Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (34)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!
I first heard about it from PageTurnersBlog.

I've got two Waiting on Wednesdays this week:

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date: September 20, 2011

A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.

Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.

Why I want it: This compilation of stories is chock full of awesome authors. What I love about anthologies like these is that I can get just a quick taste of a variety of authors. It's a great way to learn of authors and books I might like!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Publication Date: September 20, 2011

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

Why I want it: Secret wife, chosen one, savage enemies, dying young. Lots of stuff in the synopsis catches my attention and makes me want to read it! It sounds like an awesome adventure!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. Both of these books sound great! I can't wait to read them.

    My WoW

  2. I've got both of these books on my wishlist! Two great choices :)

  3. Wow, both are excellent choices. I love the second though. If you like princesses, you should read Entwined. Not as much action as I think The Girl of Fire and Thorns will have, but definitely a good one!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)

  4. Great choices! Can't wait to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Hi! I'm a new follower. :) Girl of Fire and Thorns is definitely worth waiting for! Also... Enthralled sounds interesting, I hadn't heard about it before I saw this post.