Waiting on Wednesday #183 - What You Left Behind & Hunter

"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: Jessica Verdi 
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Published by: Sourcebooks

It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like he's had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.
The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic--and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg's journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden's convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can't let go of the past? (Summary from Goodreads)

Oh my, does this not sound sweet and heartbreaking all at the same time? I love the POV choice, and I can't wait to get my hands on this book. 

(Hunter, Book 1)
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Release Date: September 1, 2015 
Published by: Disney-Hyperion 

Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open allowing hideous fantastical monsters to wreak havoc; destroying entire cities in their wake. Now, people must live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the evil creatures constantly trying to break in. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks.

Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. Joy thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty and protect the capitol Cits, or civilians, but as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes.

With millions of fans watching her on reality TV, Joy begins to realize that Apex is not all it seems. She is forced to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very deep conspiracy that threatens to upend the protective structure built to keep dark magic out. The monsters are getting in and it is up to Joy to find out why. (Summary from Goodreads)

I have this one from NetGalley and am excited to try my 1st written by her. I've heard SO much about how people really like her writing. 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I thought What You Left Behind was a great story, and I'm quite excited to read Hunter!

  2. What You Left Behind definitely sounds pretty good. Awesome choice!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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