Wednesday, December 31, 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:

The Cage (The Cage, #1)Title: The Cage
Author: Megan Shepherd
Series: The Cage # 1
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015

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The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora's past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?

Um... Human Zoo... Need I say more? That's cray cray and I'm all over it. Though I have to say the cover blows. I'm not a fan. It's just not eye catching. I almost didn't give it a second glance.

's Pick:

Title: The Game of Love and Death
Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Series: n/a
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

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Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora.

For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always.

Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?

Meet Flora Saudade, an African-American girl who dreams of becoming the next Amelia Earhart by day and sings in the smoky jazz clubs of Seattle by night. Meet Henry Bishop, born a few blocks and a million worlds away, a white boy with his future assured — a wealthy adoptive family in the midst of the Great Depression, a college scholarship, and all the opportunities in the world seemingly available to him.

The players have been chosen. The dice have been rolled. But when human beings make moves of their own, what happens next is anyone’s guess.

Achingly romantic and brilliantly imagined, The Game of Love and Death is a love story you will never forget.
Sometimes, you just want a good love story. And this one sounds incredible, especially with Love and Death calling the shots. Also, I'm really digging the simple, illustrated cover. More of those, please.

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


  1. Great picks, ladies! I just learned of Megan Shepherd's newest recently so I expect this book to be on everyone's list today. Lol. The Game of Love and Death sounds interesting.

    I hope you'll enjoy these. :)

  2. The Cage sounds so unique! And I love that cover. Immediately Intrigued!

  3. Ooo, I've not heard of the second book! Love the cover. I got The Cage from Edelweiss - I liked Shepherd's debut series (mostly), so I'm interested in this new trilogy. I hope you enjoy these books when you read them!

    Happy New Year :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  4. I'm super excited for both of these as well. Especially the second one. Thanks for sharing.

    here's mine

  5. I am super excited for The Cage (my request on EW is still pending :/) I loved Shepherd's writing and this one sounds so so so good!
    Happy New Year!

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
    My WoW

  6. Awesome picks! I'm super excited for both of these too! I love Megan Shepherd's books, so I'm looking forward to reading The Cage. The Game of Love and Death just sounds amazing!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions


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