Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #7

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection :

The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom Raines and his friends are mid-level cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make or break his entire career, Tom’s loyalties are again put to the test.Encouraged to betray his ideals and friendships for the sake of his country, Tom is convinced there must be another way. And the more aware he becomes of the corruption surrounding him, the more determined he becomes to fight it, even if he sabotages his own future in the process.

Drawn into a power struggle more dramatic than he has ever faced before, Tom stays a hyperintelligent step ahead of everyone, like the exceptional gamer he is—or so he believes. But when he learns that he and his friends have unwittingly made the most grievous error imaginable, Tom must find a way to outwit an enemy so nefarious that victory seems hopeless. Will his idealism and bravado cost him everything—and everyone that matters to him?

Filled with action and intelligence, camaraderie and humor, the second book in S.J. Kincaid’s futuristic World War III Insignia trilogy continues to explore fascinating and timely questions about power, politics, technology, loyalty, and friendship.

Shadow of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy #2)

Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal was spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It’s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past… far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order’s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1)

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.


Do check out my birthday INT giveaway folks, still 5 days left. Prize is a copy of Ashfall and Ashen Winter.


  1. I'm really excited for Richelle Mead's book! I love her writing ya and adult! I haven't read the first books of the other two series but I love the covers!
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  2. Ooh... I'm really excited for Richelle Mead's book too!! i'm adding it to my TBR list now!!

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  3. I haven't read the first books on those two series, but am always up for some Richelle Mead - I haven't read enough of her stuff.

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  4. I'm waiting on Gameboard of the Gods too. Vortex and Shadow of the mark look good, I'll have to add them to my TBR list!

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  5. Shadow of the Mark has such a pretty cover!

  6. Wow, you've got some beautiful covers there!!! Shadow of the Mark sounds really good. I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Shadow of the Mark--great cover! Great picks.

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  8. I sooo want Gameboard of the Gods! It sounds amazing and well, it's Richelle Mead ;)
    I haven't heard of your first pick but I really want to read Leigh Fallon's books...

    Great choices! Thanks for stopping by my post earlier :)

  9. Gameboard of the Gods sounds AMAZING!!! Fantastic choices! All of them!!

  10. Ooh. Nice picks. I haven't heard of any of these. I wasn't a fan of Carrier of the Mark, but a new Richelle Mead book? Will definitely have to add to the list.

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  11. I can't wait for Shadow of the Mark! And I have Insignia, but haven't read it yet. I didn't even know Richelle Mead was coming out with a new book!
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  12. So many great picks! The one I'm the most excited for is Richelle Mead's new book. I love her writting, so I'm always excited to get more from her.
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  13. OMG I love Richelle Mead and this is the first time I've seen the cover for Gameboard of the Gods! I can't wait til it comes out! She is definitely one of my favorite authors! Awesome choice this week and thanks for visiting Elegantly Bound Books!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  14. I still have to read Insignia, but Vortex sounds really good. Also, I loved Bloodlines and The Golden Lily, so I'm excited to read her new book :) Great picks!

  15. I haven't read the first books in your first two choices. I am debating about the new Richelle Mead book. I love VA and Bloodlines series but I haven't read any of her adult books. I may have to check it out!

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  16. Didn't know about the new Mead book, going on wishlist now.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  17. I haven't heard each books' series. I hope you enjoy them, though. The cover of Shadow of the Mark is fascinating.
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    Michelle Shouts Random



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