Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (68): The Glimpse, Black City and Velveteen

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.

The Glimpse by Claire Merle
Once you've seen into the future, can you change your destiny?

In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.

Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
Why I need this: Doesn't this look like it is going to be really cute? I'm hoping Ana's love will be for herself and Jasper. I really like the concept of this one!

The Glimpse is out June 7, 2012 from Faber and Faber (UK).

Black City by Elizabeth Richards
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
Why I need this: Because I'm a sucker for forbidden romance and this seems like a fresh take on that concept. The stakes seem a lot higher and I'm interested to see where this is going.

Black City is out November 13, 2012 from G.P. Putnam and Sons.

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem. 
The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind. 
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. 
She'll haunt him for the rest of his days. 
It'll be brutal . . . and awesome. 
But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker. 
Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.
Why I need this: I also like purgatory concepts but I think this one is especially interesting because I don't think I could avoid the temptation of brutally haunting someone who murdered me either. I'm definitely excited for this one!

Velveteen is out October 9, 2012 from Random House.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Velveteen and Black City are two of my MUST READS for this year. I can't wait for them. I love the covers of both of them! Great choices.

  2. These are some awesome picks! Velveteen got to me the most, so this makes it on the tbr list today. The others might follow, depending your reviews ;) Can't wait!
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  3. I love the cover for Glimpse! Thanks for sharing =D I'm actually reading Black City right now! It's great =)

  4. Wow, all of those look awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, my! These look so good. I haven't heard of Velveteen before so thank you for giving me the heads up. It looks fantastic. I can't wait for Black City. They all just look so good! Happy reading!

  6. Black City sounds SO good. I've added it to my wishlist as soon as I've heard about it. And The Glimpse does sound cute!

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  7. I can't wait for Black City it sounds so good!

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  8. The Glimpse and Velveteen are new finds for me and they sound really great. I'm also looking forward to Black City. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. A few of these are new to me. Thx!



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