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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #12

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Here are my picks for the week:
Luminosity (The Raven Chronicles, #1)
Summary:
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

The enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I'm falling in love with him. He says they're coming. He says they're angry. And I think I've already helped them win.
Summary taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 400 Pages
Expected Publication Date: November 13th 2012 by Entangled Teen         
Why I'm Waiting:
I really like the cover for this one because it's so dark despite the fact that the title is Luminosity and I seem to have developed a taste for books that have the words institution in the summary and I really like how it sounds. Unfortunately the book won't be released until November. Don't you hate waiting for the books you really want to read?
Shadows Cast By Stars  
Summary:
Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.

Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument…

Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.
Summary taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 464 pages
Expected Publication Date: June 5th 2012 by Atheneum
Why I'm Waiting:
First off I love the title. Second I think that the cover is stunning and third I haven't read anything like this before. I mean how often do you come across a dystopian novel that involves everything the summary promises. Thankfully unlike the other book I'm waiting on I only have a 2 week wait on this one!
Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?


12 comments:

  1. Great picks. I haven't heard of these though. Will have to check them out.

    My WOW Post
    Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

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  2. Wow. These both have very stunning covers and summaries. Thanks for sharing :)


    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  3. Both of these looks really awesome. I think they are already on my wishlist--but if not, I'll definitely be adding them!

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  4. Shadows Cast by Stars sounds really great. :D

    My WoW

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  5. Those sound both amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, they go onto my tbr! =)
    My WoW this week

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  6. Dude. Luminosity looks intense! I have to read it!

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  7. First time hearing about Luminosity. It looks good!
    Happy Wednesday and new email follower :)

    The Muggle
    -International Giveaway
    -List of Giveaways/Kindle Deals

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  8. I hope you enjoy! your picks.

    http://citygirlwholovestoread.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  9. I like both of the covers <3 and these books are on my Goodreads list for a while now, so great picks!

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-13-adrienne-stoltz.html

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  10. Why is November so far away?! Luminosity sounds wonderful! I love the cover with the whole raven wing thing. Great choices!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-18-fever-moon-fear.html

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  11. I'm looking forward to these too - and the covers are gorgeous!

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  12. I really don't like the second cover that much for some reason. I don't know why though. And the more times I see it, the less I like it. Luminosity sounds great though!

    Take a look at my WOW post.

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