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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #38


 

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:
 
 
 
Shadow on the Crown
 
Summary:
 
A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen


In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life.

Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.
Summary & Photo taken from
Goodreads.com
Length: 432 pages
 Expected Publication Date: February 7th 2013 by Viking Adult
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love historical fiction, and this one sounds like it has all I can ask for. A rich historical setting and it seems like it has a wonderful plot. I can't wait for this book to come out and I'm hoping to get approved for it from NetGalley!
 
Last Days
 
Summary:
 
Last Days by Adam Nevill is a Blair Witch style novel in which a documentary film-maker undertakes the investigation of a dangerous cult—with creepy consequencesWhen guerrilla documentary maker, Kyle Freeman, is asked to shoot a film on the notorious cult known as the Temple of the Last Days, it appears his prayers have been answered. The cult became a worldwide phenomenon in 1975 when there was a massacre including the death of its infamous leader, Sister Katherine. Kyle’s brief is to explore the paranormal myths surrounding an organization that became a testament to paranoia, murderous rage, and occult rituals. The shoot’s locations take him to the cult’s first temple in London, an abandoned farm in France, and a derelict copper mine in the Arizonan desert where The Temple of the Last Days met its bloody end. But when he interviews those involved in the case, those who haven’t broken silence in decades, a series of uncanny events plague the shoots. Troubling out-of-body experiences, nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of their interviewees and the discovery of ghastly artifacts in their room make Kyle question what exactly it is the cult managed to awaken – and what is its interest in him?
Summary & Photo taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 544 pages
Expected Publication Date: February 26th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin           
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Reason #1:
The cover really caught my eye and just eminates a creepy vibe.
Reason #2:
The summary has me hooked. I'm not sure what it is about it but I love the wait it sounds.
 
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13 comments:

  1. Shadows on the Crown sounds amazing! I can't believe I haven't seen it before. Hopefully you get approved so we can see what you think!


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  2. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  3. SHADOWS OF THE CROWN look soo good! Adding that to my TBR list!

    Great list!

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  4. I definitely like the sound of your first book - Shadow on the Crown. I like historical fiction too, although I haven't read a lot of it lately. Medieval history is such an awesome era for the book to be set in. I really hope it lives up to your expectations. :)

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  5. Those sound both very good. I hope you'll enjoy them when they're released. Happy reading!
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  6. I love the cover to Last Days and it certainly sounds creepy. I'll have to add it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  7. Two interesting choices, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

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  8. Oh gosh, Last Days looks totally creepy and addicting! I feel like it'll be one of those books that I would stay up late reading because I couldn't put it down, and then be upset because I'd be too scared to go to sleep :-P

    Best,
    Danielle
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  9. Shadow on the crown sounds really good :) I always love the covers from historical books. Last days looks so creepy!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  10. Shadow on the Crown sounds like a great historical! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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  11. I am super excited for Shadow on the Crown! I'm another historical fan especially the medieval era. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Awesome choices! Of the two, I am so looking forward to Last Days! Bring on the creepy tales! Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
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