Waiting on Wednesday--Heart of Stone, by M.L. Welsh, and Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke

So just a few days ago I posted about my fondness for Mistress of the Storm, by M.L. Welsh, and lo! I then read this post at Nayu's Reading Corner about the sequel, just released over in the UK (from Random House)!
Here's the publisher's summery:

After a wonderful summer sailing, Verity Gallant just wants life to stay the same forever. But as she should know by now, not everything in life turns out as we would like.

The land is shifting beneath the ancient harbour town of Wellow, causing mysterious caves to appear in cliff faces, terrifying rock falls and dangerous landslides. And the earth isn't the only thing crumbling...Verity is thrilled that Jeb has returned, but their feelings for each other threaten her friendship with Henry and Martha.

Once again Verity and her friends are embroiled in a tale of evil, intrigue and lost love, as a powerful force works its way towards Wellow, hell-bent on putting an end to all happiness. The Heart of Stone is the key, and the race is on to find it.

And now I am waiting anxiously for such time as I feel the number of unread books in my house has diminished enough to go on a UK book buying spree courtesy of the Book Depository. I hate having my birthday right after Christmas--I have already, in the past week, amassed enough of a wants list for several birthdays between now and next December!

And I don't usually make my Waiting on Wednesday posts more than one book, but I can't resist--Ben Hatke has just published the wonderful cover of the second book about Zita the Spacegirl:You can see the full wrap around at his blog. My boys and I loved the first Zita book (which made the Cybils shortlist in graphic novels), and I am so looking forward to this one, which comes out September 4th from First Second.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. September 4th seems like such a loooonng time to wait...

  2. I know what I'm getting my son for Valentine's Day. He's going to LOVE Zita.

  3. It does, doesn't it. But still...it's good to know it's coming.

    I hope your son enjoys meeting Zita as much as mine did! It's so VERY NICE to give a boy a book with a girl front and center, and have them love it!

  4. There's a new Zita book? I want one!

  5. Hoorah! I loved the first Zita story... can't wait for the second.

  6. I'd buy Heart of Stone based on the cover alone! Not that I'm letting myself buy any more books, of course...

    1. I'm just going to read the two hundred books I have on my pile in the next few weeks, and then allow myself to buy again!


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