Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (66)

"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 two books from 2013 debut authors:

Taken by Erin Bowman
Publication date: April 16, 2013

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

Why I want it: I'm not usually one for mystery, but this one has my attention! I really want to know more about the Heist! Also, I will love having this beautiful book on my shelf. It's stunning.

Tides by Betsy Cornwell
Publication date: June 4, 2013

When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.

Why I want it: Selkie folklore is new in the world of YA and I think it'd be really neat to read about. I also like how it's a paranormal novel, but real issues - like bulimia - are also involved in the story line.

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. Taken sounds so good! And I love the cover. I haven't heard of Tides before, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great picks. They both sound really good. Thanks for sharing.

  3. They both sound so good. Great haul of books. Come visit me too.


  4. I'm dying for Taken so I can find out where and why the boys are kidnapped or disappear?!
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  5. I hadn't heard of Tides before, but I've been dying to get my hands on Taken for a while. Great picks!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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