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 WorkingerI 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 :(
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…