Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (19)


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Since I don’t do Waiting on Wednesday quite as often as I used to, I figured this time around instead of just one book I’m eagerly looking forward to, I’ll share three books I’m extremely excited for. ^^ I have a feeling 2012 is going to be quite an amazing reading year (2011 was my best by far too--I think 2012 will be even better!).

My Waiting on Wednesday this week includes:

Title: Masque of the Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 24th

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
--See it on Goodreads

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 24th

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.
--See it on Goodreads

Title: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Release Date: June 12th

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.
--See it on Goodreads

What are you waiting on?



  1. I cannot wait to read The Darkness Shows the Stars! I love the cover a lot! I like the sounds of Masque of the Red Death. The cover looks pretty! Great picks! Thank you for sharing them!

    Books For All Seasons

  2. Wow :o For a moment I thought the Masque of Red Death was Edgar Allan Poe's xDD Well, this is a surprising twist.

    UM... I'm not ready to wait on books yet xD See... I have a list that I'm hoping to catch up to (xDD "to-read" on Goodreads), and hopefully one of my novels will make an entrance. (Yaaaaaaay... it's really too soon to tell, lol ^^)

    Lovely post, though, the covers and backdrop stories seem rather different than what I'm surrounded by in my reading comfort zone o-o

  3. Oooh! Three great picks up there!! All of them are already on my wishlist and I cannot wait to read them!! Don't they just sound so freaking awesome? And all of those covers! -drools slightly-


    Thanks for sharing! :D

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this week!


  4. Is there a theme for your picks? they seem all deliciously dark ;) Immortal Rules is a must wait!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  5. Wow! What excellent choices this week! I'm adding Masque or Red Death to my TBR list. I didn't see that one before, but I want it. The Immortal Rules looks awesome as well, I really love the cover.

    My WoW.

  6. Some great books on your WOW list! Masque of the Red Death has a great cover, I'll be adding this one to my wishlist.

  7. I'm really looking forward to Masque of the Red Death and The Immortal Rules as well.

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  8. Great picks! I'm dying for The Immortal Rules and Masque of the Red Death. Awesome covers with some dark and exciting stories. I love vampires too and I am so curious to see how Julie Kagawa will write them.
    My WOW

  9. So uhh, WOW. These all sound amazing! I've never heard of Masque of Red Death and For Darkness Shows the Stars, I'll have to add them to my GR TBR :)

    I'm a new follower! Lovely blog :)
    Taneika @ Flipping Through the Pages

  10. I am so super excited about The Immortal Rules!! Can't wait! :)

  11. WOW! Those are some great choices this week! I'm itching to read Masque of the Red Death and For Darkness Shows the Stars! They sound amazing! Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  12. OMG Masque of the Red Death is my MOST anticipated in 2012!! And that cover is my favorite too! :D

    Xpresso Reads


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