Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #139 - Lies We Tell Ourselves & Talon

"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: Robin Talley
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors students at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept separate but equal.

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another. (Summary from Goodreads)

This should be a rich read. Perhaps it will be powerful enough to consider using in the prejudice and acceptance unit literature circles! 

(Talon, Book 1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Solder Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found has prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons. (Summary from Goodreads)

I have loved both the Iron Fey series and the Blood of Eden series so far from Julie. I cannot wait to read this next series of hers filled with dragons no less.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great picks. I haven't read any of Julie's books but Talon looks and sounds amazing.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  2. I am dying to read Julie Kagawa's new read!


  3. Lies We Tell Ourselves sounds like one of those important books, and Talon, Julia Kagawa, so I'm in. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Oooh Great Picks! I want to read both of those books

    My WoW pick

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  5. I am excited for both of these too! Great picks!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings