“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 Meyer
♡ Release Date: February 4, 2014 (North America)
♡ Publisher: Macmillan
♡ Synopsis: Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair – or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
♡ Why?: IT’S MORE OF THE LUNAR CHRONICLES. DO YOU HAVE TO ASK? I WANT IT NOW IN MY GRUBBY LITTLE HANDS. NOOOWWW.
♡ Author: Rosamund hedge
♡ Release Date: January 21, 2014
♡ Publisher: Balzer + Bray
♡ Synopsis: Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom—all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And since birth, she has been training to kill him.
Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, she abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, disarm him, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her. As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. But even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, could she refuse her duty to kill him?
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
♡ Why?: Because this appeals to my crackish sensibilities (I love sexual chemistry between a bad guy and a good guy, aka Foe Yay) and Nyx sounds like she’s going to be a serious badass. Also, ARCS OF IT EXIST. I will do any and all favors to get one. Call me~! (Er, email me. You know what I mean.)