Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #6

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

Book: Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
Expected Publication: October 25th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Summary: Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.

Why I'm Waiting On It: I'm really into dystopian right now and this one sounds really interesting. I also love how 'plausible' the plot is. The cover is totally creepy too which fits really nicely with the summary.

Book: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
Expected Publication: October 25th 2011 by Ace
Summary: Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.
A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.
But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

Why I'm Waiting On It: I haven't read much fae UF so I was excited to see this debut. The plot sounds great and the romance preview in the summary is a wonderful bonus. I mentioned in another WoW that I really like seeing warring paranormal sides and this one's sounds unique.

Share what you're waiting on or links to what you're waiting on in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out! I included a YA and adult pick this week because I couldn't pick just one.


  1. Heck yeah, dystopian books! I hadn't heard of Scored yet, so I'll definitely be adding it to my list.
    Stephanie @ Poetry to Prose

  2. @Stephanie (
    I'm so stuck on dystopian right now. Every time I'm on goodreads or amazon that's all I do, look for awesome dystopians I haven't read. I hope they continue to do well.

    @Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast
    :) It's always so much fun picking out WoW books.

  3. Great choices! I am looking forward to reading both.

    My WoW pick,

    Have a nice week :)

  4. Great picks! I will definitely be adding these to my TBR pile!

    Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

    My WoW:

  5. The Shadow Reader sounds great!

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  6. I just added The Predicteds to my TBR list the other day which sounds similar to Scored but with a slightly different twist on it. I'll just have to read them both as dystopian is my favorite genre. Thankfully there's no lack of books lately for me to be occupied with! :)

  7. Great picks! I cant wait to read Scored! :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by. Both of your picks sound awesome! Off to Goodreads for some TBR shelf additions. :)

  9. Both of those sound great!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW

  10. I love both of these covers, but The Shadow Reader really sounds good! Thank you!

  11. Scored sounds great, adding it to my TBR list! I'm really into dystopian as well!
    Truly Bookish

  12. Ooh I hadn't heard of either of these but they sounds great!! I will definitely write these down. =)

    Waiting on Wednesday (30)

  13. Great choices! I haven't heard of either of these titles previously, so I'm going to check them out. If you love the Fae, I highly suggest Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    This Week’s Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Rules

  14. Enjoy! your picks.

  15. @Sharon
    So many books! These WoW posts are killing my wishlist ;)

    If your TBR pile is anything like mine... well then good luck ever making it manageable. :)

  16. I'm looking forward to The Shadow Reader as well. Great picks!

    My WoW!

  17. Ohh, great picks! I haven't heard of either of these, but they sound awesome! :)

  18. @Sally Sapphire
    I love UF debuts. I hope this one ends up being a keeper series.

    @kaye (paper reader)
    Oh wow, I'd had that one on my wishlist too but hadn't realized the similarities. They sound unique enough that they should be interesting. And it's dystopian so I really could care less if they're the same book with different characters as long as it's good ;)

  19. @Sab H.
    Scored sounds really good. I love the cover too, I bet it will be even better in person.

    My goodreads list is massive! I can't seem to stop adding wonderful sounding books.

  20. Interesting, I haven't heard of these before. Hope you enjoy them!

    Here’s my WOW!

  21. @erikasbuddy
    Thanks for stopping by, hope you've found lots to add to your TBR list :)

    @Melissa (My words and pages)
    I'm such a sucker for pretty book covers.

  22. The Shadow reader sounds so awesome! I'm so glad you shared, because I have never seen it. Thanks!

  23. @Truly Bookish
    I just can't get enough of dystopian. I actually avoided reading it for so long because I had to read 1984 in high school and HATED it. I'm so glad I gave it a try though.

    I'm so glad my post is helping others discover new books! I always try to pick ones that I haven't seen a lot of other places :)

  24. @Carissa
    I read the first book in the Fever series and actually wasn't all that impressed. I'd heard such amazing things and everyone's in love with Barrons. I wanted to like the book so much but I thought Barrons was an asshole and the main character was too ditsy. I will probably read the second book because there has to be some reason everyone loves the series. I hope I end up being converted :)

    @Tribute Books Mama
    Thanks! I hope to read lots of good books in between then and now so I'm not wishing away the summer ;)

  25. @Jen
    The cover art is just stunning, I hope the book ends up being just as good!

    @Christy @TheReaderBee
    I always try to pick less heard of books and authors. So glad you found something new.

  26. @Celesta
    Me too! It's always disappointing when I wait so long for something and then it ends up just being a meh read.

    @Jennifer A
    So glad I helped you discover a new read! She's a debut author so it's even better ;)


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