waiting on wednesday (36)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 |
I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

I’ve never read Brenna Yovanoff’s books, but I’ve heard great things about them.  Great and creepy things (that’s a pretty decent combination, if you ask me…).  I’ve always meant to pick up her books, but haven’t followed through.  Enter a special breakfast during BEA put on by the folks at Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab in honor of The Curiosities, and a couple of minutes spent talking with Yovanoff about her latest projects… and I immediately knew that Paper Valentine would live on my wishlist until it made its debut.  I’m even more excited now to see its beautiful cover and read the synopsis.  Paper Valentine will be published by Razorbill (Penguin), and releases on January 8, 2013.

paper valentine by brenna yovanoff book cover
The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record.  The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls. 

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one.  Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders?  Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness. 

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets.  She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between.

What books are you waiting on?


Liviania said...

I'm definitely waiting on this one. I love paper cut art and am happy to see it showing up on book covers. (See: Unspoken.) I'd be really happy for it to become a trend.

thepamjelly said...

I'm excited for Paper Valentine too! Wasn't a fan of Yovanoff's other novel (The Replacement) but this one just sounds REALLY good. <3 Great pick!

Pam @ jellylovesbooks

Special Needs Mom said...

I haven't heard of this book.

New GFC follower

My WoW - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Unknown said...

I'd really like to read this book too!!

Here's my WoW.

Anonymous said...

I actually really dislike the cover for this one, BUT I am rather excited for it. Love the premise. :)

Unknown said...

I'm really looking forward to this one too. Thanks for sharing.

Chinoiseries said...

Lovely cover, and it really fits the book's title! It sounds like it's YA and gothic, and I'm a bit hesitant about that combination.

I'm not waiting for a particular book (unless you count the second Jasper Fforde book in the sf Shades of Grey - nothing to do with the fifty thing - series. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait about a year for it...

Book Sake said...

I love Brenna's writing and will definitely be picking this one up as well!

- Jessica @ Book Sake

Little Miss Becky said...

This one had me at "ghost girls and horrifying secrets"! Sounds awesome!

Tales of Whimsy said...

This does look good and the cover is so pretty and somehow haunting.

fakesteph said...

I'm excited for this one too! I have it pre-ordered and it's my WOW pick coming up reasonably soon.

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