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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Watched by Sharde Richardson

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

Watched by Sharde Richardson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: May 30, 2011
Publisher: Jolt

Summary: Mikayla doesn’t want much: just to rock out to her favorite band, become the next Kwiki Stop video gaming champion, and keep her Q-tip habit under control. What she does want is the sight of the sudden inexplicable dark auras around everyone to stop. Problem is, those auras are demons and Mikayla is the last trait holder with the power to ban them. Which is a total buzz kill. To make matters worse, the town folk of Sulphur Springs don’t look the same, and her classmates are a little dark in the eyes. There are murders, suicides, reckless skinny-dipping, gratuitous use of Q-tips, and newfound powers that Mikayla must learn to control. Her past becomes present when a shape-shifter tells her what her true identity is, and how to keep the demons of Hell from nipping at her Converse. Through him she’ll discover who to trust, who to kiss, and how valuable her abilities are to the right beings. Because the evils of Hell aren’t staying down without a fight. Or without her soul.

My Thoughts: When Sharde first introduced me to Watched, the cover struck me as a beautiful combination of colors which gave it an artistic quality. Then, I read the summary and fell in lust with the quirky concept. I really like the fact that Mikayla plays video games, definitely a hobby I haven't really seen for girl characters. Also, the supernatural element sounds delicious. I can't wait to read this one!

What are your thoughts on Watched?
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Juju at Tales of said...

Me too!
Such a cool cover too!
Great choice!

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Akasha Hale & Lexus Salvatore said...

Sharde Richarson is so kind. I meet her in the "Book Blogger Get Together Chat". Your right about the cover art, it's shockingly beautiful with all those colours.

Sara said...

The cover is absoultely stunning! This sounds all around wonferful. Thanks for sharing (:

Elodie said...

Awesome pick !! This cover looks so gorgeous !! I really can't wait for this one either !!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

LoL, this was my WoW pick this week, too! :) Great minds... :h:

Tasha said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. You can see what I'm waiting on here

ajmitchell said...

Thanks so much for putting this one out here! I'd never heard of it but it sounds amazing and I love that she's into video games. I've always loved Gamer Girl by Mancusi for the same reason. Just added this one to my wishlist.

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