May 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {13} Still Waters and Above


"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Still Waters




Still Waters
By Emma Carlson Berne
Release Date: Dec 20th 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He’s leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they’ll never forget.

But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a bit...off. They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn’t seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin’s dark side, and her own safety.

Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.

Above
Above
By Leah Bobet
Release Date: Spring 2012
Publisher: Levine Books
atthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself. 



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9 comments:

  1. I love your WoW banner.

    I totally love this Wednesday. Find many new books with lovely covers.

    My WOW

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  2. Wow love the sound of both these and am adding them to my must have list. Great picks!

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  3. Still Water sounds amazing. I'll definitely need to put this onto my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Carina
    (My WoW)

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  4. They both sounds great!

    My WoW is here, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

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  5. Oh my gosh, 'ABOVE" sounds devine. Adding it to my list right away - thank you! New follower here, too!

    Still waters has been on my list for some time now :D

    Check out my WOW this week!

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  6. These sound really good!! A few other ladies had 'Above' on their list too, I added it to mine ;)

    Thanx for sharing my dear, here's mine:

    http://madamedsboudoir.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

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  7. These both sound amazing, I love the covers.

    Please check out what I'm waiting for!

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  8. Above sounds amazing and I love the cover for Still Water. Never heard of either of these before. Very cool picks!

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