Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Tris and Izzie

 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
Here is my pick of the week!
 
 
Title: Tris and Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Release Date: 11 Oct. 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA                     
Pages: 272

Synopsis from Goodreads

A modern retelling of the German fairy tale "Tristan and Isolde," Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Last week I watched Tristan and Isolde for the first time and I absolutely loved it! What a wonderful movie. I'm very excited for the book. I actually saw this book first and really liked the cover, and after reading the synopsis I had to see the movie.

What's your pick of the week? Leave a link and I'll check it out!
 
I have one more thing to talk about today. In October me and Tiffany @ "perfectly" inked! will be hosting a halloween themed blog hop. Each week will feature different creatures and we will have giveaways and reviews of books about the creatures of the week. Right now we're looking for bloggers who would be interested in linking up with us. 
If you want to join us you can contact my email (indigo331@comcast.net) or Tiffany's (guyanese_angel96@yahoo.com) and we'll tell you the list of creatures and you can decide which weeks you want to link up in. You can post reviews, giveaways, or something else about the creatures you would like to feature with us. We'll be happy to answer any questions, too!


70 comments:

  1. I am in loooooove with this cover. It's actually part of the background on my computer right now. :P Tris & Izzie was my WoW pick a while ago and I actually have an ARC of it, but I haven't read it yet because I've read some not-so-great reviews and I'm scared I won't like it. I figure by putting it off I can keep pretending there's a chance that I'll still love it, haha. Good choice!

    My Wow

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  2. I love the cover of this one and have it in my TBR pile, but after having seen a lot of not so favourable reviews for it, I'm a little worried about picking it up. Hopefully you'll like it.

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  3. I think this sounds pretty good. And yeah, the cover is beautiful. Nice pick.

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  4. I have an ARC of this one but haven't had a chance to read it.

    My WoW http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  5. This one is on Netgalley - you should check it out! :) I've read some not so great reviews for it, though.

    Check out My WoW on my blog!

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  6. I recently reviewed this one on my blog (thanks to NetGalley) and I have to admit that I didn't really like it. :( But maybe it just wasn't for me, so I hope that you will like it. :)

    Carina

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  7. That is such a gorgeous cover! I've heard a lot of mixed reactions about this book though, but I'd still like to give it a chance. Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  8. I really love the cover on this one. I'm still on the fence about reading it, I've heard a lot of mixed opinions on it but I may still check it out.

    New follower here by the way! :)

    My Waiting On Wednesday post: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-18.html

    <3
    Taylor

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  9. You must read the original of this first....although this book looks awesome.

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  10. new follower :)

    I got this book a couple weeks ago and I reviewed it on my blog!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!
    http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-7-half-blood.html

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  11. The premise sounds so good, I'm surprised to see so many unfavorable reviews. As opposed to some, this makes me want to read it more to see if they're right. Thanks for the heads up everybody!

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  12. I've been really excited for this! The cover is really romantic and I love the sound of the story, although I have read mixed reviews. So hopefully it'll be a winner for me.

    Really looking forward to your Halloween blog hop! Sounds like it'll be awesome fun. I won't commit to anything yet, because I'm not sure if I'll be able to, but I'm potentially interested in joining in. I'll email you if I can :)

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  13. This cover is reason enough to pine for this book. :-) I've read such mixed reviews that I am actually a bit scared to pick it up and read. Hopefully I enjoy it!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  14. Hi, Aliya! Thank you so much for commenting on my WOW! And I love your pick!! I love retellings of famous fairy tales, as well as Arthurian tales. This one looks just GREAT!! And yes, that cover...absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thanks for sharing!! : )

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  15. I LOVED Tristan & Isolde so it sounds like I'm going to love love love this one! What a great WoW pick! Thanks so much for sharing! Come stop by our blog sometime!

    Check out Sash's WoW post !
    And don't forget our amazing GIVEAWAYS !

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my WoW! This choice sounds great.

    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

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  17. This one sounds pretty good. I like modern retellings in YA, so awesome choice!

    My WoW

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  18. This is on my TBR list. I looks so great.

    Megan @Read It, See It

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  19. This is one I picked up from NetGalley to review. You should see if you could get an e-copy there too.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by! This one looks amazing! I love the story of Tristan and Isolde.

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  21. I don't know why this book keeps getting bad reviews. I'm going to read it anyway! It's the rebel in me - I don't like being told what to like:) Thanks for stopping by my blog - so funny that we picked the same book! You'll have to tell me what you think about it when you read it!
    Jessica @ Books: A true story

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  22. I cant wait for this one! Great pick:)

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  23. sounds like a good pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

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  24. Thanks for stopping by!

    Unfortunately I really didn't get on with Tris and Izzie (review on my blog) but hope you will like it.

    Amy @ Turn the Page

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  25. the cover is beautiful and i have heard many good things about this book... i need to get a copy.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  26. Looks good! Love the cover!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  27. Great pick! This one sounds amazing and I'll probably check out it once it releases. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

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  28. I really love this cover. I hope that you enjoy it when you get it!

