Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #14

"Waiting on" Wednesday is  a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases in which we are eagerly awaiting.


beth [vixen2]'s pick - 

This book looks sooooo good. So original. The synopsis is pretty self explanatory on why I want to read it. Simply sounds amazing, and heartfelt... yet full of horror.
The Farm - Emily McKay
Expected Publication: Dec 4th 2012 
 

The Farm Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

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Kait's pick -

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Expected Publication: January 22nd, 2013

The Archived (The Archived, #1)From Goodreads:
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

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This is one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. It's definitely my most anticipated new series novel. I know I am not alone in the excitement. I've been coveting this book for about six months now, and the release date is so closed I can feel it!


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6 comments:

  1. Both books are on my list :) They just sound so original and I love the covers! The body-book analogy and connection to history is what makes me curious about The Archived and the autism aspect is what really intrigues me about The Farm. I just didn't realize that it's actually so close to the release of both books already! o.O

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    1. That's exactly why I picked the Farm! -Beth

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  2. The Archived has been on my list forever, I can't wait to read it. Great picks ladies!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  3. Both of these sound amazing! I just recently added The Farm to my TBR shelf, but The Archived has been on there for ages!

    My WoW this week is Arclight by Josin L. McQuein!

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  4. I already read both of these and they were both great! New Follower! Thanks for commenting on my WOW!

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  5. The Farm looks really interesting.

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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