Mar 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #3

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at BREAKING THE SPINE, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Vampire Stalker
By Allison Van Diepen
Publication Date: June 1st

From Point:

What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

By Melissa Marr
Publication Date: May 17th

From Harper Collins:

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestow
ed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn’t a funeral
that Maylene didn’t attend, and at each Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words “Sleep well, and stay where I put you.”

Now Maylene is dead and Bek must go back to the place—and the man—she left a deca
de ago. But what she soon discovers is that Maylene was murdered and that there was good reason for her odd traditions. It turns
out that in placid Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected. Beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D—a place from which the dead will return if their graves are not properly minded. Only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.

Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels #1)
By Keri Arthur
Publication Date: October 29th
From Piatkus Books:

Risa Jones is as extraordinary as her heritage. Born from a lab-enhanced clone mother and an Aedh father, she can not only talk to the souls of the dying and the dead, but she can see the reapers and walk the gray fields that divide this world from the next.

They are skill she rarely uses, however, preferring to concentrate on the business she shares with her two best friends. But when her mother asks her to help the parents of a little girl locked in a coma, she reluctantly agrees. What she discovers scares the hell out of her. Because the little girl’s soul no longer resides in her body, and it wasn’t death and the reapers that took her.

Someone had ripped her soul from her flesh.
As it turns out, a creature consuming the souls of the innocent–and not so innocent–is the least of her problems.
Because someone wants to rip open the gates that divided hell from earth, and Risa is a key component in their plans.
And the only person standing between her and disaster is a reaper who isn’t exactly on her side

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?


  1. These all sound great! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Lori @ Romancing the Darkside

  2. So many great books coming out this year! I'm looking forward to these!

    That's What Liz Read

  3. Melissa Marr's book looks a bit too creepy for me but the other two sound really good! Great picks!
    Truly Bookish

  4. I just put Graveminder on my wishlist this morning - looks good.

  5. All of these books sound really great! I'm really looking forward to reading Graveminder!! Here's my WoW!

    PS- Thanks for the follow on Twitter! I'm following back!

  6. Great picks! So cool that there's a new Melissa Marr book.