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Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The summary for the first book is from Goodreads.com, whilst the summary for the second book is taken from the author’s website. I don’t have any new books that will be published in the coming week that I’m waiting one, so I’m going to do a rewind and do three books which have already been published, which I don’t own, but am looking forward to getting my hands on ASAP.

This week I am “Waiting On”…

Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near – misses end with the French kiss Anna – and readers – have long awaited?

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
by Christopher Healy

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

Team Human
by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Just because Mel lives in New Whitby, a city founded by vampires, doesn’t mean she knows any of the blood-drinking undead personally. They stay in their part of town; she says in hers. Until the day a vampire shows up at her high school. Worse yet, her best friend, Cathy, seems to be falling in love with him. It’s up to Mel to save Cathy from a mistake she might regret for all eternity

On top of trying to help Cathy (whether she wants it or not), Mel is investigating a mysterious disappearance for another friend and discovering the attractions of a certain vampire wannabe. Combine all this with a cranky vampire cop, a number of unlikely romantic entanglements, and the occasional zombie, and soon Mel is hip-deep in an adventure that is equal parts hilarious and touching.

I’m on a book buying ban at the moment, but hopefully these three books will be in the next lot of books I’m going to buy. What book(s) are you waiting on this week ? Leave a comment and let me know.


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  1. Krazzyme
    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I am not ALONE! Yes there is someone else who hasn’t read Anna and the french kiss.. :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    • July 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      I know – everyone seems to have read it!!

  2. tinalinatime
    July 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Some of these sound great! Although I think Anna already was released a little while ago. Its sometimes difficult to know if it’s a paperback release or a first time
    Hardcover new release when you find them
    Online. Ive made that mistake too. :)

    • tinalinatime
      July 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      And disregard my comment…I somehow
      Skipped the part where you talked about older releases you haven’t read yet! Haha OOPS!

  3. July 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I loved Anna and the French Kiss. Hope you like it too. (:

    Check out my WoW: http://thereadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

  4. July 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    My library just sent me a nice little notice that Team Human is nove available! Maybe I should go check it out..

  5. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews
    July 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Some of these sound like great picks. Team Human looks to be good too!

  6. July 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I’m totally with you on Team Human and Anna and the French Kiss! I’ve had my eye on those two for aaaagess! I hope we both get a chance to read them soon. :)

    My WoW – Fragments

  7. July 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I still need to read Anna but I loved Team Human, it was great, soo totally funny!

    Shortskie’s WOW

  8. July 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I really really need to read these books. All of these are on my “I’m-dying-to-read” list. Hope you get to read them soon.

    Here’s my post

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  9. July 26, 2012 at 1:01 am

    These books do sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Please check out my WOW – http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2248

  10. July 26, 2012 at 2:08 am

    “The hero’s guide to saving your kingdom” sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it :)

  11. July 30, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Ahhh! I can’t believe you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss yet! It’s one of my favorite contemporary YA books of all time, and Etienne St. Clair is hands down my favorite literary male to date. I haven’t reread a book this much since Harry Potter! I can’t wait for you to finally get yoru hands on a copy!

    • July 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      I’m hoping I’ll get my hands on a copy in either August or September – preferably August, but we’ll see. I’ve heard such good things about it, that I really cannot wait.

  12. July 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve read Hero’s Guide (my blog review will be up soon) and it’s great – such great humour. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Christopher Healy hits all the right notes. Good luck getting hold of it. I’ve not heard of the others, but they look interesting! Enjoy.

    • August 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it :) I’ve actually heard very few bad things about Hero’s Guide, which is kinda why I want to have a look at it. Plus the whole concept is just awesome.

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