Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! I like to look pretty ahead, so all of these books are set to release the week of October 15, 2013.
by Tina Connolly
I have been debating since the first book came out whether or not to read this series. It still sounds ridiculously good, but I may end up waiting for reviews on this one nonetheless.
Helen Huntingdon is beautiful - so beautiful she has to wear an iron mask. Six months ago her sister Jane uncovered a fey plot to take over the city. Too late for Helen, who opted for fey beauty in her face - and now has to cover her face with iron she she won't be taken over, her personality erased by the bodiless fey.
Not that Helen would mind that some days. Stuck in a marriage with the wealthy and controlling Alistair, she lives at the edges of her life, secretly helping Jane remove the dangerous fey beauty from the wealthy society women who paid for it. But when the chancy procedure turns deadly, Jane goes missing - and is implicated in the murder.
Meanwhile, Alistair's influential clique Copperhead - whose emblem is the poisonous copperhead hydra - is out to restore humans to their humans to their "rightful" place, even to the point of destroying the dwarvven who have always been allies.
Helen is determined to find her missing sister, as well as continue the good fight against the fey. But when that pits her against her own husband - and when she meets an enigmatic young revolutionary - she's pushed to discover how far she'll bend society's rules to do what's right. It may be more than her beauty at stake. It may be her honor . . . and her heart.
by C.J. Hill
I was already planning to pick up this series after falling in love with Hill's Erasing Time, but I just discovered that C.J. Hill also writes as Janette Rallison, who did the godmother series. I loved those books! Excuse me while I have a fangirl moment!
Tori is at a White House dinner party when she hears a horrifying sound: dragon eggs hatching. it means in less than a year, the dragons will be mature and dangerous. The Slayers are well-trained, but their group is not yet complete, and Tori is determined to track down Ryker Davis, the mysterious Slayer who has yet to surface.
What Tori doesn't bargain for, however, is the surprising truth about her powers: she isn't a Slayer after all, but a Dragon Lord, with a build-in predisposition for protecting dragons, not killing them.
How will she overcome this to save the lives of her friends?
For Darkness Shows the Stars #2
by Diana Peterfreund
Somehow, I let For Darkness Shows the Stars slip through the cracks last year, and I have been keeping an eye reviews ever since. It looks amazing, and I plan to get my hands on it in time for Across a Star-Swept Sea's release this fall!
Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction - the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars - is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries' weapon is a drug that damages their enemies' brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.
On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized hew romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo . . . is her most dangerous mission ever.
Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can't risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he's hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country's revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he's pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she's not only risking her heart, she's risking the world she's sworn to protect.
by Neal Shusterman
Well, it wasn't for lack of trying that there isn't a book description here. I looked all over for one! It's just as well, though - I have been waiting for this book to come out so I can read the entire trilogy all at once!