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I saw a review of this on Reading Teen last week and was immediately grabbed. The title, the cover, the synopsis, OMG I want this right now! I loveeeeeeeee airports, and love stories. So how could I not love something that combines them? You know what would be even better? Reading it in an airport. Too bad the nearest one is an hour and a half away. Anyways, on to the book itself!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Release Date: January 2, 2012 from Poppy

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18B. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

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Here’s what I’m waiting for this week! I read Fallen before I started blogging, although I might go back and reread it so I can review all three books here. I stil haven’t read Torment, but I have it on my shelf. I’ll probably just wait until Passion is out so I can read all three back to back. That sounds like fun.

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Release date: June 14, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

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So I saw Kushiel’s Dart in supermarkets for about a year or so before picking it up. Kept passing on it and passing until I was in need of something new to read. I loved it. I couldn’t believe I’d waited so long to read it. I quickly devoured the other two in the first Kushiel trilogy. The second trilogy dealing with Imriel was all right. Not as good for me. I liked her third trilogy more. Naamah’s Kiss was very good; Naamah’s Curse even better. So I’m very excited for this next installment. I can’t wait to see how things end.

Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old Desirée is a vision of her mother: tempestuous, intelligent, and fiery, but desperately lonely, and a vulnerable pawn in a game of shifting political allegiances.

As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desirée’s oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.

Another specter from the past also haunts Moirin. Travelling with Thierry in the New World is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years ago, Raphael forced her to help him summon fallen angels in the hopes of acquiring mystical gifts and knowledge. It was a disastrous effort that nearly killed them, and Moirin must finally bear the costs of those bitter mistakes.

Release date: June 29, 2011 Grand Central Publishing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

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So I’ve been seeing this on many blogs in the IMM posts the last week or so. When I read the summary I immediately thought this is a book I really want. Seriously want. Seems like a post-apocalyptic and possibly dystopian mixed together. But mostly I’m excited for the post-apocalyptic mixed with romance aspect. So without further ado, here is the summary from GoodReads:

A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl’s unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.

Epidemics, floods, droughts–for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she’s rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can’t continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There’s something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.

Release date: June 1, 2011 by Scholastic

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

I have to admit, the cover is what initially drew me to this title. I’m loving the rise of mermaid stories in YA books right now. Seriously can’t wait for this one to come out.

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Release date: May 10, 2011 from Walker Books for Young Readers

Summary from GoodReads:
Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water’s temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her—and that the entire ocean’s future hangs in the balance.

So what are you guys waiting for this week? Let me know!

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to it is Good Reads page.

So I’ve been following Karsten Knight’s blog for a while now, and he seems to have a great sense of humor and an interesting writing style. So I’m very eager to read his debut. It sounds like a very good book.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Release date: July 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster

Summary from Good Reads:
Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to it is Good Reads page.

I finished Paranormalcy a few weeks ago, I hope to have the review up in the next day or two. But I’m so excited for Supernaturally! I seriously cannot wait. I need to go find me one of those countdown widgets for it. SQUEEEEE so excited for this.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Release Date: July 26th 2011

Summary from GoodReads:
A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her…and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be…Evie herself.

So much for normal.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to it is Good Reads page.

I just finished Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins  today. I won’t say much now since it’d leave me with nothing to write in my review later, BUT OH MY GOD. FANTASTIC READ. Go get it right this minute if you have not read it yet. So yes, I’m desperately waiting for Stephenie’s next book, because she is an awesome writer. So much talent. Did I already say read Anna? Do it. Moving on:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins
Release date: September 29, 2011 by Dutton

Summary from Good Reads:

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, 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 move back into the house next door.

When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—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.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to it is Good Reads page.

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
Release Date: September 13, 2011 – Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Summary from Good Reads: It’s been a year since Luna’s mother, the fashion-model wife of a successful film director, was hit and killed by a taxi in the East Village. Luna, her father, and her little brother, Tile, are still struggling with grief.

When Luna goes to clean out her mother’s old studio, she’s stunned to find her mom’s cell phone there—charged and holding seven unheard messages. As Luna begins to listen to them, she learns more about her mother’s life than she ever wanted to know . . . and she comes to realize that the tidy tale she’s been told about her mother’s death may not be the whole truth

What are you guys waiting for this week? Let me know! And if you missed it, here’s last week’s post: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan!

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This is a bit late in the day, but better late than never, right? Also, before tonight is over I’ll be announcing and notifiying the winner of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop. Sorry for the delay. Work has been emotionally draining the last week or so. But here’s what I’m waiting for!

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Release date: September 27, 2011 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Summary from Good Reads:
What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you’d been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth’s collapse, the ship’s crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader’s efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don’t know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them…

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he’s the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren’t all from the outside.

Glow is the most riveting series debut since The Hunger Games, and promises to thrill and challenge readers of all ages

I’m really excited by the emergence of more science fiction type stories in YA books right now. I loved Across the Universe, and this one seems to have the potential to be just as good. Is it September yet?! What are you guys waiting for?