Waiting on Wednesday (6)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books that we are eagerly waiting to read.

This Week:

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Release Date: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury

It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her. It also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

Why I’m Waiting:

Why not?! This book sounds so good! You know me, I just can’t get enough of dystopians and overbearing and controlling governments. Plus, how cool is the concept of breaking into people’s minds? What kind of motives does Warden and the Rephaim have? This is the first book in a seven book series written by a girl my age. How crazy! I can’t wait to see what this story is all about. It just seems so intriguing. And I really like the cover. It’s different and mysterious. I want to know more!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave links 🙂


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    • Christine P

      So happy I introduced you to something new! I hope you get a chance to read it once it comes out. Apparently it’s been getting some great reviews!

      Thank you so much for following! I’ll be sure to check out yours 🙂

  1. Lexi

    I’ve heard great things about your pick, so I can’t wait to see if it’s really as awesome as they say! It sounds interesting though, and a heroine- YES PLEASE! 🙂

    Lexi @ Inhaling Books

    • Christine P

      That’s exactly what I’m saying! I love a good, strong female character. I hope everyone’s right! If you get it, you’ll have to let me know how you like it 🙂

  2. Natalie Natflixandbooks

    I’m so excited for this, too. I have it per-ordered from the library. I’ve heard great things and I’m always curious about books that get huge deals right out the gate. Great pick!

    • Christine P

      I was late hearing about this, apparently! Books like that always make me extremely curious. I’m just dying to know just how awesome it is. I hope it ends up being good. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!

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Waiting on Wednesday (3)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books that we are eagerly waiting to read.
This Week:

Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston

Release Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile-Penguin
Series: Heart of Dread #1

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

What are you waiting on this week?


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  1. Cait

    Ohhh! This looks awesome. I’m waiting on SIDESHOW OF MERIT, which I just found on netgalley. 😉 Looks creepy and cool.

  2. Julia :)

    Wow this one sounds really intriguing and unique. I think it’s fascinating that the authors decided to go with a sort of reverse global warming type thing for this. What a concept! I’ll definitely have to be on the lookout for this one.

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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Waiting on Wednesday (2)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly waiting for.

I haven’t participated in this in awhile but there are two books I’m just dying to read!

First up, this book was released yesterday but I won’t be getting my copy until sometime next week. It’s getting signed!!! *shrieks out loud from excitement!*

Next up is a book that I just found out is going to be made. Let me show you the cover and then explain:

This, ladies and gentlemen, is THE FALLOUT by S.A. Bodeen. Now, it’s not set out to be released until September but let me give you a little background information.

*magic dust swirls around*

You are now in the year 2008. Christine is at an indie book store in Charleston, looking for something to read while on vacation.She comes across a misplaced book called THE COMPOUND–clearly not a summer YA contempt novel. It does seem like a book right up her alley so she buys it.

She reads the whole thing in one day.

The ending was phenomenal and a real shock. Has this really just happened? Was everything that we thought was true not? THE BOOK IS OVER???

Christine eagerly looked for a sequel but, to her dismay, did not find one. This is the only book. A stand-alone with the worst cliff hanger in the world. She thought she was left to decide what happened after the ending herself. Forced to use her imagination. *le sigh*

*magic dust swirls around*

You are now in the present day–well past, I suppose–and a couple of days ago I discovered that THERE IS GOING TO BE A SEQUEL TO THE COMPOUND!!!! When I found out, I’m pretty sure I flipped over some things off my counter. My words exactly–and with as much emphasis as all caps can provide—“AFTER FIVE YEARS I’M FINALLY GETTING MY SEQUEL?!”

So yes, I cannot freaking wait for THE FALLOUT.

What are you waiting on this week? I’d love to know/see your post. Leave me a comment down below!


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  1. Cait

    *runs to Goodreads to mark The Compound and The Fallout to-tread*

    I’m waiting on Insomnia…desperately waiting on Insomnia. The hype of this book has been kiiiilling me. I. Need. It.

    • Christine P

      Yes! You need to read them! The Compound was crazy good. And I mean crazy because the plot line is crazy and I’m so glad I wasn’t in a situation like that, kind of crazy!

      Is that the book with the creepy cover?! Vague, I know. Lots of diagonal lines coming off the girls face or something?

    • Christine P

      Yay! I’m glad I helped you find a new series to read! 🙂 The Compound was so good! If you like dystopians, you’re going to love it!

    • Christine P

      I think you’re the reason I found out about it in the first place! Didn’t you get an ARC from F&F? You’re going to have to let me know how it is!!

  2. Megan Nicole

    I love Sarah Dessen! I can’t wait to read The Moon and More! I haven’t heard the compound but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    My WoW

    • Christine P

      I’m so excited for it! I feel like it’s been forever since she had a new book. The Compound is really good, I highly suggest it!

  3. Tasha

    I’ll definitely be checking out The Compound and The Fallout! See what I’m waiting on here
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

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Waiting on Wednesday (1)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights books that we are anxiously waiting to be released. I’ve realized that there are a bunch of books that are about to be released in the next couple of weeks, so I’d thought I’d share the ones I can’t wait to go buy!

WASTELAND by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan

Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

“Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disease and brutal attacks by the Variants —- hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin. Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning, and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust. As shady pasts unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for the freedom of Prin.”

GOING VINTAGE by Lindsey Leavitt

Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury

“When Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat with computer avatars). The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
But simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far.”

THE SHADOW GIRL by Jennifer Archer

Release Date: April 9, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

“Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she’s with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I’m crazy.

For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily’s movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily’s secret.

But when Lily’s father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily’s mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily’s own identity.”

TAKEN by Erin Bowman

Release Date: April 16, 2013
Publisher: 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?”


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  1. Jade

    Wasteland and Going Vintage both sound great. Not too sure about how original Wasteland will be since the whole surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland is getting tired in YA now. Going Vintage sounds so cute though! I read Taken last month and its an okay read. The Shadow Girl is on my WOW this week as well! 😀

    New follower 🙂

    My WOW

    • Christine

      As much as I love dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels, that concept really is getting exhausted. I heard it was pretty good though so I’ll definitely give it a shot! I want to read Going Vintage so bad! It would be a great breather from all the other books I’ve been reading lately. I’ve heard great things about it! I’ll have to read your review of Taken once you post it. I can’t wait for The Shadow Girl to come out!

      Thanks for following 🙂

    • Christine

      I think I’ve entered three different giveaways to win an ARC, but sadly I never won. It sounds like such a good book! I hope it lives up to my expectations.

      Thanks for following! 🙂

    • Christine P

      That’s what I’ve heard a lot of people have been saying– I’m so sad. It sounds so good from the summary! I’ll have to go find some reviews on it before I actually go buy it. I don’t want to be disappointed. Thanks for following my blog! And of course! I love when I get new followers, so I like to share the love and always follow back 🙂

    • Christine P

      You’re welcome! I hope they are good, I’ve been hearing some mixed reviews since I’ve posted this haha. They all sound really interesting and I’ve definitely been hyping them up in my head! I can’t wait to read them.

  2. rivie bleu

    Wasteland looks very interesting, and I can’t wait for Taken! The shadow girl looks creepy, I don’t think I had heard of it before.

    • Christine P

      The Shadow Girl does sound kinda creepy the more I think about it. It’s different from what I usually read so I may end up reading it. We’ll see what other reviewers say once it comes out, first!

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