Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #83


 
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:

19561925Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1)
by Ann Aguirre
Release date: August 5th 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, making him impossible to forget. 

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly . . . bad things are happening. It’s a head rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turn from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what—she can trust. Not even her own mind . . .


18475593Winterspell
by Claire Legrand
Release date: September 30th 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Synopsis via Goodreads:

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.




Why I'm Waiting


Mortal Danger sounds wickedly interesting. I like stories about people facing their bullies,even though this book sounds like it takes standing up for yourself to a whole new level. Whatever the case, I'm all for it. As for Winterspell, I love stories about witches and I love historical fiction. So overall, this book is a perfect fit for me. I like that the protagonist is badass too, and that it's a fairy tale inspired by another. Hopefully, both books will give me fireworks.

What are you waiting for?

47 comments:

  1. great choices. both are on my TBR list.

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  2. I love both of your picks. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)))

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  3. Great picks, I didn't think I'd heard of the first one but having looked at Goodreads it's been on my wishlist since July last year. I've desperately waiting to read Winterspell, obvious really given my tiny obsession with fairy tales and I love that cover!

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    1. Me too! The Winterspell cover is lovely. But the Mortal Danger cover is alluring as well.

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  4. OOh...the first one sounds really good. I like Ann Aguirre novels a lot. The second one has a very awesome cover.

    Grace
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  5. Love the picks. Winterspell sounds especially good. Great choices.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  6. Never heard of Winterspell, but I really like the sound of it so am adding to my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the winterspell cover, Hope you get to read it soon!

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  8. Great picks! Mortal danger is on my TBR too, but Winterspell is brand new to me! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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  9. Great picks! I love Winterspell's cover. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  10. Great picks! I especially want to read Mortal Danger, it seems awesome. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier, and happy Wednesday! :)

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  11. Oh these both sound so good! Great picks!! Definitely adding Winterspell to my TBR

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  12. Both sound so amazing! I love the cover of Mortal Danger, it's just so wickedly cool. And Winterspell! I'm curious how the retelling of the Nutcracker will be. Great picks, thanks for sharing!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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  13. Oh sweet GLORY these are both uh-MAZING picks! And with so long to wait . . .

    *sigh*

    Well done Waiting on, I'm a definite fan of your picks;)

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  14. Great picks Shane. This is the first I've seen of Mortal Danger and it sounds fantastic.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

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  15. I seen Mortal Danger on another WoW today. Like I was telling her, this book reminds me of that 80's movie, Heathers, with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Where they go after the popular, mean girls in the school, then the boy starts to get carried away wanting to kill everyone. It's been forever since I've seen it. But That why I would love to read it, see what it's all about!
    I haven't heard of Winterspell before, but DAMN! I'm so glad that I have now. Thanks to you! I'm super intrigued by the short summary and adding it to my TBR list! WOW, Hurry up Sept!!
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    Thanks for sharing! I love your picks!!! xoxo

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  16. Nice picks! I'm not sure I would enjoy Winterspell, but Mortal Danger is intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Ooh nice! The first is new to me but I've been seeing a lot of the second one lately. Great picks!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    Old Follower :)

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  18. Nice picks! I haven't heard of either but Winterspell looks particularly good :)

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    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  19. Great picks, Shane. They're both new to me.

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  20. Mortal Danger DOES sound interesting. And creepy. I love that cover!! Thanks for sharing, Shane, and Happy Wednesday! :)

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  21. Seeing these book for the first time I love WoWs because I get to find out about new and amazing books through it great post! :)
    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

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  22. I'm seeing both of these books around a lot today! So excited to check out both of them. Great picks, and nice blog too!

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  23. I love the cover of Winterspell! I'm adding the book to my TBR list:) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog today (:


    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  24. Winterspell is right up my alley!!

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

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  25. These both sound awesome, great picks!

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  26. Great picks, the second one really interests me though. Happy Reading!

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  27. Mortal Danger sounds really interesting. And I love that cover. I haven't heard of Winterspell before, but I'm loving the synopsis. Thanks for sharing.
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  28. I haven't seen Winterspell before, so thanks for sharing. I have Mortal Danger in my TBR list, I love the cover :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Oh both of these sound good! Adding them to my TBR!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  30. Awesome pick!
    Just added both books to my tbr, the synospis sold me <3
    Happy Wednesday

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    Doris @ OABR

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  31. Great picks! I love the covers and they both sound really good! Adding them to my TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

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  32. These both sound pretty interesting, I will have to check them out!

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  33. Winterspell looks incredible. I'm definitely going to read it during the Christmas season. Mortal Danger looks intriguing too.

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  34. A book inspired by The Nutcracker? I'm sold!
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  35. I saw Mortal Danger on someone else's WOW. It looks pretty but I'll have to wait and see if it's my kind of book. the cover for Winterspell is also very pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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  36. I haven't heard about any of these book yet, but they both sound really amazing! I really like the sound of Winterspell. Great picks Shane!

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  37. Power trip for the girl in Mortal Danger but be careful what she wishes for. As for Winterspell, can I say I've added it to the TBR list?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  38. I've seen both of these before and they both look awesome! Great picks! :)

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  40. (I deleted the previous comment because of typos. Lol.)

    These two are entirely new to me, and they both sound SO GREAT!! I had trouble with being bullied in school, and would have loved to have found some magical tools to make sure my tormentors got what they deserved! On the other hand, such things can indeed backfire. Besides, you can then turn into someone just like your bullies..... I'm very curious to see how things play out in this novel. Besides, Aguirre has a reputation as a solid writer!

    As for the second book, I want it so badly!!! "The Nutcracker" is one of my favorite fairy tales, and I ADORE fairy tale retellings!! This particular one sounds very original, too, in spite of being based on another author's work.

    AWESOME PICKS, GIRL!! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for commenting on my WOW, too!! : )

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  41. I haven't heard of either or them but both sound really interesting. Especially Mortal Danger :D Great picks for this week!

    Witless Fool @ Obsessive Compulsive Reader

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  42. These are both fantastic picks!! Added both on Goodreads. Thanks so much for sharing and for always stopping by YA Book Addict. x

    Have a great week. :)

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