Wednesday, April 8, 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: The Heart of Betrayal
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #2
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: July 7th, 2015

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Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.
I read The Kiss of Deception last year, and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait to read this one. :)

's Pick:

Title: Illuminae
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files, book #1
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 20, 2015

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This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
I'm a huge fan of Amie's collaboration with Meagan Spooner on the Starbound series, but I've read nothing of Jay Kristoff's yet. Hoping to remedy that before this book releases, but that's neither here nor there, since I've heard amazing things about his own series.

I kind of love epistolary novels, and I think the use of so much other media to tell this story will make the whole thing doubly intriguing. Also...the fact that the couple in this novel is recently broken up. Talk about awkward! :D

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


  1. Having two people in love with you sounds hard to handle.
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Two great picks, girls! Happy Wednesday! My WoW

  3. Illuminae was my pick today, too. I saw it had a cover and got excited. I still need to read The Kiss of Deception, I better get moving on that! Great picks!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  4. Both of those books sound great!

    Lizzie @

  5. The Remnant Chronicles I've heard so much about so I've added that to my TBR ;D Is Amie Kaufman any relation to Andrew?? Nonetheless this one sounds awesome too! Thank you for sharing ladies :-) Hope you're having a great day, here's my WoW @ Emma's Bookery

  6. Oh my!!! Two new books to add to my never ending TBR pile :) Seriously though, I've not read book one of the Remnant Chronicles but the cover for its sequel is beautiful! And Jen's pick....well I'm sorta in love with the alien invasion books right now. And I agree, how awkward that the couple is recently split?! Should be interesting! Here's my WoW @ Mom With a Reading Problem

  7. Both sound great! I hope you guys enjoy them! Check out my WoW!

  8. Love both of these choices.

  9. The Heart of Betrayal is my everything <333

    Cee @ The Mistress Case

  10. YES!! I have this ARC from ALAMW15 and cannot wait to read it! I loved the first one. It wasn't what I was expecting at all, but I adored it and cannot wait to find out what happens next. Great pick.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  11. Fantastic picks, ladies! I hope you'll enjoy these. :D

  12. I loved The Kiss of Deception so much! I am getting my hands on The Heart of Betrayal the moment it comes out!


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