Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6/22/2011): Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publication date: October 4, 2011 (Simon & Schuster)

The Hush, Hush series is one that has received some, sometimes harsh, critique for the plot. It’s often called a Twilight rip-off. But disregarding that, I, among many other readers, are anticipating the release of the third installment of this series.

From Goodreads:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

~ SynysterShadows

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6/15/11): Burnout by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

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Burnout by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Publication date: September 13, 2011 (Margaret K. McElderberry)

From Goodreads:

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.

- Tabbyc

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6/8/2011): Seven Deadly Sins by Corey Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Hey, guys! So, this is my first Waiting on Wednesday because I’ve been oh so nice and dumped all of the last of the last two we’ve had on my blogging partner. Anyways, the book I have chosen this week is...

Seven Deadly Sins by Corey Taylor 
Publication date: July 12th, 2011 (Da Capo Press)

Corey Taylor is known as the singer of both Slipknot and Stone Sour. This book should stir curiosity among Taylor’s fans and possibly non-fans as he speaks of his life and the “sins” he has committed. Here’s what Goodreads has to say:

For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin.

As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a fierce-drinking, drug-abusing, hard-loving, live-for-the moment life. Soon Taylor's music exploded, and he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. His new and ever-more extreme lifestyle had an unexpected effect, however; for the first time, he began to actively think about what it meant to sin and whether sinning could--or should--be recast in a different light. 

Seven Deadly Sins
 is Taylor's personal story, but it's also a larger discussion of what it means to be seen as either a "good" person or a "bad" one. Yes, Corey Taylor has broken the law and hurt people, but, if sin is what makes us human, how wrong can it be?


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6/1/2011): The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick is...

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder 
Publication date: June 28th, 2011 (Simon Pulse)

From Goodreads:

Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

- Tabbyc