Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #70: Vitro & A Mad, Wicked Folly


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. So, check out my WoW for this week:

VitroVitro
by Jessica Khoury
Release date: January 14th 2014
Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis via Goodreads:
A death-defying tropical adventure delivers a frightening message about dabbling with creation from the talented author of Origin.

On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings—the Vitros—have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw.

Sophie Crue is determined to get to Skin Island and find her mother, a scientist who left Sophie behind years ago. She enlists hunky charter pilot Jim Julien to take her there. But once on the island, Sophie and Jim encounter more than they bargained for, including a charming, brilliant Vitro named Nicholas and an innocent, newly awoken one named Lux.

In a race for their lives, Sophie and Jim are about to discover what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach


A Mad, Wicked FollyA Mad, Wicked Folly
by Sharon Biggs Waller
Release date: January 23rd 2013
Publisher: Viking 

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?




Why I'm Waiting


I haven't read Jessica Khoury's Origin but Vitro sounds like it'll portray different characters on the island. Nevertheless, I'd love to read both books back to back so I definitely want to get my hands on Vitro. The whole setting of being on an isolated island and doing tests just intrigues me. As for A Mad, Wicked Folly, well, that just sounds interesting all on its own. Love the title. Love the girl in yellow dress on the cover looking at a black and white, and very much historical London. I like the description and would love to find out how Vicky's story turns out.


What are you waiting for?

78 comments:

  1. another series i desperately need to start.

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    1. Me too :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Jenn.

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  2. Oh I hadn't seen these books before and both Vitro and A Mad, Wicked Folly sound great. Thanks for sharing!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  3. I'm looking forward to Vitro too, I haven't read Origin- it sounded good but didn't jump out at me, but Vitro is such a cool idea wih the whole island thing! Thats a good cover too. Nice pick.

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  4. I still haven´t read Origin, but I´ve it on my TBR list.

    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  5. I'm really excited or Vitro! I still haven't gotten around to reading Origin either, but I think I'll definitely be getting Vitro when it comes out.
    Great pick :)

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  6. A Mad, Wicked Folly looks AMAZING! Just added it :)

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  7. Vitro sounds really interesting and I can feel that there are swoon-worthy guys in this book haha :D I got A Mad, Wicked Folly in my list too and gotta love that cover.

    Here's my WoW for the week :)

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  8. Great picks! I especially love the look of A Mad Wicked Folly. Enjoy! Here's MY WOW POST

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  9. Thanks for stopping by - Vitro sounds interesting.

    Here's my WOW.

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  10. I'm pretty excited for this one as well. I adore Jessica Khoury.

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    1. Great. Hope I enjoy her books as well :)

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  11. I am so adding "A Mad, Wicked Folly", the blurb is great! The cover for the other one is very imaginative... great choices, thanks :)
    My WOW

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  12. Just requested Vitro, hope i get it! Great picks!

    Check out our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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  13. I had vitro as my WoW a couple of weeks back, it sounds really good :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  14. Ooo...I love the cover on the 2nd book! I'd seen Vitro on another site but couldn't decide if I was interested. I didn't know it was part of a series.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I've got both of these on my wishlist as well! I haven't read Origins either... but Vitro looks super good! To be honest, I am not a fan of the cover of A Mad, Wicked Folly - but I AM a fan of the summary. :)

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  16. I have heard about Vitro and it sounds like a great read. Also very unique covers. I haven't heard of the other one but it sounds really good. Great picks :)
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. Great pick! I love how vibrant that yellow dress looks. Thanks for sharing, Shane!

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  18. A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds amazing! But the cover doesn't look very YA which surprises me. The setting and the heroine intrigue me and I seriously want to meet this muse. Awesome picks honey! I shall be adding Folly to my wish list, thanks.

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  19. I'm excited for Vitro, too! I haven't read Origins either, but it sounds really good, and I love that cover!

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  20. I read Jessica's first book, Origin, so I'm definitely looking forward to Vitro.
    And Mad, Wicked Folly just got added to my tbr, looks like a fun read!

    Waiting on Wednesday

    Doris @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  21. Hi Shane, I love the title 'A Mad, Wicked Folly' as well. I think it has an interesting premise and a lot can happen with the kind of set-up that the author has. Nice picks. Thanks for dropping by my WoW earlier. ^_^

    http://thegirlmeetsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/waiting-on-wednesday-no-good-duke-goes-unpunished/

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  22. I've never heard of A Mad,Wicked Folly but it sounds interesting. Vitro is one I've had my eye on awhile and I can't wait to get hold of a copy. Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier and sharing yours!

