15 June 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This is one of my favorite memes because not only is my TBR pile so much bigger at the end of the night but also because the covers are always amazing!

This week I chose The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. The cover is amazing. I love the blues and purples and it's another one of those books that comes out around my birthday! Release date: September 20, 2011.

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king-a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring,
determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that it at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young.

Most of the chosen do.

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies Release date: September 27, 2011

Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death
of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums.

She never questions if the stories were true.

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want-only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, is she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing.

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Sky finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that begun untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, who she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can't stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens-or somewhere darker.

What are you waiting for?


Kathy said...

A Beautiful Dark sounds AWESOME! Such a pretty cover as well! Great picks!

DarlingNickey said...

A Beautiful Dark is on my Waiting list, too :)

Here is my WoW pick: http://tinyurl.com/6ckqhev
Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

Katie said...

Both of those books sound so amazing!! I can't wait till they both come out. Great picks Crystal!

Yaseena said...

A Beautiful Darkness looks really good. Eerie and fascinating. Great picks this week :)

Tiffany said...

Great picks! I'm so excited for both of these :)

Emily said...

Both of those books look really good! Especially The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Sally said...

Great picks. I'm looking forward to both of these too.

Bookish Brunette said...

I totally need both of these!!!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

"A Beautiful Dark" looks really good!

Book Sake said...

Both of these sound great. Love the sound of them, love the covers!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

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