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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #7 @simonteen @shauniedarko #WeAreTheAnts

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Amy's Pick:

By: Shaun David Hutchinson
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA/LGBT/Sci-Fi
Pages: 464

Henry Denton doesn’t know why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

Since the suicide of his boyfriend, Jesse, Henry has been adrift. He’s become estranged from his best friend, started hooking up with his sworn enemy, and his family is oblivious to everything that’s going on around them. As far as Henry is concerned, a world without Jesse is a world he isn’t sure is worth saving. Until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.

Why I'm Waiting:
Hutchinson writes a brilliant coming of age story that is poignant, provocative, and enthralling about a teenage boy dealing with bullying, the suicide of his boyfriend and the end of the world. What else more could you possibly want in a novel?

Tiffany's Pick:

Release Date: February 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 432
Published By: Delacorte Press

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back...

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

Why I'm Waiting:
  Never having picked up a book by Mr. Sanderson prior to Steelheart, I had no real idea what I was getting myself into.  I am eagerly awaiting this one because so far each book has been better than the last.  There is nothing not to love: great characters, awesome pacing, fantastically detailed settings and the list just goes on.  David is also one of my favorite male leads.  He is impulsive at times, but he is able to be reasoned with as well.  I have to say this is not my favorite cover but if I'm honest it does fit with the first two.  

Happy Reading! Ciao:

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