Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #87

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:

16005219Get Even 
by Gretchen McNeil
Release date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Follows the secretive exploits of four high school juniors - Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree - at an exclusive Catholic prep school. To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don't move in the same social circles; at worst, they're overtly hostile.

Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.

Kitty Wei – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls' volleyball team, she's been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she's been voted "most eligible bachelorette" two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.

Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don't want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike. Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don't Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM "events", the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.

That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder. Now the girls don't know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they've hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing.

by Julie Kagawa
Release date: October 28th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Synopsis via Goodreads:
In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Why I'm Waiting

Both seem like interesting stories and I've been meaning to pick up a book by these authors for a while now, so hopefully their new series will be worth it. Get Even pulls me because it has some similarities to Burn for Burn and I really liked that book. As for Talon, I haven't read anything involving modern-day dragons so I'm curious about that. 

What are you waiting for?


  1. Yes and hell yes! I soooooo cannot wait to read both of these!!

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    Old Follower :)

  2. Get Even sounds like something I would love and Talon sounds good but I would have to be in the mood for it. Both great picks! Thanks!

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  3. They both sounds great, especially Talon. I love the whole dragon type reads.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

    1. Me too, Jenea. Hope both stories are good.

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  4. Get Even definitely reminds me of Burn For Burn. Great picks!! :)

  5. Talon has been in my TBR list for a while, but Get Even is new for me and I actually love the sound of it! Adding it to the TBR list now! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yay another Gretchen book! It is a must. These both are, great picks.

  7. Great picks! Get even is on my TBR too, but the Julie Kagawa book is totally new to me, sounds great! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

  8. Talon is great on my TBR list too! I love Julie and her books. The other one sounds great too. Thanks for stopping by :)

  9. Get Even sounds interesting but similar to a book I saw a few weeks back on Youtube while hunting for book trailers. Talon sounds great as well but I'm really nervous to start another Julia Kagawa series after my epic disappointment with her Blood of Eden series. Interesting choices though! Thanks for stopping by My WoW and sharing yours.

  10. Talon is new to me, thanks for sharing!

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    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  11. I have Get Even as my WOW this week too! I really can't wait to read it! Great picks :)

  12. Get Even looks really good! great picks!
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  13. Both of these just made me cheer out loud! Ah!!! Great picks, and I can't wait for these either!

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  14. Nice picks! I'm really interested in Get Even. It looks intense, and I've heard good things about McNeil. Thanks for sharing!

  15. They are both new to me but the sound both amazing! Nice picks and tanks for stopping by earlier!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  16. This is the first I've heard of Talon - thanks for sharing :) It sounds awesome :)

  17. Ok, Get Even sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing -- adding to my TBR list now!!

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  18. Yes and Yes!! Both books sound awesome! Officially added to my TBR! Great picks, Shane!! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

  19. Both of these sound interesting. I am a big fan of dragon books so I will definitely check out Talon.

  20. Both books look good. I think that's an interesting take on the dragons. I'll definitely be checking these out. Thanks for sharing them.
    Laura @ Through Raspberry Colored Glasses

  21. Sounds good, hope you get to read it soon.

  22. Both of these sound good Shane. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Get Even sounds like it's going to be the start of a great series. I have that one on my tbr. For some reason I haven't read anything by Julie Kagawa yet. Talon doesn't sound like something I normally read, but I may give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
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  24. I'm rather curious about Talon myself, though like you, I haven't read a Kagawa story yet. Perhaps Talon will be a first for us? :) Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  25. Great picks Shane! It's the first time I'm hearing about both these books but they have me really intrigued. I'll be looking out for these two. Thanks for dropping by my WoW post earlier :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

  26. More for my TBR!! Thanks Shane!!

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

  27. They both sound really good, but especially the first one sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy them when you get them! Thanks for sharing :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  28. OOHHH is that the placeholder for TALON?? I can't wait until that one too. The excerpt was soo good.

  29. Those are both GREAT choices for WOW!! I am definitely adding them to my list!!!!


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