Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

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

  The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Expected publication:  September 18th 2012
Scholastic Press



Synopsis(from Goodreads):
 “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

It was a popular pick a while back and I've had my eye on it ever since. It was time to show it up on my blog, and hopefully I'll get the chance to read it soon. It sounds interesting and I really want to give it a try!

You can pre-order the book from Amazon:


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Defiance (Defiance #1) by  C.J. Redwine
 Expected publication: September 6th 2012
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Synopsis(from Goodreads):
Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are violent wanderers, extreme terrain, and a danger straight out of legend: a beast called the Cursed One that devastates everything in its path.

When Rachel’s father goes missing, she is desperate to search for him. But her attempts to flee the city bring her to the attention of its overbearing ruler. His efforts to control her make the world within the walls seem as dangerous as that outside.

Her only chance at escape is Logan. Once her father’s apprentice, and now her only protector, he feels that helping her might mean losing her completely. But if he can put his feelings aside, they might be able to save more than Rachel’s father. They might be able to break down the walls, and set their people free.

Another popular choice and a must-read for this year. The book sounds interesting and I really would love to read it when I get the chance. A lot of people are very excited about it and I am one of them!

You can pre-order the book from Amazon:


or from The Book Depository:
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Leave me a comment with your WOW and I promise to visit and comment!
Until the next time,

78 comments:

  1. Great picks! They both sound very exciting and I love exciting books! You don't have long to wait for these. I hope you get to read them and that you enjoy them!

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    1. Thanks. I don't know when I'll be able to read them but I sure as hell hope they are as good as they sound. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I wasn't a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, so I am slightly hesitant about picking The Raven Boys up. That said, I've heard it's awesome and there's little romance, so it might be better than Shiver :D

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Books of Amber

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    1. Oh I didn't like the first book of the Wolves... series but I want to give this one a try.
      Thanks for visiting Amber!

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  3. Maggie Stiefvater is my one of my all time favorite authors! I am so excited for The Raven Boys it isn't even funny! I can't wait to read it!

    My WOW: http://oliviasbookaholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-25.html

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    1. I'm not such a big fan of Maggi Stiefvater but I hope The Raven Boys improves my opinion of her work. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I pre-ordered Raven Boys mooooooonths ago. Cannot wait for that one.

    And Defiance sounds fantastic. Great choices.

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    1. I haven't pre-ordered anything yet but I think about ordering something soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I am so excited for The Raven Boys! Great picks.
    Check out mine here

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  6. Yay! I'm looking forward to both, but I LOVE Maggie's books, so I'm extremely excited about THE RAVEN BOYS :D

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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  7. I loved Defiance, I am also so excited fro the Raven Boys, I really enjoyed The Scorpio races! :D

    New follower

    Here is My WOW
    Here is my giveaway of Throne of Glass (International)

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  8. I've heard of those books.

    My WoW - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

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  9. I haven't read any of Stiefvater's work, I'm not a huge fan of werewolves so I never read her first trilogy. But the Raven Boys looks very good and I will have to check it out. Defiance seems to be on everyone's list - I will read that one too, eventually. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Krista
    Breathe In BooKs

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    1. Thanks for visiting back Krista. I tried Maggie's first trilogy, but I'm not impressed. I hope the raven boys is better.

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  10. I can't wait to check out Raven Boys! Awesome picks!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  11. I cannot wait to read The Raven Boys! My blog partner read it and loved it so I know it has to be good =) Great picks this week!

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  12. Yes! I can’t wait to read them either. Great picks!
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  13. Both sound amazing! Great picks!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  14. I love Maggie! I met CJ Redwine this weekend at the Decatur Book Fest. :) She's funny!

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    1. Oh I kind of hate you right now. One of the many disadvantages for living in Europe. Most of my favorite authors are from the US and I have no chance of ever meeting them.
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  15. I'm waiting on The Raven Boys too!!! The release date is almost here. I'm so excited! I almost bought Defiance the other day, but I didn't want to start another series quite yet. I hope you enjoy both of them, Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Yeah Beautiful Creatures was really slow and kind of boring. I promise it get's better. All the books are extremely looong though so sometimes that was kind of a drag, but they get better. Let me know what you think of the second book if you ever read it. Happy Reading!!!

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      I'll definitely continue reading the Caster Chronicles, I just kind of lost my excitement because it was very long.

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  16. I LOVE Maggie Stievenfater. "The Scorpio Races"is one of my favorite books. I definitely have my eye on "The Raven Boys."

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Defiance was such a good read! I hope you really like it! I like the cover for The Raven Boys, but I wasn't really a fan of her Shiver series, so I don't know if I'll pick that one up. Happy reading :0)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I wasn't all that impressed by the Wolves of Mercy Falls series but I want to give this one a try.

