Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #77: Defy & Captivate


 
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:

DefyDefy (Defy #1)
by Sara B. Larson
Release date: January 7th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Synopsis via Goodreads:
A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?


CaptivateCaptivate
by Vanessa Garden
Release date: January 1st 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Synopsis via Goodreads:
In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems...

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harbored a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilization.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets..




Why I'm Waiting


Captivate has a really lovely cover that pulls you in. The synopsis cooks up great intrigue as well and it makes me want to discover these fascinating characters. I haven't read anything surrounding mermaids in such a long time and this book is definitely going to get me on a binge of all things mer. As for Defy, I love historical fiction with action throughout its pages. Love anything with characters having to disguise themselves, and in this case, acting like a boy makes me want to find out how she pulls it off. It sounds like this girl is pretty badass too so makes me even more interested. Both books sound like pretty good reads and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

What are you waiting for?

65 comments:

  1. Captivate sound really good. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Both sound pretty cool, and I've heard some good reviews for Defy!

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  3. Oh wow, Captivate looks really good.

    My WoW

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  4. wow, great choices, i am going to check them out once they are out :)) thanks for visiting me earlier :))

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  5. Both of these books seems great, thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's My WoW!

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  6. I love your picks :) Thanks for visiting and following me. I follow you with GFC. Baileys.

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  7. Captivate and Defy both sound amazing!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  8. I heard about Defy through the Scholastic Preview and put it on my tbr list as well. Hadn't heard of Captivate. Nice cover. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

    brenda

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  9. Defy is on my kindle from NetGalley already. Will be read within a week, I'm guessing.
    Captivate looks to be great. I'll check it out.
    Love the picks.

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  10. I definitely want to check out Captivate and I've been seeing a lot of Defy going around lately. Thanks for stopping by My WW!

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  11. Defy sounds amazing and I cannot wait to read it. Great picks :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Defy has been added to my TBR pile a while ago, can't wait for that. Captivate also sounds like it could be my cup of tea :)
    Thanks for stopping by at my WoW

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  13. Defy sounds really interesting & I really love YA fantasy but I hope the love triangle would not take centre stage. Definitely adding it to my TBR. Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Oh these sound good! Captivate really caught my attention ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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  15. I've heard a lot of great things about Defy! I am definitely going to have to check it myself. :) Great picks!

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  16. I've been hearing great things about Defy also! I have it for review, so I can't wait to see if it lives up to the hype! As for Captivate, you are right- that cover is gorgeous!

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  17. Defy sounds great! I love stories about girls taking on a traditionally male role. Enjoy!

    Lisa

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  18. I agree with you about Defy, I love a good historical fiction novel. Great choices!
    Here's my WoW pick
    http://moniquesmobooks.blogspot.ca/2013/12/waiting-on-wednesday-26-guard-by-kiera.html

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  19. The cover of Captivate is amazing, it would pull me in as well :) Great pick

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  20. I've been seeing these a lot lately, especially Defy. They look pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, Shane!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
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  21. Defy does look good! I have an egalley and hope to fit it in soon. Captivate is new to me, but I love Harlequin Teen's line so thank you for putting it on my radar.
    Cool picks! Happy reading :)

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  22. Defy sounds really good - I've a soft spot for warrior women :) Great pick.

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  23. Great picks! I just got Defy on Netgalley and can't wait to read it!

    My WoW

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  24. Defy! I'm really really excited for that one! It looks like it will be great. I've seen the cover of the other book before, but didn't know anything about it until now. It sounds very different! I hope you enjoy it when you get it!

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  25. Defy was pretty good! Haven't heard of the other one, though. Great picks this week, Shane!

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  26. Defy is on my kindle waiting to be read, but I haven't heard of Captivate! It sounds really good.

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  27. I have Defy! I'm reading it soon :) Hope you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  28. I heard a lot of great things about Defy. I'll be reading it as soon as I finish my current read. Captivate also sounds very interesting, great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  29. Defy sounds totally awesome! And I don't mind triangles if they are done right. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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  30. I just got Defy from Netgalley and cannot wait to read it. It sounds great. Captivate I am a little mixed on because it hasn't had many great reviews, but it sounds interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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  31. Nice picks! Both sound interesting and the covers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I'm afraid of the love triangle in the first one, but I hope you enjoy it!

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  33. I haven't heard of these before, they sound awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!
    Katie @ The Quiet Girl Talks

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  34. I´m also looking forward to read Defy.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  35. Both those books look fantastic! Just added them to my tbr =)

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    Doris @ OABR

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  36. I love the synopsis for Defy and have added it to Goodreads! Thanks for the WoW post!

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  37. I've been seeing lots of great early reviews for Defy. I love the cover of Captive. Great picks, thanks for sharing & stopping by Book Munchies (:

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  38. Captivate is a great read, I enjoyed it!!

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

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  39. I love your picks this week! I can't wait to read Captive! The cover looks amazing :)


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  40. Wow, great picks! I haven't seen these before, I'll check them out. And they both have gorgeous covers as well.
    Thanks for checking out my WoW!
    Suze @ Literary Adventures

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  41. You are so right about the cover for Captivate! I didn't know it was about mermaids until now. Mermaids FTW!!!

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  42. Defy sounds like my kind of book. Definitely a must read! Love your picks :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!
    Jasna@ The Bookmaidens

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  43. I'm eagerly waiting for Defy too. It sounds like it'll be an awesome read although I'm a bit wary of the love triangle.

    I haven't heard of Captivate but it sounds interesting.

    Great picks, Shane!

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  44. I don't know about Captivate since it sounds too much like something I've read before but I am really hyped up about Defy! I have an ARC and can't wait to dig in! (:

    Thanks for coming by my blog (:

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  45. Defy is on my TBR list. I may have to add Captive to my list now too great choices. Thanks for stopping by our WOW
    Nahomi @ Books & Swoons

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  46. Defy sounds fantastic! Can't wait.
    Great pick!

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  47. Captivate sounds really intriguing and suspenseful. I like the idea of an underwater city, and that book cover is beautiful!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  48. o0o0o I'm also waiting on DEFY :D I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Captivate, I hope you love it when you read it! But I have to warn ya: it's not really about mermaids :(

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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  49. Hi Shane! Great picks! Defy has me intrigued and interested! Adding that now to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my WoW :)

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  50. Captivate has a lovely cover - thanks for sharing the titles with us!

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  51. Ha! Now I remember which person's WoW featured Defy. Thanks for featuring this book.

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  52. I've been seeing these around a lot. I hope you enjoy reading both!
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