Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 8/15

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that features the books that we (the bloggers) are highly anticipating. "Waiting on Wednesday" was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Angie is impatiently dying for:

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Release Date: August 21, 2012 by Walker Children's
Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter—and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?
In a departure from her contemporary teen romances, Suzanne Selfors crafts an irresistible re-imagined fairy tale that will tempt readers with a delicious story of love that is sweeter than the richest chocolate. --Barnes&Nobles (I like this summary better)
Pre-order The Sweetest Spell at: Amazon/ Barnes&Nobles/ The Book Depository

Reads Rosie Is Itching To Get Her Hands On:

Defiance (Definace #1) by C.J. Redwine
Release Date: (Hardcover) August 28, 2012 by Balzer&Bray

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. 
When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Pre-order Defiance at: Amazon/ Barnes&Nobles/ The Book Depository

Jenny is "Waiting On":

Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: August 28, 2012 by Kensington Teen

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel c
an’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit… --GoodReads

Pre-order Spark at:  Amazon/ Barnes&Nobles/ The Book Depository

~M is eagerly anticipating:

The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorn #2) by Rae Carson
Release Date: September 18th, 2012 by Greenwillow Books  

In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.
- Goodreads

Pre-order Crown of Embers at: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / The Book Depository

What are YOU waiting for? We'd love to hear what you're waiting on in the comments below!


  1. I can't wait for Spark & Defiance! And The Sweetest Spell sounds really cute. :) Haven't read the first in the Fire & Thorn series yet, though the covers are beautiful! Great picks!

    My WoW

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

    1. Oh I know! But Spark comes out in 13 days!!!

      I haven't read the first in the Fire and Thorn series either... I have to start that sometime:)

      -Jenny@YA Novelties

  2. Defiance sounds great and I think I need to get on this Elemental series. Been hearing great things about it.

    1. The Elemental series is probably one of my favorite series of this year! You won't be disappointed, I loved Storm, the first book.

      - Jenny@YA Novelties

  3. eep! yes to The Crown of Embers ;) awesome fantasy like you said! and I haven't read Elemental series yet though i own both copies, will have to rectify that! As for Defiance, that was a great novel :D

    awesome picks! Don't know the second book but I'll check it out!
    juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    ps: cute blog!!

    1. Ahh you definitely need to read the Elemental series and I'm so jealous that you got an ARC of Spark!!

      -Jenny@YA Novelties

  4. Defiance was an awesome book and I'm also really excited about Spark! I got to meet the author and she was so sweet! Also, I got The Crown of Embers from Harper and I just absolutely loved it! :)

    1. You met Brigid Kemmerer???? Lucky!

      -Jenny @ YA Novelties

  5. oh great picks! I can't wait to start on my copy of Defiance ^o^ it sounds amazing! :D I should really read the first elemental book ._.
    My WOW:

    1. Storm was amazing though, I think you will like it I know I did:)

      -Jenny@YA Novelties

  6. You all have some awesome picks for WOWS this week, but I think The Sweetest Spell is my winner of the bunch!
    Already added it to my tbr.
    New follower via GFC.
    Have a great week <3
    W.O.W @Books and Beyond

    1. Yup. Chocolate totally defeats all. It's refreshing to see a fantasy like this one to be released. One that isn't about princesses and insane plots to destroy kingdoms. It's just about a girl discovering herself.

  7. I'm excited about Crown of Embers too - I loved the 1st book and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes.

    Tanya Patrice

    1. I can't wait to see where it will be going as well. Have you read The Shadow Cats, the prequel to the series? It hints for things to come in Crown of Embers!!

      Angie @YA Novelties

  8. Can't wait for Defiance and Spark (just finished Storm). The Sweetest Spell sounds really interesting too. Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I just finished Storm a few weeks ago and I can't wait for Spark either!! It comes our in less than 2 weeks!!! I agree The Sweetest Spell does sound like an awesome book:)

      -Jenny@YA Novelties

  9. I'm so excited for Defiance! It sounds absolutely AMAZING. I seriously can't wait to finally get my hands on a copy. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. I'm excited for Defiance too! Can't wait til we both get our hands on a copy :)

      -Jenny@ YA Novelties


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