Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (August 26)

This was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's basically books that haven't been released yet, but that I can't wait for.

I picked two this week, and since I'm completely indecisive I couldn't choose one.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Micah freely admits that she's a compulsive liar. And that may be the one honest thing she'll ever tell you. Over the years she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating Zach? Or was Sarah his real girlfriend? And are the stories Micah tells about inheriting a "family gene" real or are they something that only exists in her mind?
Breathtaking in its plotting, and narrated by one of the most psychologically complex young
women to emerge since Sybil, Liar is a roller-coaster that will have listeners grasping for the truth. Honestly.

Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
I couldn't find a US cover, so here's the UK edition

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.


Tales of Whimsy said...

O the second one is kinda scary looking.

Sandy said...

I didn't know anything about liars, just that there was a whole controversy on the cover! o.O

the second one definetely sounds scary o_o;

Sarah said...

They both sound super intense. Liar sounds really interesting--cover incident and all--and I haven't heard of that second one yet. Thanks for the heads up!

vvb32 reads said...

Looking forward to Liar too. Interesting cover. Guess it was created because of the controversy?

The Book Owl said...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm now your 100th follower. Wahoo! :)

Wendy said...

I read a great review on the second one! It's apparently horror YA and it sounds good!

Cecelia said...

I've been following the Liar controversy via Twitter, and was immensely gratified to see the new (and accurate) cover. Both of these books look interesting - good picks!

Krista said...

Oh, these both look really good! Great picks!

Mines here:

Amy said...

Both sound really good!

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