Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Tiger Lily and Grim

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choices are:

Title: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: July 3, 2012
Genre: Fantasy

Goodreads Summary: 15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland, and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, big-hearted but hard to reach, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything - her family, her future - to be with the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her.

When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of PEACHES comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Title: Grim by Anna Waggener
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: June 2012
Genre: Paranormal

Goodreads Summary: When Erika wakes up after a horrific car crash, she finds herself somewhere between earth and heaven, between life and death. She doesn't want to accept help from Jeremiah, who she's not sure she can trust, even as she finds herself drawn to him, following him into a grim city of souls. She's not sure who wants to help her and who wants to hurt her. And she's desperate to get back to her children.

Shawn's never thought about having to shoulder the responsibility of caring for his young sister Megan and his reckless older sister. And he never imagined that the three of them would find themselves in a haunted wood, sometimes chased, sometimes assisted, never sure where they're headed.

With Grim, the terrifically talented Anna Waggener delves into the place where myth becomes reality, where family can distort you as easily as it cares for you, where death and eternity meet.

Why am I waiting on Tiger Lily and Grim? Tiger Lily is one of my most anticipated books of the year (the summary sounds fantastic!) and I can’t resist the promise of mythology in Grim.

What books are you waiting on?


Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Tiger Lily looks like it's going to be REALLY good!!! I love the cover for it :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Amanda said...

The cover of Tiger Lily is gorgeous! Plus a retelling of Peter Pan. Count me in!

Kathy said...

Tiger Lily is my choice too! I have seen it so many times this week. It's going to be really popular I think. It sounds AMAZING!

I Read Banned Books said...

Both are new to me! Wow....Tiger Lily sounds fantastic. Thx!


Laura @thereadingnook said...

Wow Grim sounds really good, this is the first I'm hearing about it! so thank you for sharing with me!!

La Toya said...

Both of these books sound awesome. You're the second person I saw post Tiger Lily and I'm super psyched for it!

-La Toya (La Toya, Literally.)

Arla said...

Okay, now THESE sound really good. I've never been a Peter Pan fan, but maybe this book is JUST what I need to become one. Thanks!

Wendy Darling said...

OBVIOUSLY I have to read Tiger Lily. :D I hadn't heard of Grim, thanks for the heads up! Great picks for this week. :)

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

Oh My Gosh, YES! I just found Tiger Lily earlier this week and I can't even explain how curious I've been since. I so need to get my hands on this one when it comes out! Great pick:)

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

Both of these are ones that I'm anxiously waiting for as well! The covers are both really great, particularly Tiger Lily. Great picks.


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