Waiting on Wednesday: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released! (click the cover to head over to goodreads!)

the perfectionistsThe Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

HarperCollins
Expected October 7, 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke…until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.

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I’m all about mystery books, especially murder mysteries! Sara Shepard’s latest book, The Perfectionists, seems like it will be the book to fill the mystery story void that has occurred on my bookshelves as of late. The premise sounds quite interesting, with these five girls who plan out the perfect murder – with no intent to act on their plans – as a joke, or just a way to get their hateful feelings out. Then the murder happens, and they have to find out who did it. If this book is anything at all like the Pretty Little Liars series, I’m prepared for anything and everything that could possible happen. I can’t wait to read this edge-of-your-seat story!

P.S. I’m loving the typography on the cover!

Are you looking forward to reading The Perfectionists? Have you read any of Sara Shepard’s other work? How do you feel about mystery books? What book are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

Waiting on Wednesday: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

the dollhouse asylumThe Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Spencer Hill Press
Expected October 22, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields–a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus–she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.

At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne’s heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.

The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now “Persephone,” and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.

If they play it right, then they’ll be safe.

But if they play it wrong, they’ll die.

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This synopsis sounds so interesting! I’m intrigued by the dystopian element, but even more so because it really sounds like Mary Gray has taken the typical dystopian story and made it her own.  The perfect subdivision Elysian Fields sounds extremely creepy, as well as the guy who made it.  I’m interested to see what happens to all of the people who are placed in it, and why they suddenly all have names that reflect the most tragic romances in history! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

Waiting on Wednesday: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

across a starswwept seaDear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Katherine Tegen Books
Expected April 1, 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine’s Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

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Okay, okay! I know this book doesn’t come out for another 8 months…. but I just can’t stop thinking about it! The synopsis sounds fan-flippin-tastic!!! I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers, and this one even sounds like its going to be a little deep and cause some thought too! I’ve read that the author is only 18 too, and that boggles my mind!!! I hope that Dear Killer is as great as I anticipate it will be!

Waiting on Wednesday: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

across a starswwept seaAcross a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2)

Balzer + Bray
Expected October 15, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

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I recently finished reading For Darkness Shows the Stars (the book before this one) and I haven’t gotten around to posting my review yet, but I loved that book!! The writing was fantastic, and the concept of the Reduction was so interesting and unique! I’m a huge fan of retellings, and this one here is a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernell, and although I haven’t actually read that before, I don’t think that will effect my enjoyment of the book! I hadn’t read Persuasion before I read For Darkness Shows the Stars and I sill loved it, and I even feel like I will understand Persuasion better whenever I do get around to reading it. I can’t wait to read this new book by the amazing Diana Peterfruend!!

Waiting on Wednesday: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

crash into youCrash into You by Katie McGarry

Harlequin Teen
Expected November 26, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.

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This is the third instalment in Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series, and I NEED IT NOW!!! I adored Pushing the Limits (Noah Hutchins <3<3<3), and loved Dare you To (Ryan Stone *swoons*), and I can only imagine that I will fall for Isaiah Walker just as hard as I did for Noah and Ryan. I can’t wait to read more about Isaiah’s story, and know what makes him tick.

Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

goodbye rebel blueGoodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell

Amulet Books
Expected October 1, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) decides to complete the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance, controls her fate. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once dismissed—a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy—particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself. Perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s blockbuster hit Thirteen Reasons Why, Coriell’s second novel features her sharp, engaging voice along with realistic drama and unforgettable characters.

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Goodbye, Rebel Blue sounds like it is going to be a book with a lot of feels. I love books with a bucket list sort of idea, and this one sounds like it is going to be good! I also like that it says she falls for the “golden boy do-gooder.” I have nothing against all those bad-boys who are in YA books, but it’s nice to see a good boy every once in a while too!! I love the book cover too!

Waiting on Wednesday: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

allegiantAllegiant by Veronica Roth

Harper Collins Children’s
Expected October 22, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

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I know it doesn’t say too much about this book at all in the description, but COME ON! It’s VERONICA ROTH! I loved Divergent, really liked Insurgent (even though some little things kind of bothered me), so I can only imagine that I am at least going to LIKE this one. I can’t wait to see how Veronica is going to end it all, especially after the huge plot twist she threw in at the end of Insurgent!!!