Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #60 - A Touch of Scarlet and Taken

"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: Eve Marie Mont
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Published by: K-Teen

The compelling heroine of Eve Marie Mont's novel a Breath of Eyre returns to find truth and fiction merging through the pages of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter...

Emma Townsend is back at prestigious Lockwood Prep, but her world has altered immeasurably since her tumultuous sophomore year. The best change of all: her boyfriend, Gray. And though Gray is leaving for Coast Guard training, Emma feels newly optimistic, even if the pain of her mother's long-ago death still casts a shadow. 
Yet Emma isn't the only one who's changed. Her friend and roommate, Michelle, is strangely remote, and old alliances are shifting in disconcerting ways. Soon Emma's long-distance relationship with Gray is straining under the pressure, and Emma wonders if she's cracking too. How else to explain the vivid dreams of Hester Prynne she's been having since she started reading The Scarlet Letter? Or the way she's found herself waking in the woods? As her life begins to echo events in the novel, Emma will be forced to choose between virtue and love. But can she forge a new future without breaking her heart? (Summary from Goodreads)

Okay, I marked Mont's other novel as "to read" and haven't gotten to it, but now I want both of these stories. I love the concept that she is pulling from classic novels and twisting them into new and interesting tales.

(Taken, Book 1)
Author: Erin Bowman
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys - but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he's gone.
The call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby's eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he's prepared to meet his fate - until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he's been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot - a structure that no one can cross and survive. 
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken - or risk everything on the hope of the other side?  (Summary from Goodreads)

THIS COVER! AND, that description! Are you kidding me! I MUST read this one to find out what's happening...where are the men? Why midnight at 18? Why wind? Why light? What the heck? Holy moly!!!! I have got to read this!!!!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I still have A Breath of Eyre in my TBR pile. I really need to get to it soon.

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  2. Taken looks like a great book. I'm adding it to my TBR list. Great pick!

    My WOW post.

  3. Taken looks REALLY good! Adding it to my TBR list now. Thanks!

    My WoW

  4. Both of these books look interesting! Thanks for sharing.


    1. You are most welcome! :) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Both arent really my type, but I do hope that you enjoy reading when you get the book :)
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