Really, what I’m Waiting On at the moment is time. Time to read. Time to sit down for a days on end and read fabulous books day after day with no interruptions except maybe a cabana man with fabulous abs and arms to die for to bring me fruity drinks with ridiculous straws and sustenance in the form of chocolate and Pirate’s Booty so I can keep up my massive reading binge. (What? I’ll bet I can survive for many days on chocolate and Pirate’s Booty.)
Sadly, the cabana man is nowhere in sight but, as summer break is right around the corner, I might be able to swing a few uninterrupted days of reading. (Maybe I’ll just pretend I forgot to charge my phone…)
This comes just in time because, as you might know, I was playing at BEA last week and picked up some books that are well-worth waiting on.
MORTAL HEART (His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LaFevers
This one was my to-die-for book at BEA. I’ve absolutely adored the series and can’t wait to read Annith’s story as well as catch up with the other assassin nuns, the Handmaidens of Death.
MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr
I’m a massive Melissa Marr fan — she’s not only a talented writer but a very gracious person — and was thrilled to hear she’d be at BEA so I could say hi again and get this new story signed. It’s billed as a contemporary YA novel that’s a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. I’m in.
BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick
I’ll admit it, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Fitzpatrick’s first series (Patch was too much of a manipulative bastard for me) but this one sounds quite delicious — a romantic thriller set in the wilds of Wyoming.
THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
This YA dystopian’s setting is actually based on Kowloon’s Walled City, a densely populated and mostly ungoverned settlement in Hong Kong. That alone intrigued me.
TALON (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
It’s by Julie Kagawa. There are dragons. ‘Nuff said.
TRIAL BY FIRE (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1) by Josephine Angelini
An alternate Salem where witches rule and a girl from another world must both survive and thrive? Nice. Plus, I had the opportunity to meet the lovely author and that just made me more interested.
THIS SHATTERED WORLD (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I really enjoyed the first in this series and was thrilled when Disney-Hyperion offered us a copy at the Book Blogger Con. I do miss the girl in the gorgeous dress but this cover’s colors are so pretty and I’m interested to meet two more characters from this world.
THE YOUNG WORLD by Chris Weitz
I know, I know. Another post-apocalyptic dystopian. But I just couldn’t pass it up, especially after seeing this ad in my bathroom stall:
AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld
Well, it’s Scott Westerfeld. I loved his Uglies series and rumor has it this is rather meta as it involves a YA writer but alternates chapters with a fictional character in the “Afterworld”. Color me intrigued.
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