Waiting on Wednesday (83+84)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Since I missed WOW last week I thought I would pick two books this week. So my picks are:

 Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!
Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future. (Summer/Cover Image taken from publisher's website.)
I loved Sarah's previous novel, Ice, so I'm hoping that this one will be just as amazing! I mean, seriously, dosen't it sound amazing? I love the idea of two Princetons- a magacial and ordinary!
Enchanted Ivy will be released October 12, 2010!
Orchards by Kate Thomspon
After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg—a half-Japanese, half-Jewish American—wonders who is responsible. She and her cliquey friends said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents pack her off to her mother's ancestral home in Japan for the summer. There Kana spends hours under the hot sun tending to her family's mikan orange groves.

Kana's mixed heritage makes it hard to fit in at first, especially under the critical eye of her traditional grandmother, who has never accepted Kana's father. But as the summer unfolds, Kana gets to know her relatives, Japan, and village culture, and she begins to process the pain and guilt she feels about the tragedy back home. Then news about a friend sends her world spinning out of orbit all over again.
This one sounds interesteting as well! I don't think I ever read a book that takes place in Japan, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the author uses the setting to her benfeit. Plus I adore the cover!
Orchards will be released February 22, 2011.
So...what are YOU waiting for on this lovely wednesday day? Any of the ones before? Something differnt? Let me know below. :)


  1. I'm waiting for Linger. Almost out!

  2. I can't wait for Enchanted Ivy. I loved Ice, so am hoping I'll enjoy this one too.

    Great picks!

  3. Enchanted Ivy looks awesome!

  4. Great picks! I think both look good, but I am especially waiting for Enchanted Ivy!

  5. Both of your choices sound fantastic. Enchanted Ivy is on my wish list. I hadn’t heard of Orchards. It sounds different which is always good.

  6. Both books sound great. I'm looking forward to Enchanted Ivy too ^^

  7. Wow. Both have great covers and synopses :) Can't wait to read them

  8. ENCHANTED IVY sounds amazing! I love Sarah Beth Durst, so I can't wait to see what's next--the synopsis has me dying to read it!


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