Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesay (#23)

 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Jess's WoW
Requiem (Delirium #3)
by Lauren Oliver
Release date: March 5th, 2013
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Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. Of Pandemonium, ALA Booklist noted that “like all successful second volumes, this expands the world and ups the stakes, setting us up for the big finale.”
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge
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Jess's Thoughts: Cannot WAIT for this book. I've loved all of them so far. I am in love with this cover! I realise its the US cover, but I don't care. I'm going to buy the US editions because they are just too beautiful not to have. I can't wait to see how it all ends. I hope it's going to be epic.

Donna's WoW
Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) Sever (The Chemical Gardens #3)
by Lauren DeStegano
Release date: February 12th, 2013
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What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb—males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.
In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.
In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.
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Donna's thoughts: I cannot wait for this book. I have to be honest, I didn't think this would be a series I'd like but I love it and I can't wait to find out how it all ends. More importantly who Rhine ends up with Gabriel or Linden....I'm kinda hoping Linden!!! =)
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11 comments:

Carly Chambers said...

Great picks! I am waiting on Sever too, very exciting! I'm secretly rooting for Linden too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Jasprit said...

I love how both of your picks are final/third books in the series, I still need to read Pandemonium, but I honestly can't wait for Requiem either! Fab picks ladies :)

Yvonne Leacy said...

Great picks. Haven't read the Chemical Gardens series yet but I have the first book. I loved Delirium but still have to read book 2

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Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I'm really looking forward to Requiem too. I wasn't crazy about Delirium but I loved Pandemonium, that ending, omg.  And I haven't read the Chemical Gardens series Donna, maybe I'll get to it someday :)

sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said...

I think I would kill for a copy of both of these books! LOL I am so anxious to see how these series end. Great picks! :)
My W.O.W.

ilovebooks1972 said...

Both of these are like tied with Reached by Ally Condie for #1 on my WoW list!!

Addie R. said...

I have Delirium on my shelf so hopefully I'll be able to read it soon. And I can't wait for Sever.
Nice picks!:))
My WoW

Keertana Anandraj said...

I have yet to read Pandemonium and Wither, but I'm really excited to start them. Plus, the fact that you loved these novels and are awaiting their sequels is such great motivation to start! Awesome picks! :D

~KeertanaIvy Book Bindings 

P.S. - You can enter for a chance to win a pre-ordered copy of Sever on my blog! :)

Beatriz Lins said...

Great picks! :D I have yet to read Wither, but I've heard great things about it - and Lauren Oliver never fails to torture us with cliffhangers, right? I know there's one in the ending of Pandemonium, and that's why I haven't read it, yet. But man.... Requiem sounds SO good! and it only comes out next year D:

Here's what I'm anticipating: http://goo.gl/wdgVL

Have a great day!

YearningtoRead said...

Ahhhh Requiem!  Can't even BEGIN to describe how excited I am for that book to come out!!  eeeeeeeeeeeep! :D

I haven't read Wither yet but I plan to very soon...and I love the covers!  Sever's cover is so shocking in a really really cool way! :)

cass said...

NEW FOLLOWER (via twitter)
JESS, omg.  Requiem. I CAN NOT WAIT.  Id love to talk to ya about Pandemonium! :-D SO much to say!