Waiting on Wednesday 8/10

Wednesday, August 10, 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: Deadly Cool
Author: Gemma Halliday
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: October 11, 2011
Genre: YA, Mystery
Pages: 272

Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he's pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren't enough, now he's depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool.

But as much as Hartley wouldn't mind seeing him squirm, she knows he's innocent, and she's the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school's resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer's next victim.
You know, normally I would skate right on over a book like this, but let's be honest. The cover alone of Deadly Cool is awesome. Then, there's a premise that promises a whole mess of dark humour, which is totally my thing in a nutshell. Do I think there will be a lot of depth to this one? Heck no, but I sure as heck think I'm in for some rip-roaring entertainment! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

33 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of Deadly Cool too! It sounds like we're in store for a great murder mystery novel!

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  2. I absolutely adored this one, it was the right combination of humor and mystery for me with just a little touch of romance that could develop into something interesting in the next book:) Can't wait to see what you think!

    Also, I love you like it's nobody's business:)

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  3. I love dark humour! And a good mystery! I wonder what is the symbolism of those ipod headphones.

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  4. I love dark humour! And a good mystery! I wonder what is the symbolism of those ipod headphones.

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  5. That cover does make me want to pick up. Hopefully it is just as good inside the pages :)

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  6. The cover of this one is simply amazing. It strait up pulls you in. I mean those eyes, i wish my eyes were that blue. It also sounds really good. Cant wait to read it. What an awesome pick.

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  7. Great pick! This one sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous :)

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  8. This book sounds good. I'll be waiting on Wednesday (pun intended :) for your review or whenever you post it! :)

    New follower,
    April @books4juliet

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  9. Oooh that sounds interesting! I love a good mystery! And that girl's gotta lot of heart to be willing to help her cheating ex-boyfriend out.

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  10. I can see why that cover grabbed you -- and there's nothing wrong with a less than deep read every once in a while :)

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  11. It kind of reminds me of a book version of Veronica Mars - I hope it's as witty as the show was. the cover is beautiful, but the title is a bit of a turn off for me. The story line sounds fun though, sounds like the prefect lazy weekend read. Thanks for sharing!

    Megan @ Read It, See It

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  12. Super excited to read this book!

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  13. This one sounds exciting! I like the cover, especially the girl's eyes (which I'm sure were photoshopped, hehe). Awesome pick, Melissa!

    Stop by my WoW

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  14. Wow! That is a beautiful cover. This is so one of those books I wnat to get my hands on just because of the cover. Hopefully the story inside is just as good.

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  15. I really like the cover and premise for this book!

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  16. It does have a great cover and sounds like a fun read. Great pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  17. THAT COVER. It's just perfectly eye-catching! And yeah, the whole dark humor thing really sounds great. Can't wait for Deadly Cool's release!

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  18. The cover really is awesome. I also love murder mysteries, so I really like the sound of this one. Great pick! :)

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  19. Awesome WOW pick! I adore the cover, and I'm always down for a mystery :)

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  20. Yay for YA mysteries! This sounds really great, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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  21. Wow, that sounds so awesome!!! I've never heard of it before, but it's definitely going on my TBR list!! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW!

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  22. I love that Cool is written with headphones. Maybe there will be a musical twist... if so... YAY!!

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  23. I just finished reading and reviewing an ARC of this and it was a really great book. I totally enjoyed it. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  24. A dark, mysterious book without vampires or werewolves? Count me in!

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  25. This sounds like an odd book...although not in a bad way. But what a cover!

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  26. I'm a cover whore, so I get it. Great cover!

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  27. Looking forward to this one too. Great pick.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-31.html

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  28. I love this cover! The story sounds interesting. I'm a big fan of mysteries and the whole cheating with the Prez of the Chasity Club sounds like a good twist...especially when he's accused of murder! lol

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  29. Yep, waiting for this one too!

    Heather

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