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Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The books’ blurb has been taken from Goodreads.com All publish dates are according to Amazon.co.uk

This week I am “Waiting On”…

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls (MG)
by Claire Legrand

Published: 28th August 2012

At the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson. A dark, timeless, and heartfelt novel for fans of Coraline and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does too.)

But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t’ come out at all.

If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.

The cover for this book is GORGEOUS! And I think the blurb sounds really interesting.

Starling (Starling #1) (YA)
by Lesley Livingston

Published: 28th August 2012

“Love is just the beginning… of the end.”

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.

Again, another gorgeous cover. I’m a fan of Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy, so I cannot wait to see what this book is like. Thankfully, not that long to wait.

So those are the books that I am “waiting on” this week. What book(s) are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment and let me know.

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  1. August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls has a similar cover to Unspokens. I’ve never heard of that one, but Starling is on my to-reads 8)

    • August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      It does. I think both are really pretty.

  2. August 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls wad my first ever Waiting On Wednesday! Claire has an awesome blog and I can’t wait to read her book. Great pick :)

  3. August 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

  4. myparahangover
    August 23, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Oh I love the cover of Cavendish!! And it sounds great! I’m going to suggest it to some of the teachers at my son’s school :) And I thought Starling was out already! Phew… I’m not too far behind on the new reads! I’ve wanted Starling since I heard about it back in the Spring. Thanks for the reminder ;)

    And thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

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