Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (87)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.    

This week, I'm waiting on:

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Publication date: June 12, 2012


Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it. 

I love that this is based on one of my favorite Jane Austen novels, Persuasion. I also am intrigued by the science fiction-ish setting. 

A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West
Publication date: April 10, 2012


In this hilarious follow-up to GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton witnesses a murder and discovers that her laywer-boyfriend, Coop O'Malley, has been keeping secrets. 
It’s not every day that I bake a dozen Red Velvet cakes, learn my boyfriend may have a love child, and I witness a murder.
After Charleston pastry chef, Teeny Templeton, witnesses a murder, she discovers that her lawyer-boyfriend, Coop O’Malley, has been keeping secrets: the victim’s ten-year-old daughter may be his child. As more lies explode, Teeny finds herself trapped in Bonaventure, Georgia, a zany“little Savannah,” where she must deal with her commitment phobia, gather DNA from a ten-year old child genius, outwit a stalker, decode an encrypted diary, and fend off advances of an ex-beau, a handsome plastic surgeon who’s crazy-in-love with her.  Teeny’s life gets maddeningly complicated by a series of not-so-teeny troubles: an uneasy love triangle, a gossip-mongering tarantula breeder, an wise-cracking Southern Belle with early Alzheimer’s, Coop’s loveable Chihuahua-toting granny, and clues that point to the illegal trafficking of human organs. But when a suspect is arrested, the bodies keep piling up and Teeny doesn’t know who to trust. As the murderers close in, Teeny unearths a revelation that becomes a game-changer and flips her world upside-down. 

I thought Gone With a Handsomer Man was a fun mystery and I am looking forward to reading more of Teeny's adventures. I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. i'm SUPER excited for darkness shows the stars too. <3 jane austen retellings, especially ones with seemingly unique twists like darkness.

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  2. For Darkness is such an excellent choice! I featured it a few weeks back too. Not only the story seems super intriguing, but also the cover is simply g o r g e o u s!!!

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  3. For Darkness shows the Stars has a BEAUTIFUL cover!!!! & I love Downton Abbey I might have to check out that reading challenge! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great picks! I love the cover for For Darkness Shows the Stars. :) It's stunning! Can't wait to check it out. :)

  5. I am SO excited for For Darkness Shows the Stars...Persuasion is my absolute favorite Austen novel...

  6. The cover For Darkness Shows the Stars is really eye catching. The story sound interesting too.

  7. I am so excited for For Darkness Shows the Stars-I love Persuasion and have never read a YA adaptation nor have I ever read a sci-fi Austen twist. This book has the potential to be so amazing!

  8. Oh, my gosh---I love the cover of Teeny Bit of Trouble! So cute! I'm looking forward to For Darkness, too! Both of these look great!


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