November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sisters of Glass and Never Enough

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:

Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill

From Goodreads: "Maria is the younger daughter of an esteemed family on the island of Murano, the traditional home for Venetian glassmakers. Though she longs to be a glassblower herself, glassblowing is not for daughters—that is her brother's work. Maria has only one duty to perform for her family: before her father died, he insisted that she be married into the nobility, even though her older sister, Giovanna, should rightfully have that role. Not only is Giovanna older, she's prettier, more graceful, and everyone loves her.

Maria would like nothing more than to allow her beautiful sister, who is far more able and willing to attract a noble husband, to take over this role for her. But they cannot circumvent their father's wishes. And when a new young glassblower arrives to help the family business and Maria finds herself drawn to him, the web of conflicting emotions grows even more tangled."

Glassblown art is so beautiful so I'm looking forward to finding out more about the craft! Love the sound of the exploration of gender roles in here as well. And the cover is subtly charming without being overpowering like YA covers sometimes are.

Never Enough by Denise Jaden

From Goodreads: "Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.

But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?" 

I enjoyed Denise Jaden's debut, Losing Faith, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with her next book. This one also sounds like it delves into a complicated sister relationship (although both sisters are alive here!) and deals with a lot of psychology and interpersonal relations.

What books are you waiting for?


  1. never enough looks great!

    here are my WOW picks. stop by?!?!

  2. Sisters of Glass sounds absolutely different than anything I've ever seen! I gotta admit I'm curious though. Plus it takes place in Italy <33 I can pretend it's like I'm actually there lol

  3. Sisters of Glass sound so original! I hadn't hear of the author before either I'll have to check out her previous book!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. I haven't much about either of these books but they look really interesting! Great picks :)

    My WoW:

  5. I think it's interesting how Sisters of Glass has a plot which centers around glassmakers! When I was in Venice a couple years ago, we went to the Murano store and they showed us a quick demonstration of how they made glass, and it was so cool to watch. Great WoW picks Danya! :)

  6. Sisters of Glass- The first time I'd ever read about glassblowing was in Nora Roberts's Born in Fire. And from then on, a couple of times I've seen similar jobs. Glassblowing really is a hard process but what goes into it is so beautiful. So, yeah, I can see myself reading this.

    Never Enough- Not so much. I don't like characters that are willing to go to extreme lengths to feel better for themselves and betray family and friends in the process. I think that says a lot about a person, and none of its good. I just get that vibe like I'm going to be really annoyed with the FMC throughout the whole thing.

    Overall, I like your picks. I haven't seen these around, and I always like to discover new things.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  7. Oooh wow, Sisters of Glass is a new ne to me and it sounds great! I love the idea of glassmakers in a novel. Plus: ITALY!

    And Never Enough sounds fantastic too, I don't see enough of YA that explores sisterly relationships. Great picks, I can't wait for these both!

  8. Sisters of Glass has a beautiful cover and I hadn't realized Denise Jaden had another novel coming out already.
    Both sound interesting.


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