Waiting on Ruined

waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Ruined (Ruined, #1)

Ruined

By: Amy Tintera

Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.

Why I’m waiting

  1. It sounds like a great story.
  2. It is a fantasy and I love fantasy.
  3. It apparently has deception and I like reading about that.

What are you guys curently waiting on? :)

Luna.

 

 

Waiting on Bright smoke, cold fire

waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled, #1)

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

By: Rosamund Hodge

Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Genre: YA, Retelling, Fantasy.

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When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .

Why I’m waiting

  1. The beautiful cover
  2. I have enjoyed Rosamund Hodge’s previous books.
  3. The great synopsis.

What are you guys curently waiting on? :)

Luna.

Waiting on Strange the dreamer

waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

Strange the Dreamer

By: Laini Taylor

Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled


alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Why i’m waiting

  1. It is written by Laini Taylor
  2. It sounds amazing
  3. The blurb just made me go YES!

What are you guys curently waiting on? :)

Luna.

 

Waiting on the problem with forever

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever

By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA, Contemporary

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For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Why I’m Waiting

  1. It’s written by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  2. The cover is gorgeous
  3. It sounds like a good story

What are you guys curently waiting on? :)

Luna.

waiting on the crown’s game

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)

The Crown’s Game

By: Evelyn Skye

Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by Balzer + Bray

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love… or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear… the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Why i’m waiting

  1. It revolves around a magical duel.
  2. It is set in a magical Russia.
  3. The cover just sucked me in.

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

Waiting on the unexpected everything

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.The Unexpected Everything

The unexpected everything

By: Morgan Matson

Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Simon & Schuster

Genre: YA, Contemporary

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Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing – if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?

Why i’m waiting

  1. Morgan Matson is one of my favourite YA contemporary authors.
  2. I love the synopsis.
  3. It seems like a perfect summer read.

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

 

waiting on and i darken

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

And I Darken (The Darken Trilogy, #1)

 

And I Darken

By: Kiersten White

Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by Delacorte Press

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Goodreads

Goodreads description:

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

Why i’m waiting

  1. It’s a Kiersten White book, and I usually enjoy her books.
  2. It is a fantasy novel and it sounds awesome.
  3. I love stories about people growing up amongst their enemies.

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

Waiting on The Mirror king

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)

The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen 2)

By: Jodi Meadows

Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Goodreads

Goodreads Description:

Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.

HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.

HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.

HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.

In this stunning conclusion to THE ORPHAN QUEEN, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen.

Why I’m waiting

  1. I loved the first book The orphan queen, and can’t wait to see what happens.
  2. It sounds amazing.
  3. The cover is GORDEOUS! ❤

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

 

Waiting on A drop of night

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. A Drop of Night

A Drop of Night

By: Stefan Bachmann

expected publication: March 15th 2016 by Greenwillow Books  

Genre: YA, Mystery.

Goodreads

Goodreads description:

Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she’s been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780’s to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace has lain hidden and forgotten ever since. Anouk, along with several other gifted teenagers, will be the first to set foot in it in over two centuries.

Or so she thought.

But nothing is as it seems, and the teens soon find themselves embroiled in a game far more sinister, and dangerous, than they could possibly have imagined. An evil spanning centuries is waiting for them in the depths. . .

A genre-bending thriller from Stefan Bachmann for fans of The Maze Runner and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods.

You cannot escape the palace.

You cannot guess its secrets.

why I’m waiting

  1. It sounds thrilling.
  2. I love good mystery stories.
  3. It takes place in an underground palace in Paris.

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.

 

Waiting on The Great Hunt

“waiting on” wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  Breaking the spine, that spotlights  upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The Great Hunt (The Great Hunt, #1)

The Great Hunt

By: Wendy Higgins

Expected publication: March 8th 2016 by HarperTeen

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retelling.

Goodreads

Goodreads description:

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

Why i’m waiting

  1. It is based on a Grimm Brothers’ tale and I love the darkness in their stories.
  2. It has hunters, magic and royalty, some of my favourite things.
  3. It is a retelling and I love retellings!

What are you guys curently waiting on? 🙂

Luna.