Wednesday, March 20, 2013

[Waiting On Wednesday]

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine
to spotlight New and Upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.

Beth's pick:
Ohhhh my god. I fell in love with the whole photograph in the book thing when I read Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. I love the premise for this book, and am SERIOUSLY anxious about this! Just look at that cover!!!

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

In the shadow of Blackbirds - Cat Winters
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.(less)

Kait's pick: 
I don't know how I feel about the whole "hate on the rich just because they're rich" thing, but this still seems like a good story. And by now you know I am obsessed with contemporaries.

The Distance Between UsThe Distance Between Us - Kasia West

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 2nd 2013

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

What are you anxiously Waiting on Wednesday for? 
Leave us a comment and we'll be sure to leave one for you!


  1. Amazing picks. Love the covers. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. I had seen "In the Shadows of Blackbirds" before, but forgot the title. Thanks for the reminder! And for stopping by. Following you back.

    Be sure to check out the giveaway I have up on my blog for a copy of "Dreams and Shadows" by C. Robert Cargill.

  3. Great picks Beth! The first story looks unique, creepy and intriguing! I love reading scary books, and the fact that it takes place in an interesting time in History! The second book looks fun, fast-paced, and romantic! I love those kind of books too! I'm following you girls now :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  4. Lovely picks this week. I'm not a big romance reader but The Distance between us looks cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW pick for this week and sharing a link to yours! Btw, I love your WoW photo :)

    New follower!

  5. Great picks, and so different! Both have cool covers.

    New follower.


  6. I want to read both of these! Great choices. I am super excited about The Distance Between Us, because I really enjoyed Pivot Point.

    And, Beth, thanks for the follow! I've followed you guys back.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  7. These both sound really good. The cover of In the Shadow of Blackbirds is creepy and I love how even the cover looks super old even though it comes out this year.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Following back.

    Kay @ It's a Book Life

  8. I'd love to check out both of these :) They both sounds really good!

    My WW!

  9. Great picks - I'm interested in both of these! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by :D
    The blog looks wonderful, ladies <3
    ~New follower

  10. I read an ARC of In the Shadow of Blackbirds a few weeks ago, and I absolutely loved it - it's a fabulous mix of genres and very atmospheric!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Following you back on GFC. I like both of your picks, I'm very picky about YA novels since I'm no longer a teen, it's hard to relate to the characters but both picks sound great. I'll have to check them out soon.


  12. I've read In The Shadow of the Blackbirds and it's freaking brilliant! My best read of the year! You won't be disappointed, there's plenty of creepy photos!

    My WoW!

  13. I'm really looking forward to The Distance Between Us too. The cover is really cute. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  14. I have an ARC of In The Shadow of Blackbirds, it looks great! The Distance Between Us also looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Waiting On Wednesday

  15. These books are really popular for WoW posts. No wonder, they both seem great. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I'm a new follower of yours, too! :)

    Happy reading!

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

  16. Both of these have been on my radar for awhile...I think I've actually featured both as WoWs recently. :) They both sound amazing! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by!

  17. I think i want to read both of these books. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love both of your picks and have added them to my wishlist. New follower :) My WoW

  19. I haven't heard of the first one, but The Distance Between Us looks amazing. *drops on TBR-pile*
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    New follower.

  20. These both books seem great!!
    Thanks for sharing!


  21. I fully support Kait's pick. And I'm not just saying that because it's my WoW pick too. ;D

    I've heard In the Shadow of Blackbirds is really good. I'd definitely like to get my hands on that one too.

    Great picks ladies!

  22. Pardon the pun but those are some seriously WOW picks! I'm totally gonna pick up In the Shadow of Blackbirds when it comes out, and The Distance Between Us seems so West Side Story-esque.

    Here's my WoW!

  23. I recently saw these and added both to my TBR, too! The first one has the most beautiful cover! Great picks! New follower

    My WoW

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  24. The Distance Between Us is on my must read list of this year. I can't wait to read it. I have the other one as an ARC, I'm just trying to find the time. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

  25. Oh, look, The Distance Between Us! I can't wait to read that one in particular. Great choices! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  26. In the Shadow of Blackbirds sounds like such a good book! I completely forgot that I've really been wanting to read it. The cover is so haunting, it instantly catches your attention. It definitely makes me want to read it even more.

