"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 selections are...
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #2
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
I read The 5th Wave last year and I absolutely loved it. Could not put that sucker down. Can't wait until September when this comes out. I feel like I've been waiting forever.
Author: Heather Demetrios
Series: n/a at this time
Publisher: Henry Holt BFYR
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
If seventeen-year-old Skyler Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage-months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings them together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
Gritty, romantic, and ultimately hopeful, I'll MEET YOU THERE explores the complicated lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. This is the story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn’t soften the edges of adolescence or the individual consequences of war; it’s life on the fringes—maddening, weirdly endearing…and completely screwed up
I saw the cover reveal for this book last week, I think, and I knew I just had to have it. I loved Heather Demetrios' debut novel Something Real, and I'm equally as excited to read her fantasy novel Exquisite Captive due out this fall, but it just keeps getting better and better where this author is concerned it seems. This cover is rather stock, but it's fitting and clever and I still kinda love it. And the story sounds genuine, which is always a plus. I can't wait to meet these characters and visit that quirky motel!
What are you desperately waiting for on this fine Wednesday? Let us know in the comments or share a link to your own WoW post!