Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.  It is always so hard to decide which books I want to feature on Wednesdays.  There are so many wonderful books coming out this year.  Waiting is such torture!  Here are a few that I am waiting for:

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
Written by Pittacus Lore
Release Date: August 17, 2010
Published by HarperCollins

Summary from Goodreads:
"John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living an ordinary life in Paradise, Ohio.

But John is not ordinary. He’s one of nine aliens from the planet Lorien. John’s in danger and he’s always on the run, but this time he has more at stake than ever before—his girlfriend, Sarah, the only person he’s ever allowed to get close to him, is also at risk.

The evil beings who are hunting him have killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is Number Four. And he is next.

As John struggles to outrun his past, discover his future, and live a normal life on Earth, he must choose between the legacy he was destined for and the love he never thought he would have."

*This sounds GREAT!  The storyline seems very original and interesting.  I can't wait to read this one!! 

The GameThe Game
Written by Monica Hughes
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Published by Simon Pulse

Summary from Goodreads:
"It’s the future, and most jobs are done by machines. Now that school is over, Lisse and her friends are consigned to a bleak neighborhood for the permanently unemployed. Then they receive an invitation to the Game—which transports them to a paradise. Is it a dream, or a computer simulation? Each time they play the Game, the new world seems more and more real....

Netting more than 75,000 copies when it was originally published as Invitation to the Game in 1991, this title continues to be a favorite, and, with its eye-catching new package, will reach an eager new audience hungry for dystopian stories."

*The summary reminds me a little of The Hunger Games and it sounds pretty interesting!