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  18. *high fives* for Raven Boys! :) Defiance is also on my to-read list! :) Great choices or in other words great minds think alike! :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Both of these books seem to be gaining in popularity. I really think I'll have to give em a go when they officially come out. Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by The Book Slayer :)

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  20. I just finished Raven Boys the other day and I freaking loved it! I was o much better than I hoped!

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  21. I've heard the Raven Boys is fantastic, and I can't wait to read it! I have a copy of Defiance and must get to it soon, because I've heard great things about it!

    Nice picks!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  22. Great picks! I can't wait for them both! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Great choices! Those two are both on my list, and I love the cover of Defiance. Also, I wanted to reply to something that you wrote on my post about the book Beta. I heard that Disney-Hyperion is no longer accepting blogger requests via netgalley, so that's probably why!

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    1. Yeah I figured it out at some point. Too bad really, because they have quite great titles.

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  24. I'll be reading The Raven Boys soon. Can't wait! I also really want to get my hands on Defiance. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower. :)

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  25. Great Picks! Love the covers!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-18/

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  26. Hey i'm a new follower :).
    Oh that's such great picks :D !!!
    I can't wait to read The Raven Boys. Maggie's writing is so beautiful and lyrical and i'm so excited to discover her new series !
    I really want to read Defiance too. I heard awesome things about it. I'll probably buy it with my birthday money in a few days :).

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    1. Thanks for following and thanks for visiting. I can't wait to read both books. I'm not a big fan of Maggie's werewolf series but I want to give this one a try!

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  27. I've already heard great things about both of these and I definitely can't wait to read them myself. Great picks!

    Take a look at my WoW.

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  28. Raven Boys sounds good! Thanks for visiting today :) I'm your new follower!!!

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  29. Great pick! I'm currently reading The Raven Boys right now and loving it! I hope you love it too! Also I can't wait to get a copy of Defiance.

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  30. Great picks! The Raven Boys is one that has grown on me, I wasn't that interested in it when I first heard about it, but now I'm eagerly waiting for it! I was lucky enough to snag a copy of Defiance this past weekend, and I cannot wait to read it!

    My WoW

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  31. I know that my sister read both books, but enjoyed The Raven Boys waay more! Great picks though, and thanks for stopping by!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

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  32. Is it really bad that I DNF the Scorpio Races?? Eeeps! I must try another Maggie Stiefvater book. Thanks so much for sharing. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #37

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    1. I haven't read the Scorpio Races at all.. Never got the chance to read it.
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  33. Defiance and Raven Boys were both brilliant reads! Great picks :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  34. Both are such fantastic picks! Finished them both and were great!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  35. Thanks for stopping by! Great picks! I'm definitely looking forward to The Raven Boys as well!

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  36. Nice picks! I'm looking forward to reading both books. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Awesome picks! I can't wait for the Raven Boys and Defiance sound amazing!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    My WoW: http://abookaweekbloggers.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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  38. AWESOME picks! I am dying to get my hands on Defiance, I'm only 5ish back in the hold line at my library so fingers crossed I get it soon! And I want to read Raven Boys badly too, it was one of the ARCs that eluded me at ALA this past year and I was quite sad haha. Hope you get to read them soon!

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books

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  39. Both great picks, that I can't wait to read also :)

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  40. LOVE Defiance :) and The Rave Boys= cannot wait!!


    Thanks for visiting
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  41. Defiance and Raven Boys both look amazing! :)
    Thanks for stopping by our Wow :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  42. Oooh Defiance is on my to-read list, and I'm completely jealous because my co-blogger has it and I don't. I've been eagerly awaiting it too! Great picks and thanks for stopping by Book Brats.

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  43. Defiance is on my list as well. The only books I've read by Maggie Stiefvater are the Books of Faerie novels but The Raven Boys (of the Raven Cycle) sounds good. I think I'll put it on my list.

    Thanks for following. ^_^

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  44. Thanks to everyone who visited my WOW post. I'll visit back for everyone who's left a link for me and I'll answer most of your comments.
    Come back again next week for my next picks!

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  45. Both of these are on my list and I can't wait to read them. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  46. I can't wait to read The Raven Boys and will be buying Defiance very soon...great picks!

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  47. Thanks for visiting LisNoir and Book Flame. I hope you enjoy these books when you read them.

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  48. The Raven Boys definitely looks good. I hope it lives up to the hype. I have only read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and wasn't that impressed. But I have given authors another go in the past which has worked out. :)

    I really enjoyed Defiance. I hope you do too. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Becky @ A Reader’s Devotion

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  49. I am looking forward to The Raven Boys too. I enjoyed The Wolves of Mercy Falls, yet haven't picked up Scorpio Races yet. And Defiance is another one I'm excited to read!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  50. Great picks! The Raven Boys is at the top of my wish list.

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  51. Great picks! I'm especially looking forward to Defiance. I just love that cover, and fantasy is one of my favorite genres. :)

    Thanks for stopping by our WoW

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

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  52. Both books sounds like they are very good! :D

    Thanks for shearing them!

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