Waiting On Wednesday! (40)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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After the crap-ton of gorgeous covers that were released this past week, it was hard to pick just two.  But these were the ones that caught my eye the most.

Towering

By Alex Flinn 

Release Date: 05/14/13

Hardcover/e-book

Summary from Goodreads:

At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on.

Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying.


Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.

Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again.

Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Alex Flinn knows her fairy tales, and Towering is her most mind-bending interpretation yet. Dark and mysterious, this reimagining of Rapunzel will have readers on the edge of their seats wondering where Alex will take them next!

Arclight

Release Date: 04/23/13

Hardcover/e-book

400 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

No one crosses the wall of light . . . except for one girl who doesn’t remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future—no matter how short and uncertain it may be.


The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can’t get in. Outside the Arclight’s border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man’s-land. That’s where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She’s the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who’s determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.

When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?

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Rapunzel?  OMG, I am soooo excited for this one!!!
What are you waiting for this week?

Comments

  1. Nice picks. I haven’t heard of either. I love the cover of Towering. Will have to add these to ever growing list:).

  2. AAAH yes! I really liked Cloaked by Alex and this one looks FABULOUS.:D And ARClight looks amazing! Great picks Nereyda!
    Stop by MY WOW?
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  3. Nice! Haven’t heard of these but they look pretty exciting!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. How did I not have either of these books on my TBR?! Both just added! I mean, a Rapunzel retelling? YESSSSS!

  5. They both sound great. I love fairy tell retellings!

  6. Two great picks!! Both new to me, but both sound awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Great picks! I really liked Bewitching by Flinn, so I think Towering sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I only read Beastly so far but I want to try more books by that author. Curious about this wall of light. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I’m so excited for Arclight! I recently saw the cover on Goodreads and I clicked on it. After I read the synopsis, I was intrigued!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. Towering looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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