Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (141)

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

My picks for this week are...

The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night.

They have no idea just how right they are.

Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.
I have to admit, I love a good YA thriller. So when this one first landed on my radar, I immeaditely added it to my wish list. It looks creepy as well as full of twits and turns. Basically, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

The Girl in the Wall comes out December 2012.

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath — with candles and a contract and everything — to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle. No one wants to end up with a toaster on wheels, so they hire a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away — no way would she fall for them. But old warnings fade fast, because Emilio turns out to be the first guy in forever she likes. Really likes. Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…

But what if her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

I'm a HUGE fan of Sarah Ockler so as soon as I saw the adorable cover that screamed "I'M A YA CONTEMP!" I added to my wish list as well. I love the sound of this one, and I can't wait to find out more about the Vargas boys.  

The Book of Broken Hearts comes out May 2012.

1 comment:

  1. The Girl in the Wall sounds really interesting-I don't normally think of myself as someone who reads thrillers but that's not really true. I also love stories about rich kids so that's another plus!

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