Waiting on Wednesday (13th March 2013)

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

I'm back to memes after a looooooong break for uni work! I'm back now though, Jadey promise!
Here are my picks for this week, let me know what you think and add me a link to yours in the comments :)

Red by Alison Cherry
8th October 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers


Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power—and everybody knows it. That’s why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:
I know your secret.

Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she’d be a social outcast faster than she could say "strawberry blond." Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it—money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.
Felicity isn’t about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?

This one sounds so good, a town where redheads hold all the power and somebody that knows the secret? Sounds fun and deep!

The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott
July 4th 2013 by Walker Books

The Night Itself (The Name of the Blade, #1)

When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana - an ancestral Japanese sword - out of its hiding place in her parent's attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover.
The paralysing paranoia that descends on her before she gets to her friend's party is her first clue. The vivid and terrifying visions that nearly get her killed are a pretty good warning too.

The giant nine-tailed cat demon that comes after the sword and tries to rip her throat out? Overkill.
Seconds away from becoming kitty-food, Mio is saved by Shinobu, a mysterious warrior boy. But it's already too late. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword.
So I already love Zoe Marriott, I love allll of her books so much and this one just sounds absolutely amazing, roll on July!


  1. Red is definitely on my list as well. The concept is really unique. I can't wait until it's released.

  2. I hear Red is good! Great pick and new follower. :)

  3. Yay! I'm looking forward to both of these! Great picks!

  4. Great picks and thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

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  5. I agree, Red looks absolutely fabulous! I love the cover, and I also like the idea of a town where redheads hold all the power. Great pick! (:

  6. I saw Red a few days ago and started itching for it greatly. both are great picks!

    old follower

  7. I really want to read Red! I hadn't heard of the of the other one, but I love Zoe Marriot's writing so I will definitely have to check that one out!

  8. Red sounds like it would be awesome. I don't know if I love the cover, but the description sounds good. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ "I’ll Tumble for YA

  9. Great picks! I really like the sound of the first one Red, that's definitely interesting. More and more red heads have been making it into the book scene so this book should be exciting.

    I hope your wait is well worth it and am so sorry you have to wait so long for these!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. As a redhead in my former (natural) life, I like the sound of this book. :)

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
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  11. Oh my gosh, I am really looking forward to The Night Itself! Great picks this week!!

  12. Very tempting! Especially Red. Enjoy!

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  13. Wow! Both of those books sounds fantastic!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  14. What an interesting premise! Must check this one out!

  15. Red has been on my radar for a little bit now. I can't wait to get my hands on it, it's such an interesting premise!

    And nine-tailed cat demons and a warrior boy? Um, YES!

    Great picks : )

  16. Red sounds really interesting, and I love that cover. Great pick :)

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  17. I really want to read 'Red' too. I know so many red heads that it should be interesting. Great picks :)

  18. Great picks! Red sounds really intriguing in a high-school drama way. ;) The Night Itself is more kick ass and mystery. They're going both on my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

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    Diana @ BookVenturers

  19. I'm not to phased about Red, but I LOVE Zoe Marriot, so of course I'm excited by her book.

    Thanks for stopping by our WoW

  20. I really want to read Red! I haven't heard of The Night Itself but it looks interesting.
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  21. I don't know about the second one, but I can't wait for Red! Great choice!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  22. Red looks great! It wasn't even on my radar, but it definitely is now!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Karis @ YA Litwit

  23. I've heard about Red, I think I'll read it when it comes out.

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  24. Hi, Jade!

    OMG!!!! Zoe Marriott!!!! I've read "The Swan Kingdom", and want to read more of her books!! This is a GREAT choice, not only because of the plot, but also because of the BEAUIFUL cover!!

    Thanks for featuring this book, and commenting on my WOW, as well!! :)

  25. Red looks great!!! I saw it on another blog a week or so ago, so I definitely need to check it out!

    New Follower also!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  26. I love the sound of Red! Will definitely be adding to my wish list

  27. I'm not usually into Contemporary books, but Red actually sounds intriguing! A town full of redheads? Never heard of that before. xD

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.
    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  28. Red sounds really good! it sounds like something I would love. Great picks!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  29. Those covers are both beautiful and awesome. I'm definitely adding Red to my TBR list! :D Thanks for sharing, also; thanks for stopping by my WoW. :)
    Happy Reading! ^.^

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  30. great picks. I am so excited about Red.

  31. Red makes me go LOL because I know so many redheads self-conscientious of their hair, so I love a book that kinda supports them!

    A Zoe Marriott book! Yeah!!! Love her books sooooooooo much!! Didn't know that and now I am so excited!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

  32. I'm seriously excited for Red. I love the concept behind it, and can't wait to read and see what happens. <3 The Night Itself seriously sounds like my kind of read, though. I love the idea behind it, it seems so unique! That one is SO going on my TBR.

    Thanks for sharing! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  33. Oh Red sounds awesome. Great picks!

  34. It kinda looks like pretty little liars heheheh

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  35. OH, The Night Itself sound really exciting! I haven't read anything by Zoe Marriott but her books have been on my to-read list for a long time!

  36. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so excited for Red! It sounds really good. Great pick. :)

  37. This is the first time I heard about The Night Itself. Red was featured on my WoW months ago! :)

    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

  38. Thanks for the comment on my brand new blog :) Night Itself sounds REALLY good. Ancient swords and demons? Always a draw for me.

  39. Ooh, I'm desperate to read the new Zoe Marriott!

  40. The Night Itself is new one for me and it looks amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  41. Red sounds amazing!! Great pick and thanks for stopping by!! :D

  42. The Night Itself sounds good. The cover reminds me of the Holly Black Curse Workers covers.

    Thanks for following, I'm a new follower of yours.



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