Waiting on Wednesday {21}

3.28.2012
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Poison Princess centers on 16-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene, a privileged teenager from Louisiana. When an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes the hallucinations she'd been having for the past year were actually visions of the future — and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to re-enact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side…


 

So this doesn't come out for awhile, but I definitely love the sound of this. And let's be honest, the cover alone probably makes most of you want to read it. ;)

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
This sounds like a unique dystopian, which is something I really need these days! :)

Leave a link to your WoW and I'll be sure to stop by!

~Zoey~
11 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday {21}"
  1. Both of theses ones sound so different from current offerings out there in YA right now. Is Poison Princess a series?

    I'm really excited for the Forsaken!

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  2. The Forsaken sounds amazing! I can't wait for that one!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion

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  3. YES for The Forsaken. >:D Pitch awesomeness, and THAT COVER. I love it. Muchly.

    If I'm being honest, yes, I do love Poison Princess's cover as well, but the guy looks kind of . . . old. o_O

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  4. Those both sound awesome! Oh, and I keep forgetting to tell you but I love your blog title :)

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  5. I am really looking forward to The Forsaken too. It sounds awesome!! I haven't heard of the other one, but it sounds like it's going to be good too.

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  6. I love the cover for Poison Princess. I can't wait to read it as well. :) The model's hair is gorgeous.

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  7. I think both of these are new to me!

    Jen

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  8. Kresley Cole is an amazing paranormal romance author, so I was quite excited when I saw she was coming out with a YA series. I'll bet it'll be just as great as her other works... just less sex scenes... more sexual tension though!

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  9. I had Forsaken on my last WoW. The cover's so cool, isn't it? And the blurb! *happy sigh*

    My WoW

    Meg

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  10. I love the sounds of both of these, but I am more excited about The Forsaken. I LOVE the synopsis and the cover is gorgeous too. Awesome picks! :)

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  11. Forsaken sounds so good! I love the cover!

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3.28.2012

Waiting on Wednesday {21}

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Poison Princess centers on 16-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene, a privileged teenager from Louisiana. When an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes the hallucinations she'd been having for the past year were actually visions of the future — and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophecy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of teens have been chosen to re-enact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side…


 

So this doesn't come out for awhile, but I definitely love the sound of this. And let's be honest, the cover alone probably makes most of you want to read it. ;)

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Expected publication: July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.
This sounds like a unique dystopian, which is something I really need these days! :)

Leave a link to your WoW and I'll be sure to stop by!

~Zoey~

11 comments:

  1. Both of theses ones sound so different from current offerings out there in YA right now. Is Poison Princess a series?

    I'm really excited for the Forsaken!

    My WoW

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  2. The Forsaken sounds amazing! I can't wait for that one!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion

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  3. YES for The Forsaken. >:D Pitch awesomeness, and THAT COVER. I love it. Muchly.

    If I'm being honest, yes, I do love Poison Princess's cover as well, but the guy looks kind of . . . old. o_O

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  4. Those both sound awesome! Oh, and I keep forgetting to tell you but I love your blog title :)

    My WoW

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  5. I am really looking forward to The Forsaken too. It sounds awesome!! I haven't heard of the other one, but it sounds like it's going to be good too.

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  6. I love the cover for Poison Princess. I can't wait to read it as well. :) The model's hair is gorgeous.

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  7. I think both of these are new to me!

    Jen

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  8. Kresley Cole is an amazing paranormal romance author, so I was quite excited when I saw she was coming out with a YA series. I'll bet it'll be just as great as her other works... just less sex scenes... more sexual tension though!

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  9. I had Forsaken on my last WoW. The cover's so cool, isn't it? And the blurb! *happy sigh*

    My WoW

    Meg

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  10. I love the sounds of both of these, but I am more excited about The Forsaken. I LOVE the synopsis and the cover is gorgeous too. Awesome picks! :)

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  11. Forsaken sounds so good! I love the cover!

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