Author: Jeanne Ryan
Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin)
Release Date: Sept 13, 2012
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When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game *knows* her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating—Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, and the prize might be their lives.
Title: The Suburban Strange
Author: Nathan Kotecki
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: Oct 02, 2012
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Shy Celia Balaustine is befriended by a mysterious group of outliers called The Rosary at her new school, Suburban High. The Rosary exposes Celia to new experiences and ideas that help her break out of her shell. Soon though, Celia discovers something is not quite right at Suburban. Girls at the school begin having near fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays. Who is causing the accidents and why? Celia's own sixteenth birthday is fast approaching and she is inexorably drawn into an underground conflict between good and evil—the Kind and the Unkind—that is bubbling beneath Suburban High.
I feel as though the synopsis for each book could do with a bit of work, but from what is there, I do genuinely like the sound of these. Nerve appeals to the nerdy side of me and The Suburban Strange appeals to the...er, other side of me. :D Plus I love the fact both books have stunning covers that are DIFFERENT to what we see all the time.
So, what do you think? Do you like the sound of these? Leave me your thoughts and be sure to include a link to your WOW posts if you have done one. - And on a side note, I should probably let you know that I am away for all of Wednesday but promise to catch up on blog visits soon. :)