Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 Happy 4th of July guys!!!

Title: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA Children’s

Release Date: August 7th 2012

GOODREADS SUMMARY

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

My thoughts:

Does anyone else want to go buy this book immediately??? Because I sure do!!! Celaena Sardothien sounds like my kind of heroine who can kick some serious butt! 😉

Title: Wake

Author: Amanda Hocking

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

Release Date: August 7th 2012

GOODREADS SUMMARY

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door.  He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back.  Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever.  She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove.  They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price.  And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

My thoughts:

First off, just look at this cover!! It completely draws you in and now I have to get my hands on this book. And, what did go down at the cove…

Title: Glitch

Author: Heather Anastasiu

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press

Release Date: August 7th 2012

GOODREADS SUMMARY

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

My thoughts:

This cover is creepy and somehow beautiful at the same time! And, the color scheme gives it this haunting vibe. This idea of glitchers sounds really interesting and I’d love to learn more.

Title: Innocent Darkness

Author: Suzanne Lazear

Publisher:  Flux

Release Date: August 8th 2012

GOODREADS SUMMARY

Wish. Love. Desire. Live.
Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock’s hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer’s eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.

My thoughts:

I’m in love with this cover!!! It is like the perfect cover for a steampunk novel! And, the girl with the defiant look on her face and blue streak in her hair!! (I want one too!) I want to know more!!!!!

Are you looking forward to any of these books? What future releases are you looking forward too?

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! ENJOY!

– Amanda

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