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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Release Date: March 5, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse 
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Why can't I wait? 
This novel hooked me when I first heard about it nearly six  months ago and every time I read the description I get sucked back in. Elementals, powers, love, sacrifice... Is there anything this story doesn't have?

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Author Website: http://www.bridgetzinn.com/
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

Why can't I wait? 
A potion-making, dart-shooting, attempted-murdering-of-her-former-bestie heroine on the run from an army as well as her ex? Oh, and also there's a pig.  I don't even know, but that's why I love it.  Bring it, Kyra.

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