Waiting on Wednesday (32)

WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!

I have two WoW picks today! One doesn’t come out until the end of 2011, but the description sounds amazingly intense! Plus the cover is gorgeous. The other has a slightly shorter wait, as it’s slated for release in March 2011, but there is only a short description. It’s the cover that really draws my attention! HarperTeen outdid themselves with these two!

*EDIT: RIVAL’s US release is actually Feb. 2011! Hurrah!*


Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer

HarperTeen/2.11
Description (from GoodReads):
Meet Brooke: Popular, powerful and hating every minute of it, she’s the “It” girl at Douglas High in Lake Champion, Minnesota. Her real ambition? Using her operatic mezzo as a ticket back to NYC, where her family lived before her dad ran off with an up and coming male movie star.

Now meet Kathryn: An overachieving soprano with an underachieving savings account, she’s been a social leper ever since Brooke punched her at a party junior year. For Kath, music is the key to a much-needed college scholarship.
The stage is set for a high-stakes duet between the two seniors as they prepare for the prestigious Blackmore competition. Brooke and Kathryn work toward the Blackmore with eyes not just on first prize but on one another, each still stinging from a past that started with friendship and ended in betrayal. As competition day nears, Brooke dreams of escaping the in-crowd for life as a professional singer, but her scheming BFF Chloe has other plans. And when Kathryn gets an unlikely invitation to Homecoming, she suspects Brooke of trying to sabotage her with one last public humiliation.
As pressures mount, Brooke starts to sense that the person she hates most might just be the best friend she ever had. But Kathryn has a decision to make. Can she forgive? Or are some rivalries for life?

Steel by Carrie Vaughn
HarperTeen/3.15.11
Description (from GoodReads):
When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

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20 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (32)

  1. Oh, wow, Steel looks awesome! Gorgeous cover and pirates? Rival looks good, too! Thanks for making my wishlist bigger.My WoW is here -http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=4066

  2. I've added both to my TBR. I love the cover and storyline for Rival, especially. The piano keys and the placement for a "peeled" flower? Beautiful. Plus, I love stories that center around music and love. :)The summary for Steel is vague, but it sounds like a completely different world, and I love books that can do that successfully ('magically transport' me to a place far far away). Okay, upon looking at the cover again, it's fantastic. Reminds me slightly of that little bit in Mulan (the Disney one) where she's chopping off her hair.My WoW: http://wordsonpaperya.blogspot.com/2010/07/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

  3. Hi! Thank you soooo much for WOW-ing RIVAL. I'm really excited you're excited to read it! And I have good news – RIVAL actually comes out Feb. 15, 2011, so it's not too long a wait at all. Thank you again for featuring my book! I'll head over to Goodreads and correct the release date!Sara

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