Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #88

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:

17608898The Killing Jar
by Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Synopsis via Goodreads:

It’s the best night of Kenna Marsden’s life until she comes home to find her family slaughtered and the killer still in the house. Trapped, with death moments away, the killer reveals to Kenna that he didn’t choose the Marsdens at random. He came there for her. She’s the only one who can save him. But Kenna taps into an uncanny ability lying dormant inside her, and the killer winds up dead, while Kenna’s family survives. 

Kenna’s relief at having her family back is marred by the inexplicable, dark impulses that plague her now. Her search for help leads her to Eclipse, a nearby utopian commune. There, Kenna discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she’s capable of. 

When she learns there is a shocking connection between the unthinkable crime against her family and the commune leaders, she realizes the inhabitants of Eclipse harbor dark secrets about Kenna’s past, their inception, and their plans for Kenna.

1860266017 First Kisses
by Rachael Allen
Release date: June 17th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis via Goodreads:
No matter how many boys Claire kisses, she can’t seem to find a decent boyfriend. Someone who wouldn’t rather date her gorgeous best friend, Megan. Someone who won’t freak out when he learns about the tragedy her family still hasn’t recovered from. Someone whose kisses can carry her away from her backwoods town for one fleeting moment.

Until Claire meets Luke.

But Megan is falling for Luke, too, and if there’s one thing Claire knows for sure, it’s that Megan’s pretty much irresistible.

With true love and best friendship on the line, Claire suddenly has everything to lose. And what she learns—about her crush, her friends, and most of all herself—makes the choices even harder.

In her moving debut, Rachael Allen brilliantly captures the complexities of friendship, the struggles of self-discovery, and the difficulties of trying to find love in high school. Fans of Sarah Ockler, Susane Colasanti, and Stephanie Perkins will fall head over heels for this addictive, heartfelt, and often hilarious modern love story.

Why I'm Waiting

Shame on me, but I have to admit that I have not read Jennifer Bosworth's nove, Struck as yet. That aside, I'd love to give her latest a try because I hear her writing's good. The Killing Jar is dystopian and I've been trying to read more of those so this will be good for me. Hopefully the story will turn out to be as interesting as the synopsis.
As for 17 First Kisses, I'm always up for young adult contemporary romance and I can't wait to unravel the drama in this one about two best friends liking the same guy. 

What are you waiting for?


  1. Great WoW picks :) Love the cover on The Killing Jar.
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  2. Nice picks! These are new to me and I hope you enjoy them both once you read them!

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  3. They both sound great, but I am especially curious about The Killing Jar. Nice picks!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

    1. I know, that one's intriguing. Thanks for coming by, Jenea :)

  4. I am looking forward to reading both of these books! Great picks :)

  5. Wow, The Killing Jar sounds super intriguing and the cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am so excited for the Killing Jar. Great picks

  7. I LOVE Dystopians! and 17 kisses looks really cute! Great Picks!!

  8. me too! Me too for 17 first kisses! Hope you get to read soon!

  9. Great picks! Both look good, but The Killing Jar sounds insane! Thanks for sharing, Shane!

  10. I know. It sounds really intense. Thanks for stopping by, Drea :)

  11. Great picks! Both of these books sounds really good, and I absolutely love the cover for The Killing Jar, it's amazing. :) Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

  12. I love your picks! I'm adding them to my TBR now:D

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  13. They both sound amazing! Especially the Killing Jar :) i can't wait to read them

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  14. These both sound really good! I'll watch for them.
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  15. I'm super excited for 17 First Kisses too!! I hope to get to it in the next few weeks. Great picks! :)

  16. I've never heard of The Killing Jar before. I would love to read 17 First Kisses. I love a good YA contemp! I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks.
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  17. These are both new to me Shane, but they sound like ones I'd enjoy!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  18. 17 First Kisses sounds cute. I came across it recently myself. Although two best friends liking the same guy is never good! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

  19. Great picks! I am especially curious about The Killing Jar. Thank you for sharing :-)

    Sharon - Obsession with Books

  20. Ooh, these both sound really interesting! Nice picks and thanks for stopping by :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books


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