Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Northanger Alibi, Unbreak My Heart, and Oppression

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

Northanger Alibi (The Jane Austen Diaries #2) by Jenni James

Paperback: 254 pages
Release date: February, 2012
Publisher: Walnut Springs/Inkberry Press
Goodreads Summary: This modern Gothic remake of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and nod to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series, will leave you in stitches--literally.

Seattle Washington, and the Russo family, are no match for Claire Hart and her savvy knowledge of all things vampire related. Thanks to her obsession with the Twilight series--if there is anyone who would know a vampire when she saw one, it's Claire. And she's positive totally hot Tony Russo is a vampire, she just has to prove it! Follow Claire's hilarious journey on her first summer adventure away from home, where she learns everything isn't what it seems, and in some instances, reality is way better than anything she'd ever find in a book.

Unbreak My Heart  

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker 

Hardcover: 272 pages
Release date: May 22nd, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Goodreads summary: Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life.

Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now.

Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart?

Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.

her trademark wit and wisdom in a hilarious new novel.

Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) by Jessica Therrien

Release date: February 28th, 2012
Publisher: ZOVA Books
Goodreads Summary: Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning - and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules. 

What are you anxiously waiting on this week? Just leave a comment of the link to your WoW post!

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Hardcover: 384 pages
Release date: October 25th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads Summary: Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail.
For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….

Crave was one of the vampire books I somehow like. Why? Well for one, it shows both side of Savannah and Tristan while telling the story, which is a good one because I don’t want to just stick with the life of the girl or the guy. Then the attitude and how the life of the characters, Savannah was just like the other girls on the story, who loves someone, of course, a gorgeous looking guy (Tristan), but you see she’s not like other ‘mainstream girl’ who will be superglue with her one true love as if there are no other fishes in the sea.
Tristan, I like him not because he’s drop dead gorgeous(ha ha), but also because I’m seeing or rather reading his side of the story, how he will do anything for Sav—which involves doing some spells for her suitors/stalker( sorry I’m spilling things :D). While its plot is not that unusual from other vampire story –which includes the forbidden love—the whole story is the important thing for me. It started fine, with Sav going through different struggles she has to face—with her family, especially her father, her true life--and then at the half of the story I realize I’m really liking it and just running through it. 

It not just tackles the forbidden love of Sav and Tristan but also how Savannah try to control herself on things, how she started to love and having a relationship which started good but it ends bad. How she wanted to have a normal life, a father that will be there to support her anytime. And Tristan how he wanted to be free, free from all the orders his getting from his father and mother that he thinks wanted to manipulate him. The minor characters was also good, the friends of Sav is the friends that I would like to have--not that I want to replace Dea and Riz for that matter* Love you girls!*--Anne, Michelle and Carrie. While Emily—older sister of Tristan—is a sister I want to have, sweet, supporting and a funny buddy. You see I don’t want to spill out information’s and be a spoiler here so…I can’t wait for the next book, I hope that after I read the sequel it will not cloud my love for the first book. A good book!

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