Waiting on Wednesday [11]

April 10, 2013 Meme 32

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  

Hey look, I’m writing an intro again! It’s amazing! Not  really. I don’t have much to tell you. It’s just that Alise has demanded that I tell you why she chose this particular book as a WoW, and I quote, “it is because I freakin’ love manatees,” until she realised that it wasn’t an adorable sea cow on the cover but a seal. I’m excited about the selkie aspect of this is book. Selkies are awesome. I’ve only ever read one book about them (Terry Farley’s SEVEN TEARS INTO THE SEA).

Alise is Waiting On…
Tides by Betsy Cornwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Stand alone
Release Date: June 4th 2013

When high-school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.



Bec is Waiting On…

The End Games by T. Michael Martin

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Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Genre: Dystopian
Series: Stand Alone
Release Date: May 7th 2013

It happened on Halloween.

The world ended.

And a dangerous Game brought it back to life.

Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.

In the rural mountains of West Virginia, armed with only their rifle and their love for each other, the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of “Bellows”—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.

But The Game is changing.

The Bellows are evolving.

The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don’t play by the rules.

And the brothers will never be the same.

T. Michael Martin’s debut novel is a transcendent thriller filled with electrifying action, searing emotional insight, and unexpected romance.

What are you waiting on this week?

32 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [11]”

  1. Samantha Stewart

    Both of these books sound amazing! I’m excited for The End Games too! I hadn’t heard of Tides until just now, but it sounds really good too! Definitely adding it to my TBR.
    I hope you enjoy both of these books when the come out!
    Great picks :)

  2. Sara @ Forever 17 Books

    I’m very curious about The End Games. I think it’s the cover that really attracts me but I’d love to hear how it is. Tides sounds interesting too. I don’t usually read mermaid novels but maybe someday I’ll get into them. great picks! :)

    My W.O.W.

    • Bec

      The End Games cover is creepy. I think Tides is more about selkies, which are completely different to mermaids. I love the mythology surrounding them.

    • Bec

      Wow, really? I’ve seen it in a lot of places, it’s ridiculous. TIDE has a beautiful cover but.

  3. @HarleyBearBooks

    The End Games sounds like a mixture between Ender’s Game and The Maze Runner. It sounds really good though and that cover is great! I hadn’t heard of the first book Tides, but the cover reminds me of Of Poseidon. Great picks!
    -Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog

  4. Kelley

    Tides sounds awesome, and the cover looks so lovely and peaceful. The End Games sounds really crazy, and I anticipate a lot of tension in that one. I want to read it but I’m also kinda nervous about it! Great picks!

  5. Kelly

    Haha it’s a pretty chubby seal, I can see why she thought it was a manatee! Both of these look great :D

    • Bec

      Selkie lore is really interesting. If you’re into paranormal and mythological stuff, I definitely recommend reading some books about them :)

  6. Lauren Elizabeth

    I can’t wait to read both of these! Though I think End Games might have me slightly more excited because of the danger. I’m a thrill seeker. :-) Though I like the Tides cover better. Great picks, ladies!

  7. TheBookGazer.Blogspot.com

    OH MY GOSH! I have to get that book!
    It honestly sounds like just the type of book I would read! Do you have any idea on the age group? (for the book)
    On my end of the corner, I’m waiting on The House of Hades sneak peak. Which will come out in the E-book version of THE SON OF SOBEK.
    ARRG! Percy Jackson and Carter Kane meet!(In the SOS)

    • Bec

      End Games sounds targeted to YA, I believe.

      I haven’t read Riordan’s Egyptian books yet, but I own the first one! I plan to get to it and it’s sequels soon so I can read the crossover without having to worry about anything being spoiled.

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