11. pro 2013.

Waiting on Wednesday (#74)



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
In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.

Everyone loves a good scandal.

Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.

Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa's darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers.


Expected publication: April 8th, 2014

Tanja's pick

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.

Expected publication: July 8th, 2014

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

Until the next time,

41 komentar:

  1. Midnight Thief looks AMAZING!!
    Not too sure about Great as I haven't read Great Gatsby .

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    1. I hope it will be amazing :) Oh but you must read The Great Gatsby someday :)

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  2. Glass, I am so with you this week. Great looks...well, great! Retellings/reimaginings are so much fun! And Tanja, I have heard many good things about The Midnight Thief. I'm not sure yet if that one is for me, but I definitely hope you like it no matter what!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
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    1. I hope you'll get to read them soon :) Thanks Mary :)

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  3. Midnight thief looks pretty good :) I've not heard of it before, but I will look more into it! Great picks.

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

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  4. I'm really interested in both these books, but also a little wary since I'm not sure I'll love them though I want to. I'm curious to see what early readers have to say, but great picks ladies!(:

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    1. I have a feeling that The Midnight Thief will be something like Throne of Glass :) Hopefully as good :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  5. Both these books sound awesome and I hadn't seen them before so I'll definitely have to check them out :) Thanks for sharing ladies :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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

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  6. Oo, I've had Midnight Thief on my list for awhile, too! I'm a bit nervous since the reactions to the prequel novella have been somewhat lukewarm, but maybe the book will still be great.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I liked the prequel novella. I mean I like the whole idea with assassins :) Thanks Wendy :)

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  7. YES TO BOTH!!!! I'm absolutely dying for Midnight Thief, that one can't come out fast enough, and I'm really curious about Great. The Great Gatsby was one of the few books I had to read in school that didn't feel like a chore to get through, so I'm excited for this retelling! Fantastic choices ladies!

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    1. I've seen it for the first time at your blog :) Thanks, Jenny :)

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  8. Oh wow, Midnight Thief looks just what I'd want to read. Love the cover! I am so looking it up :D
    Hope you get these soon.

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  9. I have Great for review, so I'm hoping it's good! Midnight Thief reminds me of Throne of Glass, so I definitely would be up for checking that one out. Great picks guys!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it. Yeah it does :) Thanks Jess :)

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  10. Oh these sound good! Will need to add them to my TBR list :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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    1. I'm glad you like them. Thanks Mikki :)

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  11. I feel like a Gatsby retelling is either going to be brilliant or a train wreck, but either way sign me up! I have this downloaded and I can't wait to read it.

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    1. I hope it'll be brilliant. Thanks Aly :)

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  12. Both of these books sound brilliant ladies, I think Great would be more of the book I would go for, but Midnight Thief has a promising premise too! :)

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  13. Awesome picks! Just added both to my tbr

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  14. Definitely can't wait for Midnight Thief!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  15. Haven't heard of these sounds good, and hope you get to read it soon.

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  16. Midnight Thief sounds amazing!! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before.

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  17. Nice picks! Great seems especially intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Great sounds really interesting. Midnight Thief doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!
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  19. Oh a retelling of Gatsby I am curious but Midnight has me drooling!!

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  20. Great picks! Is the first time that I heard of MIdnigh Thief, it sounds really good.
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  21. Midnight Thief looks great! I was offered the prequel, but I simply didn't manage to squeeze in a review. I kind of wish i did, though.
    Great picks!

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  22. I remember when Jenny@Supernatural Snark featured Midnight Thief. I think it looks terrific!

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  23. Midnight Thief looks so cool! I have Great on my TBR pile as well. Great choices, ladies!

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  24. Both of these are new to me, but I am deff going to have to check both of them out. Great picks!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  25. Midnight Thief is a great pick! really excited about that one myself

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