Waiting on Wednesday: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking the Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am Waiting On:

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 5.24.11
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.

Before I even start in on what draws me to this book, can I just say how much I loved Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy? Because I loved it A LOT. And while I realize that Beauty Queens will be nothing like the Gemma Doyle trilogy (it's not even the same genre!), the first reason I wanted to read it was still because Libba Bray wrote it. She is a captivating writer.

And now: what draws me to this book? Why am I waiting--eagerly waiting--for its release? Take a look at that cover please, and try to tell me you aren't interested to find out more about it. Next, read that description and tell me you didn't laugh to yourself and think: "Hah! Stupid beauty queens. Serves them right for being so unabashedly beautiful." Oh, the horror!

I rest my case.

I NEED to get my hands on this book!


  1. I Agree the cover is definitely eye-catching! I like the plot as well ;) Great pick! Here's my WoW

  2. That's an awesome cover! And I love Libba Bray because she's just so cool and her books are just great! Definitely looking forward to this.

    Here's my WoW picks for this week

  3. Have never read Bray before, but this book's cover is enough to have me correcting that one as soon as this one is released. Great pick!

  4. This one really looks cool. I love that lipstick ammo belt!! Great choice!

  5. I LOVE Libba's AGATB series, so I'm thinking about delving into this one, too! I haven't read GOING BOVINE, so I haven't read anything of Libba's that wasn't set in history and a little magical. Though, it might be a great change of pace and the cover is definitely eye-grabbing!

    Check out my WOW this week!

  6. I really love this one! Cover is very eye-catching.. and I really liked the sash and bullets covering to her! So sexy... LOL! :]

    Here's my WoW

  7. This does look like way too much fun. Definitely goes on my TBR list.

    I have 3 picks in my WOW this week . . . just because I'm greedy.

  8. Great choice!! I have been wanting to read this one too! Thank you for sharing!

    My WoW

    Moonlight Gleam

  9. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

  10. Mia: I agree!

    Kai: Yes, Libba Bray definitely has the cool factor!

    Jan: I hope you do!

    Little Miss Becky: That's what caught my eye, immediately after the to-die-for bikini body. Love it!

    Brittany: I haven't read GOING BOVINE either, but I'm hoping that her awesome writing will be able to keep me interested in this book. I hope you read it, too!

    Marion: Hahaha, I agree. The cover is definitely sexy.

    Sally Saphire: I'm glad! Thanks for visiting!

    Moonlight Gleam: Thanks for stopping by!

    Tribute Books Mama: On my way right now!

    Juju: I hope you do!

    Sarah: Thanks for visiting!

  11. I still haven't read Beauty Queens but it sounds super awesome and your review made it sound even more awesome!

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