“Waiting On” Wednesday #46

“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:

Earthbound

Earthbound
Love, fate, and power collide in this new series by #1 New York Timesbestselling author Aprilynne Pike!

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. Tavia will soon to discover that she’s an Earthbound—someone with the ability to create matter out of nothing—and that she alone holds the key to stopping the Reduciata, an evil society that manipulates global events for its own shadowy purposes. Tavia will ultimately have to make a choice: to come into her powers and save the world from the evil Reduciata or to choose free will and a love of her own.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike has created a heart-stopping romance built on a love triangle like you’ve never seen before and filled with epic stakes and a centuries-long conspiracy. Give it to fans of Nightshade and Fallen.

Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Razorbill

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Review: Dark Heart Forever by Lee Monroe

Dark Heart Forever (Dark Heart, #1)Title: Dark Heart Forever

Author: Lee Monroe
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; paranormal fiction
Source: Paperback – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other’s destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane’s disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide … 

When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it’s exciting, it’s new, and Jane wants him more than she’s ever wanted anybody – until her mystery dream boy gets in the way. 

Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her …

My Review:

I wanted to read something light. Something that didn’t involve thinking or concentrating about the story. I mean sure the mind does think and make up situations about the potential ending, or resolution of the conflict but I just wanted an easy read.

Dark Heart Forever follows the story of Jane, a loner by choice because of being bullied in high school. Falls for two seemingly amazing guys, Luca and Evan. Classic love triangle. She starts dating Evan but she doesn’t understand her feelings for Luca, so she keeps putting them off as friendship.

Unbeknownst to us, not really, Evan has an agenda. I mean who didn’t guess that? The guy was pretty shady. Period.

Too perfect but managed to have a past, which really didn’t make sense. Anyone who fell for him…seriously? -_-

It was weird. I’ll give it that. The ending pretty much predictable. I mean you kind of figure out guy the girl ends up with. And as much as I don’t enjoy reading love triangles, I found myself reading on. To the point where I actually finished the book.

Quite a lot like Twilight, so you all have a right to be a bit apprehensive. The second book, Dark Heart Rising is on my shelf and because I don’t leave series unfinished, I’ll be reading that soon. Also because, *smiles sheepishly* part of me wants to know what happens next.

Positive: werewolves!