Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #127 - The Secrets of Lily Graves & Second Star
The Secrets of Lily Graves
by Sarah Strohmeyer
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Publication Date: May 13 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062259615

Available for Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

With the intrigue of Pretty Little Liars and plenty of romance, bestselling author Sarah Strohmeyer weaves a story of secrets and lies—set in a funeral parlor.

Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. She knows that perfect senior-class president Erin Donohue isn’t what she seems. She knows why Erin’s ex-boyfriend, hot football player Matt Houser, broke up with her. And she also knows that, even though she says she and Matt are just friends, there is something brewing between them—something Erin definitely did not like.

But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper.

So when Erin is found dead the day after attacking Lily in a jealous rage, Lily's and Matt’s safe little lives, and the lives of everyone in their town of Potsdam, begin to unravel. And their relationship—which grew from innocent after-school tutoring sessions to late-night clandestine rendezvous—makes them both suspects.

As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies. And she must do it quickly, before the killer claims another victim. (Goodreads).
Second Star
by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
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Publication Date: May 13th 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374382674

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A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them. (Goodreads)

Do both of these books sound great, or what?!
I can't wait to get my hands on both of them.
2014 is full of awesome books! Yay!

What are you WAITING for this week?
**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**


  1. Great picks! I can't wait to get my hands on Second Star as I love the story of Peter Pan and I can't imagine how different this retelling is going to be!

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  2. The Lily Graves one sounds really intriguing but I'm just not sure about Second Star. The Lost Boys are young renegade surfers?!? Um...okay...maybe...

  3. Both of these books sound really good. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Awesome picks! The first one is new to me and I like the sound of it, so I'll be adding it to my TBR list. Second Star is definitely one I am waiting on….Peter Pan meets surfing?? Yes, please!!

  5. Nice! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. I hadn't heard of the first one before. Definitely something different from what Sarah Strohmeyer usually writes but I like her books and this one sounds really interesting!

  7. I don't love Sarah Strohmeyer's books, but they always make me smile. I'm excited to see what she does with the kind of dark story in The Secret Lives of Lily Graves. Great choices!


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