Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week we're featuring picks chosen by SQT and Jim.

SQT's can't wait to read selection is:

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date: October 9, 2012
Pages: 304 pages

A delightfully dark fantasy of justice and the afterlife.

Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that’s not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it’s not a fiery inferno, it’s certainly no heaven. It’s gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn’t leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what’s really on her mind.


Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she’s figured out just how to do it. She’ll haunt him for the rest of his days.
It’ll be brutal…and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen’s obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she’s willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can’t help herself when it comes to breaking rules…or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

The main reason I've got "Velveteen" on my WoW list is because it's written by Mark Henry (under the pseudonym Daniel Marks). Henry's Amanda Feral series is off center, funny and more than slightly demented. It doesn't surprise me that he'd choose to write a teen revenge fantasy and I expect it'll be incredibly entertaining. I am really looking forward to this one.

Jim's can't wait to read selection is:
Hush by James Maxey
Publisher: Solaris
Date: June 26, 2012
Pages: 512

The invulnerable, super-strong warrior Infidel has a secret: she’s lost her magical powers right at the moment when she needs them most. To keep a promise to a fallen friend, she must journey to the frozen wastelands of the north. Her quest leads her through the abstract realms of the Sea of Wine, where she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all life. Hush, the primal dragon of cold, has formed an alliance with the ghost of a vengeful witch to murder Glorious, the dragon of the sun, plunging the world into an unending winter night. Without her magical strength, can Infidel possibly survive her battle with Hush? If she fails to save Glorious, will the world see another morning?

It wasn't all that long ago that I was putting the first book in this Dragon Apocalypse series (Greatshadow) up as my Waiting on Wednesday book - which I actually think is wise of the publisher, by putting out the series in short order I think it tends to keep the attention of readers better. I love the cover of this one, that dragon looks great perched as it is with it's tail wrapped around the rock and it's tattered wings outstretched.


Lea said...

AH Velveteen sounds so good and creepy! Just that name Bonesaw -- **shivers** haha ;) Awesome cover too!!

You can see my WoW for this week at the link below-- Happy Reading!!

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Shellie said...

AH Velveteen! I love the cover, the synopsis and the font...yes I'm stalking the author on twitter LOL. Awesome pick!
Shellie @ Creative Reads

MissKimberlyStardust said...

Great picks, Velveteen sounds so freakin' good! I can't wait to read it! +new gfc follower :)
Here's my WoW post :)

-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Jennifer said...

Both look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Carina said...

VELVETEEN is my WoW pick today as well, so I'm of course dying to get my hands on a copy of it! Great picks! :)

Fictional Distraction

ashelynn hetland said...

I am very, very excited for Velveteen! It sounds very exciting and thrilling and I *love* the cover for it! A different take for a girl in a dress cover. :)

great pick!

My WOW, plus if you are a middle grade lover, be sure to check out my giveaway for a signed copy of NEVERSINK!

Lu said...

I am also waiting on Velveteen this week!
Happy Wednesday :)

The Muggle
-Check out my Giveaway of Infinity

Book Slave said...

Hi there :) just popping in...Great choices, I also want Velveteen! Badly :D

Here is my choice...
Waiting On Wednesday

Sarah Brown said...

New Follower, I chose Velveteen as one of mine this week it just sounds so good and I adore the cover, great picks, here's mine


Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Wow - surprised to see another James Maxey already . . . I need to pick up a copy of Greatshadow soon.

Here's my WOW

Amy said...

Love your picks! Wednesday's are great for finding new reads, and these are definitely being added to my shelf. Thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:


BookJunkie said...

I've seen people talking about Velveteen, but I never really read anything about it until you posted it on your WoW. It really sounds creepy, and something I'd really like to read! And it comes out right around Halloween! Great pick!

Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books <--My WoW!
I'm a new follower! :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your picks.


Arianna said...

Velvateen sounds really interesting! Thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my Wow!

Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Velveteen-definitely something I have to read. Hush-maybe not my thing.
Cover alone-are you sure that's why you should get a book? I'm sure we're all guilty of it... Definitely read the Shades of London books! They're good! Thanks for stopping by.
Nina @ Death Books and Tea

SQT said...

Weeelll, the description seals the deal. But the cover is the reason I usually pick it up in the first place.

Addicted2Heroines said...

I just received an approval for Velveteen today. Excited to read it. Great picks.

Cat @ Addicted2Heroines

SQT said...

Me too! I did a happy dance.

Sonythebooklover said...

You have good taste both books sound interesting and velveteen's cover is amazing. Thanks for sharing here is the link to my pick.... http://sonythebooklover.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-50/

Nicole said...

It seems as though everyone wants to read VELVETEEN, and I have to admit it sounds really good! Great picks this week and thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

OH!! Seriously can't wait to read Velveteen. o: Sounds FANTASTIC. And I'm so excited I just got it! *squee* Can't wait to read it!

Thanks for stopping by!