Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (times two!)

WOW is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine

Book: Wildefire
Author: Karsten Knight
Release: July 26th, 2011
Goodreads Summary: 
Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as: 

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust 

• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions 

Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3: 

• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm. 
This summary had me laughing, so I'm definitely excited for this one (plus Karsten is very amusing over at his blog, so I'm hopeful that his debut will be just as entertaining)! Awesome cover too, it's very different and unique. =)

Book: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Release: May 3rd, 2011
Goodreads Summary: 
One choice

One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs, and determines your loyalties . . . forever.

Or, one choice can transform you.

In Veronica Roth's debut novel, Divergent, a perfect society unfolds into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals, and unexpected romance.
Summary from Veronica Roth: 
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
Love! The cover rocks, the summaries are  intriguing....May feels so far away :(

What are you waiting on?



  1. Wow! Wildfire sounds AMAZING! I'm a sucker for story lines with gods and goddesses.

  2. A volcano goddess, thats something new and I'm looking forward to it too.

  3. All great books that I want to read. Nice picks.

  4. I have both of these on my list, and I'm absolutely dying to read them, too! Great picks, Lea :)

  5. Great picks! I am definitely waiting on Divergent as well!

  6. Great picks! I can't wait to read them both!!

  7. Can't wait for these! They both look addictive, for entirely different reasons!

  8. I am so excited for both of these. Great summaries + awesome covers= win! :)

  9. omg luuurve both these covers! i can't wait for them either, esp. divergent! i love dystopians :)

  10. Fabulous choices Lea! I haven't heard of the first one but with that blurb and that cover, it's going on my list for sure. And I'm a sucker for stories with boarding schools. I love them:)

  11. I'm waiting for both of these, too!

  12. I can't wait to read Wildfire! Some Great books coming out =D

    Jess :)

  13. "Wildfire" looks really good and funny! Can't believe that its going to be more than 6 months before I can read it! The cover is also really awesome! Thanks for sharing these! :)

  14. a polynesian volcano goddess?? I'm in!! Thanks so much for sharing, it's on my to read list now!