Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (40): Darker Still, A Long, Long Sleep and Legend

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.

This is a wonderful chance for blogger to show off what's coming out soon that they are excited about! Every week my wishlist balloons thanks to this awesome meme.

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
The shadows deepen on the gaslit streets of New York City in the year 1880. Curses and spirits, demons and rituals, blood and faith, love and danger; such is the stuff of Magic Most Foul. Find your voice... or else.
Why I need this: I'm not going to lie to you. I need this mostly because of that incredible cover. I mean, seriously? Beautiful! But I also want to know more about it the little bit of description we get sounds good.

Darker Still comes out November 8, 2011 from Sourcebooks Fire. 
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for 62 years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically-induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose - hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire - is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes - or be left without any future at all.
Why I need this: Hello you wonderful little fairytale re-telling you! I've been looking for one like you forever and ever! Who doesn't love Sleeping Beauty, especially one where now she has to save herself? Love, love, love this!

A Long Long Sleep comes out August 9, 2011 to Candlewick.

Legend by Marie Lu

The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history.... 

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it. 
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital. 
Only one person could be responsible. 
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down. 
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.

Why I need this: Yeah so with the wonderfulness of The Hunger Games and Divergent, I'm looking for something to fill the void and Legend seems to fit the bill. I love that she's the assassin! I can't wait for this one!

Legend comes out November 29, 2011 to Putnam Juvenile.

So tell me, what are you waiting for?


  1. Great picks! These's look wonderful. I'm really looking forward to their release dates.

    -Akasha Hale ( Please pop on over to our Waiting on Wednesdays and leave an lovely comment.

  2. These sound awesome! I love the look of your blog.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  3. Ahhh Darker Still :) I love book in that are set in the 1800's :) Great picks XD

  4. eeeek! these books sounds so wonderful! this is the first time a heard anything about these books and i could just die wanting them! i loved, loved, LOVED a long long sleep's and legend's blurbs... thanks for sharing them!

    here's mine:

  5. I saw the Darker Still cover the other day and my jaw sort of dropped because it was just so pretty! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on that one. And I'm really excited for Legend! It's already gaining hype! :)

  6. Pretty dress + New York City + historical with fantasy elements? Added DARKER STILL to my to-read on goodreads!


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