Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (97)

"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:

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Release date: February 5, 2013

Description:

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark. 

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

I love Ally Carter's books and while the Gallagher Girls series is my favorite, these are also a lot of fun to read. 


The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Release date: September 27, 2012

Description:

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.
If the publisher was trying to find a way to say "this book is not for kids or teens" then this cover is it. It also looks pretty boring for adults but thankfully J.K. Rowling is such a good writer that I have high hopes for it anyway. Maybe it will be like Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.


14 comments:

  1. I haven't read Ally Carter's series yet... looking forward on reading it soon! The Casual Vacancy... is definitely going in my shelf no matter how the cover looks lol

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  2. I can't wait for Perfect Scoundrels! I adore Kat and her crew! Great pick!

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  3. I am definitely excited for J,K. Rowling's new novel.....very curious and I agree- the cover is very adult like. Great picks!

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  4. I have been very curious about J. K. Rowling's book for adults. It sounds very tempting. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am very excited for both of these books-probably more so for Perfect Scoundrels because I love that title and Hale but also because the JKR book has such a boring cover.

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  6. I CAN'T WAIT for Perfect Scoundrel to come out. I LOVE that series. Awesome pick! :D

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  7. Great picks! I also love Downton Abbey!!!

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  8. i like the heist society books more than gallagher girls, actually!! great pick!

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  9. Ah, I still need to read book two in the Heist Society series---loved book one though!

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  10. These books do sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
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  11. Perfect Scoundrels sounds like a fun read. I'll check it out.
    I was just wondering if J.K. Rowling can come up with something greater or even equally amazing novel as Harry Potter. I guess we'll find out soon enough. :D

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  12. Awesome picks! I'm so excited for Perfect Scoundrels, and I'm definitely curious about JK Rowling's newest book (despite the boring summary - she's such a great writer, so it's bound to be amazing).

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