Waiting on Wednesday #72 - The Distance Between Us and Vortex

"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: Kasie West
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she's pretty sure they're only good for one thing - spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother's shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he's oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and he's one of the first people who actually gets her, she's smart enough to know his interest won't last. Because if there's one thing she's learned from her mother's warnings, it's that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.
She knows her mom can't find out - she wouldn't approve. She'd much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn't been raised by money. But just when Xander's attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn't a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized. And that Xander's not the only one she should've been worried about. (Summary from Goodreads)

This one looks super interesting! I love a Cinderella story with a little sass!

(Insignia, Book 2)
Author: S.J. Kincaid 
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books

The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tome Raines and his friends are mid-level cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make or break his entire career, Tom's loyalties are again put to the test.
Encouraged to betray his ideas and friendships for the sake of his country, Tom is convinced there must be another way. And the more aware he becomes of the corruption surrounding him, the more determined he becomes to fight it, even if he sabotages his own future in the process.
Drawn into a power struggle more dramatic than he has ever face before, Tom stays a hyperintelligent step ahead of everyone, like the exceptional gamer he is - or so he believes. But when he learns that he and his friends have unwittingly made the most grievous error imaginable, Tom must find a way to outwit an enemy so nefarious that victory seems hopeless. Will his idealism and bravado cost him everything - and everyone that matters to him? (Summary from Goodreads)

WOW! This is not how WWIII was ever imagined in my mind, but holy crap is it ever a possibility! S.J. has built an incredibly believable world and future Earth which is tearing apart outer space just so that it can claim it for itself! And who's fighting it? Children! That's right! Children! If you haven't read Insignia yet, what are you waiting for? It's incredible! Plus, the rights for the movie were purchased before the 1st book even pub'd and I truly hope the make it someday because I'd LOVE to see this future!

Check out Ange's Review of Insignia, Book 1!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I hadn't heard of The Distance Between Us before this post, but it sounds like it'd be good :)

  2. The Distance Between Us sounds juicy - and I love juicy reads!!

    I haven't read Insignia but these books sound very intriguing.

    Great picks!
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  3. I haven't heard about Vortex but The Distance Between Us is my pick as well :)

    My WoW

  4. I can't wait to read The Distance Between Us. I have seen it around and I just love the cover!

    Here's my WOW- http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-linked/


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