Waiting on Wednesday #11: Not a Drop to Drink & One
“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!
This week in WoW, we’re talking about books I made through random discoveries on Goodreads. Yeah, where was Goodreads when I was in high school? I love the site and I think I’m just a tab bit obsessed with look at all the awesome books every day. Seriously, Goodreads is like book po#n. You get your fix and then you’re sated for a while. Well, at least it seems that way to me. Check out two books I recently discovered that have me drooling like a dog in heat!
Expected publication: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….
With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.
This sounds so epic, though, I’m not completely sold on the cover. Books of survival are always a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!
Author: Leigh Ann Kopans
Expected publication: June 11th 2013
When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.
It makes you a One.
Sixteen-year-old Merrin Grey would love to be able to fly – too bad all she can do is hover.
If she could just land an internship at the Biotech Hub, she might finally figure out how to fix herself. She busts her butt in AP Chem and salivates over the Hub’s research on the manifestation of superpowers, all in hopes of boosting her chances.
Then she meets Elias VanDyne, another One, and all her carefully crafted plans fly out the window. Literally. When the two of them touch, their Ones combine to make them fly, and when they’re not soaring over the Nebraska cornfields, they’re busy falling for each other.
Merrin’s mad chemistry skills land her a spot on the Hub’s internship short list, but as she gets closer to the life she always wanted, she discovers that the Hub’s purpose is more sinister than it has always seemed. Now it’s up to her to decide if it’s more important to fly solo, or to save everything – and everyone – she loves.
Superpowers? Sounds pretty freaking awesome to me! Gosh, I love books like this, having to find yourself and learning to fit in when the world see’s you as an oddity. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into One. June can’t get her fast enough!
So what about you? What games or books are you waiting on?