Waiting on Wednesday #5

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Since it seems that fairy-tale or myth re-tellings are such an in thing these days in the book business, I’ve decided to feature 3 of the books I’m waiting for that revolve around that particular theme. Hope you enjoy them! 😉

By A.C. Gaughen
Release Date: Feb 14th 2012
Number of Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Walker & Co (J)

SUMMARY: Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance. Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

Princess of the Wild Swans
By Diane Zahler
Release Date: Jan 31st 2012
Number of Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins

SUMMARY: Princess Meriel’s brothers have been cursed. A terrible enchantment—cast by their conniving new stepmother—has transformed the handsome princes into swans. They now swim forlornly on a beautiful heart-shaped lake that lies just beyond the castle walls.

Meriel will do whatever it takes to rescue her beloved brothers. But she must act quickly. If Heart Lake freezes, her brothers will be forced to fly south or perish.

With help from her newfound friends Riona and Liam—a beautiful half-witch and her clever brother—Meriel vows to finish a seemingly impossible task. If she completes it, her brothers may be saved. But if she fails…all will be lost.

With a mesmerizing voice and delightful imagination, Diane Zahler delivers an exceptionally dazzling retelling—full of magic, adventure, and fascinating characters. Fans of beautifully written and exciting fantasy novels, including those who love Shannon Hale and Gail Carson Levine, will be enthralled.

By Marissa Meyer
Release Date: Jan 3rd 2012
Series: Lunar Chronicles #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

SUMMARY:Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

So, what about you? What are you waiting on Wednesday? 😉

For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I’m visiting the following blogs:

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NOTE: NEW BOOK/S featured means my first time to see/meet/hear of the titles being featured. 🙂

38 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #5

    • Hello, Kai! 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by. And I’m so happy to be acquainted with another Filipino blogger. And please say hi to your friend Tin for me. Your blog looks really great! 😉

    • Scarlet looks really cute. I wish I were as talented as the artist who did the illustration. Hehe
      Thanks for visiting, Kat! 😉

    • Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.

      I was overwhelmed by the amazing choices you made this week. That’s why I subscribed to your blog so I won’t miss anything anymore. Hehe

      Thanks for being a good soul and stopping by! 😉

  1. I read Cinder recently and was surprised by how much I loved it!! I was expecting to enjoy the story, but it completely surpassed my expectations ❤ Really eager to get my hands on Scarlet! It sounds SO awesome with plenty of badass heroine 😀

    And thanks for your comment! Haha I always *try* to pick some less-known titles to get word out about them!

    • I totally envy you, Brodie. Um, is there a possibility that you might have “gotten tired” of your copy of Cinder already so you can send it out to less fortunate souls like me…..? I assure you that I’ve never had a problem with “hand-me-downs”. *wink wink*

      LOL. You don’t try too hard, eh? Hehe
      Well, I’m very glad you’re dedicated. Thanks to you, my wishlist is growing like crazy. 😀

  2. Hi, Mauie! Yay! Another Filipino blogger! So nice to “virtually” meet you 🙂 Great picks you have. I’m extremely excited about Cinder, I have a thing for fairytales re-tellings 😛 Scarlet & Princess of the wild Swans sounds really nice too!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Yeah. I agree with you about Unraveling’s love story. Let’s hope it’s a good one 🙂

    • The pleasure’s mine, Mia. It’s so nice to connect with Filipino bloggers. It’s weird how I “know” bloggers from other parts of the world yet only a handful of Pinoys. 😀

      Baka sikat lang talaga ang instant luuuve sa mga teenagers abroad kaya isa ‘yan sa paboritong plot ng mga YA writers. Whatcha think? 🙂

    • Hi, April! 😉

      You and Nat from Dazzling Reads seem to have been of the same mind this week for picking Shine. Great fans of Jeri Smith-Ready, I see. Hehe

      Yes, please do check out Cinder. A great book like that deserves a hype like no other. Haha. As if I’ve read it already. 😀

    • Thank you, Nat. But you’ve outdone yourself this time, too. I like what you picked for this week even if I have not read the first book in the series yet. ^_^

  3. Thanks for stopping by. Great picks, all of them sound great. I haven’t heard of Scarlet or Princess of Wild Swans but I am definitely adding them to my list now since I love fairytale retellings as well. I am especially looking forward to Cinder until January is finally here.

  4. All of your picks seem to have a theme. I don’t know why I thought Cinder was out already, I see so many bloggers with it ! I want to read it to, I can’t wait to buy it and have it on my shelf. The cover is sooo pretty.

    Thanks for stopping by Books&Sensibility !

    • Nah. It’s only this week that I went on a theme. I might go again on a different theme next week. Who knows? 🙂
      I think Cinder is one of the most requested ARC or galley so no wonder a lot of people have read it before it got published. I can’t wait to have and read my own copy, too.
      Thanks for dropping by, Kat! 😉

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