Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Liars, Inc and My Heart and Other Black Holes

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

Last week I chose two epic high fantasy debuts to be released in 2015. As some of you may have noticed, I'm also a big contemporary junkie and today I'm waiting on two titles on the other end of the YA spectrum!

(click on the title for the Goodreads page):

Liars, Inc.
Release date: March 24th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon
It all starts with one little lie…

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell lies to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories for the students of Vista Palisades High. Liars, Inc. they call it. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.
Lies, a murder and mystery. I'm getting the vibe that this book is something that will have me intrigued throughout the entire story.

My Heart and Other Black Holes
Release date: February 10th, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.
This one sounds dark and heartrending and I WANT IT. I'm looking forward to finding out how the author handled the sensitive subject this story has.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment with your WoW link and I'll make sure to stop by your blog!


  1. Yes!!! I absolutely loved Paula Stokes's Art of Lainey, and I'm SOOO excited for Liars Inc! Obviously Liars is going to be a lot different, but it just sounds SO exciting and awesome. Seriously looking forward to that one!!

  2. Liars sounds really good. I'll have to check that out.

    I almost chose My Heart and Other Black Holes this week! Great picks. Hope you enjoy them.

    arlene @ winterhaven books

  3. Liars, Inc. sounds great and I added it to my TBR list. Here is my pick.

  4. Both books sound really amazing, especially My Heart and Other Black Holes. I don't usually read really dark stories but I have to make an exception to this one. Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW

  5. Two awesome picks! I've had my eye on these for a while now. Can't wait to read them :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  6. I am looking forward to Liars, Inc and seeing how the author does with a different genre of book! I got My Heart and Other black Holes on Edelweiss as well. Great picks!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  7. I haven't read The Art of Lainey yet (though keep hearing tons of good things) and haven't read the others, but really looking forward to Liars, Inc. :) My Heart and Other Black Holes has such a cute cover, which is a total contrast to story.

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  8. They both sound really good. I saw them both on on Edelweiss, I might have to rethink getting them. :) Great picks

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  9. Liars, Inc sounds really good. I hadn't heard of that one before, thank you! Added it to my TBR.

    Here is my WOW post this week -

  10. Great choices! There's so many awesome books that are coming up :)

  11. Funny, I haven't read anything from Paula Stokes but I'm really looking forward to this new book of hers. I just have a feeling that it will be awesome. I don't know, I have a feeling that everyone named Paula is awesome. But that's just my thought! :P

    Paula M. @ Her Book Thoughts!

  12. These both do look really good! I especially can't wait to read Liars, Inc.

  13. Both have some heavy themes...then again so has my pick ^_^

    My WoW

  14. Great picks! Can't wait to read Liars Inc. It sounds so good. Hope you love them both!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

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  16. Liars Inc is one that first popped up on my radar last week, and it still sounds so so good. I'm not so sure I would read My Heart and Other Black Holes. Books like that one are so sad, and they make me nervous. I'm not sure I could handle that one. But I hope you like them both!!
    My WoW.

  17. Both of these sound great! Awesome picks!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  18. While neither are my genre, I do think they sounds very interesting. Enjoy them! Here is mine

  19. I love mystery and I can't believe I haven't even heard of Liars, Inc. yet. Alsooooo, My Heart and Other Black Holes has me excited so much. I love heart-twisting reads so I definitely wish the subject would be handled masterfully.

  20. I haven't read The Art of Lainey, but I heard so many good things about it! And Liars, Inc does sound great. Great choice!

  21. Those are nice picks! I hope you'll end up enjoying them. ^^ I'm waiting for Trial by Fire. :D


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