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Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 2014


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases.

I’ve been thinking about taking part in this meme for quite some time but didn’t like the idea of another weekly post besides Top Ten Tuesday. I then decided to participate every first Wednesday of a month to show you the books I’m waiting for to be released that month.




Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can. (Goodreads)


Why I’m waiting: Because I need more Wolf in my life! :D After reading Cinder I decided to wait until the last book comes out because I wanted to read them all together but then I just couldn’t wait any longer and finally read Scarlet and now I can’ wait to read Cress. I just love this series so much. 




The Lych Way (The Undertaken #3) by Ari Berk

Silas Umber has returned from Arvale, his family’s ancestral home, having disturbed the tormented spirits of his ancient line. Frantic to retrieve the shade of his beloved Beatrice, he turns his back on the spectral chaos he has left behind, unaware that the malevolence he unleashed has followed him back to Lichport.
As his family and friends suffer and fall at the hands of the vengeful Huntsman from Arvale’s sunken mansions, Silas must reach deep into his complicated bloodline to summon powers and wisdom beyond those required of a simple Lichport Undertaker. But the dark and painful secrets of his birth threaten to overwhelm him, and if he can’t lay the ghosts of his own past to rest, if he refuses to make the required sacrifice, Silas may lose everything and everyone he has grown to love and worked to protect. (Goodreads)


Why I’m waiting: This is the last book in the Undertaken trilogy, a series I like a lot. It’s a gothic/horror story that is slow paced, quiet and  lives from an interesting story and its characters. I also love these covers a whole lot and can’t wait to have all three of them together on my shelf.




Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the storyof how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.

To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He’s stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it’s up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition. (Goodreads)


Why I’m waiting: The cover! Look at it! Don’t you want to own that no matter what it’s about?!
I also MUST have this because it’s by Andrew Smith. And this sounds like it’s going to be more like his Marbury Lens books again. At least I hope it is.

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  • Damn, I need to wait for the german publishing of “Cress” until October. So excited about it. These books are just fantastic.
    Of course, after reading “Winger”, Andrew Smith caught my attention and I put “Grasshopper Jungle” on my to-have-badly list. Just look at this cover.

    • Hey, at least you got to read Cinder and Scarlet in a short timespan :D
      You should read Smith’s Marbury Lens series!

      • I was thinking about it, too. But first I want to read some other books. Will keep the Marbury Lens in mind though. :)

  • Ich muss einfach mal Scarlet weiter lesen. Hab Cinder ja eher durchschnittlich gefunden, weiß aber leider nicht mehr ganz genau warum. Aber momentan schwärmen ja alle so sehr von Scarlet und Cress, da krieg ich sofort Lust es einfach noch mal zu probieren.

    Und Grasshopper Jungle klingt so crazy! Da warte ich aber erst ein paar Rezensionen ab.

    • Vielleicht weil es so vorhersehbar war? Mich stört sowas ja gar nicht und im Fall von Cinder gings meiner Meinung auch nicht anders, aber vielleicht wars das bei dir ja :D
      Hab aber schon von mehreren gehört, dass sie Cinder nicht so toll fanden, Scarlet dann aber, also auf! :D

  • “The Undertaken” muss ich mir mal näher anschauen, das hab ich jetzt schon öfter mal irgendwo gesehen, aber mich nie so richtig damit beschäftigt, worum es überhaupt genau geht.
    Mein “Cress” wurde heute auch endlich verschickt \o/, das werde ich wohl auch lesen sobald es hier eintrifft :D Das hat gar keine andere Wahl haha. Bei “Grasshopper Jungle” warte ich glaub ich aber auch erstmal ein bisschen ab. Das klingt aber einfach so so herrlich durchgeknallt. Hast du dir da jetzt das Paperback oder das krasse Hardcover bestellt? XD

    • Ich hatte das PB bestellt, weil da das Bild mit dem bunten Schnitt noch nicht raus war :D (Aber mal sehen wie das so ausschaut :D)

      • achso XD ich dachte, das Hardcover wäre die dann auch zu krass haha

      • Ich hätte es ja gerne mal in echt gesehen, also nicht auf Fotos, sondern richtig. Aber ich glaub das PB wird auch schön krass, auch ohne den bunten Schnitt (den man ja eh nie sieht, wenn das Buch im Regal steht XD)

  • Great picks!

    This is our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  • I still need to start The Lunar Chronicles, I own both Cinder and Scarlet but I just haven’t gotten round to reading them just yet. Grasshopper Jungle sounds great too, I haven’t read anything by Andrew Smith but I’ve heard a lot about his books. Great picks!

  • Great picks! I have the first two Lunar Chronicles books on my bookshelf waiting to be read, I am dying to read them as I have heard so many amazing things about the series.Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

    • Might be a good idea to wait until Winter comes out then. These are books that demand to be read all together :D
      (I will probably marathon them all together again when Winter comes out)

  • AH! I cannot wait to get my hands on my copy of Cress. Unfortunately I won’t get it until next week bc I asked for it for my birthday!! SO LONG UNTIL NEXT WEEK! :( I’m so jealous of everyone already reading it!! Great choices, girl! Btw, LOVE your blog design! SUPER CUTE! :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having an amazing week so far! :)

    xo, Becca
    My WoW

    • I was stupid enough to order at thebookdepostory and won’t get my copy of Cress before next week either. We can be jealous together! :D
      Aaaw, thanks!

  • YAY! Cress. <3 I loved it so so much. Hope you will enjoy them all when you read them :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog a while ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina’s Books

    • I’m pretty sure I will love it. I just hope I get to read a lot about Wolf. I love that guy :D

  • Ich sollte endlich mal Cinder lesen, jetzt wo ich Cress ja schon habe^^ Finde die Idee super, dass nur einmal im Monat, aber dafür mit allein Neuerscheinungen zu machen auf die du wartest. Finds immer blöd, wenn die bei dem Meme Bücher vorstellen, die erste in einem halben Jahr oder so erscheinen – da hab ich dann auch nichts von ;)

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