Waiting on Wednesday #15

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

Kick-ass and unforgettable characters can always make or break a book. And I’m looking forward to how these protagonists make for some epic reading. 🙂

The Forsaken
By Lisa M. Stasse
No. in a Series: #1 in The Forsaken Series
Format: Hardcover
No. of Pages: 384
Release Date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

SUMMARY: A thought-provoking and exciting start to a riveting new dystopian trilogy.

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Falling Kingdoms
By Morgan Rhodes / Michelle Rowen
No. in a Series: #1 in the Falling Kingdoms Series
Format: Hardcover
No. of Pages: 412
Release Date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Razorbill

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes/Michelle Rowen

SUMMARY: In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

There’s no denying I’m a Hunger Games fan so The Forsaken is so up there in my wishlist. It sounds really cool with an artsy cover to boot. As for Falling Kingdoms, well, my circle is quite obsessed with the Game of Thrones right now hence, the influence. 😀

For this week, 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. 🙂


17 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #15

  1. Nice picks! I definitely agreee with you on The Forsaken, but I haven’t really heard much about Falling Kingdoms so I’m not super excited about that one. Yet. But great picks anyway!! 🙂

    My WoW

    • Checked out your blog, Emily, and Shadows in the Silence seems like a great finisher to the Angelfire series. 😉

    • Like I always tell anyone, “great minds think alike”. I’m very much intrigued about Falling Kingdoms, too, so glad you chose them also. Hehe

    • Btw, stopped by your blog and included the books you featured on my wishlist. Book bloggers are such friends of the publishing industry. Hehe

  2. I don’t think I have Falling Kingdoms on my list yet, but the cover looks Ah-may-zing! And The Forsaken… I’ve been anticipating it’s release ever since I saw it circulate the blog world 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  3. Wow! The Forsaken cover is great artwork! Also, the synopsis sounds dangerously gripping. It#s definitely going on my TBR. 🙂 Great pick!

    Have a look at our WOW.

    Diana @ Bookventurers

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