Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Everybody Sees the Ants and Night Beach

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Everybody Sees the Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants  by A.S. King

Hardcover: 288 pages
Release date: October 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Summary: Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their family is fine. And he certainly didn't ask to be the recipient of Nadar McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far.

Lucky has a secret—one that helps him wade through the daily dysfunction of his life. Grandad Harry, trapped in the jungles of Laos, has been visiting Lucky in his dreams—and the dreams just might be real: an alternate reality where he can be whoever he wants to be and his life might still be worth living. But how long can Lucky remain in hiding there before reality forces its way inside?
Printz Honor recipient A. S. King's distinctive, smart, and accessible writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you, and then taking a stand against it.
I LOVED A.S. King's Please Ignore Vera Dietz!! It's one of my favorite books I've read this year and I'm looking forward to this one.

Night Beach

Night Beach  by Kirsty Eagar 

Hardcover: 324 pages
Release date: February, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Goodreads summary: For Abbie, the ocean is a refuge and the only place she feels in touch with her wilder, truer self. But when her step-cousin Kane returns from a surf trip with something to conceal, she learns that what the sea wants, the sea shall have … A page-turning gothic thriller from award-winning author Kirsty Eagar. 

"It’s about art, the ocean, and the very dark things that feed the creative process … There’s surfing in there, and a look at the idea of ownership. But mainly it’s about a girl called Abbie and a guy called Kane."
This one sounds compelling... And it's Kirsty Eagar's! I haven't read a book of hers but they're all getting rave reviews. I'll start with Raw Blue next week.

What are you anxiously waiting on this week? Just leave a comment of the link to your WoW post!
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  1. i have a.s. king's debut novel on my shelf but i have yet to read it. her newest title sounds really awesome too. night beach looks awesome too. great picks :)

    i hope you can stop by my WoW this week.


  2. I LOVED Everybody Sees the Ants. It's seriously one of the best books I've read! Around the time of its release I'm posting an interview/giveaway with A.S. King if you want to stop by :)

    Great picks this week!

    -Sarah @ Y.A. Love

  3. Night Beach sounds amazing. Haven't heard of it before your post but the summary leaves you with so many questions! "A page turning gothic thriller"...yes please! Great picks, I'm adding both to my wishlist for sure.

    My WoW

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. I hope you enjoy your reads.

  5. I just recently bought A.S. King's Dust of 100 Dogs because of a glowing review by fellow blogger. This one sounds interesting too. I'm not familiar with this author but it sounds like I need to be! Night Beach is another one I'm looking forward to. I just won a copy of Raw Blue and am eagerly waiting for it to arrive so I can immediately dive into it!!

    Donna @ The Happy Booker


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