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Waiting on Wednesday: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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From Goodreads:
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Is there a rule about only showcasing new and upcoming releases for Waiting on Wednesday? Because I’m breaking it.

I read Cinder by Marissa Meyer last year, and the author’s creativity blew me away. Scarlet has been on my wishlist ever since, but I never got around to gifting myself with the book. I like to pretend that it’s because I have excellent self-control, but really I’m just broke. I need to re-re-re-setup my Nook so I can download library books again. I digress! Now that the third installment of the Lunar Chronicles is hitting shelves early 2014, my desire to read Scarlet has turned into a need. I’m so neurotic about this book that every time I cross a review for Cress, the third book, I immediately close the window. I won’t even let myself finish reading the description because I don’t want to spoil anything in book two.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The List

From Goodreads:
It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn’t matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, “pretty” and “ugly.” And it’s also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

I’m going to admit something here– I’ve not actually read a book by Siobhan Vivian even though she seems really popular amongst book bloggers. I will say, The List is the second book of hers that has really piqued my interest (The first being Not That Kind of Girl, and I don’t have any excuses for why I haven’t read it yet). The story itself seems like it’s going to be rather profound even though it dwells on something as superficial as appearance, and I think the story will resonate with many young women. I’m making an assumption based off the synopsis because I haven’t read anything about this book, but I get the feeling each girl affected by the list will have a chance to tell their own story. I’m a sucker for multiple points of view, so this is another reason why I’m eagerly awaiting this book.

The List by Siobhan Vivian
Expected Publication: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Push

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2)

From Goodreads:
Renée Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Renée can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the boy who shares her soul.

Just when Renée has almost given up hope, she learns of the Nine Sisters—brilliant scholars who, according to legend, found a way to cheat death. She can’t shake the feeling that they are somehow connected to her dreams, strange visions that hint at a discovery so powerful, and so dangerous, that some will stop at nothing to protect it.

Renée thought she knew the truth about life and death. But there is a secret woven through history that holds the only hope for Dante and Renée. Unless they find answers soon, their time together is doomed to be cut short.

I loved the first book of the series, Dead Beautiful, so it’s no question that I’m eagerly awaiting the second, Life Eternal.  I’m excited to read more of Woon’s “myths”– the Nine Sisters? My interest has been piqued! And how is Renee coping with life after Dante? Is it really the end of him? I’ve been dying to know ever since I finished the first book.

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2) by Yvonne Woon
Expected Publication: February 24, 2012
Publisher: Dinsey-Hyperion

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.