Waiting on Wednesday: October Releases

A month or so ago, Loreal mentioned that she really liked it when I featured a list of books I was eagerly anticipating back for I Heart S&S Month. I haven’t done a Waiting on Wednesday for a while now, but I hope to go back doing this on a monthly basis. Here are all the titles I can’t wait to read, buy, or both in October.

The Death Cure by James Dashner

Summary: Thomas knows that Wicked can’t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they’ve collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It’s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test.

What Wicked doesn’t know is that something’s happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can’t believe a word of what Wicked says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.
Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

Expected Publication Date: October 11th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Why I Want to Read It: I love the Maze Runner series! It’s definitely one of my favorite dystopian thrillers. :)

Stick by Andrew Smith

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin) is bullied for being “deformed” – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father’s anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love – and his brother.

Expected Publication Date: October 11th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

Why I Want to Read It: I really enjoyed Andrew Smith’s The Marbury Lens so I can’t wait to read his next novel!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Expected Publication Date: October 18th 2011 by Scholastic Press

Why I Want to Read It: Maggie. Stiefvater. Need I say more?

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Summary: Perry Stormaire is a normal high school senior– he is busy applying to college and rehearsing with his band –until he agrees to go to the prom with the Lithuanian exchange student who is staying with his family. It turns out that Gobi Zaksauskas is not the mousy teenager that she seems but rather an attractive, confident trained assassin. Instead of going to the prom, Perry finds himself on a wild ride through the streets of New York City as Gobi commandeers the Jaguar his father lent him for the prom in order to take out her targets. Perry learns a lot about himself – and ends up with some amazing material for his college application essays.

Expected Publication Date: October 25th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Why I Want to Read It: It sounds too funny to pass up on. I got this ARC during BEA and I can’t wait to pick it up.

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  1. Ohhh, Stick. Andrew Smith’s The Marbury Lens practically scared the crud out of me so I might be staying a distance away from his other stuff. :P I am quite looking forward to The Scorpio Races — it’s the mention of water horses that did it. (I haven’t read Shiver or the others at all!)

  2. I can’t wait to read The Scorpio Races. Maggie Stiefvater writes so beautifully, I just know it’s going to be awesome.

    And lol! Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick sounds like a lot of fun. :D

  3. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Stick! It was absolutely amazing. It’s very different from The Marbury Lens, but I think you’ll really enjoy Andrew’s writing in this one as well. I also can’t wait for The Death Cure!

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