Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #22

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Glimpse
by Claire Merle
Expected publication: June 7th 2012 by Faber & Faber (UK)


Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not interfere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
WHY I'M WAITING?

With a futuristic setting and a mysterious plot along with it, this book is a must wait. The Glimpse has brought attention to me when looking for a Dystopian novel to read. I cannot say how excited I am for this book, just reading the synopsis makes me really excited for it. Mental Sickness? Pures and Crazies? Mysterious disappearance? This book is one to look forward to! The Glimpse comes out June 7th 2012!



League of Strays
by L. B. Schulman
Expected publication: October 1st 2012 by Amulet



When Charlotte Brody, a lonely 17-year-old student at a new school, receives an invitation to join The League of Strays, she's intrigued by the group's promise of "instant friendship." The League does provide companionship--and even a love interest--but Charlotte grows increasingly uncomfortable with its sinister mission to seek revenge against the bullies of Kennedy High. When escalating acts of vengeance threaten to hurl her down a path of remorse, Charlotte must choose between her new friends and the direction of a future she's never fully considered.
WHY I'M WAITING?


Now doesn't this book has a great cover? League of Strays has been featured here on it's recent cover reveal. My thoughts about the cover here. I've been eying on this book for quite sometime now. With the recent cover reveal I can say that this book has intrigued me and I cannot pass the chance to feature it again here on Waiting on Wednesday. If you are one of the few who are waiting for this book, you have to wait 6 more months before this book hit the shelves! League of Strays comes out October 1st. Meanwhile lets just feast on the beautiful cover...

Stormdancer
by Jay Kristoff
Expected publication: September 1st 2012 by Tor UK

A DYING LAND
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST
The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL
Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
WHY I'M WAITING?

I found out about Stormdancer on the recent Dystopian Domination 2 hosted by Kai of Amaterasu Reads and Precious of Fragments of Life. According to Jay "People call STORMDANCER a Japanese Steampunk novel, but it’d be less like lying to say that Stormdancer is Japanese-inspired." Read the whole Guest Post here. After reading that Guest Post I just need to read this book! I'm an Asian so I guess I can relate to this. Japan has been one of the countries I want to go someday and I think this book makes me one step closer to it. Fans of this book you have to wait 5 months more before this awesome book hit the shelves! Stormdancer comes out September 1st.

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42 comments:

  1. The first one is provided to my by NetGalley and I certainly can't wait to read it :D

    I never heard of the second, but I'm definitely going to check it!

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

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  2. Great picks! Glimpse and Stormdancer are both on my TBR, but I had to preorder Stormdancer as soon as it became available. My friend who blurbed it has raved about how good it is. :-)

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  3. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  4. WOW, what great books. I think I would most want to read League of Strays. That seems more my speed. Seems like such a long way off with the release date of October...I added it to my list on Goodreads!

    Mary
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW this week!

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  5. I've never heard of The League of Strays but it looks great! Glimpse looks great as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing!

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  6. I am intrigued by all three. They each have a distinct feel and look like something I would read. Great choices!

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  7. Ok, you just made me add three new books to my TBR list. Thank you. I soooo needed that! ;) Great picks, though!

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  8. Good choices! I'm looking forward to those three, too, particularly The Glimpse. The cover and blurb are just amazing. Stormdancer sounds nice, too.

    Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog!

    Meg @ The Book Galaxy

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  9. Such good picks! I think I'm leaning toward "The Glimpse," though I'll probably add all of these to my Goodreads list. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm waiting on all of these too, the all look so good. Great picks!

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  12. Ooooh Stormdancer and The Glimpse both look fantastic - great picks!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  13. The Glimpse looks like my favourite of these. Stormdancer looks really good too though.

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    1. Actually all of them are great! I'm pinning for all of them ;3

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  14. The cover of The Glimpse is just so pretty! I love how simple, yet awesome it is! All of those books sound great. Great picks :)

    Here's my WoW!

