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August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: LGBT

I’m always on the hunt for good LGBT fiction, especially about young people. David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing is coming out later this month, and I’m very excited for it (and very excited about Amazon’s current discount on the hardcover). I wasn’t the biggest fan of Levithan’s Boy Meets Boy, but it’s been ten years since he published …

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July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings–the Vitros–have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw. Sophie Crue is determined to visit Skin Island and find her mother, a scientist who left Sophie behind …

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June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

I stumbled on Mage’s Blood by David Hair, part of the Moontide Quartet, through the Shelf Awareness Pro newsletter. The cover is just stunning — I love the sun/moon symbol — and it looks like a fantastic story. Check out this (brilliantly designed) sample with maps. Mage’s Blood launches on September 3, 2013. Most of …

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June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. This week I stumbled across The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace. The cover is beautiful, and it looks like it’ll be a great story. Smart girls aren’t supposed to do stupid things. Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she’s so …

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June 27, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (9)

For Natalie Stewart, a normal life has never seemed so far away. Her only solace, Lord Jonathan Denbury, is wanted for murder. To clear his name, Denbury must return to England and assume the role of his demon doppelganger. But Natalie begins to doubt his true motives, especially as a new gentleman begins whispering in …

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May 30, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (8)

The title says it all. I really want to read Gay Pride and Prejudice, a queer retelling of Jane Austen’s classic romance. I don’t think a film adaptation would go amiss, either. Because Queer People Deserve Happily Ever After, Too. For the Bennet sisters, life in quiet Hertfordshire County is about to change. Netherfield Hall has just …

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May 23, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (7)

The title was what originally drew me to The Theatre of Curious Acts by Cate Gardner. I enjoy books set in this era, but what really intrigues me is the part about the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. It makes it sound like gender politics will come into play, and I’m curious to see what that’s …

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May 16, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (6)

The cover of Breathless by Cole Gibsen is simply gorgeous. I added it to my TBR list almost immediately based on great design — and the synopsis looks amazing too. Obituary-reading emo girl Edith Small is broken – the end result of forcing herself inside a mold that doesn’t fit. All she wants is to …

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May 9, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (5)

It was the title that attracted me to Eirelan by Liam O’Shiel. I’m a complete sucker for all things Ireland. My iPod is stocked with jig music and I ruined my knees with eight years of step dancing, but I still can’t get enough of it. Eirelan sounds like a great historical adventure novel. Its …

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May 2, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (4)

The cover is what made me look twice at Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg.Then I read the summary and knew this was a book I would have to read at some point. The book has several different covers, all of them gorgeous, but this one has to be my favourite: A portrait of a …

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