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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #37


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released!

Here are my picks for the week:

Queen's Gambit
 
Summary:
 
The court of Henry VIII is rife with intrigue, rivalries and romance - and none are better placed to understand this than the women at its heart.

Katherine Parr, widowed for the second time aged thirty-one, is obliged to return to court but, suspicious of the ageing king and those who surround him, she does so with reluctance. Nevertheless, when she finds herself caught up in a passionate affair with the dashing and seductive Thomas Seymour, she believes she might finally be able to marry for love. But her presence at court has attracted the attentions of another . . .

Captivated by her honesty and intelligence, Henry Tudor has his own plans for Katherine and no one is in the position to refuse a proposal from the king. So with her charismatic lover dispatched to the continent, Katherine must accept the hand of the ailing egotistical monarch and become Henry's sixth wife - and yet she has still not quite given up on love.
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 452 pages
Expected Publication Date: March 13th 2013 by Michael Joseph     
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love historical fiction, especially novels set in this particular time in history.
What really got me though was the cover. I love the contrast and it's really eye catching.
I can't wait to read this one!
 
The Nightmare Affair
 
Summary:
 
Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.

Literally.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.


Then Eli's dream comes true.

Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 352 pages
Expected Publication Date: March 5th 2013 by Tor Teen     
 
Why I'm Waiting: 
 
I really, really like the cover of this one and the plot surprisingly interests me. Generally I'm not a fan of these types of YA books (seriously if it isn't Harry Potter I hate books set in schools). But this one may have some promise. 
 
 
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Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?

10 comments:

  1. I've seen The Nightmare Affair around before, and the more I see, the more I think about reading it. Nice picks this week! My WoW

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  2. Super excited for The Nightmare Affair! Reminds me of Sabine from the Soul Screamers. An interesting paranormal creature.
    My WOW

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  3. I agree w/you on the whole school themed books, every time I read one it always reminds me of HP, and then I do the whole comparison thing in my mind, and they usually end up failing :/ But, maybe I will give Nightmare a try, although I'm still on the fence.

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  4. I can't wait for The Nightmare Affair either.

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  5. I'm dying to read THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR (I think it's even available for request on NetGalley), but THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT sounds really awesome, too - thanks for sharing! :)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  6. I'm really just just starting to enjoy historical fiction and this one sounds interesting! The Nightmare Affair is one that I'm also looking forward to. Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our pick this week!

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  7. I always love reading about the wives of King Henry VIII and all the drama involved! The Queen's Gambit sounds like another good read! (I'm a big historical fiction fan too).
    My WoW: http://readmybreathaway.blogspot.ca/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-4-in-shadow-of.html

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  8. I already have The Nightmare affair on my to-read list and I would love to get my hands on it when it comes out. I hope you enjoy your picks when you get the chance to read them.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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