Waiting On Wednesday: 09-04-2013

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publications that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selections are:

THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS by Gena Showalter on sale September 24th 2013
AND 
CRUEL BEAUTY
by Rosamund Hodge on sale January 28, 2014.


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TITLE:Through the Zombie Glass
SERIES: White Rabbit Chronicles #2
AUTHOR: Gena Showalter
RELEASE DATE: September 24th 2013

SUMMARY:

 Inspired by the childhood classic Alice in Wonderland, this harrowing and romantic story features teen zombie slayer Alice Bell who has lost so much—family, friends, her home. After a strange new zombie attack, Alice fears she may be losing her mind as well. A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do wicked things. The whispers of the dead assault her ears and mirrors seem to come frighteningly to life. She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more—including her boyfriend, Cole—than she does now. But as Cole strangely withdraws and the zombies gain new strength, Ali knows one false step may doom them all. Add to Goodreads.


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TITLE: Cruel Beauty  
AUTHOR: Rosamund Hodge
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2014

SUMMARY:

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love. Add to Goodreads.


I'm really excited for THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS ! I really enjoyed the first book in the series, ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter, and can't wait to continue Ali and Cole's story. I love the new spin she put on Zombies and the fantastic world it's set in.

AND

Rosamund Hodge's CRUEL BEAUTY, pitched as "Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. The story is based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. "Cruel Beauty is said to be "A dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny."
Sounds amazing to me! I love unique re-telling and stories inspired fairy tales and can't wait for Cruel Beauty.

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