Wednesday, July 10, 2013



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

This week's WoW selection is...




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Title: Perfect Ruin
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Internment Chronicles, book #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: October 1, 2013

On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.


I loved Wither but felt that the sequel wasn't as strong as the first book.  (I still have to read the last book, though.)  Anyway, I'm hoping this new series doesn't suffer that same fate.  And just from those first couple of lines of the synopsis, I got a Burn Bright feel, and even though the rest of the summary makes the book sound quite different, I'm entirely hopeful that this might be a new favorite.  Also, that cover is effing gorgeous.

Now that you know what I'm dying to read, what are you waiting on this week?  Feel free to share it in the comments or leave a link so I can stop by!

19 comments:

  1. I'm excited for this one too! I actually didn't like Wither that much but loved the two sequels! LOL
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  2. I actually havent read anything by DeStefano yet. I never read Wither. This one may be a good one to start with. That cover is gorgeous!!

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  3. Yes x3!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. The premise sounds awesome and I love the cover. Great pick this week!!

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  4. I've seen this around quite some, but I'm not convinced it's something for me. I hope all of you waiting on it will enjoy, though. =) Good pick! My WoW

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  5. Great pick. It was on my list last week. I loved Wither too.. I have to read the second book still. i hope I will love this one too.

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  6. I love your blog! It's so pretty :) I haven't read any of Lauren's books, some of my blogger friends / twitter friends say they're not that great, but I have Wither so maybe I'll start that one and see what it's like. Good pick!
    My WoW: http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-city-of-heavenly.html
    ~Becca

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  7. haha, we chose the same this week! I have been crazy dying to read this one. I read Wither but wasn't overly blown away but I'm hoping I'll enjoy this series much more.

    My Friends Are Fiction's WoW

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  8. Nice pick. This one is popular today :) Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I did like the whole Wither trilogy but for some reason I can't decide if I want to try this. I am just hoping for no love triangle. Maybe I'll wait and see what the word on the street is before I make up my mind.
    And what is a "Burn Bright" feel???? I Googled it and all I got was a My Chemical Romance song….

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  10. This does look really good. A floating island city and a murder mystery? Sold! I never got into the Chemical Garden series, but I'll definitely be checking this one out. Great pick!

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  11. This looks really good! Added to my TBR.

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin. :)

    Slytherpuff
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  12. That's a pretty cover. I've heard good things about DeStefano's books, but haven't read any. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I'm the same as you. I really liked Wither but not the sequel so much. Still need to read the third book. I'm curious about this new one.

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  14. I haven't read The Chemical Garden series, but it's for sure on my list, as is this one! I agree, gorgeous cover and fascinating premise.

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  15. I still need to read Sever too. But I love that series and look forward to seeing what else she comes up with. :)

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  16. Everyone is choosing Perfect Ruin this week! I don't blame y'all this book sounds and looks amazing. I wasn't a big fan of Wither (and I haven't picked up the rest of the trilogy yet), but I'm looking forward to this book.

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    http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  17. I agree with everything you said! I loooved Wither but wasn't as happy with Fever. I'm writing for Sever to come out in the matching edition...
    The world in Perfect Ruin just sounds so interesting!!! I'm very curious about this new series :)
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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