor

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  35. I loved Lisa's Cryers Cross!
    Definitely want to read more by her =)

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  36. I've only read Cryer's Cross and it was very creepy (but in a good way). I want to read The Unwanteds and this looks really good too. Great pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  37. I wasn't a huge fan of the Wake trilogy but I did like Cryer's Cross. I think I'll wait for the reviews on this one before adding to my wishlist even if I think the synopsis is interesting

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  38. Looks like you had a nice week. I feel like I don't have much time for reading nowadays. The book I've been reading is one I started over a week ago.

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