Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: One Part Sci-Fi, One Part Biography

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)Today here at Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours we are participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read. This WoW comes in two parts that are polar opposites. Hey, we really will read anything that isn't tied down!

Part 1 is a nod to my childhood love of sci-fi. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans has been blowing up across book blogs, and I finally got around to looking into it. I then promptly realized I heard Lenore speak this spring and remembered that THIS BOOK SOUNDS AWESOME! Someone please remind me again in January when it comes out that I totally want to read it. :-)

In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning. Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind (GoodReads).

The Brontes cover.Part 2 goes out to all lovers of the wild Gothic stories of the Bronte sisters! Cheers to classic lit!

I also want to read The Brontes by Juliet Barker. The Brontes is a new edition of Barker's acclaimed 1994 family biography. Thanks to my favorite book website, NPR, for pointing the way to this book! I have always been fascinated by the Bronte sisters, and with a tagline like that, this book sounds like it will not disappoint.

"Wild genius on the moors"? YES, PLEASE.


  1. Both of these look good! I've never read any of the Brontes novels, but I still kind of want to read the biography.

  2. I haven't heard of these but they looked interesting!
    Btw, here's my Wednesday post. :)
    Have a great day!
    *New follower. :)

  3. Both books are new to me. Level 2 sounds great and The Brontes are such an interesting family. The TBR pile just keeps on growing :)

  4. Both books sound great and I hope you enjoy both of them when you get a chance to read them. Great picks!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  5. I'm so thrilled that you're looking forward to LEVEL 2! Did you hear me speak at BEA?

    Come on January!!

    1. I heard you talk about Level 2 on a panel at the Teen Lit Carnival at my local NYPL in the West Village! Can't wait for Jan.

  6. I can't wait for Level 2! I'm a new follower. :)

  7. Two great choices, have been waiting for what feels like forever for Level 2 and thanks for the heads up about the new edition of The Brontes!

    Here's what I'm waiting for!

  8. Ooh, I'm a sucker for British lit. Bring on that Brontes bio!


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