Waiting on Wednesday 3/30

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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: Burnout
Author: Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Published: September 13, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 208

On the day after Halloween, Nan wakes up in a subway car. She is not dreaming. She doesn’t know where she’s been or what she’s done. She’s missing a whole day from her life. And she’s wearing skeleton makeup and a too-small Halloween costume that she doesn't remember putting on.

Nan is not supposed to wake up in places like this anymore. She’s different now, so far from that dangerously drunk girl who hit bottom in the Nanapocalypse. She needs to find out what happened to her, and fast. As she tries to put together the pieces of the last twenty-four hours, she flashes back to memories of her previous life. But she would never go back to her old friends and her old ways. Would she?

The deeper Nan digs, the more disturbing things get. This time, she may have gone one step too far. This time, she may be a walking ghost.
I like creepy stories, and I have a bit of a penchant for the dark and twisty. So sue me. Burnout seems like the perfect combination of the two, and the main character seems to have a past, which makes this even more enticing. If a story tells about a character's past catching up with them in the present, I'm sold, and this sounds like a thrill ride from start to finish. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the cover is all dark and pretty and all that jazz. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?
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42 comments:

  1. Ok this one sounds really good. I'm going to keep an eye out for it :)

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  2. I had not heard of this book before. Like you, I love anything that's dark and twisty.

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  3. This sounds reallllly good. All mystery and perhaps a personality disorder thrown in and I am totally aware my sentence doesn't make sense but eh. I'm adding this one to my list. Thanks!

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  4. This is the first I have heard of this too. It sounds good. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I like dark and creepy stories, too. The darker the better! However, not so creepy that I can't sleep. LOL I usually try to read those during the day. I'm adding this one to my TBR list. The cover is cool. Awesome pick!

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  6. Burnout definitely has the dark and creepy aura going on. I will definitely be checking this out too.

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  7. Just added it to my TBR list because of course I haven't heard of it yet, lol! It sounds really good to me!

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  8. This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing because I haven't heard of this one. I will be adding it though!

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  9. OO this does look and sound good. Fab pick

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  10. This actually sounds like a "creepy" that I could read, lol...dark but not too scary dark..
    Hope you enjoy it Melissa :)

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  11. Sounds interesting. This is a new one for me. Great pick!

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  12. Totally loving this book synopsis! I can always count on you Melissa to introduce me to new & amazing books :-)

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  13. Sounds intense, adding it to my list now!! =)

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  14. What in the world is the "Nanapocalypse"?!?
    Me= intrigued!
    ;)

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  15. Wow! Burnout sounds really interesting! Very cool.

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  16. Oh, this one sound fabulous! I love reading about missing pieces and lost memories.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  17. I haven't seen this one anywhere, and I LOVE finding new books. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

    Stop by my WoW if you get a chance :)
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

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  18. This one does sounds especially dark and twisted. Thanks for sharing I'll have to check it out.

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  19. Oooh haven't heard of this one before but it sounds good - putting it on my wishlist.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

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  20. No judgement here, I like dark & twisty too ;) Great pick!

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  21. Ohhh what a great find. This sounds really good...!!

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  22. ohhhh this one definitely has me curious, I want to know what happened to her! Fantastic pick Melissa, this one is new to me:)

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  23. Oh I haven't seen this cover around yet, but it does sound worth going on my TBR list :) Great pick!

    (This is one of the reasons why I love this feature so much)

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  24. Oh wow, this one sounds really awesome! It's going on my reading list!

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  25. Wow! This one sounds AWESOME! This is the first I heard of it, but now I'm super excited for it!

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  26. Ooh that does sounds really creepy! I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one.

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  28. Creepy - no thanks. I don't want to have nightmares.

    This is my wish this week

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  29. I'm a fan of the creepy and dark pasts as well. Never heard of this one until now, but it looks great! The synopsis is vague, but so intriguing...

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  30. this looks like a interesting read... My interests have been spiked

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  31. I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

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  32. This sounds like a great book!!


    My WoW!

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  33. This cover is gorgeous! Sounds like a great read :)

    - Brittany

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  34. How do you always find books to post that I have yet to hear of. I think you have this evil plot to make my TBR list wrap around the earth! I shall wise up one day.

    Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

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  35. Great choice! Sounds incredible, amazing cover! Must put this on my to-be-read pile!
    Happy Reading!!

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  36. Trueee, I love books that involve past/present/future. Those are almost always the most interesting ones, especially if they can make it work. I'm excited for this one!

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  37. I'm really looking forward to this one as well! Have you read Adrienne Maria Vrettos' The Exile of Gigi Lane? It's such a funny and unique book!

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