Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

"Waiting on Wednesday"  is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW is . . . 

Speechless by Hannah Harrington

The story of a girl named Chelsea Knot who takes a voluntary oath of silence after her gossip-mongering ways yield unexpected consequences…

Yes, I realize that this only has a sentence-long description. Yes, I want to read it anyway.  First off, even that one sentence description would probably be enough to hook me, even if I wasn't already smitten with the author's writing; a girl who swears to silence after her gossiping goes too far?  Yes, please.  

More importantly, though, it's written by Hannah Harrington.  I was completely in love with her first novel, so if Speechless is anywhere near as stunning as Saving June, it'll be a quick favorite.  

Also, that cover.  I know some aren't fond of it because of how very plain it is, but I'm . . . in love with it, to be honest.  I just picture this novel sitting on shelves, brilliant white with its bold, raised text and dark tagline, amongst a horde of snappy dresses and flashy colors.  And it makes me smile.  Because you know what this novel will do? It will stand out.  It will be the one that catches your eye.  It will be the one in your bag when you leave that store.

So, yes. I am completely in love with the concept of this one, and I wish September didn't seem so terribly far away.  

What's your WoW this week? Leave a link in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out.



I imagine there will be a lot of drama attached to both the speechlessness and the preceding gossip. You're right - the premise is very interesting. And I'm with you on liking the white cover. It will certainly stand out. Nice pick!

If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.


Thanks! Yeah, I think this one will definitely be very eye-catching amongst the typical YA covers of today.

Traci @ The Reading Geek

Wow this sounds like it will be really good! I haven't heard of this yet but I will definitely be adding it to my list. It definitely sold me on that short summary already. I also really like the white cover and it may be simple but I think it is going to fit well with the story.

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Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars

I didn't know about this book before and now I've got to go add in on Goodreads! For a one sentence description, it sure does grab the reader's attention! And I definitely agree with you about the white cover--although my biggest fear will be getting it dirty. x-x

Wendy Darling

I really, really liked SAVING JUNE so I'm excited to see HH has another book out soon! Yay. Great pick for this week. :)

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


I think that the description is intriguing. It's just enough to make you want to know what it's about. It sounds good. Awesome pick!


I'm excited for this one, too! Saving June was okay, but given how much potential was in it, I bet as she releases more, Harrington will only get even better.


That cover...

It really makes me THINK, and that description is so intriguing. It wins. -scurries to Goodreads and adds-

Sam (Realm of Fiction)

One sentence or not, I like the sound of this! I will have to keep an eye out for more news. :)

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