Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #21

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.

B [2]'s pick:
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2) The Madness Underneath - Maureen Johnson
Expected Publication: February 26th, 2013

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance. But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades— the city's secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


K [1]'s pick: 
 This sounds awesome. I've been crazy about contemporary lately, but I think that this book can get me back into the paranormal books. And holy wow, I love these character names. 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea  
by April Genevieve Tucholke
Expected Publication: August 20th, 2013

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.


  1. Can I please just say that both covers are amazing? Both of these are on my wish list too so I'm glad I'm not the only one who is super excited :).

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  2. I really need to read The Name of the Star. Gotta say though, this book #2 cover throws me every time, it takes me a minute to remember which series this books belongs to. lol

    And Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea? Um, yes please!

    Great picks! :)
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  3. I'm really excited for both of these books! I love all things Maureen Johnson, and I just found out about Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea today. Great picks :)

  4. I still haven't read the Name of the Star. Love both covers.
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