4. pro 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (#72)



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

Orphan Maia doesn't see the point of love when it only brings pain: Her dying mother made a bargain with the evil, all-powerful ruler of their world that anyone who hurt her beloved daughter would be punished; her new stepmother went mad with grief when Maia's father died; and her stepsisters are desperate for their mother's approval, yet she always spurns them. And though her family has turned her into a despised servant, Maia must always pretend to be happy, or else they'll all be struck dead by the curse.

Anax, heir to the Duke of Sardis, doesn't believe in love either—not since he discovered that his childhood sweetheart was only using him for his noble title. What's the point of pretending to fall in love with a girl just so she'll pretend to fall in love with him back? But when his father invites all the suitable girls in the kingdom to a masked ball, Anax must finally give in and select a wife.

As fate would have it, the preparations for the masquerade bring him Maia, who was asked by her eldest stepsister to deliver letters to Anax. Despite a prickly first encounter, he is charmed and intrigued by this mysterious girl who doesn't believe in love. Anax can't help wishing to see her again—and when he does, he can't help falling in love with her. Against her will, Maia starts to fall in love with him too. But how can she be with him when every moment his life is in danger from her mother's deadly bargain?


Expected publication: April 1st, 2014

Tanja's pick
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.


Expected publication: February 4th, 2014

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

Until the next time,

52 komentara:

  1. Alienated sounds original and exciting! I'm adding it to my TBR!

    Gilded Ashes sort of reminds me of Cinderella.

    Great picks, Tanja and Glass! :)

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    1. I hope you'll get to read them. Thanks Rachel :)

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  2. I've sen a lot about of Alienated recently and it looks pretty good :) Great picks!

    Janina
    My WW!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Thanks Janina :)

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  3. Glass, I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty and am excited for Gilded Stairs myself - the cover is gorgeous!

    Tanja, I'm curious about Alienated but have heard mixed opinions so far, so I think I'll wait to see your thoughts on it before picking it up.

    Great picks this week, ladies!

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    1. I need to read Cruel Beauty asap! :) Hopefully I'll get to read it soon. Thanks Keertana :)

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  4. I can't wait for both of these, so awesome picks :)

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  5. Well, Gilded Ashes sounds incredible. An intriguing twist on Cinderella. I've never read a retelling on Cinderella so this should be interesting. I have a feeling she's going to let go and let her mothers cures take her step siblings and mother.

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    1. You should read Cruel Beauty, everyone say it's amazing :)

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  6. Pretty covers! I have Alienated to read soon and it does look really good. :)

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    1. I have it too so hopefully we'll read it soon :) Thanks Ali :)

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  7. Nice picks this week. Happy Wednesday :)

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks Shane :) Happy Wednesday to you too :)

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  8. Ahhhhh! I had no idea a Cruel Beauty novella was coming out next year! YES! I just finished Cruel Beauty and LOVED it, it was dark and twisted and interesting and I can't wait for more from Rosamund Hodge. Thanks for the heads up on this one Glass! So excited for Alienated too Tanja, I'm counting the days left for that one:)

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    1. Oh you all make me wanna read Cruel Beauty asap! It sounds so good :) Hopefully they both will be amazing :) Thanks Jenny :)

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  9. I have seen both books around, and heard a few positive things on both, though I haven't looked them up properly. I hope they're good and you get them asap :)
    Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you'll get to read them asap too :) Thanks :)

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  10. I had no idea there was going to be a Cruel Beauty novella! Thank you for sharing, Glass! And Tanja, I am so with you. I can't wait for Alienated!! Great picks this week, ladies! Thank you for visiting my WoW earlier!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog

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    1. I hope you'll get to read both soon. Thanks Mary :)

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  11. Great picks! I can´t wait to read Alienated.
    Here is My WOW

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  12. i didn't know cruel beauty has a novella coming out. awesome!! thanks for stopping by my WoW post :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  13. YAY for Alienated! I've had that one since May. I should read it lol. And I have Cruel Beauty - I can't wait to read this novella as well! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  14. Ooooh I didn't know that Cruel Beauty was going to have a novella. I can't wait to check them both out and I love how you chose a novella for your WoW pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it soon. Thanks Aly :)

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  15. Nice picks! Gilded Ashes looks gorgeous, and Alienated has been getting good reviews. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah and I cannot wait to read it. Thanks Andrea :)

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  16. Great picks, I love the covers! Thanks for sharing and stopping by
    Nahomi @ Books & Swoons

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  17. So far, I've managed to resist downloading Alienated, but I have no idea how long that can last.
    And I had no idea there was a Cruel Beauty novella coming up! I just recently received the arc and I think I'll want to read this too.

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    1. Yeah I was really happy to get it but still haven't read it. Hope you'll get to read it soon :)

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  18. I will have to look into the novella as I am interested in Cruel Beauty. I unlike Maja didn't resist and I grabbed Alienated. Fingers crossed.

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    1. I couldn't resist either ;) Thanks Heidi :)

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  19. I have Alternate and I am so hoping it is good, as for the novella, I have the first book in this series and so need to read it! Awesome picks my friends.

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    1. I hope to read Cruel Beauty soon too. Thanks Kim :)

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  20. Love both of your picks! I should have guessed that Cruel Beauty would have a novella! :]

    -Jess


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    1. Hope you'll get to read it! Thanks Jess :)

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  21. Wow Gilded Ashes looks SO good! I hadn't heard of it before, adding it to my TBR now! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my wow!

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  22. Eeeep! Alienated! I am SO excited for that one!!! I have it, but haven't gotten to it yet!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. Hopefully we'll get to it soon :)

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  23. Alientated sounds so good! I am really excited for that one. Great picks!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  24. Yes for Alienated! That one sounds super good and Glass' pick looks stunninf too. Awesome picks, girls!

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

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  25. I didn't realize there was going to be a Cruel Beauty novella. I like the cover if it!

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  26. I can't wait to read Alienated, and I had no idea there was going to be a Cruel Beauty novella either. Looking forward to both of these!

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