Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WWW (30) and Waiting on Wednesday (March 28th, 2012):

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 wasn't really planning on doing a post this week because not a whole lot has changed from last week.  I'm doing the same reads with my kids that I have been doing for weeks, and I haven't gotten to do a huge amount of other reading with Spring Break beginning Friday and the arrival of relatives on Saturday.  That said, this is one of my favorite memes, so...

What are you currently reading?

Dead to You by Lisa McMann~ I've put this one off for far too long... I'm almost finished, and it is really good.  I'm a Lisa McMann fan, and this is my 2nd favorite of her books (my favorite is her MG Fantasy, The Unwanteds).  Keep an eye out over the next day or two for my review.  In the meantime, you can read my review of The Unwanteds HERE.
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen~  I knew I wasn't going to have time to read this before its release, so I had my hubby and daughter do a buddy-read of my ARC, with the intention of them guest review it.  After hearing them talk about how much they both loved it (and my husband is a REALLY hard sell on MG/YA fiction!), I decided that I really MUST read it myself.  Stay tuned.

What did you recently finish reading?

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter~ I liked The Goddess Test, I loved Goddess Interrupted.  The unexpected twist and cliffhanger ending pissed me off a bit, but it served its purpose because I will be begging HarlequinTeen for a chance to review The Goddess Inheritance.  Read my review of Goddess Interrupted HERE.
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett~ This is one of those books that it written in local dialect/slang, and I had a really hard time with it.  I felt the same when I read Blood Red Road by Moira Young, but when I listened to it in audio format I loved it. That said, I am reserving my review of this book with the hope that it will come out in audio because I liked the premise, but hated the writing style...
Croak by Gina Damico~ Hands down, one of my favorite debuts of 2012.  Croak was made of AWESOME, and I am thrilled that HMH has fast tracked the sequel, Scorch, because I am SO excited to read more.  Do yourself a favor, and read this book ASAP.  Read my review HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

Revived by Cat Patrick~ I just got this in the mail the other day, and it is next on my TBR.  I really enjoyed Cat's debut from last spring, Forgotten, and I am looking forward to reading this one.  I love the idea and the cover is compelling.  It's release date it May 12th, 2012, so look for my review at the end of April.
Life Is But a Dream by Brian James~ I'm a little behind on my ARCs...  This one came out yesterday and I should have already read it, but time management has definitely been somewhat of an issue.  This is getting read after Revived, for sure...
The Selection by Kiera Cass~ I got this one in the mail rather unexpectedly yesterday, and it is taking all my willpower not to dig in right now!  Since I am a grown-up, I am exhibiting self-control and reading my other books first.  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.

Lots, and I mean LOTS of publishers have released their Fall 2012 catalogs over the past couple of weeks, and it's like I was when I was a kid and the Sears Christmas Catalog would come.  There are so many great books coming out! 

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate?

It’s human nature to wonder about life’s twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life’s unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction’s brightest stars.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

Instead of gushing over the many reasons I am excited for this book, I will just list who the writers of the 14 short stories are, and that should cover it.  I will say that I am a HUGE, HUGE Carrie Ryan fangirl, so anything that has her name on it is a MUST read for me.  Now for the list...  Ready?  (Click the author's name for the Goodreads profile)  Richelle Mead, Simone Elkeles, Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer, Saundra Mitchell, Diana Peterfreund, Laini TaylorMargaret Stohl, Matt de la Pena, Kami Garcia, Malinda Lo, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, and, of course, Carrie Ryan.  Need I say more?!?!?

Publisher:  Random House Children's Books
Publication Date:  August 28th, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ +++

What are YOU Waiting On this week?


  1. This looks so good and the cover is beautiful. Great pick!!

  2. Ooo you have so many lovely books to read! I don't think I would have any willpower whatsoever if 'The Selection' arrived on my doorstep! Looks brilliant. I like your 'Waiting on' book as well- short story collections can be hit and miss for me but that does have a lot of good authors in it!

    New follower :-)

    My WoW:

  3. So many great books on your WWW. Dead to You is one I have been wanting to read.

    Here’s my WWW

  4. I'll be reading Croak sometime soon, but I wish my library had a copy of Goddess Interrupted.

    Adding Foretold to my wishlist, thanks!

  5. Ahhh, I can't wait for the Selection! Hope it's a good read!

    Foretold sounds amazing and it's made up of some of my favorite authors!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion

  6. I'm going to skip After The Snow based on what you've said about the slang. But I will have to pick up Croak!

  7. Hi!
    Here’s my WWW



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