Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!
Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman
Releasing September 9, 2014 from Amulet Books
Summary from Goodreads:
Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.
When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.
Why it’s my WoW:
Read the summary. It sounds awesome. *bows* *walks off stage* Ok, fine. I’ll right (Oops, wrong right; it’s one thirty in the morning—figures) more 😛 “She’s not supposed to explore the woods outside the settlement…but she does.” YES. GO EXPLORE THOSE WOODS. I want to know what the woods are hiding! Did the big bad wolf eat her grandma? I guess I will h̶a̶v̶e̶ NEED to read this book! And that cover. VERY PRETTY. I also love the tagline. “Follow the wayward path” I NEED TO KNOW MORE!
Island of Legends (The Unwanteds book 4) by Lisa McMann
Releasing September 2, 2014 from Aladdin
Snippet of the Summary from Goodreads (to refrain from spoiling things):
Uncover adventure and dangerous secrets in book four of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”
Why it’s my WoW:
I am all caught up on The Unwanteds series, and I am SO excited to continue on! I love this series so much; it is full of creativity and magic and action and Lisa McMann is an awesome author and an awesome person. Also, don’t you LOVE these covers? SO PRETTY. Great job, Owen Richardson! (yes, I know his name by memory) You can read my review of book 3 here.
What are YOU waiting for?