“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Expected Publication: June 4, 2013
After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.
Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.
I really, really enjoyed The Assassin’s Curse and I’m kinda dying for more of Clarke’s brand of adventure and romance. Plus… manticores? Yes, please.
by Josephine Angelini
Expected Publication: May 28, 2013
After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.
To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.
In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.
I am getting so, so excited for the conclusion of the Starcrossed Trilogy. I just have to know, Lucas or Orion? LUCAS or orion? Sigh. What will Helen do??????? <gives Helen the side eye> Do the right thing, Helen, seriously. Josie, please don’t break my heart!! PLEASE! ;o)
by Jill Wolfson
Expected Publication: April 16, 2013
Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.
We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
This book definitely looks entertaining. You get the drama of high school plus the drama of the Greek Furies combined! I can’t tell from the description if there’s going to be any love-interest, but I think I’ll tune in to find out!
So what are you looking forward to this week?
Oh I cannot tell you how excited I am for The Pirate’s Wish!!! Oh and the Furies! Love the cover and I always love Greek Mythology!
I can’t wait for The Pirate’s Wish either! I’m not really into Greek retellings and such but they also look like interesting reads. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WOW
Maria @ Fantasy's Ink says
I ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT for The Pirate’s Wish and Goddess. I LOVED The Assassin’s Curse and I’m excited to see how the Starcorssed series ends off. The Furious also sounds good, I love Greek mythology. Great picks!
Andrea @ Reading Lark says
I am so excited about Goddess! It can’t get here soon enough. I also think Furious looks intriguing; I want to know more about that one.
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FURIOUS!!!!! YES YES YES! I’m really dying to read that one. I mean.. Greek Furies? Freaking awesome! I can’t wait!
I haven’t read The Assassin’s Curse yet, but I’ve heard great things about it. I have to check it out ASAP.
And I LOVE Greek mythology, so I’m super excited about Goddess and Furious too!
Jenea @ Books Live Forever says
These are great picks… Furious is on my wish list for sure…
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Ashley snyder says
I am seriously dying to read the pirate’s wish. I have been stalking the strange chemistry Facebook page. when they posted the cover, i about died. I NEED the 2nd one! lol
Ohhh yes Furious sounds oh so good! I always loves books that incorporate Greek mythology!
Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives