Wednesday, January 7, 2015





"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...








's Pick:




Title: Written in the Stars
Author: Aisha Saeed
Series: n/a
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: May 24th, 2015

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This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?

Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.
I'll be honest. The cover reminds me of Aladdin, so that's the number one thing that drew me to this book. lol. It does sound great though. I love books that take place in other countries. :)






's Pick:



Title: Rook
Author: Sharon Cameron
Series: n/a
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

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History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

Ahhh! This sounds awesome! There are sure to be daring prison escapes, harrowing ordeals, and a bit of a romance, if I'm reading that summary correctly. I didn't read Cameron's other series, but I heard relatively good things. Maybe if I like this one, I'll make time for the other. :)



What are you desperately waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comments or share a link to your own WoW post!



12 comments:

  1. Aladdin would totally be the thing to draw me towards Written In The Stars also! It does sound good though.....Rook sounds really good also! Definitely adding both of these to my to-read list, thanks for sharing!

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

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  2. Written In The Stars sounds like a good one! And I love the cover on Rook! Great picks!
    My WoW today is What Burns Away.

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  3. I discovered Rook a couple weeks ago and immediately added it to my TBR. It sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Love these covers!!! I'm totally digging Written In The Stars :). Here's my post for WoW .

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  5. Both sound really exciting. i have seen Written in the Stars but havn't really paid close attention to it. It does remind me of Aladdin. i will need to check this one out.

    Rook sounds amazing. great picks

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  6. Written in the Stars sounds great! Rook sounds really interesting too. I'll keep an eye out for them. Here's my WoW. Happy reading!

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  7. Both of these sound so good and I hope to read both of them at some point this year. On a side note, now that you mention it Written in the Stars does have an Aladdin-esque vibe. Great picks!
    My WoW

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  8. Both sound so interesting! Need to add them to my TBR, thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Both have cool covers but I don't think the first one is for me but Rook sounds right up my alley! :)

    Stormi
    WOW

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  10. These both sound great. Adding both to my TRL.

    My WOW

    http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2015/01/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

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  11. Both sound really good and interesting. I'm definitely waiting on Rook. I love that it's a dystopian retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Such a creative idea! Great picks!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  12. I've not heard of Rook. I love the cover of Written in the Stars. Great picks! My WOW

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