Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #193 - First & Then and Velvet Undercover

"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: Emma Mills
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Published by: Henry Holt and Co.

Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.  (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds sweet and cute and wonderful. Yay! 


Author: Teri Brown
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Published by: Balzer+Bray

Samantha Donaldson's family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in her footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, mathematics, and complex puzzles, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women's spy group La Dame Blanche, she's torn--while this could be an unbelievable adventure, how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes she can't refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known only as Velvet. Deep undercover in the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Sam must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous--and secretive--residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she must fight a forbidden attraction to the enemy--a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Sam find Velvet before it's too late...for them both? (Summary from Goodreads)

Doesn't this sound amazing!? I think so. There is some serious mystery and intrigue happening here which has great potential. This is one I need to try!

What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. I love that cover for Velvet Undercover!!

    My WOW: http://mommywantstoread.blogspot.com/2015/10/wow-im-waiting-on-steep-thorny-way.html

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