Waiting on Wednesday #11

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Series: Lunar Chronicles #2
Expected Publication: Feburary 5th, 2013
Purchase: Amazon*

*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

The first book in this series, Cinder, became one of my absolute favorite books so naturally I’m dying to read this one.

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Expected Publication: Januaray 1st, 2013
Purchase: Amazon*

*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

I am a sucker for retellings if you can’t tell, and especially when it comes to Alice in Wonderland. I’m curious to see how this one plays out.

What books are you waiting for? Leave your links and I’ll stop by when I get the chance.

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6 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday #11

  1. Christy @ Love of Books says:

    Totally agree with you about Scarlet. I loooved Cinder!

  2. jeneaw0716 says:

    I am definitely a sucker for retelling too.. These are great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  3. I am dying to read Splintered and I have a copy of Cinder I really need to read in time for Scarlet’s release. Great picks!

  4. You picked two of my most wanted books for next year. I loved Cinder and I freaking need Splintered in my life. Fairytales and retellings are my obsession and this cover is just so gorgeous ❤

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  5. Yes, for Scarlet..i am super excited for it! My WoW

  6. Two books that I am absolutely looking forward too! I loved Cinder and can’t wait to start reading Scarlet. Love re-tellings so Splintered is a def. must read for me. Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week!

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