Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#7)

"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
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Release date: June 19th, 2012

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

Donna's WoW
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Release Date: May 8th, 2012

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Until I Die has such a gorgeous cover! And The Golden Lily sounds cool - it can't be bad if it involves a boarding school, can it? :) Great pick girls!

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Elisa said...

Although I haven't read Bloodlines yet I also waiting for Golden Lily =D
Until I die has pretty cover, and I think to read Die For Me first.
Awesome picks! =)

Carina said...

Aaah, this is a WoW post made of awesomeness. I'm dying to read both books! Great picks, ladies!


Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I haven't read the first books for EITHER OF THESE!! Oh man, I'm so behind... LOL!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Oooh! Both of these are second books in series that I have yet to start! I need to soon.

Nea said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I am so super excited for both of them!! Golden Lily - one word - Dimitri <3 And Until I die!! I love the idea of the story :) :) Awesome pick girls! :)

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I pre-ordered Golden Lily as soon as it became available, and i'm not even ready to talk about Until I Die! My hands start shaking. ;)

Great picks, and OMG, amazing covers.
Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

Book Sake said...

I so cannot wait for Until I Die...not too far away now!

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Patrick Castro said...

I have to agree with Jess's WoW and Donna's! The Golden Lily! Freaking excited for it! Loved Bloodlines! Got to get Before I Die! ~Donna!
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