Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #68

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 Terranauts by T.C. Boyle 
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016


It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the “Terranauts,” have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Their sealed, three-acre compound comprises five biomes—rainforest, savanna, desert, ocean and marsh—and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them. 

Closely monitored by an all-seeing Mission Control, this New Eden is the brainchild of eco-visionary Jeremiah Reed, aka G.C.—“God the Creator”—for whom the project is both an adventure in scientific discovery and a momentous publicity stunt. In addition to their roles as medics, farmers, biologists, and survivalists, his young, strapping Terranauts must impress watchful visitors and a skeptical media curious to see if E2’s environment will somehow be compromised, forcing the Ecosphere’s seal to be broken—and ending the mission in failure. As the Terranauts face increased scrutiny and a host of disasters, both natural and of their own making, their mantra: “Nothing in, nothing out,” becomes a dangerously ferocious rallying cry.

Told through three distinct narrators—Dawn Chapman, the mission’s pretty young ecologist; Linda Ryu, her bitter, scheming best friend passed over for E2; and Ramsay Roothorp, E2’s sexually irrepressible Wildman—The Terranauts brings to life an electrifying, pressured world in which connected lives are uncontrollably pushed to the breaking point. With characteristic humor and acerbic wit, T. C. Boyle indelibly inhabits the perspectives of the various players in this survivalist game, probing their motivations and illuminating their integrity and fragility to illustrate the inherent fallibility of human nature itself.

This reminds me sort of like the premise of The Cage by Megan Shepherd but better because apparently there will be humor which there was really not that much of in The Cage. I honestly love the whole idea of a "biome" type thing so I'm hoping this will be everything The Cage wasn't for me. 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill
Publication Date: December 27, 2016


Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1)
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force. 

I seriously wish I didn't have to wait until December to have to read this book! This sounds like such an amazing read, and I hope it's as good as I'm expecting.  Britta already sounds like my type of female lead, and I'm excited to enter this world full of magic and danger!


  1. Ooh nice! Those are new to me ones! Might have seen the second one in previous WoWs though! Hope you both enjoy your pick once you read it1

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  2. I've not heard of the first book you featured, but I absolutely cannot wait to read the second one! I have it from Edelweiss, but I have not read it yet. Hopefully soon though. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

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