Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Double Feature

Sorry, but I've looked and looked and looked... then I looked one more time just to be sure... then AGAIN... and it's too early for the cover of Heist Society :( Here's the info though:

Heist Society by Ally Carter, to be published in February 2010 by Hyperion Book CH.

The general idea of it all, courtesy of Amazon: Since she can remember, Katarina's relatives have been grooming her for the family business--thieving. But when Kat tries to go straight and leave the Life for a normal life, she's promptly kicked out of her new school for stealing the headmaster's car and mounting it on the school fountain. Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time, she's innocent.

In fact she was framed--by another highly-skilled thief. Her friend and brother-in-trade Hale, with his mischievous smile and limitless bank account, has appeared out of nowhere to bring her back to the Life, back to the family Kat tried so hard to escape. Hale has a good reason: A powerful mobster has just been robbed of his priceless art collection and he wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have cracked this vault, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he IS the list. Now, caught between Interpol and a far more deadly predator, Kat's dad needs her help.

For Kat, a consummate thief in her own right, the solution is simple: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and maybe just enough misguided pride to pull off the biggest heist in history--or at least in her family's (very crooked) history.


Doesn't this just sound amazing? I can't WAIT! Before you ask, no, this is NOT another Gallagher Girls book. This is her first YA novel not in that series, and I can't wait to read it anyways :) Right now I'm reading the Gallagher Girls series, and they're pretty great... :)

Now, since I missed WOW last week, I'm going to feature another :)


The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler, to be published in September 2009 by Dutton Juvenile!

The general idea, also courtesy of Amazon: ***When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny’s life isn’t what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn’t talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there’s Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily. There are also bright spots in Hog’s Hollow—like Tally, an expert in Rock Paper Scissors, and Marcus, the boy who is always running on the beach. But just when it looks as though Penny is settling in, her parents ask her to make a choice that will turn everything upside down again. A sweet novel about love, creativity, and accepting life’s unexpected turns.***

So Heather Hepler's finally going solo... I LOVED Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, and Dream Factory was okay... still waiting to read Jars of Glass looks amazing!)... Can't wait to see how she does on her own :)

What is NOT to love about this book? It's pink, it has cupcakes on it, it's full of southern, small-town charm... did I mention IT HAS CUPCAKES? Yummy... ;)

Late 2009-all of 2010 is going to be an excellent book year, my friends. Best we've had in a while... PLUS Runaway, 3rd book of the Airhead series, is coming out... Ooh, and let's not forget the fourth of the Heather Wells mystery series by Meg Cabot (not YA just a regular mystery- but I love it, anyone ever read it? Anyways, it's fantastic, if you haven't you totally should... go on, I DARE you ;))... *sigh* Can't wait!


Allison said...

I actually have the first of the Gallagher Girls series AND the first of the Heather Wells mystery series and I've been meaning to read them both! I will get to them eventually...

Anyway, I have an award for you!

-Allison :)

Allison said...

I actually have the first of the Gallagher Girls series AND the first of the Heather Wells mystery series and I've been meaning to read them both! I will get to them eventually...

Anyway, I have an award for you!

-Allison :)

Meggin said...

I'm reading the first of the GG series now too, and you definitely should read that Heather Wells book ASAP, it's hilarious! :)

Awww, thanks so much! I'll go check it out right now :D

Allison said...

Whoops, sorry I double-posted that. My internet has been spazzing the last couple of days, but I think I fixed it now.

And I will read them... just as soon as I get to them. Which could be awhile.

Meggin said...

That's ok, my internet does that a lot too :(

Yeah, it does take a while to get through TBR piles :( At least you never run out of books though!

P.S. I'm posting about the award right now :) Thanks again!

Sara L said...

The cupcake one sounds especially good :) Mmmm, cupcakes...

Meggin said...

:) That's what I thought... probably the whole reason I want it ;)

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