Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (144)

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

My picks for this week are...

Dare You To by Katie McGarry
"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
Beth was a side character in Pushing the Limits, Katie's first book and one of my favorites from last year, so I was beyond excited to see she would be getting her own story within this one. And that cover?! LOVE IT! :)

Grace Alban has spent more than twenty years avoiding her childhood home, the stately Alban House on the shores of Lake Superior, for reasons she would rather forget. But when her mother’s unexpected death brings Grace and her teenage daughter back, she finds more is haunting the halls and passageways of Alban House than her own personal demons.

Long-buried family secrets, a packet of old love letters, and a lost manuscript plunge Grace into a decades-old mystery about a scandalous party at Alban House, when a world-famous author took his own life and Grace’s aunt disappeared without a trace. The night has been shrouded in secrecy by the powerful Alban family for all of these years. Her mother intended to tell the truth about that night to a reporter on the very day she died—could it have been murder? Or was she a victim of the supposed Alban curse? Grace soon realizes her family secrets tangle and twist as darkly as the mansion’s secret passages.

With the help of the disarmingly kind—and attractive—Reverend Matthew Parker, Grace must uncover the truth about her home and its curse before she and her daughter become the next victims.
I read Wendy's first novel a few years back and ever since then I've been anticipating her next. This one seems like the perfect follow-up, so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!


  1. OH I cannot wait for Dare To You! May seems soo far away. Great Pick :)

  2. They both sound amazing. Awesome picks! :)

    Happy new year!

  3. Pushing the Limits was one of my favourites as well. Can't wait for Dare You To!

  4. Interesting picks! I hadn't heard of either of these, but they look engrossing. Thanks for sharing!

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

  5. Both of these sound amazing. I added Dare You To to my Amazon wishlist because I loved Pushing the Limits too. Thanks for letting me know about these.

    My picks are here and here.

  6. I'm really looking forward to DARE YOU TO as well!!

  7. Yes. yes. yes. Definitely the Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits was out of the stratosphere!!!! <3 I still feel like I'm wanting more of Noah and Echo, but we'll have to give Beth a chance XD Great picks, Lauren!

    and Happy New Year!! <3 Best wishes for an awesome 2013! ^_^

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  8. I'm quite looking forward to Dare You To as well, despite finding Pushing the Limits a little too over the top for me :)

    Nice WoW choices :)

  9. Dare You To! Yes! Can't wait for that one :)

  10. I'm excited about Dare You To-the excerpt I've read leaves me very optimistic!

  11. These look awesome! Can't wait to read them


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