“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Fated (The Soul Seekers #1)
by Alyson Noel
So here’s the deal . . .
Strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, glowing people appear from nowhere. Worried that Daire’s having a breakdown, her mother sends her to stay with the grandmother she’s never met, who lives on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico. There Daire crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes.
Her grandmother recognizes Daire’s episodes for what they are – a call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, a person who can navigate between the living and the dead. Guided by her grandmother, Daire must be quick to learn how to harness her powers because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter, out to steal them.
Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and discover if Dace is the guy she’s meant to be with . . . or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Why: The first thing that brought this book to my attention was the cover. Something about it just screams for your attention. Next, it was the fact that it was by Alyson Noel. No, i have not read any of her novels before but she has been on my wishlist since my first wishlist. Plus, this book is the first to a new series, so yeah!
Touched (Touched #1)
by Corrine Jackson
Remy O’Malley has the power to heal people with her touch, but her ability comes at a steep cost because every illness or injury she heals becomes her own.
Expected publication: December 2012 by Kensington Teen
Why: The cover! Absolutely gorgeous! And then the description. Aaaaah! It sounds so great even though its only 3 lines. I think that is what sets apart some authors from the rest. They have the ability to hook you even before you’ve read their book. Other than that, i would just like to add that this is the German cover. Can you imagine if this is what the German cover looks like, makes you wonder what the others will look like.
There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia… Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper— The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen (first published 2012)
Why: Once again cover. So eerie and dark. Then the description made me excited!
by Wendy Higgins
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being
bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen
angels in Sweet Evil.
Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth
sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of
a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger,
but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring
Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her
will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned
you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality
that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it’s
time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace
her halo or her horns?
Expected publication: May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
Why: Cover! How sexy is that?! Fallen angels! Yes, i absolutely love fallen angels! Lets not forget, I LOVE THE NAME KAI!
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa
You will kill. The only question is when.
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Why: This is all for you Julie Kagawa fans. Personally i have not read any of her books even though i have wanted to for the longest of time. Heard awesome things about her. Hope to get my hands on her books at some point in my life.
For Darkness Shows the Stars
by Diana Peterfreund
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.
But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.
Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.
Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Balzer + Bray
Why: That has got to be the prettiest cover EVAA! Love Love Love it! Plus its a sort-of retelling which makes it all the more desirable!