June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Pretty Crooked and Tempest

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks:

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

Description from the Harper Collins catalog:

"Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”known to everyone as the Glitteratiwithout them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.

The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.

But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

Elisa Ludwig’s Pretty Crooked is the first installment in an adventurous teen caper series filled with mystery, humor, and heart."

Modern-day Robin Hood as a girl? Seriously. Awesome. And that cover is so fun!

Tempest by Julie Cross


Goodreads' description:

"Jackson thought he had all the time in the world with Holly. Until time took him away from her...

Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy . . . who just happens to be able to travel through time. It’s all just harmless fun until the day Jackson witnesses his girlfriend, Holly, get fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years, but it’s not long before the people who shot Holly come looking for him. And these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit (or kill) this powerful young time-traveler. Jackson must decide how far he is willing to go to save Holly . . . and the entire world."

Love that he uses his time travel powers to try to save his girlfriend's life...that's always supposed to be a big no-no when it comes to time travel! All that messing with the space-time continuum...I'm really interested to see how it plays out. I'm liking the dramatic cover, too.

What books are you waiting for?


  1. Both of these sound fun and like they take interesting turns. I hadn't heard of them before - great picks!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. Time travel! I love books to do with time travel, so Tempest definitely sounds like my kind of book (plus the cover is awesome). I like the sound of Pretty Crooked too - great picks!

  3. Modern day girl Robin Hood? Awesome! Love the sound of Tempest too,

    Fabulous choices :D

  4. Haha Pretty Crooked sounds fun! And omg time travel. Don't think I've read one about that, sounds interesting! Adding both :]

  5. Tempest looks fantastic!! Would definitely love to read that one.

  6. Both sounds good but I am especially excited for Tempest. Great picks :)

  7. Tempest looks exciting. I love time travel!

  8. I've heard of Pretty Crooked but it's my first time seeing the cover... it sounds great! For some reason, the Tempest cover reminds of Hush, Hush but I like the sound of the plot summary and how the guy can time travel. It should be exciting! :)

  9. Thanks so much for including Pretty Crooked here! :)


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