Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #141 :Snow Like Ashes and A Thousand Pieces of You

"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: Sara Raasch
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Published by: Balzer+ Bray

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter's magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she's scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she's always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn't go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics - and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. (Summary from Goodreads)

I'm intrigued by the Kingdom of Winter and the independent Meira. Should be interesting.


Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Published by: Harper Teen

Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite's father is murdered, the killer - her parent's handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul - escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can't let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul's guilt - and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father's death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined. (Summary from Goodreads)

Are you kidding me!? This sounds so good! I'm in!

What are you waiting on this week?

3 comments:

  1. Great choices. Both of those are on my tbr list as they look amazing. A Thousand Pieces of Us has one of my favourite covers of the year so even better :)

    -Mari

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  2. I've featured Snow Like Ashes, I think 2 weeks ago and we do have the same feature this week. LOL!

    Here's mine:
    Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)

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