Waiting on Wednesday: August 5, 2015


18006496Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) – Sarah J. Maas
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .


She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Since it is officially august, i can say less than a month till this beauty is in my hands!! I plan on re-reading the first books in the series to prepare but really i am ready for this on now. is it september yet??


 

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Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I am a huge sucker for the-boy-next-door plots and everything everything just adds that extra twist to the plot. I’ve heard nothing but goods things from early reviewers and I’m just really excited for this book. Plus as an added bonus, Nicola Yoon is going to be at YallFest this year! So let’s get this month over with, cause I’m ready for fall releases.

 

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Waiting on Wednesday: April 22, 2015

21414439Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard 
Release Date – January 2016 from Tor

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

LET’S JUST STARE AT THAT COVER FOR A SECOND….OK but I cannot express how excited I am for this book! I LOVED Susan’s other series Something Strange and Deadly and always want more words from Susan. 2016 is far away but I know it will be worth it for this story.


 

22836576The Death Code (The Murder Complex #2) by Lindsay Cummings
Release Date – May 26, 2015 by Greenwillow Books

With short, fast-paced, alternating point-of-view chapters, The Death Code starts several weeks after The Murder Complex ended. Zephyr keeps the secret about Meadow close—that if she dies, The Murder Complex will be destroyed, too. Meadow, desperate to find her brother, father, and little sister, is determined to fearlessly fight to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old. The Death Code introduces a memorable cast of secondary characters and delivers a vivid and scary thrill ride read.

I thought The Death Code was a good choice for my first Waiting on Wednesday post, considering I’m very impatiently waiting on this book to be in my hands. It’s original release date would have been just a few days away, but now we must wait just one more month. I can do it… I think. I just need more Zephyr James in my life, that’s all. I’m so excited!

 

Waiting on Wednesday: May 8, 2013

13561164Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Release Date – May 28, 2013 from Harlequin Teen

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all….

This is actually a companion novel to Pushing The Limits so you do not actually have to read Pushing The Limits before reading this one. I am really excited for this one because I love an opposites attract story.

Thoughts on companion novels? Love or hate opposites attract?

Waiting on Wednesday: May 1, 2013

14061955Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date – June 4, 2013 from Henry Holt and Co.

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Shadow and Bone was one of my FAVORITE reads of 2012 and therefore the sequel is one of my most anticipated books of the year. I am not usually huge on fantasy but this is such a beautifully written story. I cannot wait to pick this one up!

Did you read Shadow and Bone? What is your most anticipated sequel?

Waiting on Wednesday: April 24, 2013

14744489The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Release Date – May 7, 2013 from Entangled Teen

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

This book takes place in the summer and I love reading books about summer. I fully consider myself a nerd and absolutely love nerdy book boyfriends. I think this is one I will be reading by the pool!

Do you have a favorite season setting? Thoughts on this weeks book?

Waiting on Wednesday: April 17, 2013

14748094The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
Release Date – April 23, 2013 from HarperTeen

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Iléa.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

I absolutely loved The Selection and CANNOT wait for The Elite. On top of it all Kiera Cass (and company) are coming to Anderson’s in May as part of the Dark Days tour. I am very excited for all of this!

Did you read The Selection? Are you excited for The Elite?

Waiting on Wednesday: April 10, 2013

11044367 Taken (Taken #1) by Erin Bowman
Release Date – April 16, 2013 from HarperTeen

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

What are your thoughts on Taken? Is it on your TBR list?