Apr 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

I hate waiting...
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

The Arrivals is the second novel for adults by internationally bestselling author Melissa Marr.

Chloe walks into a bar and blows five years of sobriety. When she wakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world, The Wasteland. She discovers people from all times and places have also arrived there: Kitty and Jack, a brother and sister from the Wild West; Edgar, a prohibition bootlegger; Francis, a one-time hippie; Melody, a mentally unbalanced 1950s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist.

None know why they arrived there--or if there is way out of a world populated by monsters and filled with corruption.

Just as she did in Graveminder, Marr has created a vivid fantasy world that will enthrall. Melissa Marr's The Arrivals is a thoroughly original and wildly imagined tale about making choices in a life where death is unpredictable and often temporary.

A second adult novel from Melissa Marr?! Yay! Look forward to reading this one just because!

TITLE: The Arrivals
AUTHOR: Melissa Marr

PUBLISHER: William Morrow & Company

GENRE: Sci-Fi? I struggle to label this one as it doesn't really scream UF
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2013

The Others–vampires, werewolves, things that go chomp in the night–don’t just live in nightmares anymore. They’ve joined with he mortal world. And for private investigator Shiarra Waynest, that means mayhem…

Have a one night stand with a vampire, and you can end up paying for it for eternity. P.I. Shiarra Waynest, an expert on the Others, knows that better than most. Yet here she is, waking up beside charismatic vamp Alec Royce with an aching head…and neck. Luckily, Shia has the perfect excuse for getting out of town–namely, a couple of irate East Coast werewolf packs who’d like to turn her into a chew toy.

On Royce’s suggestion, Shia temporarily relocates to Los Angeles. But something is rotten–literally–in the state of California, where local vampires are being attacked by zombies. Who could be powerful enough to control them–and reckless enough to target the immortal? Following the trail will lead Shia to a terrifying truth, and to an ancient enemy with a personal grudge…

Another series I've become addicted to! Usually get a review copy of this one and still hoping that remains true!

TITLE: Forsaken by the Others
AUTHOR: Jess Haines

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2013

Breathtaking new YA SF from the author of the Faeriewalker series

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.

Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.

Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.

When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.

Yay! Another YA series from Jenna Black! Loved her Faeriewalker one so I look forward to this totally different and new one too!

TITLE: Replica
AUTHOR: Jenna Black

RELEASE DATE: July 16, 2013


  1. I've only read one book by Melissa Marr but I've been wanting to try more. Same with Jenna Black.
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  2. Nice! Forsaken by the others sound really interesting! I hope you like them when you get to read them.
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  3. I feel mindless this time. Haven't really heard of any of these. O_O

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  4. Lots of awesome stuff!! I love Melissa Marr!! Will have to make it one of my Wow's!! lol!! Keep running out of what to pick! Thanks for the heads up!! Foresaken by Others looks good too....

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. Replica is on my TBR list too and of course I will read more books by Marr!

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  6. You picked some titles that I hadn't heard of before. Very nice WOW picks.


  7. These are new to me. Not really my usual genre, but they do sound good! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. I haven't read any book by Melissa and yes I'm ashamed of it. I haven't heard of the other either. Shame on me.

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  9. Oooh, I have been waiting for Replica too! I have read one book by Melissa marr. Cool picks!

    Emily-old follower

  10. Great picks Jessica! The Arrivals looks so cool! Gonna have to check that series out on GR! And I've been waiting on Replica too!

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  11. The Arrivals sounds interesting - it seems like a familiar idea, but there's just enough of a spin on it to make it worth reading.

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  12. I definitely want to read Forsaken by the Others - I have all of the books in that series - though I haven't had a chance to start them yet.

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  13. Great picks! The Arrival sounds really interesting. Replica is already on my list too :)

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  14. I like the look of the Melissa Marr one. And Replica. Interesting choices! :D

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. Very intrigued by the Melissa Marr book! I have her book Graveminder on my list too but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Great pick!
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    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  16. Great choices (sorry I didn't have a chance to stop by last week!) and series I haven't gotten into yet. Thanks!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA

  17. Great picks!

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  18. I haven't heard of Arrivals, but it looks good.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  19. Oh great picks! I also really want to read the Arrivals!

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  20. I haven't heard of these books before now but they all sound amazing!

    Great WoW picks :-)


  21. I am ashamed to admit I've never actually read a Melissa Marr book. That one in particular looks awesome.

  22. They all sounds really good! great picks :)
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  23. I can't believe I haven't heard of any of these! I am familiar with some of the authors though. :)

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    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  24. The Arrivals by Melissa Marr looks so good! Thanks so much for stopping by my WOW post :D

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  25. Oh wow all your books sound amazing this week. I'm going to have to add them all!!

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  26. All of these sound fantastic! Great picks and thanks for stopping by my WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  27. I haven't heard of any of these yet, but they all sound fantastic. I love Marissa Marr, but didn't even know she did an adult book. I'm adding Hunted by the Others and the other two to my to-read list. Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  28. Gorgeous cover of The arrivals. All of them look great :) thanks for stopping by our blog!

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  29. Oh! Melissa Marr is one of my favorite authors! And Jenna Black is a name I know too :) Nice choices Jess!

  30. Ooo, Melissa Marr and Jenna Black both have some amazing new series coming! Thanks!!!

  31. I am not familiar with any of these books. I haven't read any of Melissa Marr's books, but I have seen them around. I hope you love these
    when you read them. Thanks for stopping by!
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