Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #57: Gated & After Eden


 
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:

Gated
Gated
by Amy Christine Parker
Release date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Random House

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?

In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress--the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.



After EdenAfter Eden
by Helen Douglas
Release date: November 7th 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Synopsis via Goodreads:

The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just herworld. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden’s best friend Connor will discover a new planet—one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend’s greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden. 

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that’s perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.



Why I'm Waiting


I love Gated's cover with the girl half sneaking out. It lures me in to want to learn more, and I like the whole concept of that description. After Eden, I'm pretty sure I've posted it in my WoW before but that just means I'm really looking forward to its release. Love the colors and the description. Can't wait to read both.

What are you waiting for?

63 comments:

  1. I have an ARC of Gated that I'm anxious to get to. May end up bumping it up since so many have said good things about the book!

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  2. Both of these sounds really good and both covers are great, too. I already had After Eden, but Gated was a new find. Great picks! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  3. I've already read Gated and it was very well done. I'm also eager for After Eden! Great picks

    My Friends Are Fiction's WoW

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  4. Gated, sounds so good! I like that you picked it!
    My WoW

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  5. Good picks, both! I have been eying them myself and I hope we both get them soon and enjoy them!
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  6. Ow Gated looks very interesting. Good luck with waiting!

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  7. I managed to get my hands on After Eden, but no such luck with Gated :c all these new reads...I just want them all!Great choices this week ^^

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  8. I haven't heard of either of these but Gated sounds really interesting. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. The cover for After Eden is interesting and I've been eyeing Gated :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  10. I confess I don't love the cover for After Eden, but I do love the concept and can't wait to read it.

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    1. *Gasps! You don't? :( It's ok not everyone loves the US cover, i like it but have to say the UK cover is much more nicer.

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  11. These both sound very interesting. They both sound very original and like they're going to be full of action. At least you don't have to wait long for Gated. Thanks for stopping by :) new follower!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

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  12. I enjoyed Gated and hope you do too. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  13. Both books sound amazing. I already had Gated on my TBR :) Nice picks!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  14. Nice picks! Gated looks creepy, and After Eden looks sweet. Enjoy!

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    1. I know right lol such opposites of each other. But can't wait to read both.

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  15. I've never heard of these, but I love Gated's cover too. And the tagline definitely has me curious :)

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  16. I have an arc of both of these--hoping I can get to them soon. Too little time!

    Jennifer
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  17. I'm super excited for both!! Great picks!

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  18. The cover of Gated kind of reminds me of the Rot and Ruin cover, it's very cool! And the book itself sounds amazing, I'm interested to see what decision she makes. And After Eden just sounds plain awesome, and I know a lot of people (including me!) are looking forward to it. Great picks!

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  19. the cover of gated is sooooo creepy!! and from the description, i think i'll like it a lot.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  20. Ooh nice picks! Seen the first one a bit lately and the second is totally new to me! Hope you enjoy them both once you read them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  21. I have an ARC of Gated, but I haven't read it yet. It does look really good!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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  22. Ohh, both of these sound really good! The whole synopsis and cover for GATED is so creepy that it sucks me and makes me want to know more. And a time-traveling book? Count me in! Thanks for sharing these, I'm off to add them to my TBR list!

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  23. I love your picks this week! I love both covers as well:)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  24. Great picks, Shane! I've been hearing awesome things about Gated! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. They both sound good. And what's more I know my daughter would enjoy them as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. I am intrigued by 'Gated'. I will give it try, since I haven't read a dystopian before! Also I do have 'After Eden' in my TBR list. Great picks! And thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer.

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  27. Great picks! Dystopia is one of my favorite genres, but I feel like I don't read it enough. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I'm a new follower via Bloglovin :)

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  28. I was super excited for After Eden and it was pretty good. The plot was unique but I kind of thought Ryan was a bit blah and dumb. This is the first I'm hearing of Gated but it sounds exciting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Hi, Shane!

    both of these look fascinating!! I agree with your take on the cover of "Gated" -- it DOES make the viewer want to open the book and investigate. And the cover of "After Eden" is nice, too. Both synopses ROCK. Great choices!! : )

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  30. I've heard of Gated before it sounds pretty interesting but I'm not a fan of the cover at all. After Eden sounds like a really good book! Hope you get to read them!

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  31. Both Gated and After Eden are new to me and both sound really good, although After Eden sounds more good to me! I hope you enjoy these reads when you get to read 'em!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my post earlier! Just returned the love. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  32. I like the cover of After Eden! And Gated sounds AMAZING!! I hope you'll read them soon.

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  33. Wow!! Great choices, they both have awesome covers. Hope you enjoy them Shane!!

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

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  34. Good picks! I just heard of After Eden this week, and while I don't love the cover (something about it is a little off for me), I'm hoping sci-fi + dystopian elements means good stuff.

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