Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #76 - Earthbound and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

"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...

(Earthbound, Book 1)
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Published by: Razorbill

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she's never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there's much about her past that she isn't being told. Tavia will soon discover that she's an Earthbound--someone with the ability to create matter out of nothing--and that she alone holds the key to stopping the Reduciata, an evil society that manipulates global events for its own shadowy purposes. Tavia will ultimately have to make a choice: to come into her powers and save the world from the evil Reduciata or to choose free will and a love of her own. (Summary from Goodreads)

Wow! A good vs. evil story with a neat element: the ability to create matter out of nothing! Can't wait to see how that works! 

Author: Holly Black
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them.

Tana lived in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself. (Summary from Goodreads)

I'm SO EXCITED!!! This is based on my favorite short story by Holly Black!!! I LOVED IT and now it's a WHOLE BOOK!! WOOT, WOOT!!! 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm also excited for Earthbound, and as I've read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I can tell you that it IS amazing! :)

    My WOW: http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

  2. I haven't heard of Earthbound but I can't wait to start reading Aprilynne :)

    My Wow

  3. Earthbound looks like a fantastic book! :) I haven't heard of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, but it looks great, too! Thanks for spotlighting these books and for stopping by my Wow post. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  4. Yesssss. I am SO looking forward to The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

    Leeanna @ Leeanna.me

  5. OMG, I need BOTH of these books asap. So excited for them.
    Thanks so much for passing by my post!