Happy Wednesday, Reading Nook Readers!
We have two WoW picks today, because Tom and I couldn't decide between the two of them.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly meme that allows bloggers to talk about what upcoming book they’re most looking forward to read!
-J & T
Woven by Michael Jensen, David Powers King
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Scholastic Press
Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.
All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avdrand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown.
But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure.
Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person--his only hope for understanding what happened to him--the kingdom's heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.
Nels and Tyra have no choice but to abscond from the castle, charting a hidden world of tangled magic and forlorn phantoms. They must seek out an ancient needle with the power to mend what has been torn, and they have to move fast. Because soon Nels will disappear forever.
The snark of Veronica Mars meets the intrigue of Dan Brown in this thrilling YA debut -- starring a Muslim American protagonist.
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. When a new case finds the private eye caught up in a centuries-old battle of evil genies and ancient curses, Scarlett discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks -- and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father's murder.
Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Why we're waiting:
Scarlett Undercover sounds AMAZING. A Muslim-American heroine? Who solves crime? SIGN ME UP. - J
What are you waiting for this week? Let me know!