Waiting On Wednesday … (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine. This event highlights the upcoming books that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)Expected publication: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Walker Books by Young Readers
Author: Simone Elkeles
Pages: 288
After getting kicked
out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to
live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed.
Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move
them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days
before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get
involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows
one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward
glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to
leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until
her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their
rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting
Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she
willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?


The Forgotten (The Lux Guardians, #1)
Expected publication: July 30, 2013
Author: Saruuh Kelsey

Pages: 380

Good and goodness will prevail.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.

London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a
four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was
set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s
population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares
brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that
plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of
the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries
now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The
Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s
protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But
fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept
inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States
are planning to kill them.

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy.

Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world
has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something
even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words
were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to
hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes
missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy –
the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has
stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use
it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.

Ravel twins will have to find and reclaim The Lux if they are to stop
their world’s planned destruction, but when they’re transported to an
unfamiliar, derelict world, the search for the device will become harder
than ever. Honour and Horatia, against all odds, will have to find a
way to stop States before the remainder of Earth is eradicated and their
world is lost for good, or somehow get every single citizen of
Forgotten London outside of the fence.

PremeditatedExpected publication: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books Young Readers
Author: Josin Mcquein

Pages: 336


A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.


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