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Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Set For Release On: September 2nd, 2014

Summary From Goodreads

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one….

The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.

But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.

This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.

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As usual I was alerted to this title thanks to Cover Snark, a feature on A Reader of Fictions that I adore, and had to make it this WoW! Look at the prettiness that is this cover!!! There is elegance mixed with brutality, refinement combined with savagery, it’s beautiful! *stares* O_O

*still staring* O_O Seriously though, the cover is amazing, and on top of it the premise sounds awesome. What forms will this “evil” take? How many cool battles will ensue? Whatever will she wear as she attempts to slay it?! So many questions!

What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #23

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake

Set For Release On: September 1st, 2014 Mortal Gods

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No, I didn’t forget the summary this time, it just hasn’t been released yet. Regardless, as soon as I saw the cover, as well as just the fact that I freaking LOVED Antigoddess, was too much not to feature Mortal Gods. I can’t wait!!! All of the squeeeeeees! The cover is pretty cool as well with a similar vibe, but much different look than the first book. That probably didn’t make sense…but oh well.

I am looking forward to when the summary is released so that my excitement level can kick up a few more notches! I’m sure this will be just as amazing as Antigoddess, with an incredible world, brilliant characters, and Blake refusing to pull any punches. Weeee!

What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #22

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Rain by Amanda Sun

Set For Release On: June 24th, 2014

Summary From GoodreadsRain

American Katie Green has decided to stay in Japan. She’s started to build a life in the city of Shizuoka, and she can’t imagine leaving behind her friends, her aunt and especially Tomohiro, the guy she’s fallen in love with. But her return is not as simple as she thought. She’s flunking out of Japanese school and committing cultural faux pas wherever she goes. Tomohiro is also struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control.

When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be? In order to save themselves, Katie and Tomohiro must unravel the truth about Tomo’s dark ancestry, as well as Katie’s, and confront one of the darkest gods in Japanese legend.

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I’ll admit, I still haven’t read Ink even though it has been sitting in my TBR stacks since shortly after its release. However, I really liked the premise of it, the cover is awesome, and the setting is excellent. So I have high hopes for Ink and therefore am excited for Rain which comes out this summer.

The downside here is that Rain’s cover isn’t nearly as good as Ink’s. The guy’s face is alright though I’m not sure why he’s so pissed off, but the girl’s is just off. Her right eye doesn’t look natural at all, like it was put too far in. I don’t know. Regardless I want to read this as well as Ink and see if the execution can match up to the potential of the premise.

What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #21

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Set For Release On: October 7th, 2014

Summary From GoodreadsThe Fall

Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down?The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

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Read that last bit again. A reimagining of something Edgar Allan Poe wrote? Do you need any other reason to check this out? I don’t. However, the cover really does it for me too, though the font isn’t as somber as the rest of it which is a little distracting.

The main character is going to be starting in a coffin, how is that not incredibly intriguing? I can’t wait to discover what is going on in this world, how she plans to escape and rescue her brother, and what the heck is going on with this darker version of a “smart” house.

This is going to be a perfect October read, one I’ll likely save for Halloween unless I somehow get an early copy of it. What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #20

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Set For Release On: September 23rd, 2014

Summary From GoodreadsIn a Handful of Dust

The only thing bigger than the world is fear.

Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house, a man, children, and a water source—and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach.

When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

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I know this is going to be a really popular pick this week because OH MY GOODNESS LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!! O_O *stares*

Seriously though, so freaking pretty, worth a buy just to have it on my shelves, and goodness do I want that book! I really enjoyed Not a Drop to Drink and IaHoD is going to tell the story from Lucy’s perspective which is AWESOME! This is a great dystopian series (at least based on book 1), I know McGinnis is going to do more wonders with this one, oh, and did you see the summary? ROAD TRIP!!! Yes please, thank you, can I have it now? o_o

Can’t wait for this book, it is really far off…but I’ll make do somehow. What are your thoughts on IaHoD’s cover? Have you read Not a Drop to Drink, and if so are you excited for book 2 or is this not the series for you? What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #19

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney

Set For Release On: October 7th, 2014

The Invisible

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Nope, I did not forget to include the summary for the book like I usually do, but nice job spotting the absence of one! I haven’t found a summary for the book anywhere (I checked the author’s websites, Amazon, and Goodreads), but what we do know is that this is the sequel to The Brokenhearted. That’s pretty much all I need to know to want the book since there is so much potential in this series.

I chose this book now, despite not having a summary, because the cover was just released and I do like it quite a bit. It’s pretty much the opposite of The Brokenhearted, being all shiny and bright and hopeful (even though the city below does look grim), but the feel is still there somewhat. Right now I just want it in my hands so I can continue the story, have that cover somewhere on my shelves, and October seems so far away!

What are your thoughts on The Invisible’s cover? Have you read The Brokenhearted, and if so are you excited for book 2 or is this not the series for you? What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^


Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Gilded by Christina L. Farley

Set For Release On: March 1st, 2014

Summary From Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she’s next.

But that’s not Jae’s only problem.

There’s also Marc. Irresistible and charming, Marc threatens to break the barriers around Jae’s heart. As the two grow closer, Jae must decide if she can trust him. But Marc has a secret of his own—one that could help Jae overturn the curse on her family for good. It turns out that Jae’s been wrong about a lot of things: her grandfather is her greatest ally, even the tough girl can fall in love, and Korea might just be the home she’s always been looking for.

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I’m sure plenty of you have seen this book around on other WoW posts or anything connected to 2014 debut authors, but I HAD to pick it. Why? Look at that freaking amazing cover! *ogles it* O_O

Seriously though, the book sounds like it has tons of potential and there aren’t enough books set in Korea that are YA, so yes please! Plus, a bad-ass black-belted, arrow shooting, demi-god fighting female MC? Done. Sold. I can’t wait for this book, it looks fantastic, and as long as that romance is done well *fingers crossed* then I’m sure to love it. ^.^

Does Gilded sound like a book you would enjoy? Have you heard of it before, and what do you think about the premise? What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^