Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (28)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!
I first heard about it from PageTurnersBlog.

I have two books that I'm waiting on this week!

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Publication Date: August 2, 2011

Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail?

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:

As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.

As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.

When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

From Goodreads

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Publication Date: August 2, 2011

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.
From Goodreads

I knew I had to read EPIC FAIL as soon as I saw the title. I mean, come on. A book called EPIC FAIL? That just sounds totally awesome. And it's also a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice!

I've been following Victoria Schwab for a long time (mostly on Twitter). I can't wait to see her book on the shelf and be all excited and happy with her! I have an egalley of THE NEAR WITCH, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. Near Witch is definitely on my TBR pile! && Whoa, a book called Epic Fail! It sounds really good though ;] I'm waiting for two books that's being published in September!

  2. I finished The Near Witch a few weeks ago and it was really good! Great picks!


  3. thanks for stopping by. I wanted to read The Near Witch too. so excited !

  4. These sound like a good ones - off to add it to my TBR list. I am a new follower. Happy Reading!

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  5. Great picks! I can't wait to read The Near Witch!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  6. Epic Fail sounds great! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite classic and the newest movie is my favorite movie. Great pick!

  7. Thanks for stopping by! Epic Fail and The Near Witch both sound really good. Great Picks!

  8. I have both of these on my wishlist too! They look so great, I can't wait to read them. Great picks!

    New follower :)
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  9. I like those witch stories..will be adding this to my never ending list.

  10. I'm really looking forward to Epic Fail too, it sounds really cute! I've heard a lot of good things about The Near Witch too - great picks :).

  11. Near witch! I have this on my netgalley i think i really do need to watch out for this on printed copy. looks really good
    Im a new follower

  12. I'm really excited for the Near Witch!

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