Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #7- Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordon and Partials by Dan Wells

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "I can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. No Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.
To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow... or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld...

Equally as adventurous and as interesting as following Percy Jackson and learning about Greek mythology! 

Release Date: February 28, 2012 = YESTERDAY!!
Published by HarperCollins

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out. 
When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask. 

LOVED this one and can't wait for the rest of the world (especially my students) to be able to read it! I will be getting my own copy as soon as I have the cash! I reviewed it as a NetGalley and loved it! Check out the Review and the Book Trailer too! 


  1. I keep seeing this cover! People really are crazy about this novel, aren't they? : D Thank you for sharing!!

    Patricia // My WOW

  2. I dont really like riodan's other series. I love the pj series though. Partials sounds gr8, yet another book on my TBR list

  3. Ooh I loved the Percy series and I've been a fan of Rick Riordan since!! Awesome picks!

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  4. As someone who has enjoyed all of the series put out by Rick Riordan, I can tell you this one is a great addition to the collection. I grew up being really interested in Mythology and I really enjoy how these books put a modern spin on the matter.