Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Stormchasers

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

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

The Stormchasers
By Jenna Blum
Publication Date: May 27

From the author's website:

"The Stormchasers is a contemporary novel set in the fictional Minnesotan town of New Heidelburg; the city of Minneapolis; and the lonely, majestic rural corridor of Tornado Alley. The novel focuses on the Hallingdahl twins, a brother and sister who are both fascinated with severe weather. The brother, a stormchaser, is also bipolar, and his sister is his caretaker; when the brother’s disorder causes a terrible event, the sister struggles with how to keep it and its aftermath a secret. As the novel follows how the twins’ bond twists and changes, The Stormchasers explores the question of how much we owe our siblings—and at what cost to ourselves."

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

70 comments:

Mary said...

That sounds really different and good! My pick is here.

Tina's Blog said...

This sounds like another great one....I'm adding it to my list!
Here's my selection:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html

boofsbookshelf.com said...

I like the sound of that one, Jill. I love the cover too.

Hereis my pick for this week.

vampira2468 said...

mine this week

vampira2468 said...

mine this week
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/magic-and-mayhem/#respond

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I always enjoy books involving siblings and families. Thanks for the pick this week. Here's my pick.

Jennifer G. said...

I've been waiting on this one too, I just haven't been able to find out a whole lot about it. I loved Those Who Save Us. Thanks for posting this!

Here is mine.

Kristi said...

Great pick! Love the sound of it! Here is my WoW pick.

Ophelia99 said...

Cool that it's set in MN! That's where I live and I always love reading book set there. Here's mine.

Erica said...

That sounds good; and I like the cover.

Here's mine:
http://cafesaturday.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Lizzy said...

Sounds really cool! When I was little I actually wanted to be a storm chaser :)

Here's mine this week:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-january-27.html

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Storm chasing has always fascinated me. This one sounds interesting.

My pick (I read YA so if you haven't noticed, I almost always pick a YA novel) LJBoldyrev.blogspot

J. said...

It sounds interesting :-) / My pick: http://enchanting-books.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Here's mine:
http://www.jennsbookshelves.com/2010/01/27/waiting-on-wednesday-the-map-of-true-places-by-brunonia-barry/

Alayne said...

Aww, I'm from Minnesota so this makes me all nostalgic for midwestern storms. Great pick! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

PolishOutlander said...

Oh goodness. I wonder what the terrible event was. Sounds interesting!
Here is my pick

Jenna said...

That sounds interesting! Plus I always read books by or about people named Jenna. :)

Here's mine.

Serpentine Librarian said...

Stormchasing. . .how interesting! It sounds like it will be good.

Here's mine WoW:
http://theserpentinelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-sisters-red.html

Shweta said...

This book definitely looks like a great read. Cover is really great too. My pick is http://shwetasbookjournal.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

This one sounds really interesting! Thanks for the heads up.

http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH that one sounds good - I love the cover and the discription sounds really intresting, since I have family that's bi-polar! Great pick!

Mine is here I am waiting on After and Dark Flame

Manga Maniac said...

My picks are here -

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3716

inthehammockblog said...

This one looks great! I love stories about sibling relationships. The cover is gorgeous!

Here's mine!!

Sab H. said...

What a pretty cover!

Mine's here!

nomadreader said...

Great pick. I haven't heard of it, but I'll keep my eyes peeled when it comes out. My pick this week is The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch.

OnyxRose said...

Sounds like a dark book, but one worth reading.
My pick is here.

Melanie said...

I've always wanted to go stormchasing! Great pick.

Mine's here: http://www.melaniesmusings.net/2010/01/wow-perchance-to-dream.html

Missy B. said...

Sounds good!

Here's mine:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/01/oooh-this-looks-good.html

Mary said...

That looks like a really good read!

Here is mine:

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-girl-who-chased.html

Christina/Book Addict said...

I agree. That sounds like a good read and something I would be interested in. Here's mine: http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Valerie said...

Ooh, gorgeous cover! And it sounds interesting. Here's mine.

Joy said...

