Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (11)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm excited about:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Publishing date: September 29th, 2011

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

The story sounds very cute, and while this alone would usually not be enough to appeal to me, it is by Stephanie Perkins, author extraordinaire of Anna and the French Kiss. And, oh, look at that! It's a companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss!

Eve by Anna Carey
Publishing date: October 4th, 2011

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Another dystopian sci-fi novel? Really, Lamia?
Well, yes, really. I just can't resist.

What are you excited for?


Natalie said...

I am absolutely dying to read Lola and the Boy Next Door!!! I loved Anna and the French Kiss! I hope Stephanie Perkins new one is just as good!

Grace Fonseca said...

Very nice. Hope you get them. Love your header and now following you. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

Sara Bee said...

HOLY BUCKETS BATMAN.... could Eve sound anymore amazing!?!? Dystopian books may be getting a littler over-played right now, but HELLO.... I don't mind by the sounds of this one! xo! Sara

Safari Poet said...

I'm excited for these too. Great choices!

Safari Poet said...

New follower :-)

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