Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (119): REBEL BELLE and THE WINNER'S CURSE

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Title: REBEL BELLE
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release: April 8th, 2014
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

I loved Rachel Hawkins's novels HEX HALL and DEMONGLASS (still need to get the last book, though), so I'm excited for her newest work. This story sounds like it's going to be fun and amusing! Snappy banter, ancient line of guardians, mysterious prophecies...I'm sold.


Release: March 4th, 2014
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences.

It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

I highly enjoyed THE SHADOW SOCIETY, so I'm very excited to see what Rutkoski's next novel will be like! It sounds so intriguing. 

What are you waiting on this week?

26 comments:

  1. Both sound good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. They do sound good - I'm hoping the writing will match. I just wish they would release a bit sooner! :)

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  2. I hope Rebel Belle will be as fun as her other books have been. Winner's Curse also looks interesting.

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    1. Me too! It sounds like RB will have a lot of humor, thankfully.

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  3. I was going to pick Rebel Belle for my WoW this week, but changed it at the last minute. I LOVE the sound of Rebel Belle and enjoyed Hex Hall as well, so I will definitely have to get my hands on a copy of that one. Also, Winner's Curse is high up on my list of books to read. I LOVE the cover--definitely one of my favorites of 2014. Great picks, Lea!

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    1. THE WINNER'S CURSE is high on my wishlist too. Agreed about the cover - it's fantastic! Although, I do wonder how it ties into the story.

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  4. YES to both of these!! Love the covers for both, love the blurbs for both...I want them now. Now, I say! *stomps foot*

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    1. I know, right?! The release dates are WAY too far away!

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  5. Both sound great! Especially The Winner's Curse. It sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    Rebecca @ The Library Canary

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  6. Man that Winner's Curse cover is so gorgeous. I want that gown.

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  7. Two great choices!! I can't wait to read both of these. OH and yes, you do need to read Spellbound, too---it was just as awesome as the first two Hex Hall books!

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  8. YES, YES and YES!
    Great choices! I have been looking forward to this for so long!

    Anyways besides your good taste in Wow books aha, I’ve been reading for posts and I seriously put 4 books in my TBR shelve so thank you for that!

    I’m a new blogger and would really appreciate it if you would check out my WOW and followed my blog @ http://straightfromthereadersmouth.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm kind of in love with The Winner's Curse's cover, as well as its premise. And I haven't honestly read anything by Rachel Hawkins , though I've heard good things. I'll have to keep Rebel Belle on my radar.

    Great choices!
    Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains

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  10. I had never heard of Marie Rutkoski, but this weekend heard her speak and she kept mentioning The Winner's Curse... it sounded WONDERFUL! Very much looking forward to it. And Rebel Belle is high up there on my cannot wait for this book list! :)

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  11. YES! I really want to read both of these books! I looooooove Rachel Hawkins, her Hex Hall series is So good. The Winner's Curse sounds amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on these!

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  12. Love-- both books sound really amazing, not to mention those gorgeous covers. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Rebel Belle sounds really good. The romance, just sounds so exciting and I actually think I am going to pick it up when it comes out.

    Happy Reading!

    Marina

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  14. I haven't read the Shadow Society but I love this cover, I may have to check that one out too. These both look and sound great. Excellent choices!

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  15. I just got THE WINNER'S CURSE, and it's even more beautiful in person (if that's even possible)! Fantastic picks this week, Lea! :)

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  16. I love the look of The Winner's Curse-that dress is swoonworthy and I can't wait to give it a read.

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  17. I haven't heard of REBEL BELLE before but it sounds like a book I would love! It comes out in April? That is so far away! I also can't wait to read THE WINNER'S CURSE. That one is on my TBR list already. I love the cover!

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  18. So many people are wanting The Winner's Curse. And now I want it too :D Awesome picks. Hope you'll love them both. <3

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