Waiting On Wednesday (18)


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


Title: Since You Asked

Author: Maurene Goo

Publisher: Scholastic

Release Date: July 1st 2013


A humorous, debut novel about a Korean-American teenager who accidentally lands her own column in her high school newspaper, and proceeds to rant her way through the school year while struggling to reconcile the traditional Korean values of her parents with contemporary American culture.

I’m not really sure why, but the cover and synopsis grab my attention. It might have to do with the neon colors & great selfie face on the cover, or maybe it’s the fact that I’m an Asian-American teenager who likes to rant too. Not totally positive on my reasoning, but this is definitely a summer read I want to pick up.


Title: Vortex

Author: S.J. Kincaid

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: July 2nd 2013


The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom Raines and his friends are mid-level cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make or break his entire career, Tom’s loyalties are again put to the test.

Encouraged to betray his ideals and friendships for the sake of his country, Tom is convinced there must be another way. And the more aware he becomes of the corruption surrounding him, the more determined he becomes to fight it, even if he sabotages his own future in the process.

Drawn into a power struggle more dramatic than he has ever faced before, Tom stays a hyperintelligent step ahead of everyone, like the exceptional gamer he is—or so he believes. But when he learns that he and his friends have unwittingly made the most grievous error imaginable, Tom must find a way to outwit an enemy so nefarious that victory seems hopeless. Will his idealism and bravado cost him everything—and everyone that matters to him?

I don’t think I got to posting a review of Insignia, book one, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. I was not at all expecting to enjoy Insignia as much as I did, so I’m really excited to find out what happens to Tom & his crew.


Title: SYLO

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Razorbill

Release Date: July 2nd 2013


Does Tucker Pierce have what it takes to be a hero when the U.S. military quarantines his island?

Fourteen-year-old Tucker Pierce prefers to fly under the radar. He’s used to navigating around summer tourists in his hometown on idyllic Pemberwick Island, Maine. He’s content to sit on the sidelines as a backup player on the high school football team. And though his best friend Quinn tells him to “go for it,” he’s too chicken to ask Tori Sleeper on a date. There’s always tomorrow, he figures. Then Pemberwick Island is invaded by a mysterious branch of the U.S. military called SYLO. And sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option for Tucker, because tomorrow may never come.

It’s up to Tucker, Quinn, and Tori to uncover the truth about the singing aircraft that appears only at night—and the stranger named Feit who’s pushing a red crystal he calls the Ruby that brings unique powers to all who take it. Tucker and his friends must rescue not just Pemberwick Island, but the fate of the world—and all before tomorrow is too late.

GUYS! The cover! I’m sorry, but I just WANT that cover! Haha I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but come on everyone likes a book with a pretty cover. Plus, the secret U.S. military branch, SYLO, sounds pretty interesting and boy POV!

What books are you waiting on?


7 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday (18)

  1. Jade Ink Scratchers says:

    All three look awesome, but Since You Asked is the best especially since the cover is so eye catching and my secret dream to have asian ancestry means I can live vicariously through this book! I’m also excited for Vortex since I was blurbed on the cover of Insignia (maybe just the UK cover, I’m not sure)!

    Great picks 🙂

    My WoW

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