Wednesday, 16 February 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #10

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

Shift (Shade #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready (UK Cover)
UK version released: June 1st 2011 (May 3rd 2011 in US)

Aura's life is anything but easy. Her boyfriend, Logan, died, and his slides between ghost and shade have left her reeling. Aura knows he needs her now more than ever. She loves Logan, but she can't deny her connection with the totally supportive, totally gorgeous Zachary. And she's not sure that she wants to.

Logan and Zachary will fight to be the one by her side, but Aura needs them both to uncover the mystery of her past—the mystery of the Shift.

As Aura's search uncovers new truths, she must decide whom to trust with her secrets…and her heart.
(from Goodreads)

Divergent by Veronica Roth
May 3rd 2011

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the YA scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
(from Amazon)

And those are my picks this week! Now to write a good old essay on the craft of Jane Austen in Pride & Prejudice. Fun.


  1. Ahh Divergent! Can't wait! New follower :) Like your blog!

  2. Nice picks! I'm already salivating over Divergent, and I hadn't heard of Shift, but it looks interesting, too. Cool things are going on with YA fantasy, eh?

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW post here.

  3. Oh, I want SHIFT! SHADE was so good. Good picks here!

  4. Oh! I want Divergent too :) It sounds AMAZING!

    Thank you for your lovely get well message! It made me smile!

    have a FAB weekend!

    xo nomes


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