Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"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: The Night We Said Yes
Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Series: n/a
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: June 16th, 2015

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Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life.

But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town—was never part of that plan.

And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.

Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella’s heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own—to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.

In alternating then and now chapters, debut author Lauren Gibaldi crafts a charming, romantic story of first loves, lifelong friendships, uncovered secrets, and, ultimately, finding out how to be brave

This book looks like it's full of win! I love alternating then and now chapters! And yay for trying out a debut author!! I cannot wait for this one.

's Pick:

Title: Crimson Bound
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Series: n/a
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

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When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.
I absolutely loved Hodge's debut novel, which released earlier this year. So much so that when SYNC offered the audio for Cruel Beauty, I grabbed it up and listened to it immediately...and promptly fell in love all over again. I'm pretty sure I'll have a similar experience with Crimson Bound. I mean, I already freaking love this cover and its similarities to the author's first book...

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


  1. I adored Cruel Beauty, so can't wait for it either! I'll read anything by her now. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  2. Cant wait for Crimson Bound either. So excited. The night we said yes sounds good too. new to me.

  3. Both seem interesting. I haven't read Cruel Beauty but Crimson Bound intrigues me. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. The Night We Said Yes sounds so good and I love the cover for Crimson Bound.

  5. I can't wait for Crimson Bound! I love how these aren't really part of a continuing series, but do have a similar theme!

    My WOW

  6. Both of these look really good. I'm especially curious about The Night We Said Yes, because it just sounds like such an adorable romance. Excellent picks!

    Here's My WoW.

  7. The Night We Said Yes sounds really good. I hope you both enjoy your picks this week.
    My WoW

  8. The Night We Said Yes sounds awesome. Especially since it's a contemporary, I like that it seems to be very different than anything already written. Fingers crossed it's as good as its synopsis!
    I haven't read Cruel Beauty, but Crimson Bound sounds more up my ally.


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