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:
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?
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..
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Captivate sound really good. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Both sound pretty cool, and I've heard some good reviews for Defy!ReplyDelete
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Oh wow, Captivate looks really good.ReplyDelete
wow, great choices, i am going to check them out once they are out :)) thanks for visiting me earlier :))ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by as well, Katie :)Delete
Both of these books seems great, thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
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I love your picks :) Thanks for visiting and following me. I follow you with GFC. Baileys.ReplyDelete
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Captivate and Defy both sound amazing!ReplyDelete
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Janhvi @ The Readdicts
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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.ReplyDelete
Defy is on my kindle from NetGalley already. Will be read within a week, I'm guessing.ReplyDelete
Captivate looks to be great. I'll check it out.
Love the picks.
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!ReplyDelete
Defy sounds amazing and I cannot wait to read it. Great picks :) Thanks for stopping by :)ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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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!ReplyDelete
Oh these sound good! Captivate really caught my attention ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Mikki @A Bookish Escape
I've heard a lot of great things about Defy! I am definitely going to have to check it myself. :) Great picks!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Defy sounds great! I love stories about girls taking on a traditionally male role. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Defy looks so good!ReplyDelete
I agree with you about Defy, I love a good historical fiction novel. Great choices!ReplyDelete
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The cover of Captivate is amazing, it would pull me in as well :) Great pickReplyDelete
Great picks! Thanks for stopping by :)ReplyDelete
Zareena @ Books and Books
I've been seeing these a lot lately, especially Defy. They look pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, Shane!ReplyDelete
Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
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.ReplyDelete
Cool picks! Happy reading :)
Defy sounds really good - I've a soft spot for warrior women :) Great pick.ReplyDelete
Great picks! I just got Defy on Netgalley and can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
Great choices Shane.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Defy was pretty good! Haven't heard of the other one, though. Great picks this week, Shane!ReplyDelete
Defy is on my kindle waiting to be read, but I haven't heard of Captivate! It sounds really good.ReplyDelete
I have Defy! I'm reading it soon :) Hope you get the chance to read it!ReplyDelete
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Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
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!ReplyDelete
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Defy sounds totally awesome! And I don't mind triangles if they are done right. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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Nice picks! Both sound interesting and the covers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm afraid of the love triangle in the first one, but I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of these before, they sound awesome! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Katie @ The Quiet Girl Talks
I´m also looking forward to read Defy.ReplyDelete
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Both those books look fantastic! Just added them to my tbr =)ReplyDelete
Doris @ OABR
I love the synopsis for Defy and have added it to Goodreads! Thanks for the WoW post!ReplyDelete
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 (:ReplyDelete
Captivate is a great read, I enjoyed it!!ReplyDelete
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Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
I love your picks this week! I can't wait to read Captive! The cover looks amazing :)ReplyDelete
Jackie @Jackie's Book World
Wow, great picks! I haven't seen these before, I'll check them out. And they both have gorgeous covers as well.ReplyDelete
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Suze @ Literary Adventures
You are so right about the cover for Captivate! I didn't know it was about mermaids until now. Mermaids FTW!!!ReplyDelete
Defy sounds like my kind of book. Definitely a must read! Love your picks :)ReplyDelete
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Jasna@ The Bookmaidens
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.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of Captivate but it sounds interesting.
Great picks, Shane!
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! (:ReplyDelete
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Defy is on my TBR list. I may have to add Captive to my list now too great choices. Thanks for stopping by our WOWReplyDelete
Nahomi @ Books & Swoons
Defy sounds fantastic! Can't wait.ReplyDelete
Defy sounds awesome! Nice picks :)ReplyDelete
Captivate sounds really intriguing and suspenseful. I like the idea of an underwater city, and that book cover is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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 :(ReplyDelete
Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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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 :)ReplyDelete
Captivate has a lovely cover - thanks for sharing the titles with us!ReplyDelete
Defy sounds so awesome. Great picks!ReplyDelete
Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives
Ha! Now I remember which person's WoW featured Defy. Thanks for featuring this book.ReplyDelete
I've been seeing these around a lot. I hope you enjoy reading both!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete