Waiting On Wednesday(12)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

So. I have recently found out about some delicious YA books that are coming out this year. One of them is a retelling! YAY!

I Am Waiting On…

Ashes on the WavesAshes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Expected Publication Date: 

Publisher: Philomel/Penguin


Liam MacGregor is cursed. Haunted by the wails of fantastical Bean Sidhes and labeled a demon by the villagers of Dòchas, Liam has accepted that things will never get better for him—until a wealthy heiress named Annabel Leighton arrives on the island and Liam’s fate is changed forever.

With Anna, Liam finally finds the happiness he has always been denied; but, the violent, mythical Otherworlders, who inhabit the island and the sea around it, have other plans. They make a wager on the couple’s love, testing its strength through a series of cruel obstacles. But the tragedies draw Liam and Anna even closer. Frustrated, the creatures put the couple through one last trial—and this time it’s not only their love that’s in danger of being destroyed.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poem Annabel Lee, Mary Lindsey creates a frighteningly beautiful gothic novel that glorifies the power of true love.

Why I Need This: This book is a retelling of Annabel Lee, my favorite poem. I don’t think I need to say anymore.

Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2)Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Expected Publication Date: September 24th 2013

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Free from bonds, but not each other

It’s time to choose sides… On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?

Why I Need This: Unspoken was amazing and gorgeous, so it is only natural that I am eagerly awaiting the sequel! And seriously, that synopsis is killing me. I can’t wait for September!

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)Across a Start-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Expected Publication Date: October 15th 2013

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Synopsis: Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

In this thrilling adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, Diana Peterfreund creates an exquisitely rendered world where nothing is as it seems and two teens with very different pasts fight for a future only they dare to imagine.

Why I Need This: I have read For Darkness Shows the Stars very recently and loved it, so I am very excited for this awesome-looking sequel! Awhile FDStS is a retelling of Persuasion by Jane Austen, Across a Star-Swept Sea is based off of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy. I haven’t read The Scarlet Pimpernel but this book does look quite good. Both story-wise and cover-wise 😉


4 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday(12)

  1. Ashes on the Wave is on my to-read list. I want to read For Darkness Shows the Stars as well, but haven’t read Persuasion, so I’d like to do that first. Ditto for the sequel. 🙂

    My WoW pick

    • For Darkness Shows the Stars is an amazing book! I hope you are able to read it 🙂 Even if you haven’t read Persuasion, it is still a great story.

      Ashes on the Waves is my most anticipated novel of the year >.<

      Ashes on the Waves

  2. Hey there! Love the blog. It’s got the cutest header. ❤

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    Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes: http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Sight-Through-Leocardo-ebook/dp/B007BYHIX0/

    Keep up the great work and happy reading!

    – Ermisenda

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