Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Patrick Ryan
Release Date: March 1, 2011

One of the strangest (and funniest) love triangles ever to hit YA fiction, when a pair of twins (one boy, one girl) both fall for the boy who moves in with them…who may or may not be a vampire. Judy and Kyle Renneker are sixteen-year-old fraternal twins in a rambling family of nine. They have a prickly history with each other and are, at least from Judy's perspective, constantly in fierce competition. Kyle has recently come out of the closet to his family and feels he might never know what it's like to date a guy. Judy, who has a history of pretending to be something she isn't in order to get what she wants, is pretending to be born-again in order to land a boyfriend who heads his own bible study.

When their parents announce that the family is going to be taking in a fellow student for a month so that he can finish the school year before moving away, both Kyle and Judy can't help but sit up and take notice. Garret Johnson, who is taking temporary residence in the newly finished attic, is a young man who moved into town less than a year ago and who is a mysterious, goth loner . . . and claims to be a vampire. He's not an easy person to get to know by any means, but the twins find him (to varying degrees) both strange and alluring. 


GEMINI BITES explores what it means to pretend to be something you aren't, what happens when that backfires, and how in-your-face honesty is almost always the best course of action. (Publisher's summary from Amazon)

This book has quite a lot going on, and I am really interested in the exploration of honesty and the triangle between brother and sister and Garrett.

What are you waiting for?


27 comments:

Selfcentered said...

Now thats a good book. I loved the summary and it seems very unique in terms of love triangles.

My Waiting on Wednesday

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

Oh I can't wait for this.. Very interesting pick.. Brother and sister falling for the same guy.. WoW!

Ladybug said...

Excellent choice.I do like the sound of this book and I wonder what will happen to the relationship between the twins(and if their crush really is a vampire).

elodie2310 said...

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Cynthia said...

I am soooo adding this one to my list, hadn't heard of it but sounds really good. Great pick!

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds awesome! I can always rely on you to show me new books, Jan...thank you! :)

MiaandSofia said...

A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Shweta said...

A really intense cover and looks like it's going to be a good read.. How r u doing ?

Jenny said...

Nice pick Jan, I haven't heard of this one before! I love all the complex emotional interactions this one seems to promise, definitely going to pick this one up!

Christina/Book Addict said...

You always pick the best WoW books that I have never heard of, but always add to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing this one!

June G said...

Wow. This sounds very creepy...in more ways than one. Really intriguing. Love this. Definitely adding it to my TBR list. Unique and excellent choice! You out did yourself this week!

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw! said...

Never heard of this but I so wanna read it now! Thanks for picking this one!

Pixie said...

We have the same wow today. This one just sounds like fun read.

~Pixie
Our WoW

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want to read this too!! I chose it as my WOW a couple weeks ago. Right now, I have another GLBT pick over at the Let's Get Beyond Tolerance blog

-Lauren

Nina said...

Twins? How fun! Sounds like a fun book to read. I don't really adore the cover, but hey if the story is good, I'm sold. :) Great pick.

Aylee said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of this one yet but I'm loving the description! Sounds so cute.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
By Lea Wait
Publication date: April 1, 2011

In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

Liz. R said...

I haven't heard of this, but it definitely sounds like something I'd read. I actually quite like the cover too. Nice pick!

Andrea said...

I am looking forward to this one too! This week Reading Lark is looking forward to Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles. Check us out:
http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-chain-reaction-by.html

Staci said...

I love that twist!! This sounds fantastic..great pick!

thebookfairyhaven said...

I have to admit that I'm definitely intrigued by the sound of this one. And twins? Just an added interesting aspect that will surely make this one very interesting read. Love your choice Jan!

A Canadian Girl said...

Jan, you always come up with great choices. I haven't heard of this one but I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

-Melissa @ Reading by Moonlight said...

Looks really good! Added to my TBR list!

Julie said...

You always pick the most fun and interesting books! This one sounds awesome. It's going in my TBR pile.

GABY said...

wow, sounds...different. Maybe I will read it.

Lizzy said...

Sounds like a great read, especially with the family dynamic. I'll have to check it out when it's released. Great pick!

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