Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#31)

 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Jess's WoW
Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2)
Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2)
by Madeleine Sheehan
Release date: Winter 2013
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The story of Ripper and Danny.

The first time I fell in love it was with a pair of blue eyes and a wide dimpled grin.

“Your old man loves ya, Danny girl,” He whispered. “You never ever forget that, yeah?”

I never did. And I never thought I could ever love any man as much as I loved my father. But as we grow, we change, we begin to make our own decisions and thus become independent and self sufficient and start turning away from our parents and turning to others. We form friendships, strong bonds and ties and begin experiencing life outside of the bubble we grew up inside of.

And we fall in love…a second time.

The second time I fell in love it was with a badly scarred face, the stuff of nightmares; the sort of disfigurement that mothers steer their children away from. Ugly, jagged slashes marred the skin from the top of his skull, down over his right eye, an eye that had been dug out of his face with a serrated blade. The scars continued across his cheek, over his lips and down his neck, ending at the top of his shoulder. His chest was a hundred times worse; scar tissue as far as the eye could see.

“Baby,” He said gruffly, “Man like me got no business with a girl like you. You’re nothin’ but fuckin’ beauty and I’m a whole lot of fuckin’ ugly who’s already halfway to hell.”

But he was wrong.
Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly there would be no beauty.
Because without beauty we would not survive our pain, our sorrow, and our suffering.
And in the world I lived in, the world he lived in, a secret world within the world, a world of of constant crime and cruel, cold, death, there was almost nothing but suffering.

“You may not be beautiful the way you were before,” I whispered, cupping his ruined cheek. “But you’re still beautiful. To me.”
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Jess's Thoughts: LOVED the first book. Sooooooooooooooo excited to read this one. Madeleine's books are awesome. Full of gritty stories, sexual tension and violence. I have pretty high expectations of this one, because I can't wait for Ripper and Danny's story. It's going to be FRACKING AWESOME! The cover is weird, but so will the story be! 

Donna's WoW
The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us
by Kasie West


Release date: July 2nd, 2013


Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
Donna's thoughts: I have to admit, I didn't even know about this book until I seen it on Rachel over at The Reader Den's WoW for last week. It sounds AWESOME!! Why isn't it July already??? P.S Thanks Rachel for the heads up! =)
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3 comments:

Danny Bookworm said...

I absolutely LOVED Pivot Point from Kasie West,so I'm excited for this Contemporary story!! Love the cover, it's super cute :))

haley hagen said...

Ahh I really need to read Undeniable soon!!!!! (: lol

The Distance Between Us sounds AMAZING!!!!!!! So adding that to my tbr now, hadn't heard of it till now! (:

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I'm not familiar with either of these books. I'll have to look more into the Undeniably series, it sounds good, and I've yet to read Pivot Point either. Thanks for sharing girls :)