Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (May 18, 2011)

This Wednesday we are looking forward to reading these three YA titles:

Misfit by Jon Skovron

Summary: Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.
But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.

Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.

Misfit, 384 pages, will be published on August 1, 2011 by Amulet books.

Isle of Night (The Watchers #1) by Veronica Wolff
Summary: When Annelise left for college, it meant good riddance to her abusive father and stepmother—until a bureaucratic screw-up left her without a diploma, flat broke, and facing a future that seemed more elusive than ever. Then she met Ronan—tall, dark, and way too seductive for her own good. He promised Annelise a new life, if she had the courage to chance the unknown. One look at him and she certainly had the desire. Sure enough, accepting rides from strangers does yield surprises.

Whisked away to a mysterious island in the North Sea, Annelise is pitted against other female recruits in tests of skill, smarts, and strength. To win is to become a member of the Watchers, an elite and unique partnership—with vampires—that dispatches its teams on the most dangerous missions imaginable. It’s not exactly what Annelise had in mind for a new beginning but it’s livelier than the alternative. Because on the Isle of Night, to lose the challenge doesn’t just mean dishonor. It means death.

Let the games begin.

Isle of Night, paperback, 320 pages will be published on September 6, 2011 by NAL Trade.

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Summary: "These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."

—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . . 
Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

Juliet Immortal, hardcover, 320 pages, will be published on September 13, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.

Science. Magic. Mysterious islands. Tragic love. What an interesting array of stories and look at those covers! What are you waiting for?

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the spine.


  1. Sounds wonderful and I love the covers.

  2. I can't wait to read Juliet Immortal.

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  3. Great picks, I've seen Juliet immortal pop up on a few blogs!


  4. Really interested in Isle of Night. Thanks.