Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: A Beautiful Dark & On the Fringe

My Waiting on Wednesday picks are…

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
Publication Date: September 26, 2011
Published by: Harper Teen

Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums.

She never questioned if the stories were true.

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want—only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing.

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can’t stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens—or somewhere darker.

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
Publication Date: October 19, 2011
Published by: Lands Atlantic Publishing

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever. 

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.

I love the sound of both of these novels! Plus, they have very pretty covers!


  1. I agree both books sounds intense! I'll definitely add them up on my TBR list ;) Anyway, here's my WoW :)

  2. Beautiful Dark definitely goes on my TBR list. And such a pretty coverpic..

  3. I have A Beautiful Dark on my list but hadn't heard of On the Fringe, it sounds really good too. Great picks! Loving the cover of both of these.

  4. On The Fringe sounds like an amazing read. Great WoW choices!

  5. These are both amazing picks! I love the premise of both the first and the second and both covers are gorgeous. I like this growing trend of falling in love with ghosts!

  6. I agree, I love these covers! They are so gorgeous. I'm eagerly awaiting A Beautiful Dark, but hadn't heard of On The Fringe - so thanks! Loving the synopsis, adding to wishlist :D

  7. Ooh lala these are GREAT picks! Especially "A Beautiful Dark" it sounds so intense!

    grrr..hate it when I have to wait for books! Thanks for the heads up on these great upcoming releases though!