Waiting on Wednesday: Team Human

"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 eagerly waiting on:

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: HarperTEEN
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: 2012
Goodreads  /  LibraryThing - doesn't have it. Sorry!

A girl and a vampire fall madly in love... The girl's best friend is deeply unimpressed.

Why do I want to read this? Basically just because of the authors who wrote it. They're pretty awesome. But also, because I read Sarah Rees Brennan's explanation behind the book, where she said this:

Actually, we got the idea from NEW MOON. I will explain. Justine was at a showing of the movie NEW MOON, and we were chatting beforehand, and I said: 'Let me know how you enjoy my favourite part.' So when she returned...

JUSTINE: So what was your favourite part?
SARAH: When Bella's friend yells at her.
JUSTINE: When the heroine's friend yells at our depressed heroine? Sarah, I thought you were Team Bella!
SARAH: I am! Of course I am! Go Bella's agency and having whichever dude she pleases! But that scene just really reminded me of school, when your friend gets all wrapped up in this guy-
JUSTINE: Yes, and you don't think the guy is that great-
SARAH: Exactly, but he's suddenly always the topic of conversation, and you have all this friend jealousy-
JUSTINE: It's all part of the difficult untwining time of friendships when you're having first romances and you're like 'Hey, my friend and I aren't the same person. TURNS OUT.'
SARAH: Different needs! Who'd have thought.
JUSTINE: Someone should write that book. There need to be more friendship books.
SARAH: Yes! All about the girl whose best friend starts dating a vampire.
JUSTINE: We should write that book.
SARAH: We totally should.

Read the full post HERE.

...that idea totally rocks! And I just know the book will rock too. Can't wait to read it!

What are you waiting on?


  1. That's pretty interesting to read. It's always nice to see how the authors came up with their ideas.

  2. Team Human! Looks like a great idea. And Justine Larbalestier is an amazing author...that is an excellent pick!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  3. Haha this is awesome!! How I have never heard of this before? I absolutely love the idea behind it, and I adore when authors team up to write novels. So fun. Thanks so much for featuring it!

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  4. This is definitely new to me. I LOVE the tagline on the book and the one you posted next to it. Brilliant! I just went to SRB's website and read the whole story of how this book came to be. This is completely outside what I usually read but I think I want to grab this one! Thanks for making me aware of it!! This is why I love WOW so much!! Check out my WOW here

  5. The synopsis made me LOL

    New follower, hopping through :)

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    The Romanceaholic

  6. My first time seeing this book. But I'm definitely loving the reasoning behind the idea. The summary may not be enough to draw me in, but the addition of the reasoning certainly helped. Though, like you, the authors are also pretty fantastic, so I'd probably read this for them.

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    Kim @ Book Munchies

  7. Just the mention of 'NEW MOON' did it for me, my WOW: http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

  8. Ohh this one is intriguing!
    Great pick!
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  9. Ok I am definitely intrigued, thanks for the except about the thoughts behind the book Greta pick!

  10. This sounds really fun I saw it last week on someone's WoW. Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  11. Well that's definitely different. I might just have to check it out. This is the first I've heard of it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. HA! I love their little convo that brought on the idea. While I'm not a fan of the cover, I do like the idea!

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  13. Interesting. Cool choice. I love that you picked something rather different.

  14. I LOVE the idea for this book! And it's co-written by Justine Larbalastier? Yes, please.


  15. I love the conversation between the authors! And yeah, I know exactly how it feels when your friend gets totally wrapped up in a guy :/

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  16. I like the little blurb on it. Am adding to my list. Here's my WoW

  17. Great pick! This is a new one to me. It sounds really good!

  18. OK, at first, I was like, "Uh, another Twilight spoof?" But this actually sounds interesting. It probably would have been good without the Twilight reference, but this way they got a lot more publicity.


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