Waiting on Wednesday (3)—Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson & Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!

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Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Releasing September 30, 2014 from Arthur A. Levine Books

Summary from Goodreads:

From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that’s John Grisham’s THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school. Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC’s elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night. Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus–something about her parents’ top secret scientific work–something she shouldn’t know. The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

Why it’s my WoW:

This sounds like a really intriguing book. I can’t wait to read it—I think it will be a great, exciting read. I picked up an ARC at BEA, but it got lost in the mail 😦 I am sad, since the author is coming to TTBF14, and I would have gotten it signed. Can’t wait!

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Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch

Releasing September 16, 2014 from Little, Brown BFYR

Summary from Goodreads:

magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosch, the bestselling author of the Secret Series Magic is BAD. As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that’s what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks. When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for “troubled” kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there. But at Earth Ranch, there is one strange surprise after another, until Clay no longer knows what to expect. Is he really talking to a llama? Did he really see a ghost? What is the scary secret hidden in the abandoned library? The only thing he knows for sure is that behind the clouds of vog (volcanic smog), nothing is as it seems. Can he solve the riddle of Earth Ranch before trouble erupts? Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable.

Why it’s my WoW:

I love Bosch’s books. they are so quirky and fun. I read his Secret Series, and I absolutely loved them. I also love the art inside the book—Gilbert Ford has a way of illustrating that is very unique. I have met Bosch twice 🙂 This book sounds like an awesome read—a camp on a volcano? surprises? believing the unbelievable? I’m hooked. I am SO excited for this book! I got an ARC at BEA, but like the above, got lost in the mail. Grrr. And this book was SIGNED.

Those are my WoWs!

What are you waiting for?

Xander

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