13 November 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: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 352 Pages (January 28th 2014)
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Synopsis: Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

Title: Insanity
Author: Susan Vaught
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 300 Pages (February 18th 2014)
Add to: Goodreads
Pre-order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

Synopsis: Never, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing....When the dead husband of one of Forest's patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital.

Happy Wednesday and WoW day! Another two books this week with covers that are pretty amazing! The Cruel Beauty cover is just incredible, the rose and the spiral staircase. And I love how it's based on Beauty and the Beast! I can't wait! 

Then Insanity, that cover is more beautiful then creepy.. it's almost breathtaking to me. This one sounds just... it sounds like one of those titles that you can get lost in. I know I'm always looking for books that I can become engrossed in and I think this one will fit that bill perfectly!

What do YOU think of one of both of these titles I've picked this week?

*covers are always subject to change.

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4 comments:

  1. I am currently reading Cruel Beauty... I hope your wait is with it because so far I really don't like the book! It's sad because the cover is beautiful but the writing and the unraveling plot are falling short for me!Hope you have better luck!

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  2. Nice! Just saw Cruel Beauty at another blog! I sooo cannot wait to read that one! The other's new to me but it sounds intriguing too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Both of these sound amazing! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  4. Awesome picks! I cannot wait to read my copy of Cruel Beauty. Just waiting a little bit more :) Hope you will love them both. <3

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