Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

This week I'm waiting on...

13 to Life by Shannon Delany

"Jessica's life seemed difficult enough since the sudden loss of her mother, but meeting Pietr Rusakova turns her world upside down again. The newest member of Junction High, Pietr is a first generation Russian-American, a fact that by itself makes him different enough to get lots of attention in the small town. But Pietr is far more than good looks and an interesting accent, Pietr has secrets to hide-secrets including dramatic changes he's undergoing that will surely end his life early. Secrets dating back to the Cold War get the better of Jessica's curiosity, leading her into an exciting and dangerous world where her understanding of reality and what makes a man or a monster will be challenged." Summary Courtesy of Amazon

This sounds SOOO good and I love the cover, this is definitely one I'm picking up come June!

Release date: June 22, 2010


  1. Kelsey,

    Thank you SO much for WoW-ing 13 TO LIFE! :D I hope you love it--I had so much fun writing it. If you or your followers are on Goodreads, there's currently a 10 ARC giveaway contest for it. Here's the link .

    And if you want to read a free excerpt, here's a link to one. More excerpts and prequel pieces will be posted as we get closer to the release. ;-)

    Since I know this is here, I'll stop back in later in case anyone has questions for me.

    Thanks again!

  2. Great pick! I have tihs one in my TBR pile, and I'm reallly looking forward to reading it.

  3. I'm waiting on this too. It sounds awesome and I've heard good things from a UK blogger who has already read it for the UK tour. Exciting!

  4. I absolutely love the cover too! And I've been waiting for this one ;)

  5. Great pick! I absolutely cannot wait for this one, and from talking to Sharon, I don't think this will be the Bella-Edward dynamic - thank god.

  6. Oh oh, I'm waiting on this one too! =D It just seems so... interesting. Plus, even if they are 'overdone', I still heart wolfies.

  7. Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping in and commenting. :-)

    Lauren, glad it's in the TBR pile (looks like people are reading it in anywhere between 1 day and 5, so there's a thought to scheduling it in eventually--lol).

    Juju, thanks, hope everyone loves it!

    Becky, I think I know that UK book blogger you speak of... :D It's starting its UK ARC tour (and I'm very excited--it gets to do more travel this year than I do!).

    Justine--lots of folks are telling me how much they love the cover (I'm very lucky--have heard my share of bad cover horror stories).

    Jenn, you're right (at least from where I'm sitting). Pietr and Jess aren't the Edward-Bella dynamic (they both have their issues, but I *hope* their characters come across as vastly different--their relationship certainly is ;-). I enjoyed the Twilight saga very much (and thought Bella was a brilliantly iconic character especially early in the series--Jess isn't iconic, imo). Eh, time (and readers' opinions will tell ;-).

    Kari, glad you <3 wolfies. When I started with this novel in late November of 2008 they were a rare commodity on the YA market (especially compared to vampires). I did gobs of research (some really weird research), found some interesting stuff from legends and scientific experimentation and let the characters drive the story bus. I hope my efforts pay off in the strength of the series and the enjoyment of readers. :-)

    Thanks everyone!


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