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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

On My Wish List (3)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City, which will be posted every Wednesday. It allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. If you are anything like me then your wishlist is getting longer by the day! If you would like to take part and have your own 'On My Wishlist' post then you can find more info here. (This post was inspired by the fab In My Mailbox by Kristi at The Story Siren).

This week I've been going through some webpages looking for books for some of my challenges...Particularly the Debut Authors challenge that I'm doing. Most of what is now on my wish list I don't have a picture of the cover to add to the post so I apologize for that.

Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee (available May 2010)

Retta Lee Jones is blessed with a beautiful voice
and has big dreams of leaving her tiny Tennessee
hometown. With a beaten down car, a pocketful
of hard-earned waitressing money, and stars in her
eyes, Retta sets out to make it big in Nashville. But
the road to success isn’t a smooth one in a town
filled with dreamers, and Retta begins to have
doubts: can she make her mark while staying true
to herself?

Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone (Debut Novel, available May 2010)

When poor Boston girl Stephanie is abandoned by
her abusive mother and taken in by Annie’s Beverly
Hills family, she feels anything but home. Her dark
complexion and accent stick out like a sore thumb
in the golden-hued world of blondes and extravagance.
These are girls who seem to live life in fastforward,
while Stephanie is stuck on pause. Yet
when a new rival moves to town, threatening Annie’s
queen-bee status, Stephanie finds herself taking
sides in a battle she never even knew existed,
and that feeling invisible is a wound that can only
be healed by standing up for who she is.

The Best and Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson (Debut Novel, available May 2010)

Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden has always been studious,
dependable, some might even say saintly. And
she’s sick of herself. So when she spots mysterious bad
boy Grady Dillon, she devises a plan to make herself
over into someone new, someone who will attract
Grady’s attention. She succeeds—but a little too well.
When Molly discovers she’s pregnant, she’s forced to
make the hardest choice of her life.

This addictively readable portrayal of Molly’s struggle
to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life
will never be the same is told entirely in poetry, from
sonnets to haiku.

Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me: A Novel by Kristen Chandler (Debut Novel, available May 2010)

What’s more dangerous? Falling
for a boy? Or falling for a wolf?

KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover’s dream. The only
daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can
hold her own on the water or in the mountains near
her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park.
But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely
appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And
she’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that
they’re assigned to work together on a school newspaper
article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone.
As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends
more time getting to know a part of her world that
she always took for granted . . . and she begins to
see herself and her town in a whole new light.

Sea by Heidi R. Kling (Debut Novel, available June 10, 2010)

Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death,
fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly travels
to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help
tsunami orphans with their post traumatic stress
disorder—something Sienna knows a lot about.
Since her mother’s plane went missing over the
Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn’t do
anything if it involves the ocean or planes, so this trip
is a big step forward.

But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a
brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage,
and just so happens to be HOT. When Deni hears a
rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn’t
think twice about running away with him to the
epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they
find there could break both their hearts.

A compelling summer romance, Sea marks the
arrival of a stunning new voice in YA.

Faithful by Janet Fox (Debut Novel, available May 2010)

Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet’s life is in tatters.
Her mother has disappeared, and is presumed dead.
The next thing she knows, her father has dragged
Maggie away from their elegant Newport home,
off on some mad excursion to Yellowstone in Montana.
Torn from the only life she’s ever known, away
from her friends, from society, and verging on no
prospects, Maggie is furious and devastated by her
father’s betrayal. But when she arrives, she finds herself
drawn to the frustratingly stubborn, handsome
Tom Rowland, the son of a park geologist, and to the
wild romantic beauty of Yellowstone itself. And as
Tom and the promise of freedom capture Maggie’s
heart, Maggie is forced to choose between who she
is and who she wants to be.

Available April 13, 2010

Synopsis: When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother…
Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret girl power society dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of.
… be careful what you wish for.
Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself.
What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?

Available February 2010
Synopsis: When a mandatory course forces Fiona to “try the knot” with super-jock Todd Harding, she’s convinced life could not possibly get any worse. Until moments later, when her long-time crush is paired with her arch-enemy (otherwise known as Todd’s obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that’s nothing compared to her best friend’s fate – a year with the very shy, very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.
A series of hilarious pranks and misunderstandings leave Fiona wondering: is there something her supposed “best friend” hasn’t told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than a deep voice and an awesome music collection? And perhaps most intriguing of all, is it possible that Todd Harding could actually have a heart – and a brain – beneath his pretty-boy exterior?
Who knows what might happen once you begin a match made in high school…


Sharon said...

Looks like you have some good reads on your wishlist! Sea really caught my attention, thanks!

gapyeargirl123 said...

The Cinderella Society sounds like a pretty cool idea.

My post is here: The Book Bundle

Casey said...

Great list! I can't wait to read all of these either.

The Book Vixen said...

Added Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me: A Novel by Kristen Chandler to my wishlist :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice picks!

Happy Thanksgiving!