Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

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

My picks this week are...
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

Just look at that cover, and the description...OMG I want it NOW!!!! 

Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself. 

Again this cover is just so beautiful!! and the description sounds so awesome and creepy I can't wait!


  1. Melissa,

    I have yet to read any YA books with a mythology-based plot-- these both sounds really good! And I LOVE the cover for Wildefire, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  2. I am excited about both these books. Love the cover of WildFire. Great picks

  3. Sweet Venom sounds amazing, as does WildFire. Yay for mythology! Thanks for listing these!

  4. I can't wait for Wildefire either! It sounds so awesome. I think that it has one of the prettiest covers, ever!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  5. Both books sound great. I am dying to read Juliet Immortal and the cover is gorgeous.

  6. Great picks!


  7. Juliet Immortal sounds amazing..and that cover - STUNNING! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Great pick!

  8. Great picks! These books look really interesting and I'm loving those covers. <3

    -Akasha Hale ( Please pop on over to our Waiting on Wednesdays and leave an lovely comment.

  9. I have to say Above looks and sounds like a wonderful read! This is the first I've heard of it. Thank you!

  10. i totally want to read both books! can't wait until they get released.

    here's mine:

  11. I'm so excited for Above. The cover is awesome.


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