Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #63 - In the Shadows of Blackbirds & Inhuman

"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: Cat Winters 
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Published by: Amulet Books

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to seances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she's forced ro rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love--a boy who died in battle--returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? (Summary from Goodreads)

Oh my goodness! This seems creepy and historically interesting all at the same time. (Technically this came out on Monday, April 1--but I had to share!)

And there's a cool video...

Love the music!

(Fetch, Book 1)
Author: Kat Falls 
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Published by: Scholastic

In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father's life is forfeit.
America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plant-life has gone feral.
Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it's necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane's father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts--he is a Fetch. It's a dangerous life, but rewarding-until he's caught.
Desperate to save her life, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb-and her very DNA-in the Savage Zone. But she's not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn't exhibit any signs of "manimal" mutation, he's hardly civilized...and he may not be trustworthy. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds like it is in true Kat Falls form of amazing fantasy fiction and I can't wait to dive into it! I hope it's a JLG pick so that we get it at our school libraries for sure! :) If you haven't read anything by Kat Falls, you are seriously missing out! Her fantasy writing is BRILLIANT!
Check out Dark Life and Rip Tide!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. ooh In the Shadows of Blackbirds came out today!! :D I am dying to pick this book up. I have only heard amazing things about it.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. I love the sound of Inhuman. I already have it on my to-read list and I can't wait. I'm not sure about the other book but I hope you girls enjoy reading your picks!
    Come check out my WOW post.