Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (128)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking at the Spine.

Breathless by Cole Gibson
Obituary-reading emo girl Edith Small is broken - the end result of forcing herself inside a mold that doesn't fit. All she wants is to conform to her strict sergeant stepfather's rules long enough to make it to graduation day.

But a boat accident threatens to unravel the life Edith has worked so hard to keep. After waking up in a hospital with a lacerated shoulder, Edith fakes amnesia. Because admitting she received her injuries from a blue-haired girl who breathes underwater is all the reason Sir needs to send Edith on the first bus to military school.

Safe at home, Edith struggles to put the nightmare behind her. But the mysterious creatures that live in the ocean aren't about to let her forget.

After meeting Bastin - a strange boy with silver hair and black eyes - on a secluded dock, Edith learns about the war raging undersea to end human existence. A war that Edith, unwittingly, has become the key to winning.

In a world where death is an ever-present shadow and motives are as dark as the bottom of the ocean, Edith must decide if her life is worth risking for a love that can't survive past the shore.
Ooh, this one sounds unique as well as really interesting! I can't wait to find out more about Edith and Bastin. Also, don't you just love the cover?! The dress is gorgeous!

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
I've lost it. The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus's family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate Poppy. Stay positive!!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happy ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other's lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents... she soon realises that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.
Sophie's books are always witty as well as just all around contemporary goodness so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one! It doesn't hurt, either, that I read an excerpt of it here, and loved what I saw!

5 comments:

  1. I am definitely a fan of Sophie Kinsella and this one sounds really good! I'm kind of intrigued by Breathless, too. I hadn't heard of it before, but I might have to check it out :0)

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  2. Ooh I'm adding Breathless to my TBR! It sounds great and it sounds like there are Mer people involved, which is always a win for me. And the cover is beautiful!

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  3. Like the sound of Breathless! Love the cover, but I always love the covers with underwater shots. Definitely, have to pick up a Kinsella novel some time, she's one of the authors I know I should read, but never seem to get around to.

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  4. It's my first time hearing about both books. Breathless looks interesting. I've heard great things about Sophie Kinsella books. I'm adding them to my TBR pile. Great picks.

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  5. Breathless sounds great, the cover and summary are both intriguing. Awesome picks!

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