Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #15 and W,W.W. #2


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.





All These LivesSixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away.

To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one







W...W...W.. Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.... 

• What are you currently reading?  

All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things I've Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.

Little Brother
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

• What did you recently finish reading? 

The Graveyard Book
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . 

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

• What do you think you’ll read next? 

The Necromancer  (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #4)
The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Nicholas FlamelThe Necromancer

San Francisco:
After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And after everything they've seen and learned in the past week, they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves from the Dark Elders, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?
 
Alcatraz:
Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn't the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison's bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters—an army for Dee to use in the final battle. And now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose those monsters on San Francisco.
Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.
 
London:
Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw-and the new prey of all the creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel.
But the Magician has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he'll have to train a necromancer. And the twins of legend will make the perfect pupils. . .


You Wish
Kayla McHenry's sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla's secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin' do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year's supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla's wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend's boyfriend.


13 comments:

  1. Awesome picks! I really want All These Lives. So excited for that. :D

    Drop by my WoW?

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  2. Your WOW looks great. I like the story line. Reminds me of the book/movie where the sister was dying and the younger sister was specially created to be a donor for the older sister. I know its a diff story but I have a feeling the tone is similar.
    All of your WWW books look gr8 too.
    My W*0*W

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    1. It does sound quite a bit like My Sister's Keeper. thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Ooh, The necromancer looks so cool :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/05/www-wednesday_09.html

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    1. I am excited to read it. The series is awesome if you have not read it yet. The last book is coming out this year.

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  4. Wow--I've never heard of All These Things I've Done but it sounds awesome!

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    1. So far it's really good. Not too far in yet. thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. I'm with Kwizgiver--All These Things I've Done sounds great, and you reminded me that I have never read The Graveyard Book. Which goes on my TBR list pronto.

    http://planetpooks.com/?p=4647

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    1. Graveyard book is pretty good. All These Things Ive Done is really good so far. thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  6. I started The Graveyard Book a couple of weeks ago and I really need to get back to it. All These Things I've Done looks interesting, but I couldn't live in a world where chocolate and coffee are illegal! My WWW:
    http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/www-wednesdays-may-9/

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    1. The Graveyard book is a little slow in the beginning but the ending is interesting. ALl These Things Ive Done is really great. I couldnt live in that world either. Take my alcohol but not my coffee. thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I haven’t heard of any of these books but they sound interesting! :)

    Here you can find my WWW post for this week:

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/05/www-wednesdays-may09.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  8. personally i didn't care foe the graveyard book. too many different creatures for my taste!

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