Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Indie Edition

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week I am doing a special Indie Edition of 'Waiting on Wednesday' for The Indie Reads Appreciation Week! For those of you who are popping by for the meme, please take a moment to poke around and see what's going on this week in celebration of all things Indie!




Book: Honalee (Witches of Honalee #1) by Amanda Hocking
Release Date: Early 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Description: In the small midwestern town of Honalee, Hazel Panning and her best friend Molly Novak are determined to get through her sophomore year in one piece, despite the vicious cheerleaders and Hazel's ridiculous crush on Landon Hooper. 
Life gets more complicated when Hazel realizes that she has a penchant for sorcery, like her aunt. Her plans to stay under the radar take a detour when she and Molly stand up for themselves, and Hazel gets the courage to act on her feelings for Landon. Hazel discovers that the sleepy town of Honalee isn't so sleepy, and magic doesn't make high school easier.
I pretty much enjoy all things Amanda Hocking - I read and loved the Trylle Trilogy and I just finished and ADORED Hallowland (review coming on Thursday). I wasn't crazy about My Blood Approves, but I am hoping this new one is awesome :) This girl is seriously talented folks. Plus, this new series is about... WITCHES. Who doesn't love Witches? I only wish it was coming out sooner. You can read the first chapter of the book here and be sure to check out the soundtrack here. Amanda does soundtracks for all of her books - she has such a kickass taste in music :) She has my 80's husband (Bruce Springsteen baby!) on the soundtrack, with one of favorite tunes -- Dancing In The Dark! I am telling you, Honalee looks like a home-run to me :)




Book: Bloody Little Secrets by Karly Kirkpatrick
Release Date: May 2011
Genre: Young Adult
Description:
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.




Bloody Little Secrets sounds like a lot of fun and I am such a sucker for vampire books :) This sounds like an intriguing spin on the vampire tale - most YA vamp books seem to be about male vampires.



Book: Settling (Solid #2) - Shelley Workinger
Release Date: July 4th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult
Description:
At the beginning of the summer, Clio Kaid was one of a hundred teens brought to a secret Army installation. But it was no ordinary camp and they weren’t ordinary kids…

Soon after learning they were the products of a secret genetic experiment, the teens began developing super-abilities ranging from bounding lightness to blocking heaviness; blinding brilliance and the ability to vanish. These same gifts made them targets of a psychopath in officer’s clothing, and they found themselves fighting for their lives.

Picking up where “Solid” left off, Clio and her friends realize that they aren’t ready to go home; they’re determined to stay on campus and continue their journey of self- discovery. But someone doesn’t feel the same way and will do anything to drive them away – even kill.

Friendships will be tested, abilities will evolve, and more secrets will come out as the teens race to stop the killer before he sets his sights on one of them…
 I actually just read the first book in this series, Solid, and LOVED IT - I am going to be reviewing it on... Friday. Now I cannot wait to get my hands on on the sequel. Unfortunately, I have to wait until July :(

20 comments:

Khadija said...

Ok...that is my favorite Amanda Hocking book cover so far! I've heard amazing things about her books so maybe i'll start with this one it sounds like something i'd be into :) Great picks this week!

http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I have most of Amanda's books waiting to be read on my Kindle, really glad to hear you like them! Awesome picks this week!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week!
Jess @ Gone with the Words

Chel said...

I love the covers of the first two! The second one is so simple but gorgeous! I haven't heard of these books until now, so thanks for sharing!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

Aleetha said...

Three of them are new for me. I have never seen it but in your blog. The first one is my favorite.

My WOW

Precious said...

Bloody Little Secrets sound great! :) I'm looking forward to Settling too!

Here's my Wow - http://shusky20.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-hunted-fury.html

Mia said...

I haven't read any of Amanda Hocking's books but I'm dying to! That cover is just beautiful! :)

Here's mine: http://girlaboutbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Jan von Harz said...

All three of these sound awesome. Love Witches and all three are new titles for me. Thanks for the triple heads up!

Mysteriousrose said...

I hadn't heard of any of this books before, they look and sounds amazing.
Thank you for sharing.

I'm a new follower^^

Mysteriousbooks

Erika said...

The cover for the Amanda Hocking book is stunning!

Jill said...

Great theme...thanks for participating!

Amy said...

Amanda Hocking...I've been thinking about this author. Her ebooks are pretty cheap. Another blogger wasn't crazy about the book she read, but you love her. Decisions, decisions....if you see this, tell me what is the best. Which book should I start with?
Amy @ www.bookgoonie.com

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Great picks!! I just love the cover of Honalee!

Karly Kirkpatrick said...

Wow wow wow, thanks so much for the Bloody Little Secrets shout out! It'll be out very soon!

I also love Amanda's new cover and can't wait to read that one as well!

Cheers!

Karly Kirkpatrick
www.karlykirkpatrick.com
www.darksidepublishing.com

Sally said...

Great picks. I haven't read any of Amanda Hocking's books before but that cover is awesome. Seeing as you like them so much I will have to check them out.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

abeautifulmadness said...

Honalee Looks really good. I'll have to add it to my TBR list, so I don'T forget to check it ou when it comes out.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Must put these on my tbr list, the covers are great.

Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

The cover to Honalee is beautiful! I'm also getting ready to add Bloody little Secrets to my TBR

Happy Reading!

Judy said...

All of these look very good. I love vampire books too!!


Judy

Liz said...

Wow I love the cover of Honalee!

That's What Liz Read

Jennifer A said...

Oh, neat! I didn't know she was coming out with a new series! I really enjoyed the Trylle Trilogy, so I'll definitely have to check this one out!

Bloody Little Secrets sounds really good too!

Jennifer
http://littleshelf.blogspot.com/

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