Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOW #12

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

Chasing Power ( GOODREADS)
by Sarah Beth Durst
Published by  Bloomsbury
Date to be published:  October 14th 2014

Synopsis: Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.
But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive

*Fanboying* I have only read three books by her but loved every single one. Definitely one of my favorite authors . Secondly most of her fantasy /paranormal books are stand-alones  and that's a plus

The Midnight Queen
by  Sylvia Izzo Hunter
Published by Ace Trade
Date to be published: September 2nd 2014

Synopsis: In the hallowed halls of Oxford’s Merlin College, the most talented—and highest born—sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover… Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace—and without a trace of his power. He must spend the summer under the watchful eye of his domineering professor, Appius Callender, working in the gardens of Callender’s country estate and hoping to recover his abilities. And it is there, toiling away on a summer afternoon, that he meets the professor’s daughter. Even though she has no talent of her own, Sophie Callender longs to be educated in the lore of magick. Her father has kept her isolated at the estate and forbidden her interest; everyone knows that teaching arcane magickal theory to women is the height of impropriety. But against her father’s wishes, Sophie has studied his ancient volumes on the subject. And in the tall, stammering, yet oddly charming Gray, she finally finds someone who encourages her interest and awakens new ideas and feelings. Sophie and Gray’s meeting touches off a series of events that begins to unravel secrets about each of them. And after the king’s closest advisor pays the professor a closed-door visit, they begin to wonder if what Gray witnessed in Oxford might be even more sinister than it seemed. They are determined to find out, no matter the cost…

PRETTY, PRETTY  cover . haha . it sounds really exciting .  i hope it will be great *fingers crossed*


  1. i'm soooooo excited for chasing power. sarah beth durst is one of my favorite authors. happy reading and i hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. Chasing Power sounds awesome and action-packed! The Midnight Queen, on the other hand, looks gorgeous. I will definitely look out for both. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great picks, Roro! I'm really looking forward to these two, too :)

  4. LOVE both of the covers, even though Chasing Power reminds me of another one that I can't remember the name of though, haha. But, both sound awesome. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. Both sounds good and hope that you get a chance to read it soon.

  6. I haven't read any of Durst's books, but that sounds really good!
    Check out my WOW

  7. I've seen Chasing Power around a lot. It reminds me a lot of City of Ember (or maybe it's just the cover)! I can't wait to read it, in any case. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW!

  8. Chasing Power sounds good and it's by Sarah Beth Durst. I love her books. Great pick.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  9. Oo Chasing Power! I've only read one book my Sara Beth Durst but I really enjoyed it!

    I've seen Midnight in the blogosphere too, I'll have to check them both out!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  10. I hadn't heard of The Midnight Queen before but that cover is gorgeous! I've seen Chasing Power around quite a bit though so I'm curious to see what you and other readers make of it. Great picks this week, Roro!

  11. I haven't heard of The Midnight Queen but I'm really looking forward to Chasing Power!! I hope you enjoy both these books :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  12. I'm waiting on Chasing Power as well! The Midnight Queen is new to me but looks like a good fantasy!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

  13. I haven't read any from these authors yet but I really like the premise and the character dynamics that I can see from the book blurb for Chasing Power. And yes, the cover for The Midnight Queen is definitely beautiful. I hope you'll enjoy reading these two when they come out. Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  14. Sarah Beth Durst is a favorite of mine, so Chasing Power is definitely on my must-read-SOON list!! Midnight Queen looks absolutely amazing and this is the first I've heard of it! Thanks for introducing it to me!

  15. Both look wonderful. I haven't read Sarah Beth Durst. Didn't she write that book The Lost?

  16. I've enjoyed Sarah Beth Durst's writing in the past, and hadn't heard of Chasing Power until now, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm diggin' the blurb & cover of The Midnight Queen too. Excellent picks this week!

  17. Both of these sound great! I especially love the cover for The Midnight Queen. That heart in the lightbulb on the cover for Chasing Power is super cute, too, and the blurb for Chasing Power is definitely interesting. Awesome picks :)

  18. I have the Midnight Queen and now I want Chasing Power..awesome picks!

  19. Both of these sound amazing and you've got me intrigued!! Both on my TBR :)



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