Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It lets us spotlight what upcoming books we can't wait for!

 Divergent by Veronica Roth 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date:  May 3rd, 2011

Summary via Goodreads:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.


I feel like I am the only person who has not read this yet! Seeing all the fantastic reviews by all the other bloggers is making me giddy with excitement over this FINALLY releasing. It seems like I have been waiting forever and that May will never come!


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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: September 29th, 2011

Summary via Goodreads:
A modern-day thriller about Rory, an American high-school student who enrolls at a London boarding school for her junior year. Soon after her arrival, a series of murders begins to take place across the city—on the exact dates and in the exact style of Jack the Ripper. Rory’s ties to the killer bring her in contact with a secret paranormal branch of the British police, as they attempt to stop the mysterious killer.


This sounds seriously good. The cover looks so creeptastic! I have very high hopes for this one!
 
What are you waiting on???

17 comments:

  1. Divergent, I have seen those book everywhere. The rating is also good. I really want to have it

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  2. I haven't read Divergent either! I'm jealous of everyone else who has! I already have it pre-ordered!

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  3. Name of the Star sounds good. I will have to add that to my TBR list. I read Divergent through an ARC tour; it was really good. I hope you get your hands on a copy.

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  4. These two are definitely on my list, I've read Divergent but it wasn't my own copy so I'm really looking forward to get my own and read it again. Great picks! =)

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  5. I haven't read Divergent yet either! But a little birdy told me I may get my hands on it soon :-) Can't wait!! I've heard it's AMAZING!!!

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  6. Awesome picks! I haven't read Divergent either, but I'm anxiously looking forward to it! It sounds so awesome. The Name of the Star sounds really great too!

    You're right! There are SO many great books coming out this year. Yay! :)

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  7. I've been hearing great things about Divergent so it's definitely on my wishlist. As is The Name of the Star which looks awesome.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

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  8. I've been noticing Divergent...love that very eye-catching cover.

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  9. I have divergent on my nightstand and will read it soon. I love the cover for The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Great choices!

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  10. Really nice picks!
    I hadn't heard about Divergent, sounds interesting!
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  11. I'm really looking forward to divergent too!

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  12. Both of these sound great! I've heard a lot about Divergent, so hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on it!

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  13. I can't wait to read Divergent, heard so many good things about it. Great choices.

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  14. I hope that when you get them, they will be everything you hope them to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

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  15. Interesting picks! Thanks for stopping by Reading Lark. :)

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  16. YES on both accounts! I can't wait for either of these...seriously :D

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  17. Great choices! I have heard great things about divergent! Will have to put these on my To-Be-Read pile!
    Happy Reading!

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