20 July 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.


Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Tayor
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, 432 Pages (September 27th 2011)
Preorder here: Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Title: Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 320 Pages (September 27th 2011)
Preorder here: Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.

Title: The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile, 384 Pages (September 20th 2011)
Preorder here: Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

I love pairing three totally different titles together in my WoW's and here's another set that are so different from one another, I don't think I could have chosen better this week. I am so excited for these three, you have NO idea. Thankfully I have Glow here and should be reading and reviewing soon. As for the other two, they are up pretty high on my every growing wish list. What are your thoughts on each of these books in this weeks WoW?

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9 comments:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone sounds really interesting and the cover is so cool!

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  2. I am soo looking forward to Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Laini Taylor's writing is gorgeous.

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  3. The Name of the Star looks pretty good! I like the cover!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Two awesome picks! I am especially excited for The Name of the Star.

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  5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone sounds especially awesome!

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  6. Great picks! I have heard really good things about Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

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  7. Great picks! I gotta say I've read The Name of the Star and you are in for a treat! It's part suspense, part history, part ghost story. It leaves you guessing and it's very scary! More so than I expected. And of course has some great humor in it!

    Heather

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  8. Glow is one I hope to read! =)
    Great picks

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  9. I am soooo excited for Glow coming out. I can't wait. I saw The Name of the Star a little while ago and then (kicks self VERY hard) I went and forgot the name. But yay! Now know it again. I will be heading straight to Amazon I think.

    :)

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