Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WWW (21) and Waiting on Wednesday (December 7th, 2011) Double Feature: Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

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've had a particularly awesome past couple of weeks reading.  I've read at least two books that have earned places on my Top 10 of 2011 list, and considering I've read 181 books so far this year, that's huge.  Anyway, I am hoping to get to 200 by the end of the month, so here's what I'm reading..

What are you currently reading?

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley~ A wonderful, insightful work of YA Literary Fiction.  It is so beautifully written.  It is unfathomable to me that this is his first book.   

Halflings by Heather Burch~ I just started this as a buddy-read with Emma, but it looks promising so far.  It's about three "halflings"- angel/human hybrids- sent from God to protect a young girl.  But what happens when a halfling falls in love with a human?  Releases February 1st.
Tempest by Julie Cross~ Time travel, romance, and adventure.  A truly awesome mix.  I just started this one as well, but I've heard fabulous advance buzz, so I'm excited.  Releases January 17th.

What did you recently finish reading?

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins~ As with all Ellen's books, this was a beautifully written, but extremely difficult to digest.  I would have to say that this is one of her most heartbreaking books.  If you haven't read it, I recommend the audio.  It was very well done.
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes~ A fresh take on paranormal creatures.  Not at all what I expected, but very good.  I will probably post my review later today, so keep an eye out.  Releases December 27th.
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig~ Great modern Robin Hood story.  I didn't have any idea that this was the first in a series until I finished.  I'm pretty happy about that, because I enjoyed this story and can't wait to see where it goes.  Releases March 13th.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin~ Wow, wow, WOW!  One of the best books I've read this year.  So awesome!  Read my review of this AMAZING book HERE.

Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake~ Another book that has made my Top 10 of 2011 list.  Just awesome.  So much better than I imagined it could be.  Read my review HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

How To Save a Life by Sara Zarr~ I've had this on my TBR for too long, and I really need to read it.  I've heard wonderful things about it...

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder~ I have this for review, and since it releases on December 27th, I'm probably going to read it next week.  I've been looking forward to this one!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi~ This is another book that I need to read for review.  It releases on January 3rd, and is one of my most anticipated debuts of 2012.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer~ I have this audio for review, and am much looking forward to listening to it.  I've heard great things!  Releases January 3rd.

"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.

There are so many great books coming out in the early months of 2012, that feel almost bad pining for one that doesn't release until the end of May, but...

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2) by Josephine Angelini

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.

As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more.
(Courtesy of Goodreads)

I loved the first book in this series, Starcrossed (read my review HERE), and have been excited for the sequel since I finished it months and months ago.  Now a mere 6 months away, my excitement is building even more!  I have high expectations for Josephine Angelini's sophomore book, and have a really great feeling that I won't be let down!  And hey, what about that cover?  So gorgeous!

Publisher:  HarperTeen
Publication Date:  May 29th, 2012
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

What are you waiting on this week?

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  1. I'm a sucker for love triangles and beautiful covers so i have to read this! Great pick! thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Best wishes,

  2. I still have to read Starcrossed but the next one looks amazing! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW!

  3. Dreamless sounds very interesting. I like the cover. Thank you for sharing! Great pick!

    Books For All Seasons

  4. I love the double Wednesday meme that you have going on! Love that you're reading Tempest, I've heard great things. Your WoW sounds interesting, I haven't heard of this series before. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I loved Starcrossed. I can't wait to read this one as well! ;)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! <3

  6. Wow! Nearly every book you just listed is on my wishlist/need to read now list. Great taste in books.

    I'm also currently about to read Tempest. I'm really excited about that one.

    Great post and I do the double Wednesday meme too.

  7. I have Starcrossed and need to read it!


  8. Anna Dressed in Blood looks so great :)

    Here's mine:

  9. I still need to read Anna Dressed in Blood. I am really looking forward to Dreamless too!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great time at the signing on Sunday!! Cassie is so nice.

  10. Wow, that's a lot of books!There are some good picks there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Lots of awesome books :D Great picks ;) I have just bought Starcrossed :)
    Thank you for commenting on mine. <3
    Love, Carina

  12. Great WWW picks! I loved Where Things Come Back :) All others are on my tbr list. Also, still haven't read Starcrossed, but the cover of Dreamless is lovely. Happy reading!

  13. I just got Starcrossed in the mail, but I'm super excited to start this series!! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Radiant Shadows

  14. I definitely need to grab the fist one - this one sounds so good!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. -Jessica

  15. Tempest has been on my mind for months! I hope you're enjoying it. I have Starcrossed on my shelf, but I have yet to dive into the novel. I must get to it before sequel comes out. Happy Reading, Karis :)

  16. Oh my gosh, those are so many amazing books!! I read & adored Tempest not too long ago so I really hope you liked it, and I LOVED Mara Dyer and Anna Dressed in Blood too -- so awesome!! Plus, I really, REALLY want to read Pretty Crooked! I'm so happy you liked it! :)

    Awesome Wednesday post, Karis!

  17. I just love the cover to Dreamless! Great pick this week!

    Book Addict

  18. I am so EXCITED for this book!!!! I loved Starcrossed and I can't wait till May!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  19. Oh your so lucky! I can't wait to read Mara and the Asher book! They both sound amazing! Chekcing out your review now!

  20. I keep seeing countdowns for Dreamless everywhere. I still haven't got around to reading Starcrossed.


  21. I still need to read Starcrossed! I love the covers for this series. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. I absolutely loved Starcrossed so I'm definitely looking forward to Dreamless.

    I'm also looking forward to your review of "Every Other Day". I'm currently reading it.

    JJ iReads
    Check out what I'm WAITING ON this week

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I haven't read Starcrossed yet. I'll have to check that out along with Dreamless.

    Waiting For Wentworth

  24. Ohhh I'm definitely looking forward to this one!! It's going to be AWESOME!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  25. I hadn't heard about this series. Thanks for the suggestion and for stopping by our blog!

  26. Under the Never Sky looks amazing too!


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