Waiting On Wednesday #4

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



Waiting on... a stand-alone/first:

Splintered by A.G. Howard - January 2012 by Amulet

For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers... the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.

When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.

Why I'm waiting on this: I am madly in love with this cover, can you say beautiful. The model has a really unique look and I love the plants! I also love the idea of this, a quirky story and it sounds quite eerie. I am so excited!

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

Waiting on... a sequel

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor - November 6th by Little, Brown

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

Why I'm waiting on this: I adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone and this cover is absolutely amazing, it's so breathtaking!


  1. I am dying for Days of Blood and Starlight to come out. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Splintered looks sooo good! I have this think for Alice and Wonderland and I can't believe I haven't seen this before! Thanks for the great picks! New Follower:) Check out my WoW

  2. I haven't started Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet,but the sequel's cover looks really good!Thanks for stopping by! :)

    -Nobonita@Daydreaming Bookworm

  3. These are both on my list of things to read! I can't wait for the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. What an amazing book.

  4. i'm super excited for splintered too. i love the cover so much--i wish i have it in poster size so i can hang it in my room. great picks :)

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  5. I'm ashamed to say that I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I have the book though...Yeah I've been bad reader! :)

    Thanks for following (I follow back) and stopping by! :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  6. Really enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone - counting down the days to Days of Blood and Starlight! It helps that the cover is so pretty :) Great WoW.

  7. I really need to read the first book before I can go to the second, but I want to. The first one I saw that yesterday really great choices. Thanks for stopping by my WOW

  8. I'm so excited for Splintered too! I love all of these fairy tale/children's story twists that are coming out and that cover is so pretty.

    I'm with you on DoBaS too. :) I'm so glad they kept the covers similar (I kind of like this one better).

    Excellent picks!

  9. ooh! I havent read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but i heard mixed reviews about it! Hope this one's better!
    Farah @MajiBookshelf

  10. I've see lots of people waiting impatiently for these books to come out and I understand their appeal.

    Thanks for sharing and dropping by!

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  11. I am really excited for Splintered too. Great picks..

    Thank you for stopping by my WoW.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  12. Great choices, I have both of these on preorder!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. Splintered cover looks so pretty!!! Thanks for following my blog! :) x

  14. Both great picks!
    Days of Blood and Starlight is coming, yet I haven't read Daughter of Smoke & Bone! :(
    Thanks for droppin by my WoW and leaving a link for your giveaway--I joined! :)
    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

  15. I couldn't wait for BOTH of these books! Splintered's cover is so eye catching and I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and TOTALLY loved it! Awesome picks! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  16. Splintering sounds interesting and I haven't heard of it yet.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to check out my WoW here

  17. Oooh Splintered looks good! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    NEW Follower :D

  18. Splintered sounds really interesting. Great pick!


  19. I still have to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I just love the covers! And the synopsis sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

  20. Both of these are awesome picks! I hadn't heard of the Alice re-telling until now, but you can bet that it's going to be on my radar!

    I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bones yet, and I kind of want to... But I'm not really sure. :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  21. I'm excited about Days of Blood & Starlight, even though I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone.. Shame on me! :B
    But let's hope I'll get to read it soon! :)

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  22. Splintered <3
    If I should pick out one book I can't wait for, it's that one.


  23. I have been seeing Splintered around a lot lately! And that cover is creepy but totally gorgeous!! Great picks this week! :D Thanks for sharing and stopping by My WoW post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  24. The first book looks great! And yes the cover is gorgeous!
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  25. oops. my WoW link didn't work the first time. Here it is again: http://www.bookmunchies.com/2012/08/08/waiting-on-wednesday-stormdancer/ :)

  26. Great picks! Both of these sound absolutely amazing. I especially can't wait for Splintered. It sounds so good and the cover is amazing!

  27. Splintered........omg! What a gorgeous gorgeous cover! That book sounds amazing, bit of an adaption to Alice in wonderland there, wonder what it will be like....I have to read it! I cannot wait! I saw this on a blog ages ago and I forgot the name.
    This has reminded me me now, thanks. Should that say jan 2013 or is it already out, I didn't think it was. Great picks xx

  28. I am really excited for Splintered as well. I am a sucker for anything Alice and Wonderland. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  29. Thanks for stopping by! Ahhh! Days of Blood & Starlight! I'm really excited for that too! :)

  30. Splintered was on one of my past WoWs - it just sounds so good! I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my Kindle, but I haven't started reading it yet - I was hoping to get to it soon, as I keep hearing great things about it. Thanks for sharing! Following via GFC!

  31. I'm looking forward to Splintered too. The cover is really captivating.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  32. I have yet to read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I love the sequel's cover! =D

    Splintered looks okay.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  33. The cover of Days of Blood & Starlight is INCREDIBLE! I haven't read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone but it's on my wishlist.
    Great choices :)

    What's Hot?

  34. I'm so waiting for Days of Blood and Starlight too! I loved the first book, oh gosh, I can't wait for it to come out! :D

  35. Such awesome picks!! Splintered looks absolutely awesome, I seriously can't wait to read that one. The cover is just gorgeous! <3 And I really enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and can't wait to see what the author has in store for us in Days of Blood and Starlight. The cover is dark yet really pretty! It's going to look so wonderful on my bookshelf. :D

    Fabulous picks! <3

  36. This is the first time I am hearing about Splintered, though I think I've seen the cover before and liked it. I will definetly check this book out! As for Days of Blood and Starlight, I am also eagerly awaiting it! i got an extended preview at Comic-Con (76 pgs) and it was amazing!! I think we fans of Daughter of Smoke and Bone will not be dissapointed!

    ps. I really like your blog!

    pps. Thank you for visiting
    My WoW

  37. Yessss I'm waiting on both of them too! I'm super excited for Splintered and I'm in love with the cover of Days of Blood and Starlight. Great choices!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  38. I love the cover for Splintered, too! I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone...I should get on that. Great choices :)

  39. Days of Blood and Starlight is on my must have list for the fall!! Awesome pick!!

  40. This looks like a terrific choice-- what an interesting play on the Alice story!

    New follower via GFC.

    Ensconced in YA

  41. I just added Splintered to my TBR list! Great pick =D

  42. I can't wait to read Days of Blood and Starlight. Can't wait!! Splintered looks awesome too. Thanks for sharing!

  43. The cover for Splintered is gorgeous! Sounds amazing too. Not sure if I'm going to pick up Days of Blood and Starlight. Great picks. :)

  44. The cover for Splintered is really amazing! And I always loved Alive in Wonderland, this twist on the original story sounds really interesting.
    I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet...

    Greetings, and I'm following you back now :D You have a really nice blog.


  45. Is it bad I haven't even read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet?? I think I'm going to wait until Days of Blood and Starlight comes out so I don't have to wait :D Thanks for dropping by!
    Giselle from booknerd.ca
    Waiting on Wednesday

  46. I cannot wait for Days of Blood and Starlight. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone too. Splintered is also on my list. It looks pretty interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  47. Firstly, I can't not notice that both these covers are absolutely gorgeous. And as for the books... Splintered sounds good but not exactly for me. Days of Blood and Starlight has great potential or at least the summary is very interesting but I still haven't read the first book... I hope you enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.


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