Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #27

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.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

Double Down (Lois Lane, #2) : Gwenda Bond 
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016


Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy, her online maybe-more-than-a-friend. But when her friend Maddy’s twin collapses in a part of town she never should’ve been in, Lois finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis. 

I was a bit disappointed by the first Lois Lane novel for the sole fact I was expecting a YA book and couldn't get over the fact that I felt like I was reading MG. After I finally accepted that this comic reimagining wouldn't be YA, I was able to appreciate it. I am definitely exited to see what kind of trouble Lois gets in next, and hopefully Supes shows up in person this time ;). 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West
Publication Date: April 5, 2016


Dreamers Often LieJulia wakes up in the hospital, disoriented, and beset by a slippery morphing of reality into something else. She repeatedly sees a boy who she feels like she knows—but that’s impossible. Determined to get back to school and back to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which she’s starring, she lies to her sister, her mom, and her doctors—she’s fine, she says. She’s fine, she’s fine, she’s fine. But then on her first day back, she takes a seat in class . . . next to the mysterious boy. Queasy with anxiety (“I can’t see you,” she hisses at him, “because you’re not really here“), Julia realizes this boy is, in fact, real. And he has no idea what she’s talking about. Caught between this fascinating, empathetic new kid and her childhood friend turned recent love interest, Julia begins to notice unnerving similarities between her circumstances and those of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Secret kisses, tingling banter, and clandestine meet-ups give way to darker, muddier incidents. As things escalate to a frightening pitch, how much of what’s happening is real, how much is in Julia’s head, and how much does it matter as she’s hurtling toward a fateful end over which she seems to have no control? 

First, I absolutely love this cover. It fits the description of the book perfectly… it's haunting, and draws you in. I'm always up for a twist on Shakespeare, but it takes a certain type of author to be able to do this well I've found. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a risk that'll pay off!


  1. Ooh nice picks! Two totally new to me ones!

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  2. I will freely admit (hiding behind my hands) that I'm not the biggest fan of Shakespeare but re-imaginings are always interesting so I hope you enjoy it! Lois Lane is more for me, so I can't wait to hear what you think :)
    Enchanted by YA