Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/Wonderland by Joanna Nadin

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Before I share my WoW today,  I want to take a moment to announce another winner in my 21 Day B&B Bash;


 I am happy to announce the eighth winner is

Congratulations to 

who was chosen via Random.org and will receive a copy of 
We All Fall Down by Nic Scheff

If you have not checked out all the giveaways you can go to this post and click on the links for each day. Giveaways for day 9-21 are still going on.

Now onto Waiting on Wednesday a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


This week I am waiting on...

Author: Joanna Nadin
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: Feb. 22, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mother’s death. The one bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab, a prestigious program in London. Then Stella, Jude’s childhood best friend, swaggers in after years away. With bold and magnetic Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything. But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. Soon Stella’s wild and dangerous streak begins to cause trouble for Jude — yet Jude can’t bring herself to abandon Stella and the attention she’s always craved. And besides, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her. In Jude’s dark and tangled story, British author Joanna Nadin plumbs the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.

About the Author

Joanna Nadin is the author of numerous books for young readers. Wonderland marks her YA debut in the United States. She says, "I wanted to explore the idea of identity, and of wanting to be someone else, which is what I seemed to spend a large part of my teens, and some of my adulthood, doing." She lives in Bath, England. 

I love books about relationships and the dynamics there of. It also has a sense of a coming of age novel, and I enjoy character growth.  Finally, I love the drama aspect, since once upon a time long ago I was very much into theater.

What are you waiting for?

31 comments:

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This one sounds really interesting! I love these kinds of character-driven stories.

Ladybug said...

Great choice, Jan. I've never heard about this book before but it sounds like it could be good.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Another book I want. Good pick :)

Mardel said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. And the button you have for WOW - did you make it? is it up for grabs?...

Christina/Book Addict said...

You always pick great books for WoW....I always end up adding them to my TBR list and this one is no different. Thanks for sharing!

jackie b central texas said...

This one does sound like a dynamic read, thanks for the heads up on a new author and book to me Jan and hope you get a chance to read it!


My WoW if you have a chance to stop by



jackie >_<

Book Sake said...

I like the sound of this one for the same reasons you do. I need character driven stories and adding in the drama bits always helps!!

Melissa said...

Ooooh good pick, Jan! I just got an ARC of this for review, and I'll be reading it in the next two weeks...hopefully it's as awesome as it sounds! :D

Aimee said...

This looks interesting. Great pick! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

Melanie said...

I hadn't heard much about this one, but it sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out!

Cynthia said...

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

Jenny said...

I always love the coming of age stories as well, I'm definitely adding this one to my list. Great pick this week Jan!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I love the sound of this one, Jan! I hadn't heard of it before now, but will be adding it to my wishlist!

Thanks for the great pick! :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds intriguing...hope you're going to enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Aleetha said...

What do you call the genre of this book in English? YA fiction? or teenlit?

Christina T said...

Fantastic pick! I hadn't heard of it before.

Katie said...

this sounds awesome!
thanks for stopping by my WoW
-Katie

Chelsea said...

This sounds really great, I hadn't heard about it before now. I'll have to add it to my list, for sure. Great pick!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

That book sounds great! It is going on my TBR list! There are some wonderful picks out here today. Thanks for stopping by.

Tribute Books Mama said...

How to Knit a Heart Back Home
By Rachael Herron
Publication date: March 1, 2011

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

Small Review said...

This one sounds good. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks!

thereadingdate said...

Thanks for introducing this one to me - sounds great! Love the cover.

danya said...

This one does sound different and dark...I'll have to keep my eye out for it :)

BLHmistress said...

Sounds awesome, and quickly added it to my list. Seems like 2011 is gonna be a banner year for books again.

My WOW

A Canadian Girl said...

This sounds really dark and interesting. I haven't heard of it so thanks for sharing!

Alison said...

This sounds very intresting. I need to read more books by British authors

Lizzy said...

Hmm this one sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of Joanna Nadin before, but I'll have to look her up.

Jessica Lawlor said...

I've never heard of this author before, but like Lizzy said above, I'll need to check her out!

Staci said...

I like the sound of this one!!! I'm so excited to be a winner!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

This sounds like a great read! I love the cover/title combination. Wonderland makes me think of Alice and "down the rabbit hole" which sounds really appropriate for this read. Great pick!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

This sounds like a great read! I love the cover/title combination. Wonderland makes me think of Alice and "down the rabbit hole" which sounds really appropriate for this read. Great pick!

 
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