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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #7: When You Were Mine, Hemlock and Vicious Deep

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  
Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and make our shelves look all pretty :) 

I have THREE books for this week's meme!!! 
I couldn't resist, lol! and they're all being released around the same time, so I know that I would not be able to give them their individual loving posts in time... so here they are! 

In no particular order ;) 

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle 
Release Date: May 1st, 2012

"In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale. 

What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: Everything.     

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy... and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.     

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. 

Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends…."

{It's a Romeo/Juliet kind of re-telling through Rosaline's eyes!!! 
Obviously it's going to be high on the TBR/Wishlist, right???}

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock 
Release Date: May 8th, 2012

"Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love."

{This may be the book to finally swing me over and convince me that I should be on Team Werewolf now! This story just screams mystery and possibly romance(?) Can't wait!!!}

Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Release Date: May 1st, 2012 

"For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back."

{I have yet to find a mermaid book that I like, even though it has been ages since I have read one... I think this might be the one to get me to give mer-people a chance again!}

Have you read any of these already? Reviewed?
Let me know what you think :)

What book(s) are you craving???


  1. Oh those are great books and although I'm not a big fan of retelling, this romeo and juliet story sounds absolutely great !!!

    And since I'm right now obsessed with Mermaids (somehow they overtook my blog..lol) I excited to see how Tirdent will be like!

  2. When You Were Mine was an awesome book (there's a spoiler-free review on my blog...just sayin'. ;D) and Hemlock has been on my wishlist since I first heard of it. Great choices!

  3. Hemlock was really good! The Vicious Deep and When You Were Mine both sound awesome. I'l l definitely be buying copies of both as soon as they come out. Great picks :)

  4. Great picks! I'm excited to read those books, too, especially Hemlock! :)

    Pam | jelly loves books

  5. I normally don't like retellings but When You Were Mine sounds really good and I think I would be willing to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love your choices, especially the first one, When you were mine! I'll make sure to add it to my TBR list because it just sounds so awesome! :)

    Thanks for sharing!
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  7. When You Were Mine and Hemlock is so on my TBR pile. Awesome picks!=D

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  8. Hemlock sounds really interesting and the cover is beautiful. Great picks! :D

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  9. I can't wait for Hemlock and When you Were Mine. They look AMAZING!!! Great picks! :)

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  10. These all look very tempting...I'm thinking Hemlock is my fave.

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  11. When You Were Mine sounds like a great read. I will have to add it to my TBR list.


  12. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle has a such an adorable cover and summary i am going to read this as well great pick!

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  13. Every single one of those has been on my TBR pile for awhile too! Great choices of course. :D

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  14. When You Were Mine looks great. I love Romeo and Juliet, but always felt it had a tragic ending. Plus, the whole true love thing happened too fast to be real, in my opinion. Also, great choice picking Hemlock. That one is definitely on my TBR list!

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  15. Those are some ridiculously amazing picks. They are all going on my TBR list. Please check out my WoW post. Thanks!

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  16. Hemlock caught my eye.


  17. I love all three of your choices :D I'm especially looking forward to read When you were mine. Another view to Romeo and Juliet, sounds great.

    And werewolves and mermaids <3 Always nice to read about.


  18. Great picks! I'm most looking forward to When You Were Mine. I'm contemplating pre-ordering it.

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  19. Ooooo... three great picks!!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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  20. When You Were Mine sounds really good.

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  21. Ooooh, Hemlock sounds good. I love period stories and I think even Anna would be interested in this one. Thanks!

  22. Great picks! I think Hemlock's "Lupine syndrome" sounds fantastic and promising. I'm also especially looking forward to Vicious Deep.

  23. Girlfriend, you are making my already-long TBR list grow!!! :)


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