Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #16

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Lost Code
by Kevin Emerson
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books
 Synopsis from Goodreads:

The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history.

No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race—a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.

Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry…and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary.

Smart Girls Get What They Want
by Sarah Strohmeyer
Expected publication: June 26th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren’t the most popular girls in school, they aren’t too worried. They know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event shows them they’re missing out on the full high school experience, it’s time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge—and they will totally rock it.

Gigi decides to run for student rep, but she’ll have to get over her fear of public speaking—and go head-to-head with gorgeous California Will. Bea used to be one of the best skiers around, until she was derailed. It could be time for her to take the plunge again. And Neerja loves the drama club but always stayed behind the scenes—until now.

These friends are determined to show that smart girls get what they want—but that could mean getting way more attention than they ever bargained for....

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  1. Great picks, they both sound awesome!! I like the sounds of The Lost Code!


  2. Great picks! Lost Code sounds awesome I can't wait to read that one!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Great pick! It is now being added to my TBR list too - can't wait to check it out. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:


  4. Lost Code looks really good!! I'll definitely have to check that one out!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  5. Awesome picks! I really like the sounds of The Lost Code!

    Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

  6. I like your picks especially Lost Code.

  7. Ooo, I hadn't heard of Smart Girls before, but it sounds like exactly my kind of book. Thanks for posting about it!
    Book Light Graveyard

  8. The Lost Code sounds SO awesome, I'm especially looking forward to that. Smart Girls is new to me aswell, so thanks for putting it on my radar, it sounds great!

  9. Hey you guys, thanks so much for mentioning my book! Let me know if I can help you get an ARC so you can check it out. cheers, Kevin

  10. This is the first time I've ever heard of The Lost Code. This is right up my alley!

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)


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