April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Blue and Forgotten

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:

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

"When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that—he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He's a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he's in—and the more he falls for Nicole. Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself."

This one sounds like a great combination of twisted mystery and the psychology surrounding self-image and identity. Love the way they've done the cover so that the title is obscuring the left side of her face, with the impression of droplets. 

Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie

"When everyone thinks you’re dead, how do you start your life over again?

Emma Tupper, a young lawyer with a bright future, sets out on a journey after her mother’s death: to Africa, a place her mother always wanted to visit. But her mother’s dying gift has unexpected consequences. Emma falls ill during the trip and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal.

When Emma returns home, she’s shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed she was dead, that her apartment has been rented to a stranger and that her life has gone on without her. Can Emma pick up where she left off? Should she? As Emma struggles to recreate her old life, everyone around her thinks she should change – her job, her relationships, and even herself. But does she really want to sacrifice everything she’s working so hard to gain?"

I don't tend to read a lot of adult books, but I really like the premise of this one. I can only imagine what it would be like to get back from a trip unintentionally extended in such a dramatic way, and discover that everyone thought you were dead and nothing is how it used to be. That is a rough situation and I'm interested to see how Emma tackles it! And it doesn't hurt that it has a pretty cover giving off a serene, almost old-fashioned kind of vibe.

What books are you waiting for?


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