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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #18

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:

Dark Star


Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.
Summary taken from
Length:  368 pages
Expected Publication Date: October 23rd 2012 by Hyperion       

Why I'm Waiting:

The summary seems pretty good for this one and I really like the cover.

A Dangerous Inheritance


In this engrossing novel of historical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir tells the dramatic intertwined stories of two women—Katherine Grey and Kate Plantagenet—separated by time but linked by twin destinies . . . . involving the mysterious tragic fate of the young Princes in the Tower.

When her older sister, Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen, is imprisoned and executed in 1553 for unlawfully accepting the English crown, Lady Katherine Grey’s world falls apart. Barely recovered from this tragic loss she risks all for love, only to incur the wrath of her formidable cousin Queen Elizabeth I, who sees Katherine as a rival for her insecure throne.

Interlaced with Katherine’s story is that of her distant kinswoman Kate Plantagenet, the bastard daughter of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king. In 1483, Kate travels to London for Richard’s coronation, and her world changes forever.

Kate loves her father, but before long she hears terrible rumors about him that threaten all she holds dear. Like Katherine Grey, she falls in love with a man who is forbidden to her. Then Kate embarks on what will become a perilous quest, covertly seeking the truth about what befell her cousins the Princes in the Tower, who may have been victims of Richard III’s lust for power. But time is not on Kate’s side, or on Katherine’s.

Katherine finds herself a prisoner in the Tower of London, the sinister fortress that overshadowed the lives of so many royal figures, including the boy princes. Will Elizabeth demand the full penalty for treason? And what secrets will Katherine find hidden within the Tower walls?

Alison Weir’s new novel is a page-turning story set within a framework of fascinating historical authenticity. In this rich and layered tapestry, Katherine and Kate discover that possessing royal blood can prove to be a dangerous inheritance.
Summary taken from
Length: 256 pages
Expected Publication Date: October 2nd 2012 by Ballantine

Why I'm Waiting:

Historical fiction full of mystery, intrigue and adventure?! Sign me up! I love how this one sounds and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Now, what are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. Awesome picks this week. They both look really good.

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. I like the sound of dark star. A mother and daughter fighting evil, sounds like fun.

    Talk Supe WoW

  3. These both sound like pretty god books.Great picks!!

  4. I added Dark Star to my TBR list - it sounds so good!

    My WoW

  5. Dark Star sounds really good! I love the cover.

    Books of Amber

  6. Both of them so vastly different, but the covers make me look more closely. Good WOW pick.


  7. I absolutely LOVE your picks! They are books that I am definitely looking forward to reading as soon as it comes out - thank you for sharing! :)

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  8. I can't WAIT till Dark Star comes out! Its cover is gorgeous and the summary sounds original and intriguing, so I'm very excited to read it later this year!(:

    Ivy Book Bindings

  9. Both of those sound great, I like Alison Weir's non-fiction but I haven't read any of her fiction yet.

  10. Dangerous Inheritance sounds especially good. Thank you for giving me my first look at it.

  11. Oh rats - I shouldn't have looked at this post...they both sound so good. Now I have to wait too. :-)

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  13. Great picks. Dark Star is moving up on my reading pile. Sounds really good.


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