Waiting on Wednesday: Missing Kids, Hallucinations and a New Queen

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Hey there Fictitious Musers.

It’s time for another round of goodies that I’m eager to get my book-addicted hands on. This week, I came across three that I just couldn’t resist adding to my reading list. The Face on the Milk Carton is getting a brand-new cover next month and it’s much better than the previous covers. They’re not bad but this one has a creepiness to it that drew me in. Who can pass up a story with a character that hallucinates about demons? I sure can’t! It definitely sounds like an interesting read to me. My final WOW pick is due to the awesome reviews The Girl of Fire and Thorns received. It sounds exciting and the cover is gorgeous.

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney (Janie Johnson Series # 1) **Originally published in 1990.

Release date: 5/22/2012

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar—a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey—she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can’t believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really her parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Release date: 5/1/2012

Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.

But one day, Sam sees these thugs harassing an eccentric schoolmate named Jennifer. Finding the courage to face the bullies down, Sam loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.

Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons, the devil, and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies-prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.

With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (Fire and Thorns Series #2)

Release date: 9/18/2012

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey.

With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone’s power. That is not all she finds.

What awesome reads are you waiting on?

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10 comments to Waiting on Wednesday: Missing Kids, Hallucinations and a New Queen

  • Ellen Faith  says:

    Crazy Dangerous sounds pretty good. And I had no idea the cover for The Crown of Embers was released. I think it looks better than the first one! All that purple.. Haha.

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  • Laurel-Rain Snow  says:

    I do like the look and sound of The Face on the Milk Carton…my kind of story!

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  • lovestoread0708  says:

    I have to get my hands on a copy of “The Face on the Milk Carton”!!!!!!!!

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  • Aleksandra  says:

    Great choices! Especially Rae Carson’s book – heard nothing but good things about those series. (:

    Aleksandra and her WoW

  • Mandi Kaye  says:

    The Face on the Milk Carton used to be one of my favorite books! That new cover is seriously creepy though.

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

  • Adriana C  says:

    I need to read the first book of Rae Carson, I heard that is really good. And Crazy Dangerous sounds interesting. great pics!
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  • Majanka  says:

    OMG. The cover for The Crown of Embers looks GORGEOUS. I’m totally hooked. I want that book. :) Also, the Face on the Milk Carton has an interesting premise. Might have to read that one as well! Great choices!

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  • Sarah @ Breaking the Binding  says:

    Oh wow, I didn’t know there was a sequel in the works for “The Girl of Fire and Thorns”. I recently red that book and absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to continue Elisa’s story!

  • mary Ann Langan  says:

    Great choices, enjoy!


  • kimba88  says:

    wow the milk carton looks creepy..excellent choices!
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