Wednesday, 9 February 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #9

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

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare
April 5th 2011

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. (from Goodreads)


Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9) by Anthony Horowitz (cover not final)
March 31st 2011

On his blog, Horowitz was quoted as saying:

"SCORPIA RISING has a very twisty plot with a lot of surprises, not all of them pleasant. A few more things… You will come across the Smithers’s last gadget and learn something about Smithers that you never knew before. You will see Alan Blunt in a completely new light. One character who has been in all eight previous books will die. The ending is fairly shocking. And when you get to the end you will be in no doubt at all that this is THE LAST ALEX RIDER BOOK EVER."
(from Goodreads)

So these are my picks! I wasn't too impressed with the 8th Alex Rider book (Crocodile Tears) but I'm hoping this will be a good ending to the series.

                

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait for the new cassandra clare one too! I haven't read any of the alex rider books but I've heard they're great!

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  2. I love the cover of Cassandra Clare's new book, but I had a really hard time getting into the series--I actually never finished the first one. The covers are so pretty though that I might have to try again.

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  3. CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS!

    That's all I'll say <3

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