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  29. I agree with everyone else, the cover is super gorgeous! i haven't really heard much about this book, so i'm kinda excited to read it too! :)

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  30. Great choice! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  31. LOVE the cover of this book. the early reviews of it has been mixed but that cover!! great pick :)

    Check out our WoW post.

    -Michelle

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  32. This book looks so good! It seems like it's taking forever to be released. :)

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  33. Not a fan of this book but I hope you enjoy it.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

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  34. I got this one on NetGalley. I can't wait to start it!

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  35. I've heard mixed reviews on this one. I hope you like it!

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  36. Beautiful cover.

    Visit my: http://readingandall.blogspot.com/2011/08/esperando-na-quarta-4.html

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  37. I am also excited to read this one! =D

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  38. I am a NEW follower and I love ur blog cant wait to see ur blog hop

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  39. I have also heard mixed reviews on this book but the cover is amazing!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  40. I have this on my TBR list. I've never heard about the original story/fairytale it is based on, but it sounds good.

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  41. I really enjoyed Harrison's other books, so I'm looking forward to this one too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  42. I have it on my tbr pile, looks really good, the cover is gorgeous!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Mariana @ Smart Girls Read

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  43. This sounds really good. :) I'm not sure if I have ever read the original fairy tale or not. Thanks for the comment on my WoW and I made sure to follow your blog. :)

    Justin @ Justin's Book blog

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  44. I couldn't get into this one. I got it from NetGalley but didn't finish it. I hope you like it though.

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  45. I've seen this around and I'm quite tempted since it's another retelling...

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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  46. Thanks for stopping by! Like many others who have commented before me, I got this book through netgalley and couldn't finish either.

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  47. Nice pick! Love the cover and the story sounds great too.

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  48. This cover is one of the prettiest I've seen in awhile. I hope the story lives up to the cover.

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  49. I've been reading a lot of mixed things about this book, but the cover is just stunning! thanks so much for dropping by my blog :)

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  50. Very pretty cover. I've heard about it from a few people who've recieved an ARC and I'm not sure if it's something I'd enjoy though. I hope you like it though! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  51. This looks really good. I guess there are a lot of negative reviews about it, but I think that it sounds cute :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Gabbi @ BookBreather

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  52. I'm looking forward to reading this, though it's gotten mostly terrible reviews on Goodreads! Fingers crossed =| Thanks for stopping by!

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  53. Sarah is reading this right now and she's is love with it. I will tell her about the movie. I also love the idea for the Halloween creature hop. I will email, because I think it would be fun to join. Great choice on a WoW!

    -Emilia @ The Story Seekers.

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  54. Took me a while to get to the bottom of your comments, lol.
    I started this a few weeks ago but it just didnt sit well. I saw somebody else mentioned it being available in Netgalley, if you aren't signed up you should be,egmont has all their books set to pre approved so you can read almost right away!

    Thank for stopping by! Now following

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  55. Thanks for stopping by! I wasn't a big fan of the original story of "Tristan and Isolde," so I'm not too sure how keen I'd be on a retelling, but I have to admit the cover is gorgeous :D

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  56. Thanks for stopping by :)
    This has been on my wishlist for a while now!
    I can't wait to read it!

    Shirley

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  57. That cover is GORGEOUS!!! The plot sounds interesting too! Will be adding this to my wish list I thinks!!!

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  58. I got Tris and Izzie from NetGalley! I still haven't read it :s

    Let me think about the Halloween hop, I'm looking to do something on my blog for Halloween but still aren't sure if I will have the time...

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  59. I don't think I've read the original fairy tale Tristan and Isolde, but this still sounds realy good. That cover is so pretty!!

    New follower! :]

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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  60. I've heard mostly negative reviews for this one, but I hope you like it!

    Thanks for stopping by Readers Unite and happy reading!

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  61. I adore the cover of this book. I'm always a sucker for love stories!
    Loving your blog. :0) Thanks for stopping by mine. XO

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  62. I have the ARC of this and keep bumping it up the pile. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday :)

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  63. I can't wait to read this even though I don't know the tale. I got the book on NetGalley!

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  64. I love the story of Tristan and Isolde, so I'm curious to read this book. Like pretty much everyone else, I love the cover! Great pick!

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  65. Great post and happy Friday! Also, I see you're currently reading The Liar Society. I just started that book today!

    I’m a new follower— wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

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  66. oh I am very curious about this!!
    xoxo
    http://miss-philo.blogspot.com/

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  67. Sorry...I'm late on replying back. This is one of my fave covers of 2011. I can't to read it! Great pick :)

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  68. I loved the Tristan and Isolde movie (largely due to James Franco's curly hair, but still...) so I'm interested to see this adaptation! I love it when they retell stories like this -- I mean, look at 10 Things I Hate About You. Most epic adaptation EVER.

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