Waiting on Wednesday – Red Queen

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Red Queen
Author:  Victoria Aveyard
Published Date:  March 26, 2015
Genre:  High Fantasy

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own—an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red. Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday – Chasing Power

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Chasing Power
Author:  Sarah Beth Durst
Publish Date:  October 14, 2014
Genre:  Paranormal

Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla’s life.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.

But her summer plans change when she’s caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel’s kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive… or survive.

The jacket synopsis of this book reminds me of So You Want To Be A Wizard, which was one of my favorite childhood series, so I’m definitely intrigued. I also read a review comparing Chasing Power to Indiana Jones and Jumper, so it’s sure to be packed with action. Mysterious powers, youthful shenanigans, and an intriguing cover make this a book I’m definitely salivating over this Wednesday.

What do you think? Will you read Chasing Power? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?