“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 we’re waiting on this Wednesday:
♡ Author: Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
♡ Release Date: September 17, 2013 (North America)
♡ Publisher: Penguin
♡ Synopsis:Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.
♡ Why?: I’m pretty much a sucker for anything de la Cruz writes (well, at least since the “Blue Bloods” series) and this looks pretty awesome. I can’t wait for my ARC to get here! I really can’t wait to dig into this one, guys.
♡ Author: Lauren Myracle
♡ Release Date: August 20, 2013
♡ Publisher: Amulet Books
♡ Synopsis: For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?
Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.
And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .
Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.
♡ Why?: Because it’s Lauren Myracle, that’s why! There’s a lot of room for error with this novel (it sounds like about five other novels I can recall and the “A has loved B from afar for a long time” trope creeps me out most of the time), but because she’s the badass who wrote Shine, I’ll trust her and give it a shot.