Waiting on Wednesday

WoW #100: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth & Gears of War 4| #YA #XboxOne

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers can rant and rave about any upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. For my addition, I will be spotlighting an upcoming book AND sometimes I will throw in a video game release that I am dying to get my hands on!

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This week in WoW I’m “Waiting on” a new novel by Veronica Roth and Gears of War 4! *fangirl voice* Don’t believe me? Check out my top pick this week…











This Week’s Pick:

Carve the Mark (Untitled Duology #1) by Veronica Roth book cover
Title: Carve the Mark (Untitled Duology #1)
Author: Veronica Roth
Expected Publication: January 17th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
Add It:Goodreads
Wishlist It:Amazon

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive — or to destroy one another.



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Wow, Veronica Roth has a new novel … Veronica Roth has a new novel… How can I not want it???? 🙂







Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)

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Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: The Coalition
Pre-Order: Grab A Copy!

From Amazon:
25 Years after Gears of War 3, spurred by a series of strange disappearances, JD Fenix must embrace his father’s legacy and battle a terrifying new enemy.
Never Fight Alone: Enjoy two-player co-op with friends locally via split-screen, over Xbox Live or LAN. Player 2 can select either Kait or Del.
Redefined Cover Gameplay: New close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity.
Brutal New Weapons: An incredible arsenal of new weapons includes the Buzzkill and Dropshot, which can shoot around and over cover, raining destruction from all angles
Explosive Versus Multiplayer: Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike.


YES LORD! My prayers have finally been answered. A new Gears is coming and it features split-screen across all modes and a gore and mature language filter (Can we save HORDE Parties?). It feels like Christmas all over again!





What about you, what games or books are you waiting on?


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