Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #43 - Flowing Hair Edition

***"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

I was looking through my to-read list, trying to decide what I was Waiting for most this week, and I noticed a new trend... A Flowing Hair Trend! These publisher know that pretty covers are my weakness...

Ahem... without furthur ado... My WoW picks for this week...

Once
(Eve#2)
by Anna Carey
HarperTeen
July 3rd, 2012

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Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?

Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet. (Goodreads)

by Rachel Carter
Harper Teen
July 10th, 2012

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So Close to You brims with the compelling “what if” mysteries surrounding The Time Traveler’s Wife and all of the the action and creepy government experiments of The Maze Runner—and, in a new twist, presents a piercing look at a dark period in history and imagines what changes could have produced an utterly different world...and what one girl would do to stop it.

Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. When she stumbles into a vessel that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true—and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.

Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices. And if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them...and herself. (Goodreads)

Partials
by Dan Wells
Harper Collins
February 28th, 2012

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The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival. (Goodreads)

Struck
by Jennifer Bosworth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR
May 8th, 2012

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Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities, populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power in the wake of the disaster, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing prophecies. They know she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the worse storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but he’s hiding a more sinister truth. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must unleash the full horror of her strength to save them all. (Goodreads)

See what I mean, the girls with the flow-y hair??? Lots of tempting books in this edition, and I want to read them all!  Hope no one minds my 'special edition' posts... they are so much fun to make. :)

What are you WoWing for this week???

21 comments:

  1. I didn't realise Eve had a follow up! I can't wait for Struck.

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  2. Nice! You could also title it Flowing Hair from Behind Edition since we see all their backs! Great covers though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Ack, I still have to read EVE!! SO CLOSE TO YOU intrigues me. I want to know more! I really want to read STRUCK, too!

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  4. Aww, I'm super curious about Partials! It sounds soo good. o.o And I need to read Eve! I'm dying to know how it is too.

    Find out what I'm waiting on!

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  5. So Close to You looks amazing! Great choices.

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  6. I'm really looking forward to Struck as well. It doesn't sound like anything else being released.

    My WOW

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  7. What pretty covers! They make me all want to read those books stat.

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  8. Awesome picks! I think I have all of them on my TBR list :D

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  9. Love these covers and I want to all of these! So many awesome books, so little time...
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  10. Wow I think that the flowing hair thing is a trend!! :D haha Those books you posted sound very delightful, I may have to invest my time in them.
    -Veronica (an old follower)

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  11. Such pretty covers, hair and all:):) I can't wait for Struck and Partials, both of those sound so good!

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  12. All I can say is----WOW!!!

    Fantastic choices all and I added them all to my GR list, thanks to your wonder button!

    Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful books!

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  13. I love your special edition posts! Struck looks awesome. I am curious about Once. So Close To You sounds amazing too. There are just way too many amazing books coming out in 2012!

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  14. Quite a few WoWs :) I am very excited about Once! I absolutely loved Eve and Once can not come out soon enough! Here's my WoW:
    http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

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  15. I like all the flowing hair! :) I'm so excited for Struck!

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  16. I totally have hair envy, looking at these covers. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Partials--I can't wait to read it!

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  17. LOL--flowing hair edition! So does this mean we've moved from flowing dresses to flowing hair? Some great books, though...can't wait.

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  18. Love ALL these covers! Soo pretty. Jealous of the beautiful flowing hair :P. And I love the sound of Struck and Partials! I wasn't a huge fan of Eve, but Once sounds pretty good, so I'll probably read it. Great picks! :)

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  19. LOL! Love it!! I'm definitely interested in reading a bunch of these. I must read EVE. It's going to be a TV show on the CW. I'm adding PARTIALS and SO CLOSE TO YOU to my wishlist.

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