“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Amy Tintera
Expected Publication: May 7, 2013
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).
Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.
Where do I start with why I’m looking forward to Reboot. The possibility of redemption and reclamation of Wren’s lost humanity? The heavy dystopian vibes? The implied issues of morality? Duty vs. love? Rebellion & resistance? The romance that appears to be at this book’s core? <– Ok. Yeah. All of that is why I’m looking forward to meeting Wren & Callum.
by Tara Hudson
Expected Publication: July 4, 2013
A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.
Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.
Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands—and fight back.
After the end of Arise, I just don’t know what to expect from Elegy, but I’m intrigued and I can’t wait to find out what’s next for Amelia and Joshua!
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Expected Publication: 2013
Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen never should have met. She’s the socialite daughter of the richest man in the galaxy, and he’s a decorated soldier fighting back rebellions on newly terraformed planets. But when the vast luxury spaceliner they’re both traveling on crashes, they find themselves thrown together as the two sole survivors on an alien planet.
As they survive harsh conditions and dwindling supplies—not to mention each other—the two begin to uncover a mystery surrounding the abandoned planet that neither of them could have guessed.
The first in a trilogy, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a series of timeless, standalone love stories that span galaxies—and are linked by their shared worlds and one mysterious enemy.
Normally, I’m not drawn to futuristic or sci-fi type books, but this one seems just a hair different than the norm. Opposites attract in a totally desolate location… sounds romantic. I really like the concept that this trilogy will be three standalone novels. It’s always nice when you can read a book and not have a panic attack at the end when you realize the next book isn’t coming out for 17 years.
So what are you looking forward to this week?
YA SciFi – something you don’t see so very often around! so this one seems great! Also, ReBoot sounds awesometastic!
I know! Aly telling me about it was the first I’d heard of These Broken Stars, totally need that book… as well as Reboot Thanks for stopping by, Danny!
Eric Townsend says
I’ve seen Elegy a few times already but the others I hadn’t heard of so thank you all for sharing them! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here.
You’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by our WoW so faithfully. Your WoW choice is appropriately Halloweenish this week! lol Love that cover. Soooooo creepy.
I haven’t read Arise yet, so I skipped over Elegy for fear of spoilers.
I’d seen the cover for ReBoot, but hadn’t stopped to read the blurb. HOLY CRAP! Can I just say yes emphatically to everything you listed for why it’s a must read??
And I love the idea of YA SciFi, and that These Broken Stars’ trilogy will be stand-alones that touch on the same world. Kind of like Carrie Ryan’s Forest of Hands and Teeth series – new characters in every book, that are somehow connected; I loved it!
My WoW pick this week is Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green
Yes. Yes, you may. lol 😉
And I’m SO looking forward to These Broken Stars. Seriously, there is not enough YA sci-fi. And I’m also looking forward to the fact that it’s a standalone.
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All great choices. I have not started the Hereafter series yet but want to. Reboot is new to me and sounds so awesome. These Broken Stars sounds good too. thanks for sharing.
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sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books says
All great picks! I am particularly excited for Reboot! And the cover for Elegy is gorgeous, just like the rest of the series. I hadn’t heard of the last one but it does sound interesting and of course I agree, it is a total win to be a standalone.
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I know. Sometimes you just need a good standalone. Sometimes my heart just can’t take the yearlong wait between installments and I just need a story wrapped up. lol And yes, I love how the beautiful continuity of the Hereafter series covers. Thanks so much for stopping by Sara!
Martina Koleva says
I like the sound of These Broken Stars and I would love to get my hands on it. It really sounds great. I hope you like your picks when you get the chance to read them. Great picks!
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Agree, and thank you!
Samantha Stewart says
All three of these books sounds amazing! They’re all the kind of books I love to read! I’m definitely adding them all to my TBR list
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Reboot and These Broken Stars both sound awesome! I already knew about Reboot but this is my first time hearing about These Broken Stars! Adding that to my list right now! The idea of each book being a standalone is pretty awesome too.
Btw your Goodreads link to These Broken Stars actually leads to The Clockwork Princess. 😉
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All of these sound absolutely amazing! I’m really looking forward to Reboot. I love the cover for it, too. Elegy as well! Great, great picks!
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Wow so many awesome picks! Reboot definitely caught my attention! They are all new to me and I am very happy to say they have all found their way onto my tbr lol! Great picks as always ladies!
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Yay! Yes… Reboot… 😀 Can’t wait! Thanks for visiting!
Jessica@a GREAT read says
Great picks! I can’t wait for Elegy either! The other two are new to me!
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I still need to read Arise, but I may just wait to do that until Elegy is out so I can do a Joshua/Amelia marathon Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessica!
Jenny @ Book Sojourner says
These are some great choices! Reboot sounds awesome. I haven’t read any of Tara Hudson’s books yet but I have one waiting for me on my kindle. Guess I need to get cracking. I love that Elegy will be a trilogy but 3 standalones. Trilogies give me heart palpitations with their crazy cliffhangers.
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I know what you mean. Sometimes it’s nice to have a self-contained story that begins and ends in one book. I LOVE my series, but seriously sometimes I can’t take the forever-long wait for the next book. I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS NOW. lol
Em @ says
Wow, out of the three, Reboot is the one I’m most excited for. It sounds so addicting! Great picks!
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Vyki @ On The Shelf says
All of these sounds really great! Reboot is a really unique concept and I can’t wait for the romance in These Broken Stars. Here is my WoW.
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Ditto and ditto. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jennifer Lane says
Reboot sounds awesome, Dani! Can’t wait to read your review.
Oh, thank you! ‘Twill probably be awhile til I can get my hands on it. lol I hope you are having a fabulous Thursday!
Holy crap – Reboot sounds amazing! Adding that to my list ASAP. Also, yay for Meagan Spooner love! 😀
Doesn’t it though? lol Thanks for droppin’ in Kelley!
Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit says
These Broken Stars sounds gorgeous. I love the whole star-crossed lovers thing. Thanks for the rec!
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It does sound gorgeous. Very much looking forward to that one as well Thanks for stopping by, Tiff!
Carina Olsen says
Ohh, many great picks 😀 Dying dying dying to read Elegy. <3 Loved the first two books Just need it. And Reboot looks pretty awesome 😉 Hope you'll enjoy them all
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Mariym @TheBookFaerie says
Great choices. Personally, Reboot looks really good had to add that to my tbr. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it around more. Happy reading