Waiting on Wednesday #23 - So Close To You and Throne of Glass

"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!" selections are...

 Author: Rachel Carter
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard abut the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them...and herself. (Summary from Goodreads)

A portal? Time-travel? Romance and adventure? I'm in! This sounds awesome. 

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men - theives and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her...but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 
The one of the other contestants turns up dead...quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. (Summary from Goodreads)

A criminal who's an assassin and it only 18! She then has to train to win her freedom against others...I LOVE this! Then, it becomes a murder mystery...CAN'T WAIT!! 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Both of those look amazing! Adding to my list.

    Mandie @ The Story Spirit

  2. I really want to read So Close to You! I have read Throne of Glass and we disapointed with it, but loads of other people loved it.

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  3. Great picks! I just read So Close to You and it was sooo good. Thanks for sharing!

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