Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #55

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: 

The Ones (The Ones #1) by Daniel Sweren-Becker 
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016


Cody has always been proud of being a One. She and her boyfriend James were two of the lucky babies from the 1% of the U.S. population that were randomly selected to benefit from genetic engineering. Now, she and the rest of The Ones are excelling. They are healthy, beautiful, and talented. They aren't otherworldly, just perfect. And to some, that's not fair. The Equality Movement, capitalizing on the growing fear and jealousy, gains political traction and actually outlaws their existence. Society shows its darker side as The Ones are marginalized. The line between right and wrong blurs in the face of injustice and Cody becomes closer to a group of radical Ones intent on fighting back. James begins to fear just how far she is willing to go for the cause.

My WoW last week was a book that had something to do with genetic engineering. I was always pretty interested in books like these and I don't think that'll ever change! I really hope that I end up enjoying this one. I'm not familiar with this author so I'm also very excited to read something from him as well :) 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
Publication Date: September 15, 2016


Kingdom of Ash and BriarsBristal, an orphaned kitchen maid, lands in a gritty fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she is an elicromancer with a knack for shape-shifting. An ancient breed of immortal magic beings, elicromancers have been winnowed down to merely two - now three - after centuries of bloody conflict in the realm. Their gifts are fraught with responsibility, and sixteen-year-old Bristal is torn between two paths. Should she vow to seek the good of the world, to protect and serve mortals? Or should she follow the strength of her power, even if it leads to unknown terrors? She draws on her ability to disguise herself as a man to infiltrate a prince's band of soldiers, and masquerades as a fairy godmother to shield a cursed princess, but time is running out. As an army of dark creatures grows closer, Bristal faces a supernatural war. To save the kingdoms, Bristal must find the courage to show her true form.

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular debut.

This sounds right up my alley! I'm excited to see the way new author, Hannah West, incorporates all the different fairy tales.  It definitely sounds like something new and different, and I'm interested to see how Ms. West spins her own unique story.  I have high hopes for this one as it sounds fantastic!

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