20. stu 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (#70)


You know the story. This is a meme created by Breaking the Spine and every week we pick books we're waiting for. Here are our picks for this week.

Glass' pick



When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.




Expected publication: January 28th, 2014

Tanja's pick
Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.

Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.

Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

Expected publication: January 7th, 2014

We'd love to see your picks so feel free to link them up.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 56:

  1. I love that cover, Glass. Plus, I'm always looking for a good verse novel. I've really enjoyed the ones I've read. So powerful with so few words.

    This looks like a thrilling fantasy novel, Tanja! I always love kick-ass heroines and it sounds like this is one.

    Great choices, ladies! :)

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    1. Yeah kick-ass is always a win :) Hope you'll get to read both :)

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  2. And We Stay looks good--never heard of it before so thanks for putting it under my radar!

    Tanja, I am a little hesitant to read The Almost Girl, not a fan of Waterfell :|

    Great picks! <33

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    1. Hope you'll get to read it! I haven't read Waterfall but Glass wasn't blown away. We'll see. Thanks :)

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  3. I've never heard of these books before, but they both sound amazing! I think And We Stay definitely looks like something that I would enjoy! Thanks for putting both books on my radar! :)

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    1. Hope you'll get to read them Jasprit. Thanks :)

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  4. I haven't heard much about these, though I love the covers. I'm curious to read your thoughts on them when these release! Great picks, ladies!

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    1. Hope they'll rock :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  5. Both books look really good :) I have The Almost Girl from netgalley. I'm really curious about it.

    Janina
    My WW!

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    1. Me too. Hopefully we'll enjoy it :) Thanks :)

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  6. Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  7. I've got ARC of Almost Girl from NetGalley and can't wait to read it.
    I love the cover for And we stay and it sounds interesting.
    Great picks girls!
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...

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    1. I've got an ARC too! ;) Thanks Dragana :)

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  8. The Almost Girl is one I can't wait to read either. Haven't heard of And We Stay sounds interesting even if I'm not sure it is something I'd read. My WoW

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    1. Hope you'll get to read it soon. Thanks Kristin :)

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  9. Great covers on both of these!

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  10. Thise sounds good, hope you get to read it soon!

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  11. Oooo I haven't heard of either of these but both sound fabulous. I actually haven't read anything in verse before, so starting with something that's both verse and prose might be a good thing for me. I adore the cover of The Almost Girl, it's beautiful!

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    1. You must try!! It's amazing. At first unusual but you get used to it :) Thanks Jenny :)

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  12. Great picks! I am really looking forward to The Almost Girl. I am a big Amalie Howard fan!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy it!! Thanks Teresa :)

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  13. I'm dying for And We Stay. I love the Emily Dickinson aspect the most. I'm hesitant because of the verse, but I don't think it's going to deter me from reading And We Stay.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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    1. Emily Dickenson aspect here sounds really intriguing. Hope you'll get to read it Aly :)

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  14. and we stay sounds like an intense read. i tend to avoid prose books but i might make an exception with that one. awesome picks :D

    hope you can stop by my WoW post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. I love prose books! They're really melodic :)) Thanks :)

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  15. You girls always have such amazing picks. Glass, I'm especially in love with your pick this week. Jenny Hubbard is a fantastic writer. And We Stay sounds incredible. Thank you for sharing!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My WoW

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    1. I'm glad you like it Mary :) Hopefully we'll all enjoy that book :)

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  16. I haven't heard of either of these! I'll have to look them up :)
    Great picks.

    Dee's Reads My WoW post

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    1. Hope you'll get to read them. Thanks Dee :)

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  17. I REALLY want to read And We Stay as well. I think it sounds great, and I really like the cover.

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    1. It sounds really beautiful. Hopefully I'll get to read it too :)

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  18. I haven't heard of the first one, but I like the sound of the second one! Amalie Howard is quite awesome :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  19. I am also very excited to read The Almost Girl. Strange Chemistry titles are proving to be very, very reliable. Their editor(s) have such a fantastic taste. And the covers are improving.
    And We Stay has a gorgeous cover too. :)
    Happy reading.

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    1. Yes really, almost all their books are unique and really good. Hope that this one won't disappoint. :)

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  20. I have And We Stay on my tbr. I hope we both enjoy it.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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  21. Nice picks! And We Stay looks like one I would enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. It sounds beautiful indeed :) Thanks :)

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  22. The Almost Girl sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    my WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-now-forever/

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  23. This both sound wonderful Tanja & Glass. These weren't even on my radar yet., so I am excited!

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    1. Hope you'll get to read them. Thanks Kim :)

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  24. These both sound wonderful, even though they're very different. I'd heard of Jenny Hubbard's new novel, but The Almost Girl wasn't on my radar at all. Androids and parallel universes? So cool! Thanks for sharing ladies!

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    1. Yeah sounds really promising :) Thanks Lauren :)

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  25. I have seen these on some previous WOW's and I think they both sound really good! I am keeping my eye out for them!

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    1. Glad you like them and I hope you'll get to read them :)

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  26. An android war? That's the first time I'm hearing it and I'm pretty sure it'll be interesting. Nice pick, Tanja!

    And We Stay sounds amazing and I hope it turns out to be just as good as it sounds. Awesome pick, Glass!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Glad you like them Sarika :)) Happy reading to you too :)

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  27. And We Stay looks absolutely deep! I have The Almost Girl so far its really good :D

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