Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Envy + Someone Else's Life

Hi everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted a WoW and I’m back with two novels that I’m really excited to read. I’ve been browsing Goodreads yesterday and I found amazing books.

Envy by Gregg Olsen
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Published by: Splinter

Murder is such a dirty word…

New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch.

Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.

Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.

Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.

Why I Chose this:
First and foremost, I did a little researching about Gregg Olsen and I found out that he’s a good author and his talent is recognized by lots of people when it comes to mysteries! He’s a New York Times Bestseller. Wow. This author must really be good! Envy is his first YA novel so I’m curious about how he will adjust his writing for teens. I love watching and reading mysteries. So, why not? Plus it’s based on a true crime.

Someone Else’s Life by Katie Dale
Publication Date: April 2, 2012
Published by: Simon & Schuster

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all...

Why I Chose This:
It sounds like a sad, painful and shocking contemporary, a genre that I’m liking lately. I like how an author can make a simple novel that starts with death be so much more complicated with twists and turns and the right timing of revealing secrets. Plus the cover is pretty! Love the colors.

I’ll be posting my Burn Bright review and my Interview with Marianne de Pierres later, along with the giveaway of course. ;) Cheers!


  1. I super really deadly LIKE your choice this week. Envy is suck a great YA crime, I think. I like seeing teens, like me, into action. Someone else's Life is also great, for me.
    Ivan Bookworm

  2. Fantastic picks! They're both new to me. Envy has a deliciously creepy cover and the plot sounds great. The fact that it's based on a true crime, I think will make it all that more powerful. Someone Else’s Life definitely sounds like an intense and emotional read. Thank you for putting these on my radar!

    YAY! I can't wait for your Burn Bright review!

  3. @Ivan I'm glad you liked my choices for this week! :) I assume your adding these to your wishlist!

    @Brodie Didn't realize they'll be new to you! :) Envy sounds intriguing, yes? Oh! Burn Bright Review! I just woke up from my late siesta! I'll need to post as soon as I get home!

  4. Awesome picks! Envy sounds really good! I'm a huge fan of mystery novels plus the cover look creepitastic! :) I was actually going to feature Someone Else’s Life on my WoW next week, it sounds really interesting isn't?

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

  5. Great picks! I didn't hear about them either. I love a good mystery so I'll be definetly adding Gregg Olsen to my TBR list =)

  6. These both sound great (and new to me as well). I think Envy may make it to the top of my TBR pile!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  7. The cover of Envy rather reminds me of a Certain Slant Of Light, but as a series the premises sounds interesting. I will add it to my reading list! :)

    Here is my WoW pick:
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  8. Both of these are good picks! I had not heard of either of them yet so thanks for sharing! :)

  9. The cover of ENVY is so creepy! Adding it to my TBR list!
    I didn't get to do a WW post this week, but I have a couple new reviews up, if you wanna check them out here. =)