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  23. A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds so good! I can't wait to read it!!!

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  24. A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds great. I love historical books and the MC sounds like a rebel which is my kind of thing. Great choice!

    Ayana @ My Book Memoirs

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  25. I haven't read Origin either, and I didn't get approved for Vitro or A Mad, Wicked Folly. But, I'm definitely looking forward to A Mad, Wicked Folly especially, I love reading Historical London. :) Great picks Shane, and thanks for stopping by mine!

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  26. I'm really excited for Vitro, even though I haven't read Origins either (it's on my TBR list haha), I've been waiting for A Mad, Wicked Folly too. Awesome picks! Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  27. Love your picks, Shane.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  28. Scientists tampering with things better left alone scare me more than anyhing in the world. I think Vitro sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous too.
    Can't wait to read it.

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  29. I had heard about Orgin and it has been on my TBR for a while, but I still need to read it!
    My WoW http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/2013/10/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

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  30. I just saw A Mad, Wicked Folly on someone else WoW and it got me totally hooked. Great choice! i'm super excited to read it now.

    Thanks for stopping by Swept Away By Books!

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  31. Vitro has got my vote thanking for sharing.

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  32. Vitro sounds fantastic! I haven't read Origin either, I definitely need to get on and read it soon!

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  33. Vitro seems awesome! I haven't read Origin yet either, but I'm hoping to do it soon. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

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  34. Both of these sound great! I still need to read Origin, so Vitro coming out will probably push me to do so. :) Thanks for sharing & stopping by!

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  35. I've seen both of these around on WoW a lot, and they both sound really interesting!
    Thanks for visiting me WoW!
    Rachel @ The NerdHerd Reads

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  36. I'm really looking froward to VITRO too. One of my friends loves Sharon Biggs Waller.

    My WoW

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  37. Both look like great picks!! I am looking forward to Vitro as well! Great picks!

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  38. OOoh nice! Saw these earlier today at other blogs! Nice picks! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  39. I've been wanting to read Jessica's series too! And I love that cover for Mad, Wicked Folly! Gorgeous!

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  40. I love the title and cover for A Mad Wicked Folly

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  41. Great choices for your Wow!! I hope you enjoy them once you get your hands on them!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  42. Both books look very interesting, thanks for stopping by my wow.

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  43. I haven't read Origin either but both of these books sound like they would be good reads,
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  44. I think Vitro sounds cool. I really like the cover. A Mad Wicked Folly sounds like a really cool historical fiction especially when it's set in London :)

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  45. I haven't read Origin either but the covers are really cool and they sound interesting. Great picks

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  46. I can't wait to read Vitro!! Two great choices this week Shane!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by YA Book Addict

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  47. I haven't read Origin yet. I haven't heard of A Mad, Wicked Folly, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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  48. Vitro sounds SO GOOD! I have it on my TBR. Great choice. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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  49. Vitro's cover caught my eye, it sounds pretty interesting too. Thanks!

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  50. Vitro is a very popular WoW pick lately. Thanks for sharing with us and for stopping by My WoW
    today :)

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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  51. I've seen both of these around lately, they look good! Thanks for sharing:)

    Katie @ The Quiet Girl Talks

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  52. The cover for 'Vitro' is really cool but I don't think I'll be reading that. I did add 'A Mad, Wicked Folly' to my list the other day though. Great picks.

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  53. VITRO sounds intriguing. It's one of the titles I'm looking for this coming new year.

    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

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  54. I've had my eye on Vitro as well, it sounds so good! Great pick :) Haven't heard of A Mad, Wicked Folly but it sounds really good too :) Happy reading!

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  55. I'm really interested about Vitro. Thanks for sharing these and thanks for stopping by. :)

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

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  56. I love historical books as well.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  57. I've heard of Vitro, it sounds so good! I'm sure I'll love it, and hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  58. I'm waiting for Vitro also, great pick! Thanks for checking out my WoW this week.

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  59. I cannot wait for Vitro! I loved Origin so much! Great picks!
    Megan @ Books i View

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  60. I've been wanting to read Origin for a while now. Vitro looks great! Nice picks!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  61. Vitro sounds so good! I'll be looking out for that one as well. Great pick, Shane!

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  62. I haven't even read Origin yet, but I really want to. It sounds so good. So does A Mad, Wicked Folly. :D

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  63. Vitro was actually my WoW last week! Great pick and thanks for stopping by my post (:

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  64. I cannot wait to read Vitro. <3 DYING for it :D Awesome picks! Hope you will love them both. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my blog ages ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  65. A Mad, Wicked Folly sounds awesome!!! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

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