Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Triple Treat Version

This week, I’ve got three books for my Waiting on Wednesday post. I’ve recently discovered the first and have been the eyeing the other two for a while now.
Watched by Sharde Richardson
Publication Date: May 30, 2011
Published by: Jolt

Mikayla doesn’t want much: just to rock out to her favorite band, become the next Kwiki Stop video gaming champion, and keep her Q-tip habit under control. What she does want is the sight of the sudden inexplicable dark auras around everyone to stop. Problem is, those auras are demons and Mikayla is the last trait holder with the power to ban them. Which is a total buzz kill.

To make matters worse, the town folk of Sulphur Springs don’t look the same, and her classmates are a little dark in the eyes. There are murders, suicides, reckless skinny-dipping, gratuitous use of Q-tips, and newfound powers that Mikayla must learn to control.

Her past becomes present when a shape-shifter tells her what her true identity is, and how to keep the demons of Hell from nipping at her Converse. Through him she’ll discover who to trust, who to kiss, and how valuable her abilities are to the right beings. Because the evils of Hell aren’t staying down without a fight.

Or without her soul.

Why I Chose This:

For me, the cover was enough to reason to choose it. I know, I know. I’m a judgmental book chooser but what can I do? I love the sound of it! A normal girl in a not-so-normal story. I love books that fall under the paranormal romance genre (well, I guess most books that I’ve read.) To make things more exciting, this is actually a comedy too. Laughing and comedy are parts of my life as a Filipino. If you guys would visit here, one thing you’ll notice is that lots of people are smiling or laughing.

Angel Kiss by Laure Jane Cassidy
Publication Date: May 5, 2011
Published by: Puffin Books

Jacki King is fifteen and adjusting to her new life in a small village. She's missing Dublin but she's making new friends: artistic Colin, feisty Emily - and Nick, gorgeous yet unavailable. But no sooner is Jacki settled than the torturous headaches and nightmares begin - followed by strange visions, voices and signs...Jacki refuses to believe that something paranormal is happening. But then she discovers the unsolved murder that occurred in the village years before ...

Why I Chose This:

The title was actually the first thing that got my attention. I’m a big fan of angel fiction. But as I started to read the synopsis, I realized this isn’t about angels. But it’s about a girl having nightmares and visions – ESP more or less perhaps? – who is probably on her way to solving a crime that happened years ago. ESP, check. Unsolved crime, check. The dead talking, check. With these three things combined, how could I not want to read this?

The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen
Publication Date: june 1, 2011
Published by: Point

What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?
Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

Why I Chose This:

After the book birthday of Twilight, came several vampire novels. Who hasn’t read a single vampire novel? Raise your hands please. Oh, no hands or a few hands maybe? Vampire novels have become a big part of the YA industry. This kind of twist, putting the characters of Amy’s fave vampire novel in her world, her reality, is something I’m eager to read. What would it be like for her and Alexander, knowing he is not supposed to be in her world and that he is more or less, a gorgeous fictional guy?


  1. Awesome picks!! As soon as I saw this post, my eyes immediately zeroed in to the cover of Watched. So pretty. I love the colours. And the plot sounds just as fantastic - I love reading paranormal with humour. These are all fantastic, I will be adding to my wishlist!

    I discovered The Vampire Stalker the other night too and totally agree with you. Love the original twist!

  2. This books sound really good. I haven't heard of any of them. I love the cover of Watched. Beautiful. On my TBR list for sure.

  3. I've recently added Watched on my Goodreads. Sounds really awesome, plus the cover is totally drool-worthy! I think Angel Kiss and The Vampire Stalker reads interesting reads as well!

  4. vampire stalker sounds interesting! i hadn't heard of it before!

  5. You picked some fabulous ones! I've never heard of Watched, but I'm with you on that cover, that alone would make me want to buy it, so the fact that the blurb sounds awesome is a bonus:) I'm really excited for The Vampire Stalker as well!

  6. Watched and The Vampire Stalker sounds like I would like them! Great picks!

  7. The synopsis of Watched totally got me. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Omg The Vampire Stalker sounds awesome! I love when books make tongue-in-cheek comments on modern fiction. Great picks!