Waiting On Wednesday: 09-11-2013

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publications that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selections are:


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NEARLY GONE
by Elle Cosimano
Hardcover, 388 pages
Expected publication: March 25th 2014
by Kathy Dawson Books

SUMMARY:
Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.

Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next.
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NEARLY GONE is compared to in reviews as: "Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end." I'm really excited about this new YA thriller. It sounds jammed packed and features a murder mystery involving a serial killer and a clever heroine who can sense others emotions by touch. Oh, and let's not forget the reformed bad boy spying on her.  As you can see I'm pretty excited over NEARLY GONE!


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LANDRY PARK
(Landry Park #1)
by Bethany Hagen
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2014
by Dial

SUMMARY:

Madeline Landry is born into a world of influence and luxury, a world of estates and gardens fueled by nuclear power and maintained by a caste of people called the Rootless.  When a Gentry girl is attacked, it is the Rootless who are blamed, even though Madeline knows better.

As she searches for the truth, she can't escape the rumors of revolution and retribution circulating through the ballrooms, and neither can she escape the city's new golden boy, Captain David Dana, who has secrets of his own. Soon, she finds herself forced to choose between her duty and her desires, her ancestral destiny and her conscience, and her choice will shake the very foundations of the world she was born to rule.
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I'm excited for LANDRY PARK because it's being compared to "Gone With the Wind meets Matched in this dystopian tale of love and betrayal." It sounds epic in scale. Having read and loved Gone With the Wind , I can't wait to see how this dystopian story combines elements usually found in a historical.  Gone With the Wind was one of the first epic/historical romance books that I read as a teenager and it made such a impression on me. So, I'm totally excited to see what creativeness comes out of LANDRY PARK.


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