Waiting On Wednesday [7.09]

Waiting On WednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Title: How We Fall
Author: Kate Brauning
Release Date: November 3rd, 2014
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Synopsis: Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming town, she’s been flirting—way too much—with her cousin, Marcus. Her friendship with him has turned into something she can’t control, and he’s the reason she let her best friend, Ellie, leave. But now Ellie has been missing for months, and the police are looking for her body. Swamped with guilt and the knowledge that being with her cousin would tear their families apart, Jackie pushes Marcus away. Fall out of love. That’s the plan.

Like she wanted him to, Marcus falls for a new girl—but something isn’t right about her, and Jackie’s search for the girl’s secrets only drives the wedge between Jackie and Marcus deeper. When Marcus pays the price for someone else’s lies and the mystery around Ellie starts to break, Jackie makes an irreversible choice. She can’t leave her first love behind, and she can’t let her best friend be her biggest failure.

Her first love is someone she can’t have. Her best friend will never come home again. One summer ends everything.

I’ve had my eye on this one for a little while because it sounds like it’s going have some really interesting interpersonal relationships which is something I love to read. All of the reviews I’ve seen so far have been nothing but praise too, which is always a plus – if it’s something I think I’ll be interested in I’ll usually read it no matter the reviews, but it’s nice to see that everyone seems to be liking it so far, it just adds to the excitement! My best friend (Ashley @ Falling Down the Book Hole) was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this one and as soon as she finished it she texted me to say that it had left her completely without words, in a good way!

Book hangover inducing? Sign me up!


Waiting on Wednesday [7.02]

Waiting On WednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Title: The Queen of Zombie Hearts
Author: Gena Showalter
Release Date: September 30th, 2014
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Synopsis: Alice ‘Ali’ Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers; until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters; and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies and she isn’t the girl she thought she was. She’s connected to the woman responsible for killing and turning Cole’s mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

I haven’t actually read the first two books in the White Rabbit Chronicles series but I stumbled upon this one via Book Rock Betty‘s YA Prom post (don’t get me started on how upset I am that I missed out on that) and now I need it in my life. I am always, always, always down for zombies – World War Z [x], The Walking Dead, you name it I’m there. Gena Showalter’s series looks a lot less bleak than my usual zombie reads and I’m actually really excited for that; I’ve found that the genre has a tendency to be a bit of a downer if you read it a lot (which I do), so I’m always interested in new interpretations of the living dead concept.

I’ll definitely be picking up the first two books in the series before September, and it’s more than likely that I’ll have them read by then too because zombie books have a tendency to creep up to the top of my to-read list (I just can’t help it, I love them), so hopefully I’ll be all set to read The Queen of Zombie Hearts as soon as it’s released!

Waiting On Wednesday [6.18]

Waiting On WednesdayWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Title: Four: A Divergent Collection
Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: July 8th, 2014
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Synopsis: Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

I’m super excited for this one because Four/Tobias is easily my favorite character from the Divergent series and I’m definitely interested in reading from his perspective – I’m also really happy that they decided to bundle all of the short stories together in to a hardcover instead of releasing them separately. Veronica Roth is actually doing a Q&A at a local bookstore in mid-July (along with Phoebe North of Starglass [x]) and while I don’t think I’ll be able to attend the event I’m hoping I’ll still be able to pre-order a signed copy of the book!

What books are you waiting on this week?