Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (134)

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

Here are my picks for the week....

V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation.

After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy.

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?
If you're a regular reader of this blog you'll probably know, I love Kelly Oram's books. There always interesting and well written. So when I found out Kelly had another one coming out in addition to Serial Hottie this year, I was beyond excited! Especially when I saw the cover and summary for it! Basically, I need this book now. :)

V is for Virgin will be released December 2012.
The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble

“I found out two things today. One, I think I’m dying. And two, my brother is a perv.”
So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna SamuelsPrius and crashes instead.

Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn’t survive the accident at all. He’s an “A-word.” (She can’t bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn’t just dying: she’s being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother’s mysterious depression and father’s disappearance.

This is one of the titles being released by the new teen line by Soho Press. It sounds like so much fun, and even though, the MC is on the younger side, I still really want to read it.

The Sweet Dead Life will be released May 2013!
What books are you "waiting on" this Wednesday? Any of the ones I featured above? Let me know below, and feel free to link to your WOWs.

8 comments:

  1. WOOOW great picks! I love the look of the first one, and the second looks amazing too *runs to add to TBR* thanks!! :)

    My WoW

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  2. V is for Virgin sounds potentially hilarious. Plus I love rocker bad boys. I hadn't heard of this before, so thanks for pointing it out!

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  3. They do sound interesting! Looking forward to reviews of these books and then decide. :)

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  4. Oh V for Virgin sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my pick! My WoW!

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  5. V is for Virgin sounds great. I'm adding it to my wish list right now! I actually grabbed a copy of The Sweet Dead Life at BEA and haven't gotten to it yet, but plan to soon! These are both great choices =)

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  6. Hmm... both of those seem a little out of the ordinary. Nice picks!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

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  7. I like the sound of V is for Virgin-I've read some other books with some similar themes and it's something I like to see explored in YA lit.

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  8. I've been seeing a lot about V is for Virgin lately and it seems like a very unique read! Great picks!

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