A few quick announcements:
-The movie being made for Kiersten White's Paranormalcy now has a director. Read about it here.
-My (first) interview with Sarwat Chadda has been posted here.
-The giveaway for an ARC of Sarah Dessen's What Happened to Goodbye is here. It ends this Monday, April 18th.
-The read-along for Gayle Forman's Where She Went is about halfway done, but you can still join in! It'll be lots of fun :).
-Want to read the first chapter of Tessa Gratton's Blood Magic? Go here.
Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that occurs here; we bloggers post about the books that we'd really like to read now :).
Even though I now have a ton of books from volunteering at the RT Convention Friday and Saturday, I am still awaiting these three awesome books, all of which come out May 1st, 2011.
“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”
Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?
Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.
Shine by Lauren Myracle
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.
Three days before her drama club's trip to Italy, Jessa Gardner discovers her boyfriend in the costume barn with another girl. Jessa is left with a care package from her best friend titled "Top Twenty Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard," instructing her to do one un-Jessa-like thing each day of the trip. At turns hilarious and heartwrenching, Instructions for a Broken Heart paints a magical Italy in which Jessa learns she must figure out life-and romance-for herself.
*Though I'm not sure what's up with Shine--both Amazon & Goodreads list it as coming out May 1st, but Amazon is already offering it for sale.
What are all of you waiting on this Wednesday :)?