Waiting on Wednesday (27) — Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Beauty Queens

From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A “Lost”-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count

Beauty Queens is expected to be released on May 24th 2011 by Scholastic Press.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    March 2, 2011

    Seems strange…. and funny. I like it. Great pick!

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    March 2, 2011

    This one sounds funny. Will have to give it a try.

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    March 2, 2011

    This sounds like it could go either way for me. Love or hate. I'll be reading it either way, great pick :)

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    Jess (Gone with the Words)

    March 2, 2011

    Yes! I loooove this cover and I'm SO looking forward to reading this!! Awesome pick!

    Here's what I'm Waiting on Wednesday!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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    Christy @ReaderBee

    March 2, 2011

    Great pick! I can't wait to start this book!

    Happy Wednesday!

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    March 2, 2011

    LOL I heard Libba's books are fun reads might have to give them a try.

    This Week's WOW

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    March 2, 2011

    I'm excited for this book too. It looks really funny!

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    March 2, 2011

    I've seen other people feature this before. It looks interesting, I'm definitely a LOST fan. Great choice!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

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    Gina @ My Precious

    March 2, 2011

    I saw this one last week in the WOW. What a unique cover.

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    March 2, 2011

    Ha! The cover definitely caught my eye!

    Old Follower
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    Happy Reading!

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    Julia :)

    March 2, 2011

    The cover is so cheesy but the premise sounds AWESOME. Plus I love Libba Bray! Definitely looking forward to this on too. :)

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    March 3, 2011

    Ooh, can't wait for this one! Love the Lord of the Flies with beauty queens vibe. Very out there.
    The Book Swarm