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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #49


 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pale Horses (Jade de Jong, #4)
 
Summary:
 
Book 4 in the PI Jade de Jong thriller series set in South Africa

At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built sixty-five-story Sandton skyscraper. But Sonet's jumping partner Victor Theron insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.

Glad of the distraction from her conflicted and seemingly doomed relationship with police superintendent David Patel, Jade immerses herself in the case. She discovers that Sonet worked for a charity that helped impoverished communities become self-supporting farming units. Sonet's ex-husband, though, has nothing good to say about his wife or the work she has done. He tells Jade that Sonet's efforts were a useless waste of money and that the farming projects were not sustainable.

When Jade travels out to the Siyabonga community's farm in Limpopo, hoping to prove him wrong, she finds it not just abandoned but razed to the ground. Digging deeper for answers about where the residents went and why they left their fertile valley, Jade finds out that one man died from a terminal illness. Then, to her concern, she learns about more sicknesses and more deaths... a fatal but unknown disease that swept through the entire community.

Jade then discovers that Sonet's sister Zelda, a journalist, was investigating this mystery too. Teniel had discovered that one woman and her son had survived the plague and had left the area, and she was doing her best to track that woman down so she could hear her story.

But now Zelda is missing, and Jade will have to race against time in order to find her. A deadly harvest has been gathered in, and the only person who knows the real truth about it has been forced to become collateral in its trade.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 320 pages
Expected Publication Date: April 16th 2013 by Soho Crime
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I'm currently reading the first book in this series and it already has me hooked so I'm planning on reading the other two novels in the series before this one comes out so I can read it right away. I love the authors writing style and she really makes her books come alive.
 
After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
 
Summary:
 
Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses,
and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos

After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned—left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land.

Passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 pages
Expected Publication Date: February 19th 2013 by Forge Books
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I am a huge fan of historical fiction that focuses on Celtic Britain and I have a couple of this author's earlier novels that I plan on getting to this year already so when I saw that this one was coming out I knew I had to add it to my list . It has an awesome summary and great cover. Thank goodness it comes out in two weeks!
 
Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 
 

10 comments:

  1. Great picks, I'll have to check these out!
    Cricket@LittleLibraryMuse
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  2. Wauw, these sounds really good. :-)
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  3. Great choices, I've never heard of the first author but book 1 in the series is now on my wishlist. Love Morgan Llywelyn but haven't read any for a long time!

    Here's my WoW!

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  4. Two great picks. I've never heard of either, but both have me intrigued . . .

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  5. These both sound intriguing, I havent heard of either of them, Thanks for sharing! :)

    Beth @ YA Vixens
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  6. Two good choices.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  7. I've been hearing a lot about historicals, I'm thinking I might have to try some out. Happy reading!

    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

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  8. I haven't head of either one of these books and I'm not sure they are quite what I want but I really hope you enjoy reading them.
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  9. OOOOOOOOOOOO AFTER ROME SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD READ!!!! I will SO be on the lookout for that one! Great choice!!!!

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