Waiting On Wednesday (5)

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

Hey guys! I’m going to be in a 10 hour long car ride to Santa Fe for a cross country retreat. I absolutely hate long car rides, but it means a lot of time to read! 😀 So, for the next couple of days I might be kind of out of it because I’m going to be training! Love all of you and hearing your thoughts!

Title: Carnival of Souls

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date: September 4th 2012


In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures–if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father–and every other witch there–fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it’s only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and “Graveminder,” comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.

My thoughts:

OK, to be truthful, the cover totally turned me off. When I first saw this book on a blog my eyes glossed over the cover, but I kept seeing it all over the blogosphere. Finally, I decided to read the book summary to see what all the buzz was about. And, OH MY GOD!! I WANT THIS BOOK NOW!! DID YOU JUST READ THE ABOVE??? ARE YOU RUSHING TO ADD IT TO YOUR TBR LIST?? BECAUSE, I FOR ONE DID!!

Title: Whispers at Moonrise

Author: C.C. Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Release Date: October 2nd 2012


A breathtaking new installment of the bestselling Shadow Falls series for young adults by rising star C. C. Hunter!

At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth—but she’s left with more questions than answers. She doesn’t have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie’s dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn’t trust the FRU . . . or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she’s formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny?

My thoughts:

My friend & I are fanatics for this series! And, we were left off with a MAJOR cliffhanger!! We need to know more!! Plus, I can’t wait to find out more about Kylie’s powers and which boy she ends up picking. Also, what’s up with her mysterious grandfather?? I can’t wait for the next book in this series to come out!

Title: Mystic City

Author: Theo Lawrence

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Release Date: October 9th 2012


For fans of Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided. A political rebellion ignited. A love that was meant to last forever.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

My thoughts:

DYSTOPIAN!! I’m already sold!! But, that’s not all! Have you seen that gorgeous cover??? And, doesn’t the book summary just draw you in? What happened to Aria’s memory??? And, how is she connected to Hunter, a rebel mystic?? This just sounds GOOD!

What books are you waiting on?


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