Waiting on Wednesday (19th June 2013)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Tell me what you think! I may not reply back until later since I have a busy day today but please do comment with a link to your blog!


The Elites by Natasha Ngan
September 5th 2013 - Hot Key Books

The Elites

There is a rumour that the Elites don't bleed.'

Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilisations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures - and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. She'd never dream of leaving - but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel's president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly.

A futuristic sci-fi pick where the main character is the genetically enhanced one, as opposed to books where the genetically enhanced are the antagonists. This sounds great!




Roses by G.R. Mannering

November 2013 - Sky Pony Press


Roses


She bears no name. Her silvery appearance is freakish to the numerous inhabitants of Sago, the cosmopolitan capital of Pevorocco in a fantasy realm. With her mother vanishing at the instance of her birth, she is regrettably sent to live with the nouveau riche Ma Dane, where she is punished daily for something, though she knows not what. Tauntingly named Beauty, she flees Sago in an violent uprising that sets out to massacre all Magics and journeys to the furthest point of the country.

But Beauty cannot hide in the grassy Hillands forever. Before long, the State officials find her and threaten to take her back to war-torn Sago where death surely awaits. In a midnight blizzard she escapes them, running into a deep, enchanted forest to a great and terrible beast who will bargain for her life.

But can Beauty accept Beast? Eternity is a long time.

I am a massive sucker for fairytale retellings and Beauty and the Beast has so many awesome ones, its so fun to read new retellings of well covered stories and this ne sounds fresh and original! 

42 comments:

  1. Oh both sound interesting but Roses I need that one now!!! Fab pick!!

    Feel Free to pop over and check out our picks this week: Waiting on Wednesday #17

    Siobhan @ Totally Bookalicious

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  2. The Elites doesn't sound too bad, but surely needs a little getting into. Roses sounds awesome, though. Thanks for sharing those, Roses will go onto my tbr. Love fairytale retellings, too.
    My WoW

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  3. Oh, I love Beauty & The Beast retellings! It's almost like a bit of Snow White mixed in too, with the abuse and running into the enchanted forest bit. Thanks for bringing Roses to my attention.

    I'm kind of intrigued by the mention of Butterfly in The Elites, too!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.
    Erin @ YA Book Crush

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  4. Oh wow both of these sound amazing!! I may just have to add these to my tbr list!! Love the cover of The Elites. Hope the wait isn't too long! Happy reading and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog today! Happy Wednesday!

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  5. These both sound really interesting. I haven't seen Roses before. I'm a sucker for fairy tale re-tellings. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by!
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

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  6. I think I saw the Elites last week and wanted to get it! Definitely a cool choice!

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  7. Oh my. THE ELITES has one eye-catching cover! I've never heard of it before - awesome picks, Jade!

    Stop by my WoW

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  8. SOunds great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  9. Both of these sound really good! I have been getting into retellings lately as well, so I will definitely have to check out Roses. Great picks and thanks for stopping by :-)

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  10. Oh my gosh...I cannot wait for THE ELITES. The cover is to die for, and that premise has me totally sold! Wonderful picks this week, Jade! :)

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  11. I want that one also but I don't think it's going to be available in the US at that time. Is that correct?

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  12. Ooh, The Elites sounds fantastic! I love a good dystopian, and this book is promising to be all kinds of awesome. Rose also sounds like a superb retelling- I'm a total die-hard fan of retellings. ;)

    Awesome picks, Jade! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  13. Ooh, The Elites!! That one looks so good, and I love the cover! Awesome picks, girly!

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  14. Oh wow! Never heard about The Elites but the book looks amazing!
    Hope you get em soon!

    My WW

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  15. The Elites sound amazing! Its definitely being added to my list!

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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  16. I actually just put The Elites on my TBR, it looks really cool. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  17. OMG, The Elites looks freaking AWESOME!!! Straight onto Wanted List!! And OMG, Roses looks AMAZING too!! Also onto Wanted List!
    Thank you for letting me know about these AMAZING books!! I'm now super excited about them both and will be most likely adding them to a WOW a few weeks from now!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog as well - and happy reading! :D

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  18. Both of those sound really really good -- but I am absolutely DYING to get my hands on Roses. WANT!!!!

    Thanks for checking out my WOW earlier today and for the follower :)

    New follower **winks**

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  19. I love retellings! Roses looks so great. I've added it to my goodreads list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. Oh, I like the sound of The Elite! Futuristic Sci-Fi Punk? I'm in! Great pick. I'll be adding it to my TBR!

    Misty (@KindleObsessed)

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  21. I just learned about The Elites a couple days ago! After reading the synopsis, I know that I'm definitely going to get a copy when it releases. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  22. I haven't heard of either of these but they sound interesting. I'll definitely have to check them out.

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  23. I just heard about The Elites and think it sounds really good! Thanks so much for sharing these! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  24. Never heard of these books, but after reading the synopsis I had to add them to my TBR pile!

    I also love fairy tale re-tellings, and what a coincidence that I love Beauty and the Beast re-tellings :D! Great minds think alike ;).

    You just got a new follower on bloglovin :D!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    http://kassiesthoughts30.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-6-life-altering.html

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Rose looks really good. I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. They are so interesting.

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  26. Ooh! Nice choices! Enjoy! :D

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  27. Um, wow the Elites sounds pretty awesome. I need to read more smaller presses *goes to add to Goodreads*

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  28. Haven't heard of these two - thanks for the information! And thanks for checking out my WoW! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  29. I haven't heard of either of these but they both sound interesting! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

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  30. I've never heard of either of these books - but The Elites sound kind of awesome! I hope you get to read them both soon! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  31. Ooo, wow, I have heard really good things about the Elites. I want to read it as well.

    I followed you every way I could GFC, Bloglovin, Email, etc. Your blog is adorable!

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  32. Great picks, I've never heard of either of them, I'll have to look into both of them!

    My WoW: The Paper Critic

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  33. I have never heard of Roses before, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.
    My WoW

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  34. Both of these books sound amazing!! I haven't heard of either or them before, so now I'm really fascinated! Rose sounds so epic!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

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  35. Both of these sound awesome and I hadnt heard of either one. Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  36. They both sound really good, and I hadn't heard of either of them. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  37. The Elites sounds amazing!

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my WoW! I like the two books you chose.

    New follower. :)

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  39. For some reason I didn't like the synopsis for Roses. I did though, really like The Elites. It looks really good. I added it to my goodreads. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

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  40. Wow both of these are new books for me but I'm instantly attracted to both - especially the Elites...but I do love fairytale retellings too :D Thanks so much for bringing both of these to my attention, and for stopping by my post earlier ♥

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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  41. The Elites looks good. I can't remember the last time I read science fiction, and I like that the main character is the enhanced one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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