29 May 2013

"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: Love in the Time of Global Warming
Author: Francesca Lia Block
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 240 Pages (August 27th, 2013)
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Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.


Title: The Waking Dark
Author: Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 464 Pages (September 10th, 2013)
Add to: Goodreads
Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.

Both of these books have great covers! I can't wait for both of these. The first book listed sounds like an emotional read for heroine Pen. And then the second book sounds dark and twisty and I happen to love dark and twisty. I can't wait for both! What do you guys think?

*covers are always subject to change.

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5 comments:

  1. The Waking Dark sounds very interesting. If I haven't done it yet I'm definitely adding to my to-read list.

    Safari Poet

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  2. Nice! Just saw this first pick elsewhere! Love its cover! The other is new to me! Hope you enjoy both!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I really want to read Love in the Time of Global Warming, too! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  4. Oooh those look neat! I think I requested the Block one. Great picks :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  5. I want to read both of these too-they sound very different!

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