Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #136 - Iron Trial and Winterspell

"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...

Authors: Holly Black AND Cassandra Clare
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Published by: Doubleday Children's Books

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil. (Summary from Goodreads)

I've enjoyed reading books by these two authors, so I can only imagine that a book they've collaborated on must be awesome. I look forward to reading this new adventure.


Author: Claire Legrand
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince...but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear. (Summary from Goodreads)

I absolutely ADORE The Nutcracker!!! So this is a brilliant concept in my opinion because I always pictured a faery world where she goes. I cannot wait to try this one. Let me know if you've read it!

What are you waiting on this week?

6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read both of these books. Great picks! :)
    Here's my WoW

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  2. Ahhh, I SO can't wait for Winterspell, eek. Such a badass cover. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  3. Both of these are books I'm waiting on as well!
    Check out my WOW

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  4. Iron Trial was very good despite some similiarites to Harry Potter. Winterspell does have a great cover. Great WOW choices.

    Grace @ Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  5. I have The Iron Trial for review. I have to be honest...I'm a little nervous about it. Good picks though.

    WOW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I have Iron Trial too, and I haven't been able to pick it up yet. I think I must be nervous too. :/

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