Oh this sounds like a great book discussion pick! Here is mine,
Books and Life

Kay said...

I love that cover!!

Here's my pick this week.

Sayuri said...

http://www.damnheart.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my pick for the week http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2010/01/27/waiting-on-wednesday-january-27-almost-to-die-for-by-tate-hallaway

Book Snob said...

Wow! Cool book. Natural disasters is a fascinating subject!

Here's mine:

http://thegreatyaescape.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

ParaJunkee said...

Great choice. Sounds really intense. Bipolar is a very intense mental issue. One of my good friends is dealing with a similar issue but it is his wife. I will pass this along to him. Thanks for sharing. Here is Mine

chelleyreads said...

i have three this week! my picks are here: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/01/books-michelle-covets-marked-by.html

Diane said...

This sounds good Jill; Thanks

Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-private-life.html

ninefly said...

really like the contrast in colour of the cover *__*

here's mine:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/01/wishlist-wednesday-9.html

Kath said...

Sounds good, and I love Minnesota!

My WOW is Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage, I also was able to do an interview with Linda.

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-author-interview.html

Sara said...

My WoW post is here:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-23_27.html

Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

My husband and son are both fascinated by severe weather, but I'm not. The book sounds like a good one.

vvb32 reads said...

this pick is thought provoking on family relations.
here's my WoW

Sara said...

This looks like a really good read! I have lots and lots of siblings myself, so I would probably be able to relate!

This is my very first "Waiting On" Wednesday!
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

beautiful cover!
here's mine, a YA paranormal: http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-january-27-2010.html

Jami said...

Interesting read :)
My pic is @ YA Addict

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Sounds good!

Here is my first ever WoW!

http://flippingpagesforallages.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

:)

Lori said...

I think it would be fun to be a storm chaser, but not practical with kids. Perhaps, when they are older, I will chase one.

Here is Mine.

Caitlin said...

This books sounds really good I'm also now anticipating it..here is my pick.. http://visionquestfail.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love this cover.

Here's mine: http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-red-umbrella.html

Bonnie said...

That sounds like an interesting book. My pick of the week is
HERE.

booksslicedanddiced said...

This premise reminds me of the "balloon boy!" My first "waiting" pick is here http://booksslicedanddiced.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/haruki-murakami/

Sara M said...

Nice pick.

Here's mine: Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Angel said...

My first time with this meme.
Here's mine..
http://readingangel002.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesdays.html

The Library Lurker said...

Sounds good! I'm new at this, so this is my first WoW! Thanks for hosting!

http://librarylurker.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-before-i-fall.html

AlexReadsBooks said...

Here's my choice!

http://alexreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

jacobsbeloved said...

Oooh a book about siblings, I like it!

Here's mine:

http://jacobsbeloved.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-shaladors-lady.html

Maura said...

Cool Pick :)
My pick is:

http://monsterofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/wow-gardner-sa-bodeen.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

INCiDeNT said...

Sounds uber interesting! ;)

Mine is here.

Gwendolyn B. said...

That sounds interesting - and I love the cover.
Here's mine!

Julie said...

Yours sounds like a good pick! Here's mine for the week:
http://brichtabooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-stuff.html

Ella Press said...

Here's mine.
Happy Wednesday!

thekams said...

The cover is amazing, and the book sounds really interesting.

Here's mine!

jacabur1 said...

I hate weather and my least favorite movie was Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton in "Twister". The book however delves into more than that and sounds like a heartwarming read. Here is mine it is quite different genre to say the least .

http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

jackie b central texas

Christina T said...

The Stormchasers sounds like a really moving story. It will probably make a great book club selection.

Here is my first Waiting on Wednesday pick:
http://reading-extensively.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Becky said...

I just LOVE your WOW this week. I have a fascination with extreme weather like you wouldn't believe. Twister is one of my favourite films much to my husband's disapproval. I didn't get time to do a WOW this week but I already have one ready for next week!

Emidy said...

This sounds like such a unique book. The cover is so eye-catching, too!

Emidy
from Une Parole

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great choice! Check out my WoW here!