Waiting on Wednesday (29th May 2013)

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

For the first WOW week ever, I have been sat around trying to find two books to list. There are so many awesome books coming out, but I honestly didn't eel like listing any of them this week. 
Nonetheless, I finally managed to pick my two, and both of them look amazing! 
Tell me what you think! I may not reply back until later since I have an exam today (eeep!) but please do comment with a link to your blog!

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
June 4th 2013 by Houghton Mifflin

The Testing (The Testing, #1)

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? 
The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. 

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one. 

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.
It would be really awful of me to say that 'The Testing' sounds like the Dauntless initiation from Divergent (Gawd, I loved that book), but I will. I also really like the idea of it being called an education but really being a competition for the education and career.

Defy the Dark anthology
June 18th 2013 by HarperTeen

Defy the Dark

Defy the Dark, an all-new anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell. Coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen!

It features 16 stories by critically-acclaimed and bestselling YA authors as they explore things that can only happen in the dark. Authors include Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hawkins, Carrie Ryan, Aprilynne Pike, Malinda Lo, Courtney Summers, Beth Revis, Sarah Ockler, and more.

Contemporary, genre, these stories will explore every corner of our world- and so many others. What will be the final story that defies the dark? Who will the author be?
Do I even need to explain myself here? Have you seen that author list?
Malinda Lo, Beth Revis, Aprilynne Pike and that's only picking out a few of my favorites, this is sooo exciting! Plus, I've seen a few advance reviews and the stories seem to be so diverse, and I love reviewing anthologies, they're totally my favorite things to review!


  1. I have a copy of The Testing. I need to read it! Great pick :)

    Here's my pick this week

  2. The Testing meh... I reviewed that yesterday not really a fan. I do hope you enjoy it though. Defy the Dark is new to me. Some great authors listed in that Anthology. I'll need to add this to my TBR for sure.

    My WoW

  3. The Testing is on my to-read list and I would love to give it a try. Great picks! I hope you enjoy reading them.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  4. Testing is on my TBR list, and I'm excited to read it. I haven't heard of Defy the Dark, but it looks very interesting.


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