Waiting on Wednesday (81) – Grave Mercy

Grave Mercy

Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
To be released: April 3, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Everything about this book just sounds awesome and full of win! Cannot wait to read!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (80) – Born Wicked

Born Wicked

Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
To be released: February 7, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy 

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

At first I wasn’t that interested in this synopsis, but then reread it a few times and realized I’d probably really like this book. And now I really want to read it. So can it please be February now?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Birthday Giveaway!!


So today is my 20th birthday (woohoo!) and I wanted to celebrate by hosting a little giveaway for the readers of my blog.  My birthday gift to all of you is signed copies of one of my favorite series: 13 to Life by Shannon Delany. I have a signed copy of 13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows and Bargains and Betrayals up for grabs (I’ll through in some swag too. I have so much). If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you check them out, they are awesome. You can read my reviews for each book in the series here, here and here.

Help celebrate my birthday by just entering to win some awesome prizes!!!

Giveaway Details
-Win a signed finished copies of 13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, and a signed ARC of Bargains and Betrayals
– Fill out the form below completely!
– Open Internationally
– One entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted
– End January 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (79) – Scarlet

A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Walker & Co.
To be released: February 14, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

I love anything related to the stories of Robin Hood. I really love the new twist on this tale and I’m super excited to see how this story plays with the original stories. Sounds super interesting!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday (78) – Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death
Bethany Griffin
Publisher: HarperCollins Children Books
To be released: April 24, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

So I’m not really sure how to classify this book genre wise, but it sounds really interesting and good. Pretty dresses, a plague, a club called the Debauchery Club, and two hot boys. Sounds super good. Can’t wait!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.