Waiting on Wednesday: 09-18-2013

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:


Man Made Boy
by Jon Skovron
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 3rd 2013
by Viking Penguin
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Love can be a real monster.

Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.

Part human, part machine, and a little bit magic. 

MAN MADE BOY sounds like a perfect combination of Old World myth and techno-geek. I love the fact that "Boy" is a hacker (besides part machine/monster) and the setting for the story is beneath Times Square and part road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde. It sounds fun and romantic - creepy and strange all at the same time.


The Naturals
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2013
by Disney-Hyperion
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Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

THE NATURALS sounds like a really exciting new teen crime thriller with a very interesting love triangle. Remarked as : The Mentalist meets Heist Society  I'm excited about this unique combination of thriller and paranormal and can't wait to find out more about The Naturals!