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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waiitng on Wednesday #115

 
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.
 
The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1)
 
Summary:
 
Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like Beauty and the Werewolf and The Fairy Godmother. James Mallory and Lackey have collaborated on six novels. Now, these New York Times and USA Today bestselling collaborators bring romance to the fore with The House of Four Winds.

The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince’s future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes.

Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.

Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own—but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won’t give him up without a fight.

Full of swashbuckling adventure, buoyant magic, and irrepressible charm, The House of the Four Winds is a lighthearted fantasy romp by a pair of bestselling writers.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 304 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: August 5th 2014 by Tor Books
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I've been wanting to try Lackey out for at least 10 years but never seem to take the leap and start her novels but I am absolutely loving the summary and the cover for this, the first book in The House of Four Winds series.
 
The Wonder of All Things
 
Summary:
 
From critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott comes a spellbinding tale of love, sacrifice and the power of miracles.

On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators, killing and injuring dozens. But when the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds miraculously disappear.

Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show tragedy, her gift was a secret. But now the whole world knows, and suddenly Ava is thrust into the spotlight. People from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to glimpse the wonder of a miracle. But Ava's unusual ability comes at a great cost her own health and as she grows weaker with each healing, Ava begins searching for an escape. Wash agrees to help Ava, but little does she know he has his own secret he's been harboring, and soon Ava finds herself having to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to save the one she loves most.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 400 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: September 30th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I read and loved Jason Mott's debut novel The Returned last year for Harlequin and I thought it was a brilliant if not a little worrisome because it poses some big questions and I have no doubt that this novel that seems to be in much the same vein in type of posing some big questions will be a hit.
 
What are you waiting on?
 
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13 comments:

  1. I love the cover of The Wonder! Though I think both aren't YA?
    Here's my Wednesday post.

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  2. So Mercedes Lackey was one of the original authors I fell in love with when I started reading a lot of fantasy a long time ago. I absolutely loved her Valdemar series, so this is so exciting that she has a new book coming out! What a great pick, thanks for letting us know about this one. Going on the TBR list now!

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  3. The House of the Four Winds looks really good! I love fantasies where a female protagonist pretends to be male for some reason. And The Wonder sounds intense! Great picks :D Here's my WoW

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  4. Great pick! House of the Four Winds was my choice last week. :)

    Here's my WOW

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  5. Awesome picks.
    www.theyaclub.com

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  6. I haven't read these authors, but as for the first one, who doesn't love a little swashbuckling? I hope you enjoy your reads. Here's mine: “I LOVE YOU MORE”

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  7. Haven't heard of either of them, oops. Such pretty covers though and they both sound pretty amazing, too. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  8. They both sound really good, and I hope you get to read them soon. Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  9. Great selections and I gotta say that Jason't debut has been on my aching tbr pile since it's release, now if I could just add more hours to my day :)
    I'm waiting on Deborah Harkness's final in her All Souls Trilogy The Book of Life (well I actually have it but Penguin has requested I don't shout about it until right before release day.
    thanks

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  10. I gotta tell my best friend about this, a new Mercedes Lackey? She will freak! lol
    Here's my WOW
    http://hauntedgravebooks.blogspot.com/2014/06/waiting-on-wednesday-where-silence.htmlA

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  11. Those both sound great, especially the first one. So putting this onto my tbr. Thanks! =)
    My WoW

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  12. I have a Mercedes Lackey book on my TBR, but it's a different series.
    I hope you enjoy it.

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  13. Both of these sound wonderful! I came across The House of the Four Winds this week, too, and thought I'd really like to read it. As a Lackey fan, it definitely appeals! The Wonder is really intriguing, too. I love that Harlequin MIRA is branching out.

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