Waiting on Wednesday #43 - The Darkest Minds and Impostor

"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: Alexandra Bracken 
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Published by: Disney Hyperion

When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garbage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth come out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her--East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living. (Summary from Goodreads.)

Can you imagine your parents sending you away because you have frightening abilities?1? This story sounds sooooooooo interesting. I look forward to reading about what sounds like a strong female lead when this book arrives on shelves. 

(Variants, Book 1)
Author: Susanne Winnacker 
Release Date: July 11, 2013
Published by: Razorbill/Penguin

Can Tessa pose as Madison...and stop a killer before it's too late?

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimc their appearance. Shunned by her family, she's spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.
When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.
Tessa hates everything about being an impostor--the stress, the danger, the deceit--but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she'd do anything to keep.
Amid action, suspense and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself. (X-men meets The Silence of the Lambs) (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds so interesting and creepy! Like you should be gripping the edge of your seat from cover to cover! (Plus, I ADORE the X-men!!)

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great choices! Impostor sounds so great an unique. I haven't hear anything like it before and it sounds thrilling. Here is my WoW!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  2. Great choices! I'm dying to read both of those too. All of the early reviews for The Darkest Minds have been FABULOUS! And Impostor sounds like an awesome book (and how cool is the cover??). Lov eboth of those!

    My WoW

    1. Exactly! I LOVE the cover too! I even showed it to my hubby b/c I thought it was so cool (FYI, he doesn't care at all about books *GASP*, so this is why it is bizarre that I would show him...and he thought it was cool too!)

  3. Two amazing picks! Both of these books are on the top of my list for books to read when they are released:)
    I also love the covers!
    My WoW!

  4. Imposter sounds AWESOME! I've been seeing The Darkest Minds around everywhere, so I feel I must pick it up ASAP XD

    Books of Amber

  5. The Darkest Mind was a pretty good read! I'm so curious about Imposter! Thanks for sharing!

    Chapter by Chapter

  6. Nice picks! I've been hearing great things about a darkest Minds, and Aimposter looks really good. Thanks for sharing!


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