Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#62)

 
"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
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Landry Park
by Bethany Hagen
Release date: February 4th, 2014

ORDER, ELEGANCE, PROSPERITY.
The words might as well be branded on 
seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry herself.
Here in the future United States, ruled by the lavish gentry, very little is left to choice—and even less is left to Madeline. Gentry decorum and Madeline’s domineering father insist that she must marry, like a good Landry woman, and run the family estate. But as she steps outside the decadent walls of her world,
Madeline begins to question everything she has ever learned. In her desperation, she turns to the only person who seems to understand: handsome, beguiling David Dana. Soon, rumors of war and rebellion start to spread, and Madeline finds herself and David at the center of it all. Ultimately, she must make a choice between her duty—the family
and estate she loves dearly—and her desire.
Jess's thoughts:  I am looking forward to this, the only issue I have is that I can't seem to enjoy dystopia now as much as I used to. I haven't found any as good. I hope this one will be worth the read.

Donna's WoW
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Cruel Beauty
by Rosamund Hodge 
Release Date: January 28th, 2014

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

Donna's thoughts: This had me at Beauty and the Beast! SOLD! I can't wait to read it!
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6 comments:

Jasprit said...

These are two great picks ladies! I hadn't heard of Landry Park before, but like you mentioned Jess, I'm hoping that it will give us something different to all the dytopian books out there! :)

Shane said...

Great picks. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

My WoW

KatesBookLife said...

I love the sound of both of these picks, but I'm leaning more towards Cruel Beauty as I love the cover and I love Beauty and the Beast. Thanks for sharing :)

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Great picks! I can't wait to read Cruel Beauty... I love the cover!

Carina Olsen said...

Awesome picks :D Gorgeous covers. <3 I cannot wait to read Cruel Beauty. Hoping to read it pretty soon :)

Natalie Cleary said...

Great pick ladies, I cant wait for Cruel Beauty!! :)