Waiting on Wednesday ~ 7/20

(see this lovely picture? It was made by Lindsay at The Violet Hour. So thanks to her for sharing it!)
 Breaking the Spine hosts weekly "Waiting on Wednesday" for books that haven't been released yet but we are anxious for!

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Release Date: September 5, 2011
Goodreads Synopsis:
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

Inspired by Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, critically acclaimed author of The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Kody Keplinger adds her own trademark humor in this fresh take on modern teenage romance, rivalry and sexuality.
I really adore Greek plays/myths/stories, etc. and if I could have continued to study it in university (had there been more courses) I would have loved to! So any book based on Greek stories is a must-read for me.

Release Date: September 13, 2011
Goodreads Synopsis:

The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed.  Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers. 
Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?
Cynthia’s heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they’re commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can’t possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?
Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home?

I won Dark Mirror in a Goodreads giveaway and really enjoyed it. The story was pretty easy to get in to, and I'm excited for this sequel (coming out soon)! You can read my review of Dark Mirror on this blog post. Also, I think this cover is gorgeous! Much better from the first.

So what are you waiting on today?


flashlight_reader said...

Shut Out sounds like a lot of fun. =) I want to read it.

mfay2 said...

I wonder how Shut Out is going to be like! I haven't read The Duff yet.

My WoW.

Mary(mfay2) @ Anxirium

KristinCanRead said...

Both of them sound really good. I don't think I would have picked up the second one just by the looks, but the synopsis makes me want to read it.

Here is my Wednesday post!

Sally said...

Can't wait for these - already pre-ordered both of them!

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