Waiting on Wednesday 03/23/16

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Wendy’s Pick

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press: April 26th 2016)

raven kingThis is the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle, but as I said in my review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I don’t really care of Blue and the Raven boys actually find the Raven King anymore. I just want to spend as much time as I can with Ronan and Noah. But as the title implies, the Raven King is most likely going to show up and ruin my plans.

“All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.”

 

Mogsy’s Pick

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Knopf Books for Young Readers: October 18th 2016)

It’s hard to imagine a sequel worthy of the work of art that was Illuminae, but I hope to be surprised again. In spite of the hype, I enjoyed the first book a lot more than I expected, and I have to wonder if the sequel will follow in its footsteps in terms of design and structure, again featuring a huge visual component even though the story will be following two new protagonists.

Gemina“Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik Malikov the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own surivival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.“

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13 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 03/23/16

  1. I haven’t heard as much hype for Gemina as I was hearing for Illuminae… I wonder if that’s because people know how the story telling format works? I don’t know though; I’m still just as hyped to see if they can pull that style off 2 books in a row 🙂

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  2. Big YES to Gemina! I’m excited to see where this story is going. Although I hadn’t realized it was going to revolve around different characters. Interesting idea, I hope it works!

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  3. Ok so this WoW post wins! These are two of my most hotly anticipated releases^^ I am DYING to spend more time with Ronan (♥), Adam, Noah, Gansey and Blue – I love those characters so much and even though I know The Raven King might destroy me, I need it all the same XD

    AND YES GEMINA! Despite the insane hype, I loved Illuminae too and even though I doubt Kristoff and Kaufman can surpass the mind-fuckery that it was, I’m willing to let them try 😀 Seriously awesome picks ladies!! x

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    • I still need to catch up with the Raven Cycle series I confess, but yes I am beyond excited for Gemina! And agreed, I was skeptical about the first book but ended up loving it, so who knows what book two will bring 🙂

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  4. Excellent picks! I need to get caught up on The Raven Cycle but I know that those books are going to break my heart so I’ve been putting it off. I also need to read Illuminae! I have a copy but I was scared off by the hype.

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