Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #67 - Icons & The Ward

"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...

(Icons, Book 1)
Author: Margaret Stohl
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Your heart beats only with their permission.
Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.
Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside--safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.
She's different. She survived. Why?
When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.
Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima and Luca discover that their uncontrollable emotions--which they;ve always thought to be their greatest weaknesses--may actually be their greatest strengths. (Summary from Goodreads)

Wow! This sounds fascinating! I can't wait to explore this new, changed world--alien? supernatural? What do you think?

The Ward
Author: Jordana Frankel
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.
However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that's lurking deep beneath the water's rippling surface. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds SO GOOD! Mystery, futuristic/dystopian world that's broken, lies, a couple clashing....SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!! I'm in! Has anyone read it? What did you think? 

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Totally on board with your first pick... Sounds way interesting! '-' thanks for sharing! Oh.. And I see your reading OF POSEIDON... Great book. We're actually having her at a book signing not far from home. Can't wait! Happy reading!