“Waiting on” Banished by Liz de Jager

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on

 

Banished by Liz de Jager

Publication date: February 27th 2014

Sworn to protect, honour and slay. Because chaos won’t banish itself…

Kit is proud to be a Blackhart, now she’s encountered her unorthodox cousins and their strange lives. And her home-schooling now includes spells, fighting enemy fae and using ancient weapons. But it’s not until she rescues a rather handsome fae prince, fighting for his life on the edge of Blackhart Manor, that her training really kicks in. With her family away on various missions, Kit must protect Prince Thorn, rely on new friends and use her own unfamiliar magic to stay ahead of Thorn’s enemies. As things go from bad to apocalyptic, fae battle fae in a war that threatens to spill into the human world. Then Kit pits herself against the Elder Gods themselves – it’s that or lose everyone she’s learnt to love.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • It’s a debut novel from an author from South Africa! How cool is that?
  • It’s about fae, which I’ve read absolutely nthing about!
  • Once again, I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” And we Stay by Jenny Hubbard

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: And we Stay

Author: Jenny Hubbard

Book #: Standalone

Publication: January 28th 2014 by Delacorte Press

Pages: 240

Author’s Website

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • Seems like a nice contemporary with a hint of fantasy
  • It reminds me a bit of the movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” which I loved.
  • Once again, I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” a Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: A Breath of Frost

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Book #: 1 in the “Lovegrove Legacy”

Genres: Young adult, historical fiction, paranormal

Publication: January 7th 2014 by Walker Children

Pages: 496

Author’s Website and Twitter:

In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft. Beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring new underworld visible only to those with power is now open to the cousins.
But unbeknownst to them, by claiming their power, the three cousins have inadvertently opened the gates to the Underworld.

Now the dead, ghouls, hellhounds-and the most terrifying of all: the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers.

And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.

Can the cousins unravel the clues and mystery behind their heritage and power before their gifts are stripped away …or even worse, another witch is killed?

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • The story reminds me a bit of my all-time favorite tv show “Charmed”
  • I haven’t read any witch-y books so far
  • I like that it takes place in the 19th century
  • I just like the storyline!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Defy by Sara B. Larson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: Defy

Author: Sara B. Larson

Book #: 1 in the “Defy” series

Publication: January 7th 2014 by Bantam

Pages: 336

Author’s Website and Twitter:

A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince’s guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can’t prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she’s sworn to protect?

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • This is a debut novel of a new author
  • The story reminds me a lot of Mulan

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Deeper by Robin York

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: Deeper

Author: Robin York

Book #: 1 in the “Caroline and West” series

Publication: January 28th 2014 by Bantam

Pages: 400

Author’s Website and Twitter:

When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

This seems like a realistic new adult romance book. I’ve never read a new adult book so far, but I would like to give this one a try! Plus the female character seems to be like a “real” person, from what I understand from the synopsis! And the cover looks great!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Sia by Josh Grayson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Sia by Josh Grayson

Expected Publication: November 20th 2013

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

Synopsis form goodreads.com

First of all this cover is beautiful! And other than that the story seems quite original for a young adult contemporary book and I’m really excited to read it!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: World After by Susan Ee

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

World After by Susan Ee

Publication Date: November 19th 2013

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

I cannot fangirl enough about this book! I loved Angelfall and can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel! I really hope it’s as great as the first one!

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

Publication Date: November 6th 2013

Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.

I think I’m gonna read this one around Christmas time! Sounds VERY Christmas-y!
What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Pawn by Aimee Carter

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Release Date: November 26th 2013

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

I know… yet another young adult dystopian novel…

But the story seems very interesting and, you know… I’m never getting tired of awesome dystopian books! 🙂

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Panic by Lauren Oliver

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Expected Publication: March 4th 2014

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

I admit, I haven’t read anything by Lauren Oliver yet, but this sounds like such an amazing young-adult dystopian novel, plus it has a fantastic cover, so I can’t wait to get it on my hands!!!

Sad thing is, we have to wait such a long time until it’s publication date! 😦

Add it on Goodreads

What are you waiting on this week?

“Waiting on” Wednesday: Allegiant

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth Expected Publication: October 22nd 2013

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?

What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?

What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com
Why am I waiting on this?
 
I don’t really feel like I need to explain this, but here are some poits:
  • The third and final book of an amazing trilogy
  • The previous book had a major cliff-hanger in the end
  • More Four
  • Coming out in 20 days exactly

Add it on Goodreads

What are you waiting on this week?