Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #223 - Summer Days & Summer Nights and Gifted

"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...

Editor: Stephanie Perkins 
Release Date: May 17, 2016 
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin 

Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: twelve love stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith. (Summary from Goodreads)

First, I love a sweet romance. Second, I look at the list of authors contributing sweet summer romances to this story collection, and can't resist!

Author: H.A. Swain 
Release Date: June 4, 2016 
Published by: Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan 

In Orpheus Chanson's world, geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work. Instead, procedures to induce Acquired Savant Abilities (ASAs) are now purchased by the privileged. And Orpheus's father holds the copyright to the ASA procedure.

Zimri Robinson, a natural musical prodigy, is a "plebe" -- a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on-line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce. Her grueling schedule and her grandmother's illness can't keep her from making music -- even if it is illegal.

Orpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet. He is meant for greatness; she is not. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken. Here is a thriller, love story, and social experiment that readers will find gripping -- and terrifying. (Summary from Goodreads)

This sounds incredible! I'm in!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Thanks for sharing. Gifted really looks good.I put it on my wish list. Happy Reading and have a great week.

    1. I can't wait to try it. Got it from NetGalley! YAY! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. How did I forget that Summer Days and Summer Nights was coming out soon! Thank you for sharing!