Mar 13 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #40 Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor & Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Posted by Jenea in Just Talking, Waiting on Wednesday / 30 Comments




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that showcases our most anticipated upcoming releases.




I have two this week that I am really looking forward to.





prep school



Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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Meet Anne Dowling – a fresh, original, and funny new YA heroine whose knowing, irreverent voice will remind readers of Pretty Little Liars and Private.

Anne practically runs her exclusive prep school on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she burns part of it down. Accidentally. Her lawyer father decides to send his not-quite-so-innocent only daughter to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Determined to reform her bad girl ways and make it back to New York, making friends at the Wheatley School is the last thing Anne cares about. There is one girl Anne is able to stand, though—her roommate Isabella. That is, until Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school.

Anne is convinced someone knows what happened to Isabella the night she was viciously murdered—but no one is talking. That’s when Anne starts to notice how old and creepy the Wheatley School really is. When she meets Isabella’s twin brother and learns he also thinks the school might be covering up the truth about Isabella’s death, Anne can’t help it…she starts poking around. Utilizing her lock-picking skills, unmistakable charm, and the help of a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping around in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.













Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Harper Children’s

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Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program–it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum–a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux’s teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.









I absolutely love boarding school and mystery stories, so this is right up my alley. Anne sounds like she is going to be great. Asylum sounds like ti will be super creepy, and I am all for the creepier the better. What are you waiting on?




Happy Reading…




30 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #40 Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor & Asylum by Madeleine Roux”

  1. RaindropSoup (@vRSoup)

    Prep School Confidential sounds fun yet mysterious—a great combo. Asylum sounds super creepy all around. Great picks. I like how you’ve got the boarding school theme this week but with both books having a different overall feel. Hope you can get your hands on copies soon. Happy reading!

    Raina @ The LUV’NV

  2. Tanja

    I’ve seen Prep School as a pick last week but Asylum is new for me. It sounds really good. I hope you’ll get the book soon. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Bookworm1858

    I am interested in both of these books-I don’t think I’ve seen Asylum before and it might be too creepy for me but I’m willing to give it a shot :)

  4. Lauren

    Ooh Aslyum looks really creepy. I loved Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, so I’m looking forward to another creepy photo-novel. Prep School Confidential sounds cool too. Great picks!

  5. Bree

    Asylum looks SO good, I’m looking forward to it, too! I just discovered it the other day, actually! Can’t wait!!

    Bree :)

  6. Andrea @ The Bookish Babe

    Nice picks! Prep School Confidential sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jade

    Thanks for calling by my WOW yesterday! :D Prep School Confidential is already on my wishlist but Asylum is a new one for me and I’m already really interested :)

  8. Kimberly Peterson (@onwingsofbooks)

    I totally want to read Prep School Confidential. I dislike that cover though. I saw somewhere an earlier version of the cover where the background was grass (maybe a building in the background) and it was much better. This one is too much red.

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