Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #54: Avalon & 15 Minutes



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. So, check out my WoW for this week:

Avalon
Avalon
by Mindee Arnett
Release date: January 21st 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light years from First Earth—and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, and power is held by anyone with enough greed and ruthlessness to claim it. That power is derived from one thing: metatech, the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light.

Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenage mercenaries have survived in this world by stealing unsecured metatech, and they're damn good at it. Jeth doesn’t care about the politics or the law; all he cares about is earning enough money to buy back his parents' ship, Avalon, from his crime boss employer and getting himself and his sister, Lizzie, the heck out of Dodge. But when Jeth finds himself in possession of information that both the crime bosses and the government are willing to kill for, he is going to have to ask himself how far he'll go to get the freedom he's wanted for so long.


15 Minutes15 Minutes
by Jill Cooper
Released: June 15th 2013

Synopsis via Goodreads:
I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….


15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.



But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.



The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend. 

Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.

15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn't understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.


Why I'm Waiting

Both seem really interesting with the science fiction/time period concepts and I'm eager to dive into their pages. Plus, their covers are delicious :)

What are you waiting for?

61 comments:

  1. I have seen both of these around and both sounds really good! :) I hope you'll get them soon :)

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  3. These sound cool. Great picks!
    Cricket@ Little Library MuseMy Wow

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  4. I love the sound of 15 Minutes, its premise is very intriguing. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. These look good!
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  6. Nice picks! I have both of them in my TBR list ! Those fabulous covers can't really miss them can we?

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  7. I agree, those covers are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. Avalon looks amazing, I already added it to my TBR myself. I really hope it's gonna be good as well.
    Hope you get it soon!

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  9. These both look so good! And I definitely agree, the covers are gorgeous! :) I'm really in the mood for sci-fi recently, so I will definitely be keeping an eye out for them.

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  10. 15 minutes looks amazing! And the cover is so beautiful. I added it to my TBR.

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  11. I want to read avalon :)

    15 Minutes sounds interesting the cover is gorgeous!!!

    Have a great week!!!

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life...
    My Wow

    PS Love your blog. I'm a new follower Twitter, Bloglovin :)

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      Thanks for stopping by & following!

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  12. I love the sound of Avalon, plus the cover is awesome! Great choices! Here's my WOW.

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  13. Not sure about the second one, but I can't wait to read Avalon as well! It sounds (and looks) really good.

    Check out my WoW post!

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  14. Wow these both look so good Shane! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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  15. Wow!!! These are both fantabulous picks!!! I haven't heard of either of these but I want them! Adding to the pile NOW, ugh.

    Happy 4th of July!!! My Wow

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  16. 15 Minutes sound awesome. This is one of those things with time paradoxes, isn't it? Oh, the headache! But worth it.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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  17. Both of these books look really good :)

    Janina
    My WW!

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  18. I can't wait for Avalon! It looks so legit!
    My WoW

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  19. hi shane! avalon looks so cool! i'm excited for it too.

    our WoW pick

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  20. Both of those sound great!! I hadn't heard of Avalon. Great picks!!

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  21. Awesome picks! I totally wanna read 15 Minutes, that sounds amazing!

    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-359-by-gretchen.html

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  22. OMG Avalon looks awesome! I'm adding it to my TBR list. :) And I have an ARC copy of 15 Minutes and it was a good read.


    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Waiting on Wednesdays
    WWW Wednesdays

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  23. Great picks, I have Avalon scheduled as my WoW in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to read it! I hadn't heard of 15 Minutes but have added it to the wishlist now :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  24. OOh nice! Both are new to me but they look amazing!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  25. I haven't heard of either of these but they both sound good!! I'll need to check them out further on Goodreads for sure.

    My WoW

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  26. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  27. These both look great but 15 minutes has my attention for sure!

    My WOW

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  28. Avalon sounds so interesting! =D

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  29. Both of these novels sound amazing! :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Wow both of these look and sound amazing. Great picks, I have added both of them on Goodreads :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  31. Nice picks! !5 Minutes reminds me of the movie Source Code. I think I'll have to check it out :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

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  32. Avalon sounds amazing. Jeth is a unique name for a character.

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  33. Thanks for stopping by - Avalon looks amazing.

    Here's my WOW

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  34. Oh wow!! 2 awesome picks!! I'll have to add them both.... argh! So many good books!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  35. They both look awesome! they are new to me too. thanks for sharing.

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  36. Wow! Avalon looks so cool! and 15 Minutes is gorgeous!
    Very interesting picks. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. Wow! Avalon looks simply amazing! A Dystopia on an alien star world. Mmmhmm. Definitely adding that to my TBR pile too! :D
    The cover for 15 Minutes is really beautiful too :) Great choices Shane!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    <3
    Emily @ FlutterealFlight

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  39. Great picks. Avalon sounds really good.

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  40. Hi, Shane!

    WOW!! I LOVE your new blog look!! So very summery!! Keep up the great work!!

    You have two ASWESOME picks, as well!! Science fiction is one of my all-time favorite genres, and these two are sure to be terrific reads. Both plots are just fascinating!! And I agree with you about the covers, especially the one for "15 Minutes". I might feature it on my "Shelf Candy Saturday" meme.

    I'm adding both of these books to my Goodreads TBR shelf NOW. Thanks for featuring them!

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog, and commenting on my WOW!!

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!! :)

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  41. Last one sounds cool.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Andreea

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  42. Great picks! Both sound pretty awesome:) Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

    evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl

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  43. Gah...I can NOT wait to read Avalon! I've not heard about the other book looks intriguing! Side note: your blog makes me feel so summery
    :-)

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  44. Wow! it's the first time I hear about Avalon, bu it's perfect for me!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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