January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Between the Lines and Kill Me Softly

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!

It's been over a month since I've done this meme and I'm excited to be joining in again! This week's picks have a fairy tale theme, as you can see...

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Goodreads' description:

"Between the Lines is a clever, funny, romantic teen novel about a fairy tale prince who wants to break free of the constraints of his storybook existence, and the girl who falls in love with him.

In this story-within-a-story, Delilah, a loner who feels happiest with her head in a book, is obsessed with a fairy tale about Prince Oliver at her library. And then one day, Oliver actually speaks to her. It turns out that Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince and is in fact a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence.

Once Delilah and Oliver connect, she decides to help him break out of the book and they begin to fall head over heels for each other."

This sounds really different from Jodi Picoult's usual fare! I'm interested to see how well she can do a lighter YA story, especially one with some fantastical elements, and how well the co-authoring with her daughter works. But the premise sounds like a lot of fun!

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Description from the author's website:

"True love’s kiss just may prove deadly....

Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.
In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy-tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy-tale curses of their own ... brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns."

Wow, the cover of this one is striking! It has more of an adult vibe than YA to me, but it's very effective. Love the thorns/vines with the title font. And plus the premise sounds a bit like the TV show Once Upon A Time, which I've been enjoying (anybody else watch that one? And if you do, can you explain WHY they killed off an important character recently? *is still mad*). I'm a sucker for books involving fairy tales so I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one!

What books are you waiting for?


  1. Geezloweez!! A bleeding rose?! That's quite the cover and one I hadn't seen, yet. Thx for sharing!! My Wow: Colorimetry I'm a new GFC!! Love the blue!!!

  2. As soon as I stumbled upon Kiss Me Softly a short while ago after hearing it mentioned on Twitter, I instantly added it to my TBR shelf! It sounds SO GOOD!!

  3. both look great!

    stop by my post? I have a giveaway! :)


  4. Oh great picks I'm really curious about the picoult book. I love her adult stuff but not sure what to expect with this one.

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  5. Ooooh I didn't know the cover of Kill Me Softly had been released! Awesome! I am so excited to read this, it sounds amazing. And YES, I LOVE Once Upon A Time! One of my new favourite shows. But aggggh! That episode where... that person was killed. Yes, it made for an incredible episode. No, I WAS NOT HAPPY :(

  6. I can't read Picoult books....too too sad for me. I bet this YA will get tons of requests. Hope you get a copy soon.


    Ps, I have bachelor's in Psychology too...now, I'm a librarian. ;)

  7. If you are a Picoult fan, you can't help but be intrigued by this one. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. Omg these both sound so good!! Between the Lines is pretty much my reading dream haha and Killing Me Softly reminds me of Once Upon a Time too! And yes, that show
    Is amazing, I'm so glad I finally watched it, though that episode *sob*. Both of these are going on the tbr list :D


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