Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (53): Insurgent, The Unquiet and Blood Born

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.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. 
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Why I need this: Divergent was hands down my favorite novel of 2011 and definitely one of my favorites of all time. The creativity and spark between Tris and Four blew my mind and made me keep reading. I can't wait for the sequel!

Insurgent is coming out May 28, 2012 by HarperCollins.

The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother. 
After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications (again!) and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home and school. She refuses to be daunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom, or that her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists. 
With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?
Why I need this: I love the blend of contemporary and paranormal in this title. I'm also digging the unreliable narrator trend lately and I think this sounds like a great one!

The Unquiet comes out 2012 to Bloomsbury.

Blood Born by Jamie Manning

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down. 
Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it...she doesn't even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true--and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she's a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over. 
But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever. 
So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava's decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.
Why I need this: I love a half vamp having to kill other vampires to gain her humanity back. Just thinking about murdering someone seems inhumane so it's ironic that that is the price of humanity. Can't wait to see where this one goes!

Blood Born is out April 24, 2012 from Pendrell Publishing. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. I am waiting on Insurgent as well! I can't wait!!! Great picks, thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome picks, haven't heard of the last two books! They look good, thanks for sharing!

  3. Great choices! Insurgent will probably be the most anticipated book of 2012. Inquiry looks good. I'm looking forward to Blood Born, too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Blood bound sounds really good! I think it's time I read insurgent!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  5. I'm desperate to read Insurgent - if it's anywhere near as good as Divergent, it'll be awesome. Blood Born sounds really great too, and love the cover for Inquiry! Great picks :).


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