Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (9)

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

This week, I'm excited about:

Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Publishing date: June 21st, 2011
Goodreads

The first boy disappeared on the day of his birth, on a night when the pale yellow moon of the nighttime sky turned red and bathed the heavens in the ghastly color of blood, on the same night the Kingdom of Cokyri abruptly ceased its merciless attack.
Across the land of Hytanica, under the shadow of the crimson moon, infant boys continued to vanish. Not until the blood had faded from the sky did the disappearances stop and the bodies of the murdered infants were found outside the gates of the city, a final word from the greatest enemy Hytanica had ever known. For the next sixteen years, peace reigned, but one mystery remained unsolved. The Cokyrians had abducted forty-nine newborns, but returned only forty-eight bodies.

Now, as seventeen-year-old Princess Alera of Hytanica is besieged from all sides by suitors vying for the Throne, a teenage Cokyrian boy, Narian, is encountered within the walls of her Kingdom, a boy who will show Alera a world where women serve a purpose and not just a husband. As Narian helps Alera find her voice, she struggles against an arranged marriage that will shatter the life she has scarcely begun to live. And when Narian's shocking past is uncovered, and war with Cokyri looms once more, he must fight to defy a fate ordained at his birth.

The blurb sounds really intriguing. I just hope Narian's "shocking" past isn't what I think it is, because if I know the twist before even opening the book... That would be some kind of record for me.

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Publishing date: September 20th, 2011
Goodreads

When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.

Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.

Amy Garvey’s transcendent teen debut is perfect for fans of Shiver and Beautiful Creatures. Wren’s unforgettable voice and story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

What are you excited for?

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow! I've never heard of Legacy but it looks really good! Now I'm excited for that one as well! Awesome WOW! :)

Eleonora said...

I've just found your blog, is soooo pretty! Following right now ;-)

Here's my WoW:

http://eleonora-mybookaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

And, sorry for the deleted post, I've made a mess!

Celesta said...

Intense choices! Here's Here’s my WOW!

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Jennifer Stone said...

Both of these look really good! Cold Kiss sounds creepy.

Here's my WoW this week.

Wendy Darling said...

I have Legacy waiting TBR, too. :) Sounds pretty interesting!

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Ashleigh said...

Cold Kiss sounds pretty interesting. I might have to keep an eye on that.

Legacy isn't as good as it sounds. I have the AmazonEncore edition and it was overly wordy, slow, and unmemorable for the most part. Maybe Harlequin Teen improved the book with revision, but I doubt it. The cover is lovely, but it makes me think of Gossip Girl: Royalty Editon, not a story set in medieval times. And if we're thinking on the same lines, Narian's past is exactly what you think it is.

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