Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine. And it's where people share their most anticipated reads that are to be released.
This week I want to spotlight a few books that come out this very month that I'm highly anticipating, and have been for a while. I haven't been able to one of these in a while, so I feel a little behind, but I still want to spotlight these books even though they're so close now.
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (Release Date: September 9th)
I've liked what I've read from Kiersten White and this sounds really interesting and really good. I haven't heard much, just some pretty good reviews and thoughts from people I've friends with on Goodreads. And all I've read of the synopsis in the first part, which I'm going to share because it sounds fun. (From Goodreads):
Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.
“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have."
I'd really like to read one of her other books, as I own two and haven't read one yet - all of them sound interesting - this one also sounds interesting and fun. All about revenge - these girls, I'm assuming who are in high school, because they're getting revenge on high school bullies. The beginning of the Goodreads synopsis says this:
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Release Date: September 23rd)
What I've read of Scott's - I've really enjoyed. I've read two series, and haven't yet gotten to his Uglies series, but I plan to. This is a standalone, though, and I'm sure everyone has already heard about it. It's so interesting sounding. It sounds strange and weird and complex - and I'm excited, but hesitant, to read it. It seems a little daunting and confusing, but I've preordered it, so we'll see what happens. Goodreads synopsis (in full):
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…
Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.