Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #26

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

My Life with the Liars : Caela Carter
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016


Behind the white-washed walls of the compound, life was simple. Follow the rules, “live in the Light,” and all would be well. Zylynn was excited to turn thirteen and begin the work of bringing others into the light, to save them from the liars and the darkness of the outside world. But when she is taken away by a man who claims to be her father, Zylynn is confused and desperate to return to her home.

Zylynn resists her new life—until she finds small comforts like shampoo, the color pink, and strawberries. But as her thirteenth birthday approaches, Zylynn must make a difficult decision—to stay with the enemy or find her way back to the light. And neither may be what it seems

While this is considered a middle grade book, it looks so emotional and haunting! I'm a bit picky with MG, but this is one I definitely think I will end up enjoying and hopefully I'll be able to recommend it to the younger age groups. 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Nightstruck by Jenna Black
Publication Date: April 5, 2016


NightstruckThe night is the enemy, and the city of Philadelphia is its deadliest weapon.

Becket is an ordinary teenage girl, wrestling with the upheaval of her parents' divorce. Her biggest problems to date have been choosing which colleges to apply to, living up to her parents' ambitious expectations of her, and fighting her secret crush on her best friend's boyfriend. That all changes the night she tries to save an innocent life and everything goes horribly wrong.

Becket has been tricked into opening a door between worlds. As dark magic trickles into Philadelphia, strange creatures roam the streets and inanimate objects come to life, all of them bloodthirsty and terrifying. The city returns to normal when the sun rises each morning. The moment the sun sets, most citizens shut themselves in their houses and stay there no matter what they hear.

The magic is openly hostile to most mortals, but there are some it seems to covet, trying to lure them out into the night. While Becket struggles to protect her friends and family from predatory creatures of the night, she is constantly tempted to shrug off her responsibilities and join them.

I've read other books by Jenna Black and really enjoyed them, so I'm hoping this will be another win for this author.  Plus, I live in Philly so this will definitely be an interesting read.  I can't wait to meet Becket (I'm already enjoying the unique name for the main lead character) and see what Jenna Black has in store for fans.


  1. OOoh nice! I cannot wait for Nightstruck! I love Jenna Black!

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  2. Ohh these look like great picks!

    I think I'll be adding My Life with the Liars to my TBR too. I'm picky with what MG I read too but this one sounds really intriguing. Hopefully we'll both love it! :)

    -- Nicola Reads YA