Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #1

I hate this time of the year. For some reason all the good books come out in autumn and all the chick-lit literature is promoted during summer. (I'm not big on chick-lit. Mostly.) How come? It's not like my taste in books change with the seasons. Maybe the size of the books depending on the weather, but not the genre. Whatever.
I'm currently so high strung, with all the anticipation going on, I thought I might release some tension by joining this weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. So here we go.

The Lost Girl by Sandu Mandanna

The Lost GirlRelease date
28th August 2012

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready. But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.


Biting Cold by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires #6)

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6)Release date
7th August 2012

Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.

Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.


So, what books are you eagerly awaiting?


  1. I'm really looking forward to Biting Cold too. Thankfully it's not too far away any more :)
    Great picks!

  2. The Lost Girl sounds enticing...I like the concept of an "echo" girl. Thanks for sharing...and check out MY WOW POST

  3. These look like really great choices. I've always meant to read the Chicagoland Vampires series but haven't gotten to it yet. Please check out my WoW!

    We also have a giveaway for Prodigy by Marie Lu that ends tonight.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  4. Great picks this week. I'm really looking forward to The Lost Girl :)

    Shortskie's WOW

  5. These picks are awesome! I can't wait for Biting Cold! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Here's My WoW post! 

    Btw...I am now following you via GFC and NB! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  6. I really need to start reading the Chicagoland Vampire. I've heard great things about the series and I'd love to actually find the time to read them. I'm too deep in another big series right now so it will take a while but I'll definitely read them. I hope you like the books once you get a chance to read them!
    Great picks.
    Check out my WOW.