Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event put on by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This is my first week participating in it! Here is what I am looking forward to!

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Release date: 2/8/2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary from Goodreads: The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

The first thing that caught my attention was the cover.  It looks extremely creepy. I have read some mixed reviews about it, but it sounds too good to miss!


Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: 3/22/2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Summary from Goodreads: 

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

I have heard a lot of good things about Wither. I also think that the cover is absolutely AMAZING! I can't wait to read it!

What are you looking forward to? 


  1. Both great books that I can't wait to read as well! Great picks!!

  2. Cannot wait to read oth of these. Thankfully, we do not have long to wait. GreT picks!

  3. Wow, I've never heard of Cryer's Cross before, but it sounds REALLY good! :) I'm excited for Wither as well.

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    Here's what I'm waiting on this week

  4. I want both of these too, Great picks!

    Our WOW

  5. I hadn't read the summary for Cryer's Cross, it does sound good!
    I'll keep an eye out for it.