Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Pilfering Edition

Thanks to Jill from Breaking the Spine for hosting this meme.

This week, I didn't have anything of my own to post, so I'm going to highlight some picks from other bloggers that I am NOW waiting for thanks to their bad influence.

And the TBR list grows and grows.

From Reve at YA Books:

Lies Beneath Anne Greenwood Brown

ISBN13: 9780385742016

303 pages, Hardcover

June 12, 2012

From Goodreads: Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

Why am I waiting? You had me at "murderous mermaids". Apparently, mermaids are the next big thing. I definitely missed that memo, but I'm IN.

From SQT at Fantasy and SciFI Lovin' News and Reviews:

The White Forest Adam McOmber

ISBN13: 9781451664270

320 pages, Hardcover

September 11, 2012

From Goodreads: Young Jane Silverlake lives with her father at a crumbling family estate on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Jane has a secret—an unexplainable gift that allows her to see the souls of manmade objects—and this talent isolates her from the outside world. Her greatest joy is wandering the wild heath with her neighbors, Madeline and Nathan. But as the friends come of age, their idyll is shattered by the feelings both girls develop for Nathan, and by Nathan’s interest in a cult led by Ariston Day, a charismatic mystic popular with London's elite. Day encourages his followers to explore dream manipulation, with the goal of discovering a new virtual reality, a place he calls the Empyrean.
A year later, Nathan has vanished, and the famed Inspector Vidocq arrives in London to untangle the events that led up to Nathan’s disappearance. As a sinister truth emerges, Jane realizes she must discover the origins of her talent and use it to find Nathan herself, before it’s too late.

Why am I waiting? Seeing the souls of manmade objects, a crumbling family estates, cults, dream manipulation, missing persons, inspectors, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

From Anna at Anna Reads:

What's Left of Me Kat Zhang

The Hybrid Chronicles #1

ISBN13: 9780062114877

336 Pages, Hardcover

September 1, 2012

From GoodReads: NEVER LET ME GO meets HIS DARK MATERIALS in a beautiful, haunting YA debut, the first book in The Hybrid Chronicles.

Eva and Addie live in a world where everyone is born with two souls, but where only the dominant one is allowed to survive childhood. Fifteen years old, and closer even than twins, the girls are keeping Eva, the ‘second soul’, a secret. They know that it’s forbidden to be hybrid, but how could they ever be apart?

When a dramatic event reveals what really happens to hybrids if they are discovered, Eva and Addie face a dangerous fight for survival, neither wanting to be the one left behind…

Why am I waiting? I agree with Anna, this sounds like it will be huge. I loved Pullman's conception of souls in HIS DARK MATERIALS so I'll be interested to see if this will approach that.


  1. Thanks for including me on the list!

  2. Lies Beneath and What's Left of Me are both books that are already on my TBR list. They book look so awesome. I agree with you about mermaids being the new thing. And I'm ready to jump on that bandwagon! Thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

  3. The White Forest sounds amaaazzzziiiiing! I could use a good mystery. I can't wait to get a hold of it! Thanks for the heads up :)

  4. If you want to read a terrible yet ridiculously entertaining murderous mermaid book...check out PC Cast's "Goddess of the Sea."

    There really aren't words to describe the ridiculousness of this book (Air Force Sergeant body swaps with a mermaid in a legendary magic land) but the mer sex alone is worth the price of admission.

    You might recognize PC Cast as the co-author of the House of Night teen vampire series. And that should tell you everything you need to know.

  5. The whole mermaid thing captivated me for Lies Beneath too! Hope you'll get these soon enough, will be looking out for your review!

    I'm now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ too!