Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Dark Star
 Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile. 

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin. 

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight. 

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.

Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Hyperion 

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The cover and the word superheroes was good enough for me! 

 Incapable. Awkward. Artless. 

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail. 

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested. 

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight. 

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape. 

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers  

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The cover of this one has been revealed recently and I thought it was pretty interesting!



  1. Love the sound of both of these and DARK STAR is actually going to be published on my birthday (and CREWEL on my dad's birthday :D). Which means that the waiting time will be waaaayy too long. :D

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  2. Both of those sound perfectly creepy. I hope the authors explain the different worlds clearly cause both have elements not yet seen before. Sound very interesting and stunning covers! What a long wait for both of them, though!

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  3. The books sound so dark and awesome. I love the covers. They're unique. :D Wonderful post!

  4. Omfg, it took me some time to discover that it's a face on the cover. XD I'm too embarrassed to say what I originally thought it was.. >_<

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  5. YES! I saw Dark Star a couple of weeks ago and immediately added it to my TBR list!! It takes place where i EXACTLY where i live so i'm super excited for that one!! Great picks! :)

  6. I haven't heard of either of these looks good though.

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  7. Crewel is on many WOW this week. I'm really eager to read it. Great picks! ;)

  8. Wow, both of those looks AWESOME! I especially like the cover on the first one. And superheroes? Yes please! Great pick :)

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  9. OMG...Dark Star sounds intriguing. I've never read a superhero book before (always was like meh), but I'll definitely check that one out!

  10. Love both of these covers and both stories sounds amazing! Two great picks!

  11. Both of these look really good. Have added to my to-read :))


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