Waiting on Wednesday 12/29

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Ultraviolet
Author: R.J. Anderson
Publisher: Orchard Books
Published: June 2, 2011
Pages: 384
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
Hello, pretty cover! While I was perusing the hundreds (thousands?) of amazing books releasing soon, I came across, Ultraviolet, and I was hooked by the premise. It sounds eerie, dark, and just a little bit twisted which, let's be honest, consistently intrigues me. I know I'm trying to read more contemps in the coming year, but I have to say that paranormal and fantasy books will always be on my radar. If they're good, I can get lost in them, and this one sounds good! What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?

45 comments:

  1. Wow!! This book seems really great and the cover looks nice !! Great pick ;)
    Here's my WoW if you'd like to take a look at it : onceuponaquote.blogspot.com !!
    Happy reading !

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  2. Do I have the worst memory ever? Where did I just see this one...was it a WOW, or something else, ack my memory

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  3. Oooh, I love the sound of this one. Nice pick, Melissa. Definitely one for the wishlist!

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  4. It does look fabulous. The cover is great. Another put to add to my TBR. Thanks :)

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  5. This on looks SO good! Definitely on my reading list for next summer!

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  6. The synopsis sounds extremely intriguing! Thank you for featuring it . I love adding new books to my TBR.

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  7. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  8. Hi Melissa :) I love the cover of this book. And thanks for the recommendation , I'll be picking up Nightshade real soon..

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  9. Wow, I'm really excited for this one now, I hadn't heard of it before! I love the dark and twisted ones as well, so sign me up:) Cove reminds me quite a bit of Unearthly with the color scheme and flourish on the font!

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  10. Common minds think alike, I choose this one too!

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  11. Great pick! I love the cover of this book and I've read other books by R.J. Anderson, so I'll definitely be picking this one up when once it's released.

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  12. This one sounds soo cool. Unlike anything else out there. Great pick Melissa. (do you have snow yet???)

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  13. Great pick!! The cover is fantastic!

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  14. I can't wait for this one as well - it sounds great!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

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  15. Awesome cover, awesome summary. Definitely looking forward to this one now! I have a thing for books with creepy premises.

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  16. Intriguing! Do you think it's secretly paranormal? Like, maybe the girl disappeared...because she's a fairy? Or is it for realz?

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  17. Oh wow! have not heard of this one & I really like the premise. Sounds creepy!! I'm adding it to my TBR list, thanks Melissa.

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  18. Woah! I've seen this book around recently but didn't really read what it's about. It definitely sounds like a fun twisted book. Definitely adding it to my tbr.

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  19. I am trying for more contemps too, but sometimes the dark paranormal stuff gets in the way and the mystery is just too good to pass up. Great pick!

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  20. Oh I love that awesome premise...sounds amazing! Thanks for a great pick!

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  21. Great pick. I love the cover =)

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  22. Ooh, this looks amazing! And sounds like a fantastic read too! Great pick!

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  23. Ooh, haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds very intriguing! I really want to read it now.

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  24. Great pick. I want to know about this girl and the mystery of the murder. It sounds really good.

    Ps: I love getting lost in paranormal stories too. And I love finding new ones, that's why I adore your blog!

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  25. I'm loving the twisted summary too! Definitely sounds unique,

    Nice pick, Melissa! :)

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  26. Awesome book. The summary really caught me there and so did the cover. Thank you for your kind words and for following! I <3 your blog. :D I shall follow you back.

    My Waiting on Wednesday post if you haven't seen it yet.
    http://unputdownablebookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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  27. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

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  28. Agree about the cover - definitely very pretty! Interesting premise as well - sounds very dark, but I think I'd quite like it. Thanks for letting us know!

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  29. Oooh this one sounds creepy...Love those first couple lines in the synopsis, they really work to hook the reader in!

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  30. Okay, I need to add this one to my wishlist too! Great pick. Yep, love the cover too!

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  31. Looks cool - I am adding it to TBR list.

    This week Reading Lark is looking forward to Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles. Check us out:
    http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-chain-reaction-by.html

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  32. OMG! What a beautiful cover! And the story sounds great! Hop, in my wishlist! Thanks :)

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  33. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this but it sounds fascinating.

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  34. Oh this definitely sounds like an intriguing read. I've seen this one before, but never bothered reading the synopsis. I am now glad that I have. Will be sure to add this to my TBR pile.

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  35. The premise is awesome. Love the tease!

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  36. Love that cover. This sounds intriguing and like an edge of your seat read. Good pick :)

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  37. I love that I can always come to your blog and find new books that really, really excite me. ♥ Thanks for your pick! :D

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  38. Oooh...that sounds interesting and creepy. And her name is Alison, spelled correctly.

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  39. This book sounds pretty awesome and the cover has the right touch of creepy and dark! :)

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  40. Great pick! R.J. Anderson is a great author, I have to say. I'm currently reading one of her books, Knife and am loving it. *marks Ultraviolet as to-read/wishlist* :)

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  41. Could I tell you I was seriously laughing so hard when I read that book's summary. Excellent pick.

    Jen
    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

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