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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (64)

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Title: Carnival of Souls
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Release date: 09/04/12
Chosen by: Sara
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures -- if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father -- and every other witch there -- fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and Graveminder, comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny.

Title: Necromancing the Stone
Author: Lish McBride
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Release date: 09/18/12
Chosen by: Christen
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?

Well... not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting.

But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?


  1. Carnival of Souls looks like it's going to be awesome! Can't wait!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I love the cover of NECROMNACING THE STONE, but that's probably because I love all things wolf-ish.

  3. These both sound fab! I love Melissa Marr's writing and I haven't come across Lish McBride before, but I love that title! Oh Joan Wilder of Romancing the Stone will always be one of my favourite fictional writers :
    ) Katja @ YA's the Word

  4. Necromancing the Stone sounds like a GREAT read! I'm guessing it's the sequel to Hold Me Close, Necromancer?

    Anyway, great WoW picks!

  5. Great pick! I have yet to read any of Melissa's novels, but this one sounds really good. I'm going to have to pick it up. :) I absolutely love the title as well!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Both of these are great choices. I love Melissa Marr! And you gotta love the title of your second pick! Thanks for the suggestions.

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