Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Goodreads Summary: When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.


Thanks to forgivable amounts of ridicule and peer pressure from Anna from Anna Reads and Carla from The Crooked Shelf, I finally dove into the Jessica Darling series within the last month. I hadn't heard of Jessica Darling at all prior to Anna/Carla, so I thought to myself, "uh, how good could this be if I haven't heard the hype?"

Apparently I've been living under a noise-cancelling rock because I can imagine I'd hear the gleeful screams of women all over the world rejoicing at this amazing series.

Anyway, this post is not about Jessica Darling, though I could merrily talk about her all day. This post is about Megan McCafferty's YA debut, Bumped. I really don't even feel like I need to say much about anything that this woman writes except for "Where is it?" "I want it," "I can has it?" and "GIVE IT NOW!!!" because she's that much of a genius. GENIUS. Every word she writes turns to diamonds that I wish I could wear on my fingers and toes (and my grill. Why the heck not?) because they're be way more precious than regular diamonds. No, these are SNARK-INFUSED diamonds, cut with sharp wit and intellect. (Ba dum tssss... anyone?) I know that I'm going to love Bumped. Is there a way to pre-order everything that Megan McCafferty writes? Even the stuff she hasn't thought up yet? If anyone finds out, let me know because I'll be all over that like dreads (formerly) on Marcus Flutie.

Bumped will be released on April 26, 2011.

12 comments:

  1. Wooooah. This one looks...different

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  2. Great pick. I have this on my wishlist although first I really need to read Jessica Darling series :)

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  3. Great pick! I have had my eye on this one and I have the first book in the Jessica Darling series to read. I am hoping I'll get to it this holiday. I've heard such great things about it, too!

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  4. Diamonds on your grill!!!

    I have the Jessica Darling series (well the first 2 books) but haven't started them yet. I'm pretty sure I'll fall in love with them too. I've seen so much hype about this book, Bumped. I bet it will be a fav of the new year!

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  5. I am dying dying dyinnngggg to read this one! Great pick this week :D

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  6. MEGAN MCCAFFERTY IS THE HERO OF MY UNIVERSE. I am very glad you have seen the light.

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  7. Hahahahahaha. I love this. I hope Megan sees this. :D

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  8. I went to buy the Jessica Darling series yesterday...and they didn't have the first one. I was crushed. Completely crushed. But I cannot wait for this book either. And who doesn't love a diamond-crusted grill?

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  9. I want to read this one to! And now that I've read two and a half books in the Jessica Darling series, it makes me want to read this book even more!

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  10. So glad they introduced you to Jessica Darling. She is simply wonderful.

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  11. I am so excited about Bumped, it hurts! I'm waiting to crack it open until the new year so I can count it towards the debut YA author challenge, but Jan 1st baby!

    And Carla is pushing Jessica Darling on me too ;)

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  12. The lovely Lenore told me that this book has a very Heathers vibe to it. That made it an automatic addition to my list of must haves!

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