“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. WOW is a great way to share the titles we’re excited to get our grubby little hands on.
It seems like I’ll be waiting for a while for some of my picks this week. Aren’t we always waiting for something? Yep! Thought so. At least I’m not alone.
Here’s a peek at what I’m waiting on this week.
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
I’m a BIG Hunger Games fan so naturally any title that is said to be similar will quickly make my must-read list. The summary doesn’t really seem all that similar to the great HG series but I’m willing to take a risk and find out. The cover is interesting so I’m going to have to check this one out in October.
Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City’s two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents’ sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn’t remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can’t conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.
January is a long ways away but I think Catherine might be worth the wait. Lately, I’ve been attempting the romance genre a little more and Catherine definitely seems to have a romantic quality to it. I’m not sure how I’ll like the fact that its told in two voices but I’ll definitely give it a try. It’s a retelling of Wuthering Heights and I’m very fond of all retellings.
Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad’s famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years—a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn’t die: She disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her—starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.
After reading the summary, I’m totally sold on Revel. Supernatural…Check. Ancient Greek Symbols…Check. Creepy island…Check. Trespass Island sounds like it has a lot to offer in the paranormal department. I’ll definitely be joining Delia in February.
There’s an island off the coast of Maine that’s not on any modern map. Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn’t her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia’s not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it’s Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water’s edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive. Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.
Those are the titles that have me on the edge of my seat this week. What are you waiting on?
Tags:April Lindner, Brown Books for Young Readers, Catherine, Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Little, Maurissa Guibord, Mystic City, Mystic City series, Random House Children's Books, Revel, Theo Lawrence, Wuthering Heights retelling