Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Back from Christmas, reading the few new books I have while waiting on others in the mail. I don't think the world wants me to read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (they must know how much I want it), but with any luck (pffft) it'll come in the mail today. *crossing my fingers*
And now, here are the first books I'm waiting for in 2011. :)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Pages: 368 (Hardcover)
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater.
In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.
Werewolves. Romance. Actually shifting and changing forms. It's going to be awesome. Linger left me hanging with its ending, and I can't wait to read about what happens to Grace and Sam.
Title: The Dark and Hollow Places
Author: Carrie Ryan
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352 (hardcover)
There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister’s face when she and Elias left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the horde as they found their way to the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah’s world stopped that day and she’s been waiting for him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn’t feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again.
Except, Catcher has his own secrets -- dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah’s longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it’s up to Annah -- can she continue to live in a world drenched in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return’s destruction?
I was surprised when I first read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and found it so compelling and interesting. For me, zombies were either comical or gross, not this strange moaning creature, unable to speak, shuffling through a dead world through forests, kept from the living by fences and guards in what I imagine to be a post-apocalyptic but somehow colonial setting. Possibly futuristic but no computers or microchips.
Happy Wednesday, peoples. :)