Thursday, March 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (51)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week I'm waiting on:

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Publication date: April 24, 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Why I want it: Ok, that cover for starters, is fantastic. I love how her reflections have different poses, and of course that dress is fabulous. The storyline reminds me a little bit of The Bachelor and Lauren DeStefano's Wither. I think it'll be really interesting to see what Cass's "world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels" ends up looking like.

Interesting tidbit of info: The Selection has actually been picked up by The CW to be made into a TV series. Visit Kiera Cass's website for more info!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


Sandra said...

I've had this on my tbr for a while. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.
Waiting For Wentworth

Cassin said...

I love that cover too ;)

Hannah said...

I've read this book, and I can attest to its total awesomeness. This book freaking rocked my world.

Here's my pick:

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

I want to read this as well. It looks like it's going to be really good.

My WoW

TheBookGirl said...

I can understand why you are attracted to that cover -- it is terrific :)

Hope you enjoy this when it comes out.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

i really enjoyed this book!

stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!

Hanna said...

I'm waiting on this too! I had no idea it had been picked up to be a TV show though, that's great.

I'm not normally a fan of pretty-girl-in-dress covers, but this is beautiful :)

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