Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #93 - Cold Spell & This Wicked Game

"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: Jackson Pearce
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Kai and Ginny grew up together--best friends since they could toddle around their building's rooftop rose garden. Now they're seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.
But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora - beautiful daughter girl with a dark past and a heat of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.
If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she will be the girl he loved--and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him? (Summary from Goodreads)

I love The Snow Queen.It's so dark and harsh--an ice queen who steals boys from their true loves; I think I've also always loved the fact that it's the male who is in distress and the female who must save the day. I can't wait to see how Pearce revamps this classic tale!


Author: Michelle Zink
Release Date: November 14, 2013
Published by: Dial (Penguin)

Claire Kincaid's family has been in business for over fifty years.
The voodoo business.
Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses , a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid's run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and others bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.
She doesn't believe.
Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can't wait to escape New Orleans - and voodoo - when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild's powerful founding family.
But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there's more to voodoo - and the families that make up the Guild - than meets the eye.
Including her own.
As she bands together with other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy - and the disbelief that may very well kill her. (Summary from Goodreads)

This book is intriguing...and I cannot wait to unravel it!

What are you waiting on this week?

3 comments:

  1. I'm a total fan of Jackson Pearce, I've only read her contemporary novel, Purity, but I still can't wait to read Cold Spell.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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  2. They both sound good, but I really like the looks of This Wicked Game.

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  3. Ah! I am so excited for Cold Spell! I haven't read the others in the series but I'm a sucker for The Snow Queen and retellings! Awesome pick!

    Check out what I'm waiting on this week!
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