Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. I've got a couple picks for today so without further ado, my "AHHH, I NEED THESE BOOKS" picks!

"Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own."

Why I Can't Wait: Dude, is it just me or does this girl sound like a total badass? I love the cover and how half of it is in black and white and the other in color. I can just feel the darkness (with a hint of hope) jumping off of it! BOOSH, can't wait!

Expected publication: September 10th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Add it to your Goodreads.

"It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds."

Why I Can't Wait: Okay, seriously...the cover? Gorgeous much? The summary kind of reminds me of a prequel to THE HOST to me but hey, not exactly a bad thing. In fact, it's a fantastic thing!

Expected publication: December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion

Add it to your Goodreads.


  1. I think all of my friends picked "Not A Drop to Drink" this week! WOW! I still am not completely sold on it for some reason. Hmmm....

  2. Thanks for picking me!

    Hannah - Tell me why and I'll try to convince you :)

  3. Can't wait for these two, they both sound amazing. I love the cover of both of them too, the creepy one of Not a Drop to Drink and the gorgeous one of These Broken Stars. Squee!!!

  4. Both of these books look amazing - and I LOVE both of the covers! One is kind of creepy looking with the face and then the other one is just really pretty!

    AH. I can't wait for both of these. great picks.

    My WoW

  5. I'm in love with both covers and the blurbs sound great as well. Nice picks! :)


  6. I love the cover for These Broken Stars! I am waiting on that one too! The other one has a ver eye catching cover but it doesn't really interest me yet! I'm sure the more I hear good things the more I will want to read it. Great picks :)


  7. I want to read both of these books as well-cool concepts and covers!

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  9. Twin picks! :D Both of these have such breathtaking covers. I HAD to have the cover of These Broken Stars gracing my blog this week.

  10. I want to read both of these so badly. No, that doesn't have anything to do with the covers... or maybe just a little. Or a lot. They are GORGEOUS! I need to have these to make my shelves look good. And to read, of course.

  11. These are both new to me... and both sound incredible! I love the cover of Not a Drop to Drink. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)


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