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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday @harperteen

"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 pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Book Description

 April 24, 2012  13 and up  8 and up
Twittercide [twit-er-sahyd]: the killing of one human being by another while the victim is in the act of tweeting. 

Call me crazy, but I figured writing for the Herbert Hoover High Homepage would be a pretty sweet gig. Pad the resume for college applications, get a first look at the gossip column, spend some time ogling the paper's brooding bad-boy editor, Chase Erikson. But on my first big story, things went...a little south. What should have been a normal interview with Sydney Sanders turned into me discovering the Homecoming Queen-hopeful dead in her pool. Electrocuted while Tweeting. Now, in addition to developing a reputation as HHH's resident body finder, I'm stuck trying to prove that Sydney's death wasn't suicide.

I'm starting to long for the days when my biggest worry was whether the cafeteria was serving pizza sticks or Tuesday Tacos...

 About the Author


Gemma Halliday

Biography

In her previous life, Gemma worked in such diverse jobs as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic. Luckily, she sold her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005, ending her string of eclectic employment.

Since then, Gemma has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Reader's Choice award and three RITA nominations. She now makes her home in the San Francisco Bay area, where she is hard at work on her next book.


 Details

  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062003321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062003324

I adored the first one in this series, Deadly Cool, and can't wait for the follow up!

4 comments:

  1. I really like Gemma Halliday's High Heels mystery series, but haven't read her YA books yet. Will have to check them out!

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  2. I can't wait for this one either! I won Deadly Cool from you and I loved it! I will definitely be ordering this book :-)

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  3. Awesome choice!! I love the cover!!

    Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday!!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-33-sapphire-blue.html

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  4. Not heard of this series before but it sounds quite interesting! :D

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this week!

    Faye

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