Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Witches of the East End (The Beauchamp Family #1) by Melissa de la Cruz

From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.

The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret--they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

Dead Rules by Randy Russell

Till death

Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.


But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.


Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.


But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.


  1. Witches of East End sounds like my kind of book. It's on my TBR now, thanks.

    Here's my WoW this week

  2. Hey Rae! Thank you for swinging by.

    You've got some great picks this week! I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Dead Rules and it is AWESOME! I hope you enjoy it when you finally get a copy!

    This Week’s WoW: Blood Rights

  3. These both sound incredible. Carissa, it's good to know that Dead Rules is as good as it sounds! I can't wait!

  4. These both sound good. I think I'll check them out myself.

    Thanks for sharing, here's mine:

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  5. Witches of East End is on my TBR too! I can't wait for it to come out :)

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    Have a great day!

    Barbara @ Black, White and Read All Over

  6. Great picks! I'm especially excited for Dead Rules. I've read some great reviews for it so far. It sounds so good!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my WoW post. I have had both of these on my TBR for a few weeks now. They both sound like good reads and I can't wait to get my hands on them. Nice picks!

  8. Great picks. I'm looking forward to both of these too.

  9. great choices,enjoy! them.


  10. Ohhhh, great picks! I am really looking forward to reading both of these as well! I haven't read anything by Ms. De La Cruz yet, but I'm hoping to fix that soon. :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. I've got a copy of Witches of East End sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I can't wait to dive into it!

    Great picks!

    Here's my W.O.W : http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday10.html

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

  12. Hi, there! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, and then following! I'm now following you back!

    I love your picks, too! They both look GREAT!

    Btw, your blog is beautiful, and I love your writing style! : )

  13. Great Picks!

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    Have a nice week :)