29 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature at Breaking The Spine which allows you to spotlight upcoming releases that you're really keen for!!

Author: Pamela Mingle
Release Date: August 14th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Add it: Goodreads

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she’d like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he’s a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen’s really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lose its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn’t convinced she’s the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it’s her only chance of getting back to the present and her “real” life. What Miranda doesn’t bargain for is finding true love… with no acting required.

Why I'm Waiting: I'm a bit of a theatre freak and really enjoy learning the origins of theatre and studying old playwrights/techniques etc. So naturally, this interests me! Also, the time travelling aspect may be interesting and I'm curious as to how it'll be executed. I really, truely hope that this book doesn't tell the reader that Shakespeare wrote "great love stories", because Shakespeare was not an idiot. And that will get me fired up! But I have a good feeling about this one :) so fingers crossed!!

Author: Jeanne Ryan
Release Date: Fall 2012 (Whatever that means!)
Publisher: Dial Books
Add it: Goodreads

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game *knows* her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating—Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, and the prize might be their lives.

Why I'm Waiting: God, READ THE SUMMARY! IT JUST SOUNDS AMAZING! Also, is that 'ThisIsMe' page, like Facebook? Is it taking-the-piss-out-of or perhaps even exploring the risks and consequences (good or bad?) of social networking? This also sounds Hunger Games/Battle Royale esque, with the twisted, scary "game", but it still seems like a completely different concept... OH SO GOOD!  


  1. Kissing Shakespeare was my pick weeks back! How good does it look?!?! It's not my normal kind of read but it sounds so fantastic.

    Great picks this week!!

    1. It sounds awesome! I can't wait for it to come out :) I heard about it a while back too but I came across it on Goodreads again :)

  2. Wooow Taneika great pick!! I've seen the first book around a lot :)

  3. I'm looking forward to Kissing Shakespeare too. I haven't heard of Nerve,but it sounds awesome! Adding it to my list. Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back.

  4. TANEIKA! YES YES YES YES! I firs theard about Kissing Shakespeare a few months ago and it sounds AMAZING! FABULOUS pick! ♥

  5. Ohh Nerve just sounds awesome :D Thankssss <3


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