Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases that everyone is waiting on.
This weeks selection is:
Title: The Circle (Engelsfor #1)
Author: Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg
Published: May 2nd, 2013
On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates--Vanessa, Linnea, Anna-Karin, Rebecka and Ida--arrive, compelled the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida's body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. The park is a safe haven; the school, a place of danger. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends…but they are the Chosen Ones.
As the weeks pass, each girl practices her special power; Vanessa can become invisible; Anna-Karin, now the most popular girl in school, discovers her gift for mind control; Rebecka can light fires through magic. Minoo's power is yet to be revealed. They are not all firmly committed to their mission--to discover the truth about Elias's death. But then there is a second death, of one of their circle. Now determined to fight the evil forces, they begin to learn magic from The Book of Patterns, an ancient work with a will of its own that reveals different things to different witches.
In this gripping first installment of the Engelsfors Trilogy, a parallel world emerges in which teenage dreams, insanely annoying parents, bullying, revenge, and love collide with flirtation, dangerous forces, and ancient magic. An international sensation with rights sold in 24 countries, The Circle is razor-sharp and remarkable from start to finish.
I think that this one sounds interesting and it's obviously popular in other parts of the world!