Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - May 16, 2012


 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme from Jill at Breaking the Spine. To join in, share the book or books that you are currently drooling over as you await their release and report back to Breaking the Spine with the link to your post. The gorgeous badge above is brought to us by Lindsay at The Violet Hour!

Hey there, friends! My picks this week are from authors that I absolutely love to read. Either one of these wonderful ladies could re-write the phone book and I would buy it. Both write beautifully and I am sure these will be the page-turners like their predecessors.


The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa 
Paperback
Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Harlequin Teen
From Goodreads:
Set several years after the events of the first, this trilogy will star an older Ethan Chase, Meghan's brother.
Julie's new series stars Ethan, Meghan Chase's younger brother. We barely got a glimpse of him in The Iron Fey series and now we get to dive in head first into his mind.
The cover kind of ....shocked...me  for a YA book. LOL It's a little daring compared to others, but I concluded it to be perfect after reading the first few pages of the story from an exert in The Iron Knight.  This is a world I wish I could live in and I am so thankful for the chance to revisit it. I can't wait to see where Ethan's adventures take us and to hopefully see cameos of some old friends. ;)
 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press
From Goodreads:
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.
The synopsis alone on this one says it all. Since it is a Stiefvater book, we can be almost guaranteed amazing characters and intriguing plot lines that will steal our hearts.

5 comments:

Eunice said...

Yay! Can't wait for The Lost Prince too! I haven't read any of Maggie Stiefvater's books but The Raven Boys sounds interesting. New follower! :))

Eunice @ Book Overdose

Claire-Louise said...

Both wicked choices :) Thanks for sharing!!

New Follower :)
Claire Reads WoW

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Can't wait for the Lost Prince either! I WoW'd that last week! Still debating on Maggie's new book though!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i hadn't seen the raven boys yet! i'll have to add it to my list!

Jennifer said...

I want both of these so badly! I am especially pumped for The Lost Prince.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-17-poison-princess.html

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