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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (22)


For those who don't know, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!

This week's Waiting on Wednesday pick is...

Title: Night School
Author: Christy Daugherty
Publisher: Atom
Release Date: January 2012
Summary: Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested.


This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers.

But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Its rules are strangely archaic. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.

When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what's really going on at Cimmeria Academy.

~Why I'm Waiting~

I have a major weakness for covers with redheads on them, let me just say that first. I know, I'm biased in this way, being a redhead myself, but I can't help it! They draw me in before I even realize it. But then, I also really like the mystery and sexiness of this cover in general. The story may or may not end up being to my liking, depending on how the author approaches the overdone boarding school genre. I definitely think it's possible to take a subject or setting that has been done ad nauseum and turn it into something fresh and new, so we'll have to see! Also, I do like reading books that take place at schools. And that little "hook" written on the cover is definitely intriguing! I wonder what exactly is going on at this school and what Allie is going to find out?

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  1. Oh my goodness, I'm in LOVE with this cover. Like you: weakness for redheads on covers, but I'm more of a wannabe redhead (I dyed it for awhile, but my hair's naturally pale blonde with pale skin, and I couldn't be bothered colouring it often enough to make it look like I didn't have a bald strip running down the middle of my head!)

    The cover's sexy and mysterious and kind of suggests something scary? I'm going to put this one on my watch list :)

  2. I hear you! I, too, enjoy seeing fellow redheads on book covers. The description founds very mysterious and intriguing. I shall be adding this one to my TBR list. Thanks for the tip!

  3. It is a pretty cover. ;) I haven't read a lot of the boarding school books, so it'd mostly be a new trope for me. lol

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  4. Night School sounds very good. It's similar to Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong. I like the cover too. Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  5. No computer or phone? Wow that'd be tough!

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    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  6. Sounds similar to a few other books out there. I wonder how unique or fresh it will be? It sounds good though.

  7. Souds pretty great. Adding it to my TBR now. Check out mine here

  8. Oh I don't think I've heard of this one before! I love the premise! Also, your WoW button - beautiful dress!! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  9. This is on my to-read list as well. There'll be sooo many books I want to buy coming out in January. Awful. :D

    Great pick,

  10. This one sounds really good. I'm a cover snob, and I really like this cover.

  11. I love redheads on covers, too...the more outrageous the better! LOL

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  12. I'm a fan of red hair as well so the cover definitely caught my eye. I'll have to look into this one further... Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love this cover, I'm a brunette myself, but like the way the redhead stands out on the cover. The blurb also has me interested, but I'm a sucker for boarding school books, especially when there is something strange going on (but isn't there always?). I'm going to add this to my wish list. WoW is bad for my budget :)

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  14. Great cover and pick.

  15. This doesn't sound like my experience with night school...but that's probably a good thing! :) Great pick! The cover is gorgeous!

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  16. This book sounds awesome!! I love the cover!

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  17. Why? Why do I always seem to miss Waiting on Wednesday!? Hey, wait, this is Wednesday! I haven't missed it...I'm going off to post... :] Or, wait, no. I have missed it because I was supposed to be "Waiting" on Wednesday. Rats! Maybe next Wednesday. Love your blog. I'm a follower of yours so at least I'll keep up with yours. LOL

  18. I agree about this...super pretty! I hope this ends up being good since I love original takes on the boarding school theme.

  19. I've heard of this one! It sounds awesome!!! I"m definitely looking forward to it :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  20. This one was new to me. I immediately added it to my TBR list.

  21. awesome pick!! I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds cool, added to my TBR straight away! Love your reasoning for it as well, liking covers with redheads is a great reason to read a book ;)

    The Cait Files


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