"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Here are some of the books we're waiting on:
Hardcover, 440 pages
February 1st 2011 by HarperTeen
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love - the deliria - blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
Hardcover, 432 pagesExpected publication: April 5th 2011
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.”
Paperback, 400 pagesExpected publication: April 2011
After nearly a decade as a sous chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She’s supported her ex-husband’s dreams for so long that she can’t even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents’ home and envisions her very own cooking store. Her crash course in business is aided by a street-wise store manager and Jenna’s adoptive mother. But just as she’s gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents – aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.
Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex’s latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love…
PaperbackExpected publication: January 2011www.MeaganHatfield.com
An instrument for evil, trying to be good...
Sick of living a life of cynicism and evil, Yuri went against his horde and completed a mission that now has him marked for death. With a bounty placed on his head by his depraved brother, Nikolai, Yuri has no choice but to run. He thought he’d be safe in the land of Mysts. But there is no hiding from your twin when he can read your mind. Wounded and with Nikolai’s hunters closing in, Yuri knows he must leave the Mysts and return home.
A vessel for good, doing her best to be bad...
As a child, Ileana lost everything thanks to Nikolai and his maniacal rebels. Now she’ll risk anything to see him brought down. Even if it means becoming a hunter, like the one who killed her family. When chance brings her face to face with Nikolai’s twin, Ileana thinks the hour of revenge is finally upon her. However, Yuri is nothing like the monster she’s hunting. In fact, he’s not like any man she’s ever known. Ileana swore to never need, never trust again. Yet every time he touches her, she feels the emptiness and hate inside her melt away into bone-deep desire.
Together they might have a chance
Yuri has dealt with the evil pit of his brother’s soul since the day he’s born. He’s not about to let his guard down around one of Nikolai’s bounty hunters. But Ileana is like no woman he’s ever met, warrior, soldier or mortal alike. She is every bit a match for his instincts, every bit the sensual and passionate ying to his yang. Can the would-be enemies work together to bring down the evil they both despise? Or will their love doom not only their cause, but their very lives?
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