Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (times two!)

WOW is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine

Book: Huntress
Author: Malinda Lo
Release: April 5th, 2011
Goodreads Summary: 
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever. 

The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo’s highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.
Okay, so this cover truly rocks. Enough said.

Book: The Emerald Atlas
Author: John Stephens
Release: April 5th, 2011
Goodreads Summary: 

Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.

Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.

Until now.

Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem.  And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.

The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.
I'm a sucker for adventure stories, and this one has me intrigued! 

What are you waiting on?



  1. I am SO looking forward to both of these, too, Lea! The first cover is just gorgeous! Great picks :)

  2. Hi, I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower :)

    That first cover really is beautiful..

  3. I'm waiting for Huntress, too. The cover is amazing and I love Chinese-influenced story worlds. I've never heard of the Emerald Atlas, but it looks intriguing as well. Great picks!

  4. Huntress sounds amazing and that cover is stunning. I've never heard of Emerald Atlas, but thanks for sharing that one too! Great picks!

  5. I'm with you on Huntress Lea, that one sounds great! The cover is really beautiful as well, it's so simple but so eye catching as well. Can't wait for April!

  6. I hope when you get your books, they are everything you hope them to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

  7. I have Huntress sitting next to me. No idea if I will be able to get to it before the pub date. Darn!

    Jen @ I Read Banned Books

  8. I love the Huntress cover, beautiful. Adding it to my list.
    Check out my first Waiting on Wednesday post :D

  9. Awesome picks! I'm about to read ASH by Malinda Lo--can't wait!

  10. I read Ash and thought it was very orginal. I didnt see it coming. :) Loved it! Looking forward to this one, looks as awesome as Ash. Cool picks.

  11. Both sounds wonderful! I'm definitely putting them on my TBR list! I love the idea of faeries outside A Midsummer Night's Dream and a book with Chinese influences. Great picks! Here's my WoW.

  12. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

  13. I've had my eye on Huntress even though I haven't read Ash yet.

  14. These both look great! I love the cover for Huntress :)

  15. Huntress looks awesome!!! =D

  16. These both look fun! Especially love the Huntress cover. Great picks!

  17. huntress looks kick ass me likey! :D