June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Shift and Where It Began

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:

Shift by Em Bailey

Goodreads' description:

"Olive Corbett is definitely NOT crazy.

Not anymore. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with.

She doesn’t need a boyfriend. Especially not a lifesaver-type with a nice smile. And she doesn’t need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda, who has somehow latched on to Olive's ex-best friend.

Yet from a distance, Olive can see there's something sinister about the new friendship. Something almost... parasitic. Maybe the wild rumours ARE true. Maybe Miranda is a killer.

But who would believe Olive? She does have a habit of letting her imagination run away with her…"

This one sounds chock full of creepy psych goodness! The cover does a fantastic job of alluding to issues of identity and self-image, and manages to be rather unsettling at the same time...

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

Goodreads' description:

"Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.

As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby herself does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why is Gabby left alone to take the fall?

Putting the pieces together will take every ounce of Gabby's strength. As she peels back the layers of her life, she begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be."

This premise reminds me of Jennifer Echols' Forget You, which I had some issues with but did enjoy its amnesia mystery aspect.

What books are you waiting on?



  1. They both look very chilling. Can't wait!

  2. I JUST heard about these two!! They look awesome!
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  3. Shift looks amazing! It took me a while to look at the cover to realize that it's sections of other people's faces. So unique! Great choice :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  4. Both of these looks really good. Shift looks insanly creepy and awesome.

  5. I just heard about Where It Began earlier today and it sounds REALLY good. The cover is so pretty and it's definitely a contemporary novel that I'm sure I'll read. The release date is so far away though!

  6. Oooh I like the sound of Shift! And the cover's so unique, like different pieces of the girl. Cool!

  7. I am REALLY looking forward to Shift. The cover is fantastic and it sounds so good! I haven't heard of Where It Began, but I'm definitely adding this to my wishlist! I'm in such for more contemporary to devour and this certainly fits the bill. Great picks!


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