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  15. Hi :)
    I hope you LOVE these books when you get a chance to finally read these! Happy reading and thank you for visiting my WoW this week.:)

    Have a great week!

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  16. The Glimpse sounded so cute! And I totally heart the cover. Great pick! And thanks for dropping by!=D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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    1. Apparently the cover is cute but synopsis says otherwise! It has this mysterious effect! It's a must read!

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  17. I love your Picks!! I have a copy of The Glimpse and I cannot wait to start reading it, and I love the cover

    Thanks for stop­ping by my WOW :)x

    Gabby~
    Bookmarks & Bookshelves

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    1. Are you teasing me? omggggg I want a copy too! Happy Reading! ;)

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  18. OOoh those look pretty interesting! Haven't heard of any of them! Hope you love them all once they release!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  19. Great picks! They all sounds really good! I am really looking forward to The Glimpse.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

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  20. I hadn't heard of League of Strays, but it sounds interesting! Thanks for bringing it to my attention :) And I didn't actually know what The Glimpse was about till now lol xD Great picks this week!

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    1. League of Strays is definitely interesting and creepy! I can't wait for it! As well as The Glimpse!

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  21. Well dang, why did some of you all have to mention The Glimpse was on Netgalley? That's not good for my willpower or my current TBR pile even if it is on my wishlist.

    League of Strays sounds very creepy and very good - I'd seen the cover at Goodreads but hadn't read the synopsis. Stormdancer is completely new to me, but Japanese Steampunk? Wow. I hope you love it, it sounds like it'll be great!

    Love your picks. :)

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    1. Yes! The Glimpse is on Net Galley. You should request it now :P

      I'm really intrigued by League of Strays myself thats why I featured it! Stormdancer is just love! <3

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  22. The first one sounds really good! I might have to pick that one up. :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Wow all of these books sound awesome!! I will be sure to check them out :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

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    1. You should definitely check them out! I featured them because I cannot wait for them ;3

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  24. I can't wait to read Glimpse!!! I've been dying for it for awhile now! I hope she finds her love! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  25. I am dying to read The Glimpse, I've had on my TBR pile for a while :). And I see League of Strays has a cover now and a very nice on at that. And Stormdancer sounds interesting. I'll add that one to my TBR pile Great picks.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I'm dying for The Glimpse too! The cover and the synopsis just intrigues me.

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  26. Wow, Glimpse sounds intense, though the premise is definitely interesting. I can't remember now if I've already gotten it on my list. If not, I'm adding it!

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  27. Oh my Gosh! The Glimpse sounds really great! And this is why I love these memes... UGH, my TBR pile is a wobbling!!! Thanks for the heads up on all of them!!

    It seems like forever since I've visited! I need to be better about visiting you!! Thanks for reminding me I'm a total putz ;) LOL!!
    -Kristin @myparahangover

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  28. Awesome picks you've got this week! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Vanya D. @ YA Story Teller

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  29. "The Glimpse" sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for dropping by our blog. You should definitely read "The Girl in the Steel Corset"! :)

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  30. The three books look great! (Though this is my first time hearing about the first one). Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

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  31. Hey guys, thanks so much for the shout-out, it's much appreciated! Hope you enjoy STORMDANCER :D

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    1. Thank you very much for gracing the blog :)

      I rarely get author comments so thank you for this!
      I cannot wait for your book to come out.

      Ohh and we have the same name look at that XD

      Jay~

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  32. Fun picks! They all look pretty tempting, but I'll likely go with the Stormdancer as my first pick!

    I'm here of the blog hop, and I'm glad I stopped by, such a great concept!

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  33. All of these are new to me, they all sounds good!

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  34. Sorry this so late! Had a busy week, but thanks for stopping by my WoW!. I haven't heard any of your picks! They sound so good! I added Glimpse and you are so right. That blurb has me begging to read that book. Not sure how I feel about Stormdancer, but I adore that cover. League of Strays blurb is a little vague, but I think I check that out for sure!

    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

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