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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #51

 



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

 
The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
 
Summary:
 
Lady Aileana Kameron can sing, paint prettily, and murder the fae as easily as dancing a waltz. But how far is she prepared to go for vengeance?

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

18-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery kills her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he’s going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt.

A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she’s willing to lose – and just how far she’ll go to avenge her mother’s murder.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 368 pages
Expected Publication Date: September 19th 2013 by Gollancz
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
The cover is absolutely stunning for this one and I'm always up to the challenge of starting a new series especially one with a SCOTTISH debutante fae hunter. It's jus got awesome read written all over it.
 
Not a Drop to Drink
 
Summary:
 
Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length:352 pages
Expected Publication Date: September 10th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books     
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I haven't really read a book like this one before and I am loving the intensity of the cover and the summary. Unfortunately September is way too far off to wait patiently so I doubt this is the last time I'll be mentioning this one.
 
 

 
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

 

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE the sound of the May book. Definitely adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Kat
    Wit and Sin

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  2. The Falconer's cover is just so pretty! I need it on my bookshelf for that alone if nothing else. Great pick! If you'd like to check out my WoW you can do so here.

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  3. Oh I was just looking at these two yesterday. They look super interesting.

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

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  4. I like the sound of Not A Drop to Drink. May be right up my alley! Nice choices!

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  5. Both look interesting, and I quite like the covers - very different, but entirely appropriate to the stories.

    I went with a bit of a different title for this week's WOW but it was one of those that just caught my whim.

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  6. Both look intriguing...the second one grabbed me. Enjoy them both!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  7. The first novel has a stunning cover. Sounds interesting need to check out this novel and author. I have read adult historical romances but never YA. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week
    My WOW

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  8. Wow The Falconer cover is striking. I'm really excited for Not a drop to drink, I can't wait to read it. Great picks!!

    My WoW

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  9. Nop a Drop to Drink sounds good. nice picks!
    Here is My WOW

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  10. They both sound really good. Not a drop to drink is a beautiful cover!!

    Beth @ YA Vixens
    Vixen's WoW!

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  11. Both sounds great! I had not heard of The Falconer, I will have to add it to me list, I love books about Fae!

    My WoW @The Quiet Concert

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  12. I think both of those books look fabulous, but I admit that I'm leaning towards the second one - the first (serial-fae-killer-debuatante) sounds like it *might* be a little over my plausibility threshold. Great picks!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

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  13. Enjoy! both of your picks!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

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  14. Oh wow, Not A Drop To Drink sounds like a fantastic book. I've never heard of any of these before. Definitely adding to my TBR list. ^.^
    Thanks for sharing. :)
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Waiting On Wednesday

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  15. Not a Drop to Drink is quite popular today. I already added it on my to-read list earlier and I'm really excited about it. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading both your choices!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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  16. I've been looking forward to these two books when they didn't have a cover and now I'm even more in love with them <3

    WoW - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  17. I am also looking forward to reading Not a Drop to Drink. As for The Falconer, I have never heard of it. However, the cover is awesome and I will definitely be adding it to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

    Amanda @ Books & Band-aids

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  18. The Falconer sounds so awesome! I love Scottish-set books so I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Not a Drop to Drink sounds great, and the cover is STUNNING. Can't wait for that one!

    Books of Amber

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  20. I just saw these two as well, I like the cover of not a drop to drink, I'll be adding it to my TBR

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  21. I can't wait to get my hands on The Falconer, I've had it on preorder for what feels like forever! Not A Drop To Drink has gone straight on to my wishlist, two great picks!

    My WoW!

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  22. Kimberly these are both awesome picks and ooh a Scottish Fae Hunter..i am in..plus that cover *squee*

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