Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (26)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted at Breaking-The-Spine.com that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week I'm featuring one book whose release I'm anxiously awaiting and another which I'm waiting on (with somewhat less confidence but equal anticipation) to magically Apparate onto my bookshelf... 

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Coming: May 30th, 2011

From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A 'Lost' -like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count. 

Birthmarked by Caragh M O'Brien
Published: March 2010

After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.
Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.
Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes,
Birthmarked explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

Omg Beauty Queens!! The ARC just arrived yesterday! I can't wait to start!!

Brodie said...

So, so, so excited for Beauty Queens! Libba Bray is a genius and this sounds like it's going to be hilarious. Really want to read Birthmarked too, I've heard great things about it!

My WoW

Crystal (Book Snob) said...

I am so excited for Beauty Queens! Libba Bray is one of my favorite authors! And Birthmarked was ssoo good! Great choices :)

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Selina said...

Good choices! I am reading Birthmarked right now and I love it!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These both sound intriguing...thanks for sharing.


We Fancy Books said...

OMG Beauty Queens is just too dragging! Definitely will be on my to-read shelf now (: Here's mine

btw you can also join our giveaway!

Kat said...

@Crystal-- Glad to hear Birthmarked is good! I've been wanting to read it for forever. :)

@Lucia-- Lucky you! I couldn't seem to snag an ARC of Beauty Queens-- the book I wanted to read most this year. Hope you enjoy it!

@Brodie-- I just KNOW it's going to be hilarious, too. Libba Bray is one of my all-time favorite authors. :)

❤♏αια ♪ ♩ ♫ ♬ said...

I can't wait for these books either!

Truly Bookish said...

Birthmarked is fantastic dystopia, can't say enough good things about it. I know the sequel, Prized, will be awesome as well!
Truly Bookish

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