Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (52)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin imprint)

From Goodreads:

L.A. Candy meets the mystery and romance of Fallen in this sensational debut.

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them. He’s days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone’s obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect—everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy’s the one girl in Angel City who doesn’t breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn’t recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson’s scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi—and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels’ wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat … and this time it’s up to Maddy to save Jackson.

Finally, this book has a cover. This is the third (and hopefully last) one I've seen. The first was in Penguin's Winter 2012 catalogue and I thought it looked good. The second was the ARC cover I've seen in people's IMM posts. I thought it was a bit dodgy and the colours didn't work. This one is far better than the second (but I still sort of prefer the early not finalized cover).

Then come my reservations about this book. The first line of the summary says it all. I haven't read L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad, and I will admit that I hate most reality TV and its subculture of semi-/totally scripted shows. Also, while I did enjoy Fallen by Lauren Kate, the next two books in the series didn't necessarily work for me. Plus, this book was recently plugged on Twitter by the author's girlfriend, actress and singer Ashley Tisdale (the only think I actually like that she's done is the cartoon show Phineas & Ferb, which I watched when I tutored young kids).

That being said, there's still something about this book that makes me want to read it. It's probably both Maddy not knowing who Jackson is despite him being famous (what is fame, really?? it all depends on what you expose yourself to, look at authors and readers & review bloggers; to us, authors are famous) and the serial killer aspect. You know, it's probably just the serial killer aspect. Without it, I might've given it a pass. I really really hope this book is good.


  1. Haha, great minds think alike. I think the cover reveal has made this one popular this week.

    The serial killer aspect is what is drawing me in as well. I hope that part of the plot is well done and I will be happy.

  2. I just saw this one for the first time today! Awesome pick it sounds great!

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  3. This one does sound tempting. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. this one sounds so interesting. can't wait to read it.

  5. The cover is eye catching. The premise sounds interesting as well.

  6. The cover looks very nice! Handsome angel! Hehe...Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Well, I hadn't seen the other covers but I like this one well enough.

    This looks like it might be good :) Not sure how I feel about the "L.A. Candy meets Fallen" but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  8. Oh cool! I hadn't made the connection that the author was dating Ashley Tisdale. (Not that this will make me want to read the book anymore, but it's just something interesting.)

    The plot sounds OKAY, but I really like the new cover better than the old one. I'll have to keep an eye on the reviews of this one to see how it compares. A lot of angel books are a hit or miss for me...