Wednesday, 11 August 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday #2

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

(I cannot tell you how stupid Blogger is being. It won't allow me to layout anything the way I want it to, so I'm stuck with this.)

The Iron Witch (Ironbridge Chronicles #1) by Karen Mahoney
February 1st 2011

Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her m...more Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect. (from Goodreads)


The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan
October 12th 2010

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she’s his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids.” What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god. (from Goodreads)
 
I am so excited for the new camp half-blood series, anyone who has read the extract will know what I'm talking about.
 
What are your picks this week?

4 comments:

  1. Nice picks! I love the cover art on The Iron Witch, and it seems like it holds true to the summary. The Rick Riordan book looks like it's adventurous!

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  2. I also want to read The Iron Witch! I love the cover and it sounds really really good :)

    Here's my WoW: http://read-a-holic-blog.blogspot.com/2010/08/waiting-on-wednesday-3-maximum-ride.html

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  3. I love the cover of Iron Witch, and it sounds promising!

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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  4. These two are both on my wish list, and have been for aages haha. Especially The Lost Hero, and The Iron Witch looks so awesome!

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