Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WOW #8

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases


The Prey (The Hunt #2)
by Andrew Fukuda
Published by  St. Martin's Press
Date to be published : January 29th 2013

Synopsis: For Gene and the remaining humans—or hepers—death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast... and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.
When they discover a refuge of exiled humans living high in the mountains, Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe. Led by a group of intensely secretive elders, the civilisation begins to raise more questions than answers. A strict code of behaviour is the rule, harsh punishments are meted out, young men are nowhere to be found—and Gene begins to wonder if the world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As life at the refuge grows more perilous, he and Sissy only grow closer. In an increasingly violent world, all they have is each other... if they can only stay alive.
oooh. a cover change. Sad we will not see the 2nd go to match the previous cover but this one so much better and goes well with the orange. Plus i think i know who that is. I think.  I can't wait



Samurai Awakening [ GOODREADS]
by Benjamin Martin
Published by  Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
Date to be published : October 10th 2012

Synopis: David Matthews is having a rough time. Being a teenager is bad enough, but when he picks up and moves to Japan for a year, with barely any knowledge of the language or social behaviors of Japanese teenagers, things go from bad to worse. 
Until one day, David attends a temple ceremony and finds himself possessed by a Japanese god. 
Suddenly, he can understand and speak Japanese. He has unbelievable new powers, including the ability to shift into a tiger, and a powerful sword he can materialize at will from its sheath—his body. But nothing comes for free, and these changes bring David face-to-face with the most terrifying creatures of Japanese legend—vengeful okami, demonic oni and terrifying ghostly yurei. 
Trained by his host family, famous sword-makers and the keepers of an ancient secret entrusted to their family by the first Emperor of Japan, David must fight desperately to save his host sister from a hoard of Japanese monsters. Evil has returned to Japan, and David must overcome his own insecurities if he is to save her and become a True Samurai—the protector of Japan.
The cover is decent but still intrigued. Requested it from netgalley. Finger crossed

32 comments:

  1. I still haven't read the hunt. Im guessing it's good if youre excited about the second book. I like the cover of the prey better. I didn't even realize it was that series

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  2. wahoo..awesome pick, you know how much I loved Hunt so this is on my radar! My WoW

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  3. Oh my gosh, YES. THE PREY. I absolutely loved THE HUNT, so I can't wait to read the sequel. :D I have an inkling I know who that is, too. xD I haven't heard of SAMURAI AWAKENING, but it looks interesting.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW, Rogier!

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  4. Great pick! I want to read Prey! I love the cover.
    My WOW

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  5. Both of these look interesting! I like the new design for The Prey, though I'm sure I like the new cover for Hunt that matches. I'll have to try out this series someday!

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  6. Thanks for adding Samurai Awakening! Reviewers can request advanced copies via Edelweiss's Above the Treeline as well. More info on the novel, news, and events at http://www.samuraiawakening.com

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  7. I don't really like the cover for Samurai Awakening (the way the guy's head is cut off) but the plot looks really interesting-I just requested it too and will hopefully be approved for this amazing sounding book.

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  8. I haven't read The Hunt yet, but I love the cover for its sequel! I hope you get approved on NetGalley - I'm always so excited when I do!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  9. I haven't heard of either of these. But Prey looks like a great read. Nice Pick!

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  10. YAY! Awesome WOW picks. :) Dying to read The Prey. <3 Loved The Hunt so much :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  11. ZOMG!OMG!OMFG!OMHHG! THE PREY!!!! THE HUNT WAS MY FAVE BOOK! I LOOOVED IT!
    I swear I was sad thinking it would be FOREVER until book 2 and BAM! Here it is! I gotta add it to my WOW now! lolz.
    You made my summer with this one WOW! I love you! You rock!
    WOO HOO WOO HOO!

    What did you think of The Hunt? I did a happy dance that part Russian, part Hebrew, part Gypsy, part break dancing inspired when I go the Arc for The Hunt!

    Thanks for stopping by always nice to hear from you :)
    W.O.W @Books and Beyond

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  12. I think its Ashley on the cover (The Prey) Gene did leave her behind after all...

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  13. Still have to read The Hunt but The Prey looks great.

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  14. IT HAS A COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOOODDD! THE PREY!!! I just *dies* FLIPPIN' AWESOME PICK!!

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  15. I can't wait for The Prey too! It looks great! I loved The Hunt a lot.

    I haven't heard of this second book you posted but it looks really awesome. I hope you get it from NetGalley! That cover is great.

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  16. I haven't read The Hunt yet, but The Prey sounds great! I love the cover for it too. :)

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  17. I had no idea there was going to be a sequel to The Hunt! I still need to read that one, but I've heard it's amazing and I can't wait. Thanks for sharing Roro!

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  18. I have The Hunt but I haven't read it yet. I wasn't aware that it was a series, though I guess I should have known as much. ;) I like that cover, though...wonder if they'll change up the cover for the first book to match.

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  19. I haven't read The Hunt yet but I hope to soon since I believe the author will be attending a local event next year. Great picks! :)

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  20. These both look amazing. Especially Samurai Awakening. I love stories that take place in Japan. I really am intrigued by their culture and would love to learn the language some day. Thanks so much for stopping by my post and happy reading, Roro ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  21. Nice picks! Cover changes can be hard to "digest" at times, but you're right...I think this one will fit nicely. Happy reading!

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  22. The Prey sounds so good and I like the cover. Great picks.

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  23. I'm looking forward to PREY--I liked THE HUNT a lot. Thanks for the heads up on the second book, I hadn't heard of it!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  24. Yay for Prey! I'm not a fan of the new covers, but that's okay. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the next one!

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  25. PREY I love this title and cover. I am looking forward to seeing where Andrew takes us.

    I did like The Hunt and am waiting to find some answers out. A rather intriguing first book:D

    Mich

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  26. I haven't read The Hunt yet but the cover on The Prey looks fabulous! The second book looks really good too. I can't imagine the difficultly in trying to get by on a daily basis if you don't know the language. It sounds wonderful to just wake up one day and be able to speak another language. Great picks. :)

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  27. Really can't wait to read Prey, Hunt was so good!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  28. I can't wait to read Samurai Awakening partly because I lived in Asia for 10 years and partly because I wrote a paranormal set in Korea.

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  29. I am so excited for this book, I really enjoyed The Hunt and now I want to know what our cover will look like because it was different to the US cover

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  30. First I've seen of the cover of The Prey! Can't wait!

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