Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we showcase some of our hotly anticipated releases!

I have three WoWs this week that look amazing: (All information taken from Goodreads)


Release date: 2 April 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens

Government attempts to save endangered bees by genetic modification causes their sting to induce deadly, flu-like symptoms in humans. A vaccine created in response changes children into ferocious, killer beasts. The uninfected have built a wall to keep the beasts out, & a girl has awakened on the wrong side.

While the premise doesn't sound too different from the many deadly plague novels out there, what gets me excited are the bugs! Everyone hates bugs! They're somehow scarier and seem more likely to evolve into monsters than, say, vampires. This + no mention of a love interest thus far + mystery as to how/why the girl has awakened so suddenly has me interested!


17 and Gone
Release date: 21 March 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common -they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

I haven't read Imaginary Girls yet but I've heard amazing things, and this has such an eerie cover and blurb that I'm really excited for it!

Release date: 2013

A 17-year-old girl’s attempt to blackmail her rich classmates results in her waking up on a dirt road with no money, no memory of how she got there and a semi-erased message she left for herself the only clue as to why. When she tries to piece together the evening before and all the events leading up to it, a dark and sinister game is revealed. Likened to Brick and Veronica Mars.

Courtney Summers! Still coming off a This is Not a Test high, I was delighted to see this on Goodreads! Love that all her books seem so different in genre/plot, and this sounds so wonderfully dark and scandalous. I LOVED Brick (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Veronica Mars is a favorite of mine, so I'll definitely be buying this one when it comes out.

In other (just released) news, the cover of J.K. Rowling's upcoming book has finally been revealed!! (Image via Publishers Weekly) Thoughts?? I don't love it - while the cover wouldn't really catch my eye in a store, the 'J.K. Rowling' at the top certainly would, so perhaps simple is best in this case! Excited to see what the tick/cross means.

There you have it! What are you waiting on this Wednesday? I'd love to see, so please link me!


  1. These are such awesome picks. I think every single one of them was already on my TBR. ; )

  2. The Casual Vacancy is on our WoW, too! Rowling, don't let us down!
    Also the cover of Stung actually makes me squirm. I hate needles. I don't know if I could read this. Creep-tastic.

  3. True, the cover of Casual Vacancy would never have caught my eye if it weren't for the J.K. Rowling splashed on the front.

    Thanks for the heads up =D

  4. Stung looks so good! I love the creepy cover and i love Bethany Wiggin's previous book!

    My WoW!

  5. Stung really looks great, and I love the cover! Great picks.

  6. Stung really looks great, and I love the cover! Great picks.

  7. I like the sound of 17 And Gone ~ although they all sound great!

    Here's mien @ Realms of an Open Mind

    Happy Reading :)

  8. Yes! I can't wait to read this either! I'm so glad to see it as your WoW choice. The premise sounds fantastic and that simple cover is perfect. I hope this book will meet our expectations! :)

  9. These look awesome!! I am adding to my TBR list : )

    My WOW and international giveaway

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