Waiting On Wednesday … (15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine. This event highlights the upcoming books that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Little IslandExpected publication: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Author: Katharine Britton



By the water
Have fun!

These are Joy’s grandmother’s last words—left behind on a
note. A note that Joy’s mother, Grace, has interpreted as instructions
for her memorial service. And so, the far-flung clan will gather at
their inn on Little Island, Maine, to honor her.

Joy can’t help
dreading the weekend. Twenty years ago, a tragedy nearly destroyed the
family—and still defines them. Joy, Grace, her father Gar, and twins
Roger and Tamar all have their parts to play. And now Joy, facing an
empty nest and a nebulous future, feels more vulnerable than ever to the
dangerous currents running through her family.

But this time,
Joy will discover that there is more than pain and heartbreak that binds
them together, when a few simple words lift the fog and reveal what
truly matters…

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)Expected publication: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Author: Amanda Sun


I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do
is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka,
Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can
barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of
taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s
gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did
he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer.
But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying
the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being
near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the
wrong people notice, they’ll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive. 

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