Waiting on Wednesday (27th March 2013)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Another week and another load of books I wish I could list... still, here are my two!
Here are my picks for this week, let me know what you think and add me a link to yours in the comments :)

I'm giving away a YA book from a list of awesome choices!

Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston
17th September 2013 by Putnam Juvenile

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)

Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.

Post extinction event with an ice-age setting and a new civilization, okay maybe not totally original BUT the blurb mentions magic... post-apocalyptic WITH magic? Sounds awesome!

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown
May 21st 2013 by Little Brown

Thousand Words

Ashleigh's boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he'll forget about her while he's away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh's friends suggest she text him a picture of herself -- sans swimsuit -- to take with him. Before she can talk herself out of it, Ashleigh strides off to the bathroom, snaps a photo in the full-length mirror, and hits "send."

But when Kaleb and Ashleigh go through a bad breakup, Kaleb takes revenge by forwarding the text to his baseball team. Soon the photo has gone viral, attracting the attention of the school board, the local police, and the media. As her friends and family try to distance themselves from the scandal, Ashleigh feels completely alone -- until she meets Mack while serving her court-ordered community service. Not only does Mack offer a fresh chance at friendship, but he's the one person in town who received the text of Ashleigh's photo -- and didn't look.
Relevant and meaningful. I've been having an urge lately to read more gritty contemporary reads (I think I'm finally growing up) and this sounds so real and realistic. I have Hate List on my TBR shelf at home but haven't read anything by this author otherwise.
Clever title too - 'A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words'


  1. These both sound really good! That cover of Frozen makes me cold just looking at it, LOL! Thousand Words intrigues me as well. Great choices, and thanks for stopping by Books, Bones & Buffy!

  2. I am definitely waiting for Frozen, too! I went to a Melissa De La Cruz book signing a while back and she was talking about this book. SO excited!

  3. I just heard about Thousand Words the other day and I am so excited to read it. Great picks! And thanks for visiting my blog :)

  4. I saw these two recently on goodreads and they really piqued my interest. good picks!

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  5. Both great choices. I have never heard Frozen. I am not a huge fan of the author but may have to read this one. It sounds like fun. :)

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    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

  6. Both of those sound really good. I am especially looking forward to Thousand Words.

  7. It would be difficult to pick a favorite...they each have something so tempting going on. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. OH MY GOSH. Thousand Words looks fantastic! I've seen Frozen in another pick today, but I'm not sure if it's something I'll like. I hope that you get to read them both soon! :D

  9. Wow that last one, Thousand Words... i can't imagine being in Ashleigh's position, it must be horrible to have something like that happen to you :/ And what a shitty and cowardly way to get back at your girlfriend.. Nice picks :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW and thanks for letting me know about the giveaway :) I will enter just after i post this :)

  10. Both of these books sound fantastic! :) I'm not into gritty contemps, but this one seems so relevant, and has the potential to be sweet. Great picks and thanks for visiting our WoW!

  11. Great picks! I'm looking forward to reading both of them. Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

  12. Both great picks, I want them both :)

  13. Great picks! I really want to read the Melissa De La Cruz one, too!!

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  14. Frozen sounds fabulous!! Adding to my TBR list now. Thanks!

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  15. New Follower through GFC, Frozen sounds really good, I like Melissa De La Cruz's other books and now have to add this to my TBR :) Great pick!

  16. Frozen sounds awesome! And even though I'm not huge contemporary fan, Thousand Words could be pretty amazing. Great picks this week!

  17. Ooh! Both books sound AMAZING. Frozen is especially something I'd pick up in the bookstore just by looking at the cover (haha, I'm suuuuch a cover slut, gahh). Also, thanks for stopping by my WoW! This looks like a great blog; following you through GFC :)

  18. They book sound great! Might have to add them to my ever growing to read list :)

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  19. Thousand Words was my WoW pick last week, I really cannot wait to get my hands on it, it sounds so good!

  20. Oh, two great picks! I haven't always been a fan of M. de la Cruz but this book has me curious to try her out again:)

  21. I think I featured Thousand Words a few weeks back - it looks fantastic! As for the first, It looks quite good, I've not heard of it before. ^.^ Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW. :3 New GFC Follower! ^.^
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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  22. I didn't love the Blue Bloods series, but Frozen seems much more to my liking. And Thousand Words sounds great!
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  23. I am interested in Frozen but I have reservations because it sounds like so much is going on that it could end up a disaster hah. I'll probably wait for a few others to read this one before I decide to pick it up. As for Thousand Words - I think this sounds incredible. This is definitely going to be a raw and powerful contemporary - very realistic as you said. Great picks!

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    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  24. How have I not heard of Frozen before?! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  25. Both of these have definitely caught my eye. Post-apocalyptic I love, so the addition of magic might make for an interesting twist! And I've read a contemp with the same idea as Thousand Words and loved it, so I'm excited to see a different author's take on it!
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  26. Awesome picks! Thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  27. Frozen looks incredible!! I just discovered it last week myself but I'm really excited for it :D Amazing pick, I hope you'll love it when it comes out!

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    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  28. Like you I'm looking for more contemporary reads as well. Thousand Words sounds like a tough, but great read.

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