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July 9, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

claudia gray-a thousand pieces of youA Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
November 4, 2014
HarperTeen
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Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

 

Why I’m waiting?

I NEED THIS BOOK. This is one of the five books I will legit hurt somebody for it.

A Thousand Pieces of You has everything I love in it.

  • A insanely gorgeous cover? Check.

Are you in love with it? Because I am. Madly in love. The colors, the parallel universe reflecting against each other. Eeeek, LOVE. It reminds me of that movie with Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, Upside Down. (How can it not?)

  • Parallel universes? Check.

PARALLEL UNIVERSES, GUYS. I’m a sucker for those. Don’t you wonder what you are doing in a parallel universe? I do. (I bet my other self is more accomplished than I am, ha!) I love the image of these characters jumping through various universes. In a way, I want to read this book to live vicariously through them even though you can’t really jump through universes here…at least, not yet. I can’t wait to see the differences in them and the world.

  • Awesomeness? Check.

Can somebody give me this book please? Everybody and their grandma seem to have read this book, but I haven’t! Gimmmmmeeeee itttttt, pleeeeasssseeee. Like right now!

What books are you waiting on?





July 2, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

The Cure of Dreaming by Cat Winters
October 14, 2014
Amulet Books
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Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

 

 

Why I’m waiting?

Guys, can we talk about how intriguing The Cure of Dreaming sounds? How does it not make you want to read it? A suffragist, a hypnotist, supernatural creepiness, and bits of 1900 history? Yes, Cat Winters, you got my attention.

I have a weird soft spot for historical books with a supernatural twist. It may be because of the time period the book is set in? I find it fascinating reading about history during that time, and that time is fitting for the creepiness. I scare easily, but nothing will stop me from reading this book!

What books are you waiting on?





June 25, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

Claire Legrand - WinterspellWinterspell by Claire Legrand
September 30, 2014
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted–by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets–and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed–if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

 

Why I’m waiting?

I NEED THIS BOOK. I HAVE THREATENED TO MAIM SOMEBODY TO GET THIS. (There were witnesses to my statement. I stand by it, sort of.)

I’m a huge fan of Claire Legrand. Sure, I’ve read one book by her so far, but it was enough to convince me that her writing is fucking kickass, and I should read all her books. Also, friends, Winterspell was inspired by The NutcrackerThe Nutcracker. (I can already hear the music in my head.) How can I not want to read this? Like most people, I have a big affection for the ballet. Plus, Clara was secretly trained in this, and there’s a wicked curse. Can you feel my excitement?

Winterspell is an absolute must!

What books are you waiting on?





June 18, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

William Ritter - JackabyJackaby by William Ritter
September 16, 2014
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

 

Why I’m waiting?

THAT COVER. Georgie showed me this cover a few months ago because of the typography, and I fell in loveeee. When I read the synopsis, I knew I needed this in my life. A character who has the ability to see supernatural beings? A serial killer on the loose? A story told from the assistant’s point of view? Cheeky humor? Sign me up please!

I’m very curious to see the Doctor Who aspect of this book. It should be good, right?

I am lucky to have gotten a copy courtesy of Kelly and Jon! (Thanks, guys!) And I can’t wait to read.

What books are you waiting on?





June 11, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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


Afterworlds
by Scott Westerfeld
September 25, 2014
Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

 

Why I’m waiting?

A book within a book? Loveeeee it.

I’m pretty pumped about this especially after I’ve heard that Afterworlds is basically two books in one, and that it’s partially inspired by National Novel Writing Month. It’s probably a book that will either be a hit or a miss depending on how the stories are presented, but I’m excited!

What books are you waiting on?





May 21, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

Livia Blackburne - Midnight ThiefMidnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
July 8, 2014
Disney-Hyperion
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Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

Why I’m waiting?

I am in need of this book. Thieves, assassins, and a crew? It’s everything I loveeeeee. Also, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats? That’s such a badass image!

I’m not much of high fantasy reader, but as long as there’s those three things I love in a book (thieves, assassins, people coming together as a family), I am holding my hand out, begging for it.

What books are you waiting on?