Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)



Author: Lauren McLaughlin
Release Date: October 25 2011
Publisher: Random House
GOODREADS
Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.



Author: Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: August 23 2011
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the hunky son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons--the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind--and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them.

San Francisco's senior exorcist and his newly assigned partner from the Vatican enlist Bridget's help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. But when one of Bridget's oldest friends turns up dead in a ritualistic sacrifice that mirrors her father's murder, Bridget realizes she can't trust anyone. An interview with her father's murderer reveals a link between Bridget and the Emim: a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim's plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse--the human vessel for a Demon King.


The cover for Possess was released yesterday and wow, how awesome does that look? Very excited for both these books, they sound fantastic!

11 comments:

  1. Brodie! I have Scored as one of my Waiting on Wednesday picks too! It kind of reminds me of Awaken and Delirium a little, but the story definitely is interesting. Oh and that is a gorgeous cover for Possess!

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  2. Lovely! I scored dystopian too? :) I absolutely love the cover of Possess! Great picks!

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  3. Just saw both these today on other blogs and want them both. great picks!

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  4. What a coincedence, I chose Possess as well. Don't you just love the cover? The first one, Scored, sounds really interesting as well. It reminds me a bit of The Hunger Games, set in an alternate reality in the future where the life of teens isn't all that simple. Sounds like something I would love to read.
    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday.

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  5. I love the cover for Posess too and the blurb sounds really good !! Great choices ;)

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  6. Superb picks! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  7. I added Scored last week and this week I'm so adding Possess! Great picks!

    Hope you get a chance to stop by Gone with the Words and check out what I'm Waiting On this Wednesday!!

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  8. These both sound like amazing books! Great picks this week. I'll be adding both to my TBR pile, so thank you!! : )

    My waiting on Wednesday is:
    http://faybaysbooks.blogspot.com/

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  9. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

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  10. I love the cover of Possesses. I was on the fence about the book based on the plot, but the beautiful cover is making me rethink things. Nice choices!

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