Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday every week. :)

It's been getting hard to pick books, especially when some don't have covers yet. ;)

Title: Witches of East End
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

On Goodreads:

The two novels will follow the lives of the Beauchamp girls, who live in the fictional town of North Hampton, as they struggle to stop an arch nemesis and restore the delicate balance between good and evil. De la Cruz will weave characters from her best-selling Blue Bloods young adult series into this new paranormal series for adults.

I've been an avid reader of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series for years. It was something different for me after reading Twilight, more like vampires mixed with Gossip Girl, which I've never read or watched but I think I've got the main idea of what it's about. Blue Bloods added something extra for me. Maybe it was the past life/vaguely colonial feel the first couple books had, maybe it was the 'used to be angels up in Heaven before the fall' idea. I'm not quite sure, but her books still have me reading them and waiting maybe not so patiently for the next one. Now this adult series is coming out that's connected, and then the Wolf Pact books about Bliss looking for werewolves. I'll be reading de la Cruz's books for years. :)

Title: Possession
Author: Elana Johnson
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

On Goodreads:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

2011 seems to be the year of the dystopian YA novel, but it does sound interesting. And the cover is so pretty. :)


  1. OH I forgot about Witches of East End , this is one I want to read to badly.

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  2. I've wanted to read Posession for a while too. And I love all novels by Melissa De La Cruz. Excellent choices! Here's my Wow.

  3. Great WOW choices this week. Both books I hadn't heard of but they look great! You can find my WOW at The Bookish Snob

  4. Both of these are great picks. I definitely want to read them. Great picks!

  5. Witches of East End sounds good...hope you enjoy it.

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  6. Possession sounds really intriguing! Dystopian is everywhere right now, it's true, but this one stands out to me.

    I've only read a few of the Blue Bloods books, I couldn't quite get into them. I liked the first, but just never got fully enmeshed in the world. Ah well, can't love everything!

  7. I recently started reading the Blue Bloods series and I'm only on book 3 but I really like it so far. So I definitely want to read some more of Melissa De La Cruz's work so I'm glad you posted this.
    I'm a new follower.

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  8. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_26.html

  9. I have got to get over my thing with dystopian novels and start reading them, there are so many coming out I just don't think I can avoid them anymore.

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