Waiting on Wednesday #179 - Pretending to be Erica & A History of Glitter and Blood

"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: Michelle Painchaud
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers

 Seventeen-year-old Violet's entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet's father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans' lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And thenm when the time is right, she "reappears" - Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor's edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut. (Summary from Goodreads)

Holy Cow! This one sounds sooooooo crazy interesting. A really twisted heist story. I'm in! 

Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Published by: Chronicle Books

Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now there is tension between the immortal fairies, the subterranean gnomes, and the mysterious tightropers who arrived to liberate the fairies. But when Beckan's clan is forced to venture into the gnome underworld to survive, they find themselves tentatively forming unlikely friendships and making sacrifices they couldn't have imagined. As danger mounts, Beckan finds herself caught between her loyalty to her friends, her desire for peace, and a love she never expected. (Summary from Goodreads)

I really do love a good fairy story and this one sounds like it's going to be amazingly good. I can't wait to read my copy from NetGalley! :) Has anyone already read it?

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Ahhh... Pretending to Be Erica is good, and comes out soonish. I am pretty pleased to actually have a Wow pick this week that comes out fairly soon too. A History of Glitter and Blood keeps popping up. I read an early excerpt from it. It does sound interesting.

  2. Both of these are new to me. Hope you enjoy them when you get to read them.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. Pretending To Be Erica sounds really good. I wonder if she can pull it off. A History of Glitter and Blood seems like one of those books that everyone will love. Hope you enjoy both of them.

    My WoW

  4. I have heard that A History of Glitter and Blood is really good. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Great pick! I want to read both of these especially A History of Glitter and Blood -- that one sounds so good!!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!!

  6. Awesome picks! I am looking forward to A History of Glitter and Blood. It sounds very interesting.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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