Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
My pick this week:


                                    Jennifer L. Armentrout

                                    Release date: September 18th, 2012

Dying sucks–and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

                                        Add it to your Goodreads to-read shelf

Jennifer blew me away with her novel Obsidian, so I was very happy when I noticed that she had this book coming out next year (PS: this is not the sequel – it’s a stand-alone (for now)). Jennifer is a great author so I can count on this being fantastic! I still have to read her Half-Blood series as well. You can find my review of Obsidian here.

What’s your pick this wonderfully cold Wednesday?  
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125 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (9)”

  1. Brodie

    I am super excited for this! I finished Half-Blood today and loved it, so I’m definitely going to read anything else Jennifer writes. Dying to get my hands on Obsidian – NATURALLY! <3 And Cursed sounds amazing!

  2. Ron C. Nieto

    Obsidian is a bit further from my comfor zone than I’m comfortable with, but this one sounds right up my alley! The cover’s gorgeous as well, so… I’m all for it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  3. Sherre

    Great pick giselle . Inormally dont like books about coming back from the dead, but then the books that talk about killing people by touching them (like shatter me)blow my mind, so I will definitely give this book a try. Check out mine here

  4. Jenny

    SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Awesome choice Giselle, I’m a huge Jennifer fan girl, I adored Half-Blood and have heard nothing but good things about Obsidian so I can’t wait for anything and everything she writes:)

  5. Taneika

    Great pick Giselle 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I LOVE your blog by the way! I’m following you now 😀
    PS-How did you get that flashy widget thing with your reviews on the top

  6. Nina

    I’m a huge fan of Rogue from X-Men and her ability to suck the life out of anyone she touches, so this sounds like something I need to read!

    @ Giselle: If you ever want to try some Stephen King, Firestarter and Misery are good starters to see if you like him. No need to start out with the 1000p+ books right away:P

  7. Unabridged Bookshelf

    I have heard great things about Jennifer, and her novels. I am excited to read Half Blood, and I want to read Obsidian. Now I am putting Cursed on my list too! Thank you for turning me on to a new book, and for stopping by Unabridged Bookshelf

  8. Amy

    Well Jennifer L. Armentrout has won me over with her covenant series. And with her upcoming novel Obsidian. So anything else she releases, you bet I’ll be hunting it down!
    Amy’s WoW

  9. Jacquelynne

    Fantastic choice fot this weeks WoW!! 🙂 I haven’t heard of either of these books or the author so this is definitely going to be going on my “to read” pile !! She sounds like a fantastic author and your review of Obsidian is awesome! You always do have some of the best authors on your blog!

  10. Deea

    I simply adore Jennifer’s books!<3 She's made of awesome and I so can't wait to read Cursed! It sounds amazing and refreshing! Fantabulous pick 😉

  11. Mimi Valentine

    Oh my gosh, yes!! I can’t wait for this one either! I just loved Jennifer’s other books (you really have to read Half-Blood, by the way — I loved it!), and this one sounds like such a fun read! 🙂

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Giselle! We can both squeal for this one together!

  12. Marla

    Thanks for stopping by, Giselle! Wow, that is quite the long wait. Luckily, I still have her other books to read. I haven’t read her work since her vampire series a few years ago. Nice pick!

  13. Dani @ Refracted Light

    I have yet to read anything by Armentrout, though I did pick up Half-blood a few weeks ago. I really just need to read her, all of her premises sound fantastic and everyone just raves about her books. Great pick and thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

  14. Maria Behar

    Hi, Giselle!

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW today! Oh, and I LOVE your new WOW banner!! Very, very nice!!

    Jennifer Armentrout has quite a reputation, from what I’ve seen on the blogosphere, so I’d be very much interested in getting started on her books! And this one looks absolutely fascinating!! Thanks for featuring it! : )

    Maria @

  15. sonya

    This book is on my TBR list. I love the cover sometimes i fall in love w/covers instead of the book but this one sounds really interesting. The plot is original to me at least, nice pick.

  16. Books4Juliet

    It looks good! I’ll put this on my TBR! I haven’t read any of her books, but my friend Angela (of Reading Angel) love love love all Jennifer’s books. She sent me Half-Blood (across the miles) and I hope to receive it soon. I just downloaded Daimon so I can read it while waiting for Half-Blood. I’m sure this one will be good too! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    hahahaha Dear! LOL! you make me laugh so much XDD
    Well yeah, a lot of people posted in my Cover Dazzle thinking it was my wow. They look super similar, is only the title that changes but it was me who made the big mistake. I posted the blog address but it wasnt with the wow added XD. pff!! I just copy pasted it too fast LOL!
    Next week I should do it okay XDDD

    Muah!! XOXO

  18. Bastera

    Thank you for your comment. I must translate my blog to English 🙂 I have read about this book yet i seems very good and it’s fine not to be a series, I quite dont like series 🙂 Nice design I love bok and coffee 🙂

  19. Sandy

    Her book Half-Blood is on my TBR but this is my first time hearing about this book and it sounds so good! Ember’s power sort of remind me of Rogue’s from X-Men but a whole lot worse I want to know how it can possibly be seen as a gift. Adding this to my TBR!


  20. Books4Juliet

    Thank you for sharing this Giselle! I just added it to my overflowing TBR pile (when will I be able to catch up?!?! LOL) ANyway, thank you for sharing and for visiting my WOW post… I know my reply is kinda late! Anyway, I’ll grab your button… I really love your blog! Have a great week Giselle! xoxo!

  21. Karen

    I have Obsidian on my TBR pile and everyone is raving over it. Can’t wait to get to it. I’ve never read anything by Jennifer before so I’m hoping I’ll become a fan too.

  22. Mandroid

    I haven’t heard of this one before. Sounds very interesting. Wow, I can’t believe WOWs are already covering books coming out next September! That blows my mind a little.