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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday- BEA Edition

So I'm really looking forward to BEA next month and I have some books that are on the top of my To-Get list. Here they are:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola's style is outrageous, she's a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.

When the family returns and Cricket--a gifted inventor and engineer-steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

- I loved Anna and the French Kiss and have been so excited for this new novel from Stephanie Perkins. I will pester Penguin for this one.

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass
When Tara, a self-proclaimed shrinking violet, steals the school mascot, a goat, in order to make some friends with the popular crowd and gets caught, she gets herself in a heap of trouble. In addition, her parents decide that instead of taking her on their summer trip to Madagascar to study the courtship rituals of the Bamboo Lemur, she must go stay with her aunt, uncle, and bratty cousin Emily St. Claire in Willow Falls. Tara thinks it's a good time to start over; she'll be turning 13 after all, so she might as well make the best of it and perhaps even attempt to break out of her shell (in a non-criminal manner). What Tara doesn't know is that this charmed town has something big in store for her on her 13th birthday. It's not a typical birthday. But then again, nothing is Willow Falls is exactly typical!
- I love love love Wendy Mass' books and am so excited she's doing a signing for this, which means no pestering, yay!

Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.

After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.

To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift--and risk losing the one he loves.

- Scott is doing a signing for this, so no pestering Flux, lol. I've been really excited for this book since I first heard about it sometime last year. It sounds so good!

Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope
-- I don't have a description for this but it's a history of Pawnee, Indiana, the fictional town that the TV show Parks and Recreation takes place in. It has input from all the characters and a bunch of other fun stuff. I am SERIOUSLY excited for this book. I have no idea if it'll be at BEA, but I'm hoping at least a sampler will be put out. I will be pestering Hyperion for it, so be prepared whoever is manning that booth.

I'm also excited for Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater but there's no cover or synopsis yet. :(

What are you all waiting for?!


  1. I can't believe it's only a month away! *excited*
    But yeah, I'm definitely keeping my eyes out for Lola and the Boy Next Door! It sounds adorable!

  2. Lola and the Boy Next Door! So freaking excited!

  3. Looking forward to Lola & the Boy Next Door.
    If you get a chance, stop by my WOW