Waiting on Wednesday – Atlantia

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Atlantia
Author:  Ally Condie
Publish Date:  October 28, 2014
Genre:  Dystopian

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the corrupted system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths. Continue reading

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New Release – The Jewel – 9/2/2014

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Title:  The Jewel
Author:  Amy Ewing
Series:  The Lone City #1
Genre:  Fantasy, Dystopian
Published:  September 2, 2014

The Selection meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this darkly riveting debut filled with twists and turns, where all that glitters may not be gold.

The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet finds herself living in the Jewel as a servant at the estate of the Duchess of the Lake. Addressed only by her number—#197—Violet is quickly thrown into the royal way of life. But behind its opulent and glittering facade, the Jewel hides its cruel and brutal truth, filled with violence, manipulation, and death.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her life . . . all while trying to stay alive. But before she can accept her fate, Violet meets a handsome boy who is also under the Duchess’s control, and a forbidden love erupts. But their illicit affair has consequences, which will cost them both more than they bargained for. And toeing the line between being calculating and rebellious, Violet must decide what, and who, she is willing to risk for her own freedom.

I’m incredibly excited that The Jewel is finally on my virtual shelf! Supposedly it’s similar to The Selection, so I can’t wait to read it. Interested in reading The Jewel? Purchase it here!

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

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?

Waiting on Wednesday – Snow Like Ashes

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Snow Like Ashes
Author:  Sara Raasch
Series:  Snow Like Ashes #1
Publish Date:  October 14, 2014
Genre:  High Fantasy

Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self.  Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast story of loyalty, love, and controlling one’s destiny. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday – Talon

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Talon
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Publish Date:  October 28, 2014
Series:  The Talon Saga #1
Genre:  Fantasy

In Julie Kagawa’s groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Continue reading