Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #149 - Ticker & Darkest Part of the Forest

"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: Lisa Mantchev
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Published by: Skyscape

A girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.

When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass "Ticker" in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it's discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he's put on trial for mass murder.

On the last day of Warwick's trial, the Farthings' factory is bombed, Penny's parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone trying to destroy the Farthings...or is the motive more sinister?

Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart. (Summary from Goodreads)

Okay, okay, I know this came out two days ago, but it sounds so good that I want to feature it. I haven't bought it yet, sooo technically it's still a WoW for me, right? ;) Penny sounds like a really interesting character, a person I want to get to know. 

Author: Holly Black
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they're destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she's found the thing she's been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does...

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough? (Summary from Goodreads)

1st - It's HOLLY BLACK!!! I'M IN!!!
2nd- This sounds BRILLIANT with the boy in the coffin sleeping who wakes up that both the boy and girl are in love with and the regular world around them. I cannot wait!
Plus - That cover is FANTASTIC!!! 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great picks. They look really interesting. here' s mine
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  2. I haven't heard of Ticker before, but it sounds interesting! And I'm also really excited for The Darkest Part of the Forest!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions