Waiting on Wednesday: Week 78


New WoW“Waiting  On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here’s what I’m waiting on this Wednesday:

Kami Garcia/UnbreakableUsagi:

♡ Title: “Unbreakable”

♡ Author: Kami Garcia

♡ Release Date: October 1, 2013 (North America)

♡ Publisher: LBFYR

♡ Synopsis: I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

♡ Why?: I’m a stupidly big “Beautiful Creatures” fan, so I can’t wait to see what Garcia does on her own. Same for Stohl with “Icons”, which I’ll be getting to soon, but seriously, this sounds awesome, and I can’t wait to read it. And I’m also a sucker for demon stories, too. October, you’re a long way to wait, and I may just hit the pre-order button.

 

Ashleigh Paige:Canary

♡ Title: Canary

♡ Author: Rachele Alpine

♡ Release Date: August 1, 2013

♡ Publisher: Medallion Press

♡ Synopsis: Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.

♡ Why?: I followed the Jerry Sandusky trial closely from the time it became national news and I did the same with the Steubenville trial. The culture that Penn State and Steubenville had where sports were all that mattered and the people hurt by sports idols were forced into silence until someone forced the issue into the national spotlight terrify me and fascinate me in equal measure. A YA book that tries to cover it? Gotaa read it. I’ve had my eye on this book since May of last year and I’m glad to see the publication date crawling closer!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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