Waiting on Wednesday (26th June 2013)

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

I got my first year university results back and I've passed! I am soooo happy now!

Defy by Sara B. Larson
January 7th 2014 - Scholastic Press


Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?

High fantasy is my favorite genre, and this sounds like omething that could match up to Graceling, Throne of Glass and Poison Study, even down to the cover. Yes please, I wants NOW!

Alienated by Melissa Landers

February 4th 2014 - Disney Hyperion

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. 

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

You had me at alien transfer students. This is such an awesome and original idea and I can't even wait... 2014 is so far away!


  1. Congrats on passing first year!

    These both look wonderful. I don't read a lot of high fantasy anymore, but Defy looks like one I will want to read. And Alienated? Yes, please.

    Alienated is out in 2014, right?

    My WoW will be up later today - gotta love different time zones. :)

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

  2. I am so waiting for ALIENATED!!I chose it as a WOW a few weeks ago. Great choice! And I do love the cover of DEFY, although high fantasy usually isn't my favorite.

    You can visit my WOW here.

  3. i'll have to add defy to my list! thanks!

  4. Yaay congrats on passing! :D. And Defy looks so awesome, how have I not heard of it before?! Thanks for letting us know about it! really excited for Alienated too, and I adore the cover! Great picks :)

  5. Oh, I had not heard of Defy before, it sounds really interesting! Now off to goodreads to add it to my to-read list! :) Fun picks!

  6. Nice picks. They sound interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Congratulations on passing! That's awesome. I've not heard of Defy before. It sounds interesting. I cannot wait for Alienated. I've been eyeing that cover up for months. Great picks!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  8. Definitely adding these two to our list!!

    Our WoW this week!

  9. I'm excited for Alienated, too. And I've never heard of Defy before, but the synopsis sounds intriguing! Great picks. :)

    My WOW: http://skizzles22hu.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

  10. Congrats on passing.

    I'm excited for Alienated too. Love the cover--brilliant. And Defy is new to me but it sounds good.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  11. ALIENATED sounds great and I really want to read it! I'm just going to sit here and pretend I don't see that release date.

    I love high fantasy too!

    Awesome picks! <3

  12. These books sound really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, I'm following you back. :D

  13. Congratulations on passing! :D
    I hadn't heard of Defy before but I am definitely adding that to my list. I love fantasy but but but I get the feeling this one will have a love triangle in it *hides*

    eeek! I am excited for Alienated as well.

    Followed you back! :)


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