Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11)


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

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.


I saw this delicious looking morsel on several IMMs over the weekend and I MUST HAVE IT. First off, I had a awesome Greek mythology teacher in high school. She was just about the coolest and always wore like, 8 sweaters. Do I remember much about the class or the lectures themselves? Heck no! But I'd like to do so. Plus, this cover is just so gawgeous that I won't mind parading it around with me. That's right, I will allow this book its dignity and take it fully clothed into public.

By the way... hallucinations of blood-weepy ladies? BAM. Count me in. That is effing creepy.

Also, STAR-CROSSED LOVERS?



And you guys, let's not even delude ourselves into thinking that star-crossed lovers are on the outs in YA. I'm pretty sure they're always going to be around. Honestly, I'm cool with that. Star-crossed lovers make my heart ache, if they're well written. I'm hoping Ms. Angelini has brought her A-game with this one, because I'm in the mood for some good old-fashioned angst.

AND it's almost 500 pages long, which can either go very well or very not-so-well. As for me, I'm all for innocent until proven guilty. I'll be steady wearing my foam finger with Josephine Angelini's name on it at my local bookstore, come May 31st, 2011.

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE that LOLcat. Oh My Goodness. He is so cute in a crazy sort of way! Book looks good too!

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  2. This is one of my highly-anticipated YAs of 2011 so far. I'm really hoping to get ahold of an ARC b/c May is soooooo far away!

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  3. Ooh, that sounds lovely. Greek mythology rocks!

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  4. I'm looking forward to this one as well. Great pick! I love Greek mythology as well and you are right- that cover is pretty incredible!

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  5. Were you in my Greek Mythology class?! I don't remember any of it either, lol. I can't wait to read this too!

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  6. I TOTALLY agree, if she has brought her A Game, then this book needs to be out NOW, because even though i'm not a big fan of paranormal romance I am so DIGGIN that synopsis. FABULOUS PICK :)

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  7. Yup, I' m dying to read this one! Great pick, Jen.

    PS...can I have that kitten, too?

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  9. This looks like such a good book--I really hope it's good. I can't wait to see the author's take on Greek Mythology.

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  10. Books with myths in them rock - yay I am 1/2 Greek so I just can't help myself.

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  11. I want this so bad. And I want to steal her gown for my self *insert evil laugh for emphasis*

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  12. Oooh, this sounds promising. I'm pretty sure I haven't heard anything about it before, and I'm loving the whole premise and that amazing cover image. Thanks for the heads up.

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  13. I'm really excited for this one as well. It's got high priority on my list for when I get my hands on a copy.

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