Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #9- Serpent's Kiss & Immortal Rules

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selection is:

Serpent's Kiss (Witches of East End, Book 2) 
by Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion

Joanna and her daughters are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off the map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting sells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down - from Joanna's organized kitchen to Ingrid's previously nonexistent love life to Freya's once unshakeable faith in her sexy soul mate, Killian Gardiner.
 When Freya's twin brother, Freddie, suddenly returns, escaped from Limbo and professing innocence on a long-ago crime, Freya should be ecstatic. The golden boy can do no wrong. Or can he? Freddie blames no other than her fiance Killian for his downfall, and enlists Freya's help to prove it. Now Freya doesn't know who to believe or trust. 
And for the 1st time in - well, forever, really - Ingrid is also busy in love. Matt Noble, the handsome and charming police detective, has won her heart. But can romance work between a witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? Things get even more complicated when it appears Ingrid is harboring the prime suspects in Matt's police investigation.
To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna - but does it mean to bring harm or help? Joanna asks her sort-of ex-husband Norman to help figure it out, only to accidentally invite him to a Thanksgiving dinner with a dapper gentleman she's recently begun dating.
As the witches pull together to discover the serpent within their midst and the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most? (Summary from Goodreads.)

Witches of East End was such a fun 1st book in this new adult series which is a bit of a spin-off of the Blue Bloods series that we both can't wait for this next one in the series! The cover was revealed this week and we LOVE it!

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, Book 1) 
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

In the dark since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course m their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship - not even for love. (Summary from Goodreads.)

I keep reading reviews of this lately by people who were lucky enough to get the ARCs and they are gushing, gushing, gushing about it! I can't wait to get my hands on this one! 

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. that cover of serpent's kiss is really striking. love the green. :)

    my WoW pick.


  2. Awesome pick! I've been looking forward for the Immortal Rules too. And the cover of Serpent Kiss is gorgeous. :))

    Eunice @ Book Overdose

  3. I can't wait to read the immortal rules. I love julie's books!

  4. I'm definitely excited for Immortal Rules! My friend let me borrow a copy so I'm super excited to start it!!! :)

    My WoW