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 :)
Release Date: September 12 2011
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother.
Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? As Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear her family apart.
Release Date: June 1st 2011
Publisher: David C. Cook
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Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”
Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead. But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
Blood Wounds: I loved Susan's other YA novel - Life as We Knew It (although I still need to read the following two books in the series), so as soon as I saw her name attached to this, I knew I had to read it. Plus it sounds really good - a grisly, suspenseful novel that doesn't seem to have a trace of paranormal. Nice change of pace!
Cascade: If you saw my review for the first book in the River of Time series, Waterfall, then you know I absolutely loved it. So naturally I'm salivating for book two! I'm so excited to see what will happen next for the time-travelling Betarrini sisters!
What are you waiting on?