Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #4 - The Gathering

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

This week, I am anxiously waiting on:

The Gathering
Darkness Rising #1
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 368
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9780061797026
ISBN: 0061797022

Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home—and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.
It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy—her paw-print birthmark.

Why am I 'Waiting On' this book?? Well, if you have read the Darkest Powers series (The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning), then you totally know why I'm so excited for this book to be released. That series was AWESOME, definitley in my top 3 favorite series. I love the characters, the story, and whole paranormal world that Mrs. Armstrong created. Seriously, if you haven't checked this series out, DO IT! NOW! And then let me know what you think of it. :)

The Darkest Rising series is a spin-off of the Darkest Powers series. I am so, so, so excited about this book coming out. I'm counting down the days until April 12th!

What's on your wishlist?? Leave a comment with your link so I can see what you're waiting on!
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  1. I think that I might have read the first book in this series but I am not sure. Must figure it out. Here is mine

  2. Great pick! That cover makes you think of so many questions. I should read the Darkest Powers series.

    New follower.


  3. Can't wait for that one either! Been entering contests here and there trying to get an ARC, no luck. Never have any luck with Kelley's books. Sigh...

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    Have a GREAT day!

  4. I hsaven't read this series yet, but I love Kelley Armstrong. I'll have to get it.

  5. I've really got to finish reading her first YA series before I start this one. I've only read the first one but I will have to dig them out before April 12th.

  6. I haven't read Kelley Armstrong's adult series, but I did read the Darkest Powers and I agree, she's awesome, an amazing writer! I can't wait for The Gathering!<3 Great pick - thanks for the reminder!;)

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  7. my sister loved her darkest powers series and excited for this one. haven't read a kelley armstrong book yet and i think i'm missing out. great pick!


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  8. Great pick! I am looking forward to this one as well. Thanks for the follow as well. I am following you right back!

  9. I have just started The Summoning and it's very good.
    I love the cover for The Gathering it's beautiful!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog:-)

  10. I've wanted to read something by this author for awhile. great pick!

  11. This books sounds exciting, I haven't read any of the Darkest Powers books but I love Kelley Armstrongs adult series my favorite characters are Elena,Clay and Savannah. I am definitely adding this book and the other series to my wishlist. Thanks for stopping by! I am following you now.

  12. I love Kelley Armstrong! She's one of my top authors!! Awesome pick!

    Here's what I'm Waiting on Wednesday!!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  13. Do you have to read the other series to understand this book? I have it on my to be read list and I've been trying to figure that out!

  14. Great pick! After finishing The Darkest Powers series I'm so looking forward to this one.

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I want to read this one as well but I didn't realize it was a spin off. Do you think it would be better if I read the other series first?
    Truly Bookish

  16. I haven't read any of the series books you mentioned but this does sound really good.

  17. This book looks so good!

  18. I've been wanting this one too! But I haven't read the Darkest Powers books yet so I'd like to do that first.
    I'm a new follower. :)

  19. Oh yes. I've heard of this one. Nice pick.

  20. I haven't read the Darkest Powers series but it looks good as does this book! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog =]

  21. I have been looking forward to this book for a while too, nice pick :)

  22. I love Kelley Armstrong's books! Great pick!

  23. I have this on my TBR list, I'm so excited for this one too! Great pick! :)

  24. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    For those wondering if you can read The Gathering as a stand alone book, I looked on Mrs. Armstrongs website, and found this on her FAQ page...

    Is this another Chloe (Darkest Powers) trilogy?
    No. This one introduces new characters in a different Edison Group experiment.

    ***Will any of the Darkest Powers characters appear in this trilogy?
    Kelley intends to join the two groups of characters, but that won’t happen until at least the last book in this trilogy.

    When does the first book come out?
    Spring 2011. You’ll find the exact release date on the book’s page here: The Gathering.

    - Since it's a new set of characters, I think you can read it without reading the previous series. However, I would suggest reading the previous books so you can get more background information. :)

  25. I've got this on my TBR list but didn't know it was a spinoff. I have been wanting to read The Darkest Powers series so hopefully I'll get to those soon. Great pick!

  26. I've heard so many great things about her previous series that I'm anxious to find out for myself how good it is. And as for The Gathering, I'm panting for its release, big time! Wonderful pick, totally agree!

    Happy blogging and enjoy your current reads!

    Asher K. (Paranormal Indulgence)

  27. I read the first book in the Darkest Powers series and really need to finish it up.

  28. Oooh this one is right around the corner. Can't wait for it.

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  29. I will shamefully admit I haven't yet read the Darkest Powers series! I actually have a copy of The Awakening... but since it's the second book, it's just been sitting in my bookshelf. I need to grab the first and start! Especially because The Gathering looks awesome!! Great pick!

  30. I haven't read that series! Thank you for the recommendation. I am now adding this to me "Must Read" list. Love getting great books that way.

  31. I have this on my wishlist too! I really liked the Darkest Powers series and am hoping The Gathering is just as good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  32. I've never read any of her books, but people have been saying a lot of good things about them. Maybe I should check them out.

  33. I've only read The Awakening and I liked it well enough, but not so much to continue the series. I think I should give it another try, though, and perhaps this one as well. The cover is stunning!

    Thanks for stopping by and following; I've returned the follow! :)

  34. I love the Darkest Powers series too and can't wait for this one to come out!

  35. I also want to read this book. Many good review about this book make me curious about the chapters inside.
    I hope I can get the book this year.

  36. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower! Have a great week!

  37. @Stephanie- The first book is a little slower than the rest, I guess because there's so much to explain. :)

  38. wow, a lot of comments :) Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you back now :) I'm waiting on this too. I loved the other series, so good. I'm not sold on the cover though. Happy reading!

  39. I haven't read the series, but I'll definitely check it out.

    New follower...

  40. Hey, just stopping by to tell you that I've awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award and the Howling Turtle!


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