Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
St. Croix Chronicles
December 26, 2012
Though Society demands that I make a good marriage, I, Cherry St. Croix, have neither the time nor the interest. I am on the trail of a murder with no victim, a mystery with no motive, and the key to an alchemical formula that could be my family’s legacy.
Yet the world is not so kind as to let me pursue simple murder and uncomplicated bounties. Above the foggy drift, an earl insists on my attention, while my friends watch my increasingly desperate attempts to remain my own woman. From the silken demands of the Midnight Menagerie—to whose dangerously seductive ringmaster I owe a debt—to the rigorous pressures of the peerage, all are conspiring to place before me a choice that will forever change my life.
I very much enjoyed book 1, Tarnished, of this series and KCooper left us hanging by book's end. Cherry was assaulted by no less than *spoiler* her mad scientist of a father with the hopes of reviving her dead mother at her expense. Obviously I want to know what happened after that traumatizing episode plus there's the mystifying Midnight Menagerie with their exotic performances & even curiouser performers. And who could forget the equally enchanting and dangerously sexy ringmaster, Cage Hawke, I need to get my hands on that sexy lad for sure!
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This Is What Happy Looks LikeJennifer E. Smith
April 2, 2013
If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
In This is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith's new YA novel, perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet—albeit virtually—when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an email about his pet pig, Wilbur. In the tradition of romantic movies like "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle," the two 17-year-olds strike up an email relationship, even though they live on opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names.
Through a series of funny and poignant messages, Graham and Ellie make a true connection, sharing intimate details about their lives, hopes and fears. But they don't tell each other everything; Graham doesn't know the major secret hidden in Ellie's family tree, and Ellie is innocently unaware that Graham is actually a world-famous teen actor living in Los Angeles.
When the location for the shoot of Graham's new film falls through, he sees an opportunity to take their relationship from online to in-person, managing to get the production relocated to picturesque Henley, Maine, where Ellie lives. But can a star as famous as Graham have a real relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie's mom want her to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?
Just as they did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, the hands of fate intervene in wondrous ways in this YA novel that delivers on high concept romance in lush and thoughtful prose.
The author had me at You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. I know I've said that I'm not a big YA reader but a lot of YA contemporary books have really been catching my attention. This sounds like a cute story and come on, the male protagonist has a pet pig named Wilbur. How cute is that? :D Smith's other novel, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, is pretty high up on my TBR list so I want to read that before I get to this book even though they are both stand alone books.
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So tell us, what book or books are you anxiously waiting for?