Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WWW WEDNESDAYS (10) and WAITING ON WEDNESDAY (66)


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To participate in this feature, you just have answer these three simple questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you'll read next?

CURRENTLY READING...
When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
YA paranormal about a girl who gains the ability to find missing children.

The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2)
Historical romance with a woman determined not to marry and an illegitimate man with political aspirations.

Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
Ninth in the brilliant In Death series with homicide detective Eve Dallas searching for a murderer who is stealing body parts from their victims.

RECENTLY FINISHED READING...
MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #13)
Worthy installment in the Immortals After Dark with a sexy, alpha hero and a strong heroine.  Full review coming soon.

Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water, #1)
Fun and intriguing male/male romantic suspense that remind me of Abigail Roux's Cut & Run series, in the best sense.  Full review coming soon.

On the Island (On the Island #1)
Unique contemporary romance about two people who are stuck on an deserted island for years.

WHAT I'M READING NEXT...
Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You, #2)
Next in the 1-800-Where-R-You series.

A Most Devilish Rogue
Historical romance with a lonely hero and a woman determined to find her kidnapped son.

Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
I want to read this before the movie comes out and am excited to hear its audio version.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting. 

Relic

RELIC
(Book of Eva #1)
by Heather Terrell

Expected Publication: October 29, 2013
YA Dystopian/Fantasy

The truth will test you...

For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.

When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years.

Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.

But there are threats in The Testing beyond what Lukas could have prepared her for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.

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Shock & Awe

by Abigail Roux

Expected Publication: November 11, 2013
Male/Male Romance

*Not an official publisher's description*

Recovering from a gunshot wound Kelly Abbott has come home from hospital treatment in New Orleans. His best friend Nick O'Flaherty has travelled with him to continue his care.

Kelly has always been closest to Nick. He was Kelly’s best man at his wedding. He was also the one who took him in briefly after he divorced. Now Kelly finds himself curious about Nick being gay and feels drawn towards him.

Kelly is willing to try anything once. He has always acknowledged beauty in other men, but he has never felt attraction. What if this is because of the drugs he has been on the past few weeks? What if it was the near-death experience and Nick emerging as his caretaker? And how will they get past this if it turns out to be a situational thing?

4 comments:

  1. I'm planning on starting Ender's Game soon too. Despite all the controversy, I'm planning on watching the movie and yet I really hate watching book to movie adaptations without reading the book first. If I watch the movie first, I know in my heart that I'll never read the book.

    Every time I see Meg Cabot's name, it has a different book title associated with it. She must have dozens of books! I haven't heard of this one, but I might check it out. I'm not a fan of chick lit so she's one author I've heard a lot about but haven't read due to genre.

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  2. I loved On The Island! Haven't heard of the two book you are waiting on but I like but the first YA Dystopian/Fantasy sounds good!

    My WOW

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  3. I'm so excited for Relic! It sounds so awesome and I love the cover.

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  4. The Immortals After Dark series is another series that I absolutely have to read!! I should just read, and do nothing else. Then maybe I'll have time to read everything I want to read lol

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