Waiting on Wednesday (127)

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

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
I don’t do dangerous.

Smart, uber-careful, ordinary Samantha – that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me – something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing – and I don’t know if I can get it back.

Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.
I read Michelle Rowen's other book (Demon Princess: Reign or Shine) a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, so when I heard she had a new YA book coming out with Harlequin Teen, I was BEYOND ecstatic. Luckily, the premise sounds fabulous, and even though it is ANOTHER series, I'll forgive it if it's as good as it looks. :)

Dark Kiss will be released May 22, 2012!

Cross my Heart by Katie Klein
True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . . 

Jaden McEntyre and Parker Whalen are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past-a reputation-and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there's no reason why, when they're assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn't be falling in love.

As they bond over Edith Wharton's tragic novella, Ethan Frome, the "bad boy" vibe Parker plays begins to dissipate. Soon, Jaden finds herself shedding her own "good girl" image: sneaking around to be with him, confiding in him, and ultimately falling hard for this leather-wearing, motorcycle-driving loner who plays into the rebel stereotype.

Still, Jaden can't shake the feeling that there's more to Parker than he's letting on. He's hiding something from her, and discovering the truth means reconciling the Parker she's grown to love with the person he really is. Because it's possible that his life inside the classroom-everything Jaden knows-is one, massive lie.
I was reading an interview Mandy Hubbard did on In the Next Room the other day where she mentioned she read this book, and since she described it as "freaking amazing" I immediately checked it. As it turns out, this looks like just my kind of book. It's sounds Simone Elkels-esque, which is win #1. Win #2 is that the overall premise sounds absolutely spectacular, and Win #3 is that it's been getting FAB reviews. In short, I NEED this book ASAP, if not sooner!

Cross my Heart is now out!


  1. Ooohh... Dark Kiss looks really interesting. I had not seen it before so thanks for the heads up!!

    Check out my WOW.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA book

  2. That first one sounds kind of creepy-fabulous, and the second one very like Elkeles (as you mentioned). Great picks!

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

  3. I LOVED Ethan Frome so now I really want to read this. Great pick!

  4. The first one has awesome cover art. I love the wing-shadow effect :)


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