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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.
I've altered things a little to include one book that hasn't come out yet and one but that has already been published but I still haven't gotten around to reading yet.
Betrayal by Lee Nichols
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Only one week away!
This is the second book in the Haunting Emma series.
DO NOT READ the blurb if you have not yet read Deception!
From Goodreads: (Highlight to read)
Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie.
When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive—one a snarky teen boy, the other a British scholar—Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good.
As chilling and page-turning as Deception, this sequel will grab readers and hold them to the last page. No one is safe from suspicion as Emma closes in on the traitor.
End of spoilers.
I so loved Deception, the first book in this series. Emma is a really likable heroine who I found very easy to relate to. Her worries make her feel more human, but they never bog down the story. The first book had a ton of mystery, a little romance, and a cast of characters I couldn’t get enough of. The ghosts were particularly amusing. I’m counting down the days until I can dive back into Emma’s world and unravel the mystery.
I'm going to read this for a few of my challenges:
- 2nds Challenge (read a book by an author you have only read once before)
- Morbid Romantica Challenge
- Most Awaited YA Releases
- YA Series Challenge
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
Release Date: January 6, 2009
What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie’s Angels? What’s delivered is The Stepsister Scheme—a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won’t be “and they lived happily ever after.”
Talk about strong heroines! These princesses look more than capable of kicking butt. The book looks fun, light hearted, and action packed. I also love the hint about returning to darker themes of the original fairy tales. I wonder how the story will play out? I’ve had this book on my TBR for a long time, but I’ve never managed to get around to reading it.
For those of you who have read this book, how did you like it? I know it’s part of a series, but does it end on a cliffhanger or wrap up nicely on its own?
I will try to read this for the following challenges:
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