Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WWW (16) and Waiting on Wednesday (October 5th, 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?

I didn't do this post last week because I was doing a Banned Books Week Feature, but the past two weeks have been pretty great as far as books go...

What are you currently reading?
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins~ Stellar, as all her books are.  Impulse was great, but this one is turning out to be even better.  I should finish this today, so keep an eye out for my review. You can check out my BBW feature on Ellen HERE.
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs~ I just started this book this morning- I'm literally 11 pages in, but if it's like her other books, I'm definitely going to LOVE it.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson~ I'm really loving this book.  I have the audio of the sequel, The Fox Inheritance, coming from Macmillan Audio and day (Thanks Esther!), so if you're a fan, let me know and maybe I'll do a giveaway! ;-)

What did you recently finish reading?

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa~ Why did I wait so long to start this series.  <3  I got an advance copy of The Iron Knight, so I decided I should read the others.  WOW!  I haven't decided if I'm Team Ash of Team Puck though.  I plan to start The Iron Daughter as soon as I finish Perfect.

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp~ Really good book.  I read it it because it was a National Book Award nominee in 2008.  I don't know if it was THAT good considering books like The Hunger Games were released (and ignored) that year, but it was good.

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern~ One of my Banned Books Week features...  I love Julie's books and this was no exception. Read my review HERE.

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen~ Another Banned Books Week feature.  I find it interesting that so many books about mental illness are challenged.  Society tells us that mental illness shouldn't be taboo; that it's a handicap like blindness, yet parents don't want their children reading about it... Read my review HERE.

ttyl by Lauren Myracle~ This was a re-read and I will likely read it again.  Laughs galore! I featured Lauren during BBW because she has been a target quite often, and really, in my mind, for no good reason.  She is a wonderful human being and I think teen and tween girls should read all of her books when they are age appropriate. Read my feature HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien~ I still haven't read this and I have an advance copy of its sequel, Prized.  I have heard wonderful things!
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa~ I am in love with this series.  I will probably plow through The Iron Queen and possibly The Iron Knight before I post my WWW next week...

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan~ I got the audio of this in the mail from Macmillan Audio this week and it is read by the same girl (Ilyana Kadushin) that read All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (which I'm doing a GIVEAWAY of) and The Hunger Games.  She's great, so I'm going to listen to it instead of reading 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.

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell

It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.
When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar.
But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young "sooner" whose fertile land is coveted.
As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a "springsweet" to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I thoroughly enjoyed The Vespertine (read my review HERE) and am really excited to read its sequel, The Springsweet.  I am normally not a huge fan of Historical Fiction, but these books have an element of paranormal in them that make them so appealing to me.  Add to that a romantic element that isn't so in-your-face, and I am a happy girl.  I'm not a fan of stories that revolve around the romance (just like I've never been one of those girls that lets her relationship define her), and The Vespertine was so refreshing in that that was much more to the story in spite of it essentially being a romance.  I hope The Springsweet lives up to it.

What are you waiting on?

Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

**Don't forget to enter my AWESOME giveaway of an audio copy of the AMAZING All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin HERE!**


  1. WOW. Lots of books here! I love Ellen's books, I really need to read Fallout and Perfect. They're the only ones I haven't read yet! Great picks~

    Demi @ Only Somewhat Queer

  2. I love Ellen's books--some more than others. I have yet to read Perfect. So far, my favorite has been Identical.

  3. The Springsweet looks really really good!!

  4. It is surprising that so many books about mental illness have been banned throughout the ages. Girl, Interrupted is pretty good :)

    Here's mine:

  5. I haven't read the Vespertine yet but I really want to. Been hearing great reviews on it.

    Xpresso Reads
    Btw- I'm giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven't entered yet. ;)

  6. Sweet Venom is on my TBR list, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    The Springsweet sounds pretty interesting. Lord, so many months til April, though. :(

  7. This sounds like a very good book. The cover is Lovely!!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Happy Reading!


  8. That is quite the amount of books lol. I can't say I'd heard of The Vespertine or Springsweet, but I am a fan of historical fiction and the romance sounds promising also. Maybe I will have to check them out :)


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