Waiting on Wednesday (65)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
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The Sweetest Dark
Shana Abe
April 2, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads
“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.” 
 
Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.
 
England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.
 
Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.
If I hear songs no one else can hear, I'd probably freak out at first but then I'd just accept it - at least I have an invisible ipod all my own. But if you throw in a voice, I'd wig out no matter what it says. LOL. Seriously, I like reading about an ordinary girl going to boarding schools where they discover that the world does not necessarily stay in the ordinary.


Furious
Jill Wolfson
April 16, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads
Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.

We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
You're angry at the world for reasons that... well, for reasons and you don't really have the means to deal with it. What will you do if you suddenly have power - dangerous? Will you let it consume you?
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3 comments:

  1. These both sound awesome! I'm trying not to think about the fact that they won't be out until April of next year. I can't wait to read Furious!

    Here's my WoW!

    -Kait @ YA Vixens

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  2. Great picks! I can't wait for Furious. It sounds so awesome. :) Thanks for sharing!

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