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog! I'm following back :)

  27. Both picks look really interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  28. Both books sound really good. I like the cover of In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Thanks for the follow! I'm following back.

  29. Both love the covers! Great picks you have here!

  30. Cool books, I really like the sound of The Distance Between Us! I hope you both love these books when you get them!

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

  31. I'm really excited for The Distance Between Us. It looks like such a cute read!

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  32. I love the look of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, and I've heard some really good things!

  33. Both sound awesome and both are on my TBR list. Fabulous picks girls!!

  34. The Distance Between Us! It looks so cute! I hadn't heard of the other one before but really like historical fiction so anything in an earlier time period is good to read for me!

  35. The Distance Between Us looks amazing! I haven't gotten the chance to read Pivot Point but I've heard amazing things and I'm sure that one will be great too! Awesome picks <3


  36. Both look like great choices! New follower Happy reading!! :)

  37. I've heard of In the Shadow of Blackbirds only by title and didn't know it had photographs, too, like Miss Peregrine! I'll definitely look out for that. :) (Thanks for dropping by my blog, Beth!)

    The Distance Between Us sounds like it has a well-trodden plot, but I'm curious about what kind of spin the author will take to really make the story her own.

    Putting both on my Goodreads watch list. :)

    -Meann @ The Girl Who Read and Other Stories

  38. Both look like great picks! I really want to read The Distance Between Us too.
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  39. Both sound great and Distance is new to me!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  40. I think I was blinded by the awesome cover when The Distance Between Us was released. After reading the summary, I'm kind of with Kait; I don't know if I can get behind the "hate on the rich."

    Candice @ thecrj reviews

  41. Both are great picks! I definitely am interested in the historical slant of In the Shadow of Blackbirds. The Distance Between Us has an awesome cover, but I guess I haven't really read the blurb before, because that definitely got me intrigued!

  42. Awesome choices this week. Added to Goodreads. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

  43. Ah, both of these sound awesome. I shall definitely keep an eye out for them :) thanks for stopping by our blog :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  44. The first one wasn't something I'd love but the second one is already on my to-read list. It sounds so good. Thanks for stopping by :)

  45. Great picks! I'm looking forward to reading both of them.
    Thanks fo stopping by my post! :)

  46. OOOO! These both look great ~ I especially love the creepy cover of In the Shadow of Blackbirds.. Thanks for stopping by my WOW! Following :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  47. The Distance Between Us is so high on my list, I seriously can't wait for that!! Nice picks :)

  48. Eeep I already read Blackbirds it was amazing!!!! My review actually goes up tonight! Great picks :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  49. I love the ideas for both of these books! I was dancing around my room when I won a physical ARC of In the Shadow of Blackbirds a week or so ago and can't wait to dig into it! I'll have to hurry though, I didn't realize it's already out on the 2nd o.O
    Thanks for stopping by! I already follow you girls ;)
    Carmen @ Shelfspace Needed

  50. Great choices. I've heard the first one is really good!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW. :)

    Arlene @ WinterHaven

  51. I want to read both of these so bad! I have In the Shadow of Blackbirds coming up in my reading schedule very soon so I cannot wait. And I LOVED Pivot Point so I'm excited for something else from the author. Great picks! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  52. Ohh, awesome picks :D Omg. In the Shadow of Blackbirds is AMAZING! You must love it. Sigh. It's just really, really good :) Hope you'll both enjoy these books :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW and for following me. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  53. Ooh. These look and sound great! I want them :P Haha.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm sorry I've had such a late reply :)

  54. Both of these look AAAAAAAMAZING! I cannot wait for them :)

  55. Oooh, Kasie West? Is that the one who wrote Pivot Point? I have it here on my shelf and reading it soon. Se excited! :D
    Haven't heard of this contemp, though. Must check it out. :)

    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

  56. The first book is SO creepy O.O Goodness, I think it'll be an interesting read at the very least :) I've seen The Distance Between Us around, it's a great looking contemporary! Thank-you for dropping by my blog, and sorry for the late reply!! I'm a follower :)


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