Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #130 - Dissonance & Mortal Heart

"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...

Dissonance 
(Dissonance, Book 1)
Author: Erica O'Rourke
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Delancy Sullivan has always known there's more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del's job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking be the Council. But Del's not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it's not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del's decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse. (Summary from Goodreads)

Oh my! Doesn't this sound so cool? I own the movie Sliding Doors because I love the concept of alternate worlds where our alternate choices play out, so I'm down for this story.


Author: Robin LaFevers
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered int he rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has.

But across Brittany, the tides of war are drawing ever nearer, with France pressuring the beleaguered duchess from all sides. Annith's search for answers threatens to rip open an intricate web of lies and deceit that sit at the heart of the convent she serves. Yet to expose them threatens the very fabric of her existence and risks an unforeseen chance at love, one that she can no longer deny. Annith must carefully pick a path and, gods willing, effect a miracle that will see her country--and her heart--to safety. (Summary from Goodreads)

I don't know if I can even explain how AMAZING this series is! W-O-W! The girl power is amazing along with the intrigue and adventure...there's just so much. How does she keep track of all of these characters!? So far I've loved each book's main character, and I cannot wait to get to know another one. Robin's writing is just off the charts!
Check out my reviews of:
Book 1: Grave Mercy
Book 2: Dark Triumph 

What are you waiting on this week?

8 comments:

  1. I'm dying to read Mortal Heart too!! I cannot wait to meet Annith better as I really liked her in the previous books. I'm so happy that she will finally get her story. Dissonance sounds great too. Great picks :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  2. This one sounds sooo good! i can't wait for it either :)

    Here's Mine

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  3. Wow, really good choices! I've read some really good reviews of Dissonance, and of course LaFevers' series is pretty amazing. Thanks for stopping by my wow!

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    1. Agreed on both accounts! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm really curious about Dissonance! It sounds really interesting. :) And while I haven't read Dark Triumph, I'm still excited for Mortal Heart. :D Great picks!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  5. Great picks, Dissonance I've seen around but not Mortal Heart :D

    My WoW

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  6. Great picks! I'm really looking forward to reading Dissonance too. It sounds really good! And I haven't read Dark Triumph yet, but I loved Grave Mercy. Mortal Heart seems just as awesome.

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