13 June 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6/13/12)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week, my picks are:

In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

In our own world, Mallory knows that her father—and every other witch—fled the daimons’ city long ago. She trains to be lethal because it’s only a matter of time until the daimons catch up with them.

While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans there for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, comes a brand-new tale of secrets, love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.

Summary from Goodreads.

When I first saw this, I was like, "Oh."
Then, when I read the summary, I was like, "Ohhhhh. ;)"
And, when I saw it's not going to be published till September, I was like, "Oh. :c"


“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Summary from Goodreads.

I did the same, "Oh, Ohhhhh, Oh." cycle with this book too. Alas, it's yet to be published till September as well. :'(  September is my birthday month, and I see some delicious looking titles coming out... I think I'll treat myself. ;D

I've never read anything by Stiefvater. I have the Shiver series on my shelf, but I'm not really itching to start them because I am not a huge fan of werewolves. *hides from werewolves fans* Maybe I'll start it one day.

15 lovelies:

Gianna said...

These book look so good! Even though the cover of Carnival of Souls creeps me out a bit O_O You should definitely read Shiver, it's really cute and a fast read. 

September has a lot of great books for us. Hopefully we'll get gift cards and such for our birthdays and we can buy lots of books :D

I really like the new blockquote backgrounds you have too! :D 

Gianna said...

Raven Boys!!!!! I am SO excited for that one!!! It looks like it's going to be SO AWESOME! And I hope it's better than the Wolves series LOL!!! Thanks for sharing :) 

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Gianna said...

Those both look AWESOME! Great picks! visit my wow? 

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Gianna said...

I saw The Raven Boys a while ago and I like the sound of it. I have not heard of Carnival of Souls before but I really like the sound of that one too. Adding to my list. Thanks for sharing!


Gianna said...

The Raven Boys sound awesome! Great picks!
My WoW

Gianna said...

I'm eagerly waiting for both of these too, especially, The Raven Boys. I've Read Shiver and Linger from The Wolves of Mercy Falls series and loved every single thing about it! By the way, I love the background for the synopsis!

Great pick! =D

Gianna said...

;D Fo sho, girl! Birthday gift cards are like a God-send for buying books! <3

Gianna said...

I personally haven't read the Wolves series, but Raven Boys DOES look like it's going to be AWESOME. :D

Gianna said...

They indeed do! :D

Gianna said...

No problem. :) They both sound great, no?

Gianna said...

XD That's what I've been hearing everyone say lately!

Gianna said...

Oooh, if you loved Shiver, maybe I should check it out. :D I do have the book sitting on a shelf collecting dust. >.> And thank you! I decided it was time to change up the old blockquote. :3

Hilda K said...

Gianna, your posts never fail to make me smile! <3 LOL I think I also did the oh.ohh.ohhhh cycle with every books on my can't-wait list! x) The Raven Boys sounds amazing, and Carnival of Souls has such gorgeous cover! I like Melissa Marr's writing, so I can't wait to read Carnival of Souls! <3

Awesome pick, Gianna! :)

Gianna said...

I think I've written the comment... strange O.o

Love your picks, Gianna! <3 I can't wait for these books either! Carnaval of Souls sounds amazing, and I really like the title! <3 Love the mask too! <3 The Raven Boys has such amazing premise. I really like the cover which is different from most YA books! Hopefully we will be blown away by the stories of these books! x)

Gianna said...

>.< Disqus tends to not publish comments sometimes. *sigh*

Anyways, I read your comment about how my posts never cease to make you smile, and thank you for that! <3 :D Totally sweet of you.

Now, pertaining to this comment, I love BOTH of these covers! I'm still adoring the girls in gorgeous dresses kind of covers, but these stand out way more and are much more unique. :3 And hopefully we will! <3

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