Aug 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {28} Death and the Girl Next Door & Scent of Magic

"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  I'm extremely excited for both of these books and have had them on my wish list for a while.

By Darynda Jones
Publisher St. Martins
Release Date October 2012

Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors

Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace.  Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home.  For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be.  Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it,  standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.  Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school.  Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.  What does Jared know about her parents?  Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei?  And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?  Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

By Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date December 2012

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avery of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avery is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avery will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead - human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avery is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.



  1. Death and the Girl next door sounds fun. I've only read one book by this author but I liked it.

  2. Nice picks.. I rec'vd Death and the Girl Next Door a few weeks ago. Haven't read it yet though. I love Maria Snyder's books too.. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. I can't wait for Death and the Girl Next Door! I love Darynda's books! I have the first "Healer" book by Maria, but still need to read it. Great picks! :-)

  4. Awesome choices! I'm really excited for Death and the Girl Next Door as well. :)

  5. Seriously, I was sitting at my desk about twenty minutes just thinking about how much I am desperate for the next Snyder book. And here it is!

    I love Maria V. Snyder's books SO MUCH.

    My WoW