Waiting On Wednesday #1

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

Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)
Mind Games by Kiersten White

Harper Teen - February 13th 2013
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

I'm really intrigued by this one, i sounds fantastic and the cover is a-ma-zing, and Kiersten White is one of my fave YA authors anyway so I totally look forward to this one!

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Tor Books - September 1st 2012
Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, no matter how hopeless the task.

But the mission proves far less impossible, and far more deadly, than anyone expects – and soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. But trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu soon discover a friendship that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on the brink of collapse. A toxic fuel is slowly choking the land; the omnipotent, machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure; and the Shogun cares about nothing but his own dominion. Yukiko has always been uneasy in the shadow of power, when she learns the awful truth of what the Shogun has done, both to her country and to her own family she's determined to do something about it.

Returning to the city, Yukiko and Buruu plan to make the Shogun pay for his crimes – but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire?

I have a secret love for any YA based on the oriental/Eastern settings, this seems like it has traditional mixing in with modern and it just sounds amazing. Plus, a male YA author, I always like to read books by male YA authors.

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  1. Mind Games sounds AMAZING! I love the cover for it too. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Stormdancer sounds really good too. I've been seeing lots of positive reviews for it already! :) Great picks and thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm DYING for Mind Games ...and just got accepted for Stormdancer (It's on Netgalley if you didn't know)

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  3. Hi, thanks for following my blog! I'm excited for Mind Games, too, and I love the cover for Stormdancer (this one better than the US cover).

  4. Returning the follow, I really can't wait for Mind Games I really want to read Stormdancer too, great picks.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I can't wait for MIND GAMES! It sounds amazing, though I haven't read any of the Kiersten White's books. I was also lucky enough to get an ARC of STORMDANCER, so I'm super hyped to get started on that one. :D Great picks!

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  6. This looks so interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Mind Games! It is going to be so good, I didn't know the cover was now out. Looking cool, too! Great WoW pick.
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  8. Mind Games looks interesting. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

  9. Great picks!I can´t wait to read Mind Games and Stormdancer.
    thanks for sharing.
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  10. Hadn't heard of these two before so thanks for sharing! Mind Games looks like something I'd really enjoy so I'll definitely be looking out for it :)

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  11. Haha I chose Mind Games too! Go us!

    I actually just got Stormdancer on Netgalley and I CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT! It sounds amazing!! Squeee! I hope it's as good as it sounds!

    Ashley from booknook

  12. Both of these are great picks! I cannot wait for either!

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  13. Mind Games sounds very interesting. I'd love to read it once it comes out. I hope you like both of the books when you read them.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

  14. I loved KW other series! I hope the MC from Mind Games with be just as fun as Evie!

    Stormdancer is on Netgalley! I so happy I got approved to read it. Sounds awesome.

  15. I'm a new follower. I was recently approved for an eg alley of Storm dancer and I'm really looking forward to it.

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  16. Both of those sound so good! I hadn't even heard of Mind Games. Thanks for sharing - I would love to read them!

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  17. Mind Games sounds really intriguing! Definitely adding it on my list but Stormdancer isn't really my type of books but hope you enjoy both them :) Nice picks, thanks for sharing <3

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  18. Awesome picks, Jade! So excited for these as well. Totally agree with what you said about Asian settings. There seems to be more YA set in Asia lately and it's great! Thanks for the follow; I've followed you back. :)

  19. I am SO excited for Mind Games!! I love Kiersten White and her hilarious writing, so I already know that I'm really going to enjoy this one. And that cover!! I'm totally drooling right now. Stormdancer also looks super interesting. =)

    Fabulous picks!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  20. I'm so excited for Stormdancer, I'm in love with all things Japanese ^.^ And holy crap Mind Games sounds awesome!! I hadn't heard of it til now, I didn't know Kiersten White was already writing another book! This is going on my to read list immediately haha. Awesome picks! :]

  21. awesome choices new follower now following back :)

  22. I just recently received Stormdancer and I am excited to read it! Great choices =)
    btw new follower =)

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  23. These are on my radar as well! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by and for the follow, I'm following back :)

  24. I'm waiting for Stormdancer too. It sounds pretty good.

  25. Nice choices!! Thanks for stoppin' by! I'm following you back :)

    Happy Reading :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  26. I'm reading Stormdancer right now, and boy oh boy is it sounding good so far! Lots of action (:

    I'm following you now! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  27. I definitely love when a book can take me to a setting that I'm not familiar with!

  28. Great picks! I want both Stormdancer and Mind Games. But I want Stormdancer with the other cover :)
    (I too like male YA authors)

    Thanks for stopping by, Jade! :)


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