Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #191 - We'll Never Be Apart & Scorpion Rules

"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: Emiko Jean 
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers

Murder. Fire. Revenge.

That's all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? (Summary from Goodreads)

I do like to freak myself out every once in awhile so I'm going to add this one to my list. Sounds scary good!


Author: Erin Bow
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Published by: Simon & Schuster

A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace - sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals - are raised together in small, isolated schools called Preceptures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.

Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Precepture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace, even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world's most war-worthy resource - water - she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.

Enter Elian Palnik, the Precepture's newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta's world begins to tilt the moment she see Elian dragged into the school in chains. The Precepture's insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elian, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn't even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.

What will happen to Elian and Greta as their nations inch close to war? (Summary from Goodreads)

This is a fantastic twist on the books we've been getting lately that are apocalyptic, or are dystopian. I have a copy of this from NetGalley and cannot wait to get to it! I'll keep you posted!

What are you waiting on this week?

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