Apr 17, 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.

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.

Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived earthquakes, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief . . . and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time.

But with life comes new trials . . .

The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?

Sookie finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene
when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough...

Looking forward to the final book in this series! It's been a long one with its ups and downs, but definitely curious to see how it all ends after all these years! Once again, this was one of the first few books I read when I started to read adult books! Had me a whole stack that day of book 1's!

TITLE: Dead Ever After
AUTHOR: Charlaine Harris

Victor Gollancz
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2013

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let go.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she’d be forced to live forever in the one place she’s always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.

But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.

If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.

Another series coming to an end! Can't wait to see how Meg wraps it all up! Read the last one as an ARC, so definitely cannot wait to read this one!! Have loved these covers too! So pretty!

TITLE: Awaken

AUTHOR: Meg Cabot
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2013

Anyan may be trapped in an evil dragon and Blondie may be gone, but Jane knows one thing: she's not about to give up. She's ready to tear down heaven and earth to save her lover, despite those who believe he's lost.

Luckily for Jane, those who've given up on Anyan do not include those closest to her. Defying The Powers That Be, Jane and Company form their own crack squad of misfits, in whose hands the fate of the world may well rest.

With a little help from her friends, the Universe, and lots of snacks, Jane embarks on her greatest adventure yet, confident that with great sacrifice comes great reward. The question is, who will be that sacrifice?

Yet another series finale! I swear I didn't plan this! Not sure how it happened honestly! But it makes for a nice themed WoW!! Cannot wait to see this one! On pins and needles since Nicole left us with that whopper of a cliffhanger!

TITLE: Tempest Reborn
AUTHOR: Nicole Peeler

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: May 28, 2013


  1. Excited for Dead Ever After and to see how it all ends. I love Meg Cabot but haven't started the Abandon series yet. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Nice picks! The only series I've tried so far from these is the Jane True series, but I'm so behind it, I definitely need to catch up...

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  3. I'm excited for Dead Ever After but at the same time I was let down with the last few. Hope this one is better!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. For Sookie well I haven't read others so I'm not really planing on reading this one. I'm really curious about this Meg's series. I have read her Princess Diaries and I loved them once :) Great picks :)

  5. Love the cover for Awaken. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. Oooh I want the Meg Cabot one!!! Great picks!

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  7. Awaken sounds awesome!! Great choices, Jess!
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  8. Ah! I'm so far behind in the Sookie series! I think I'm on book 8 maybe? Fail. I can't wait for Meg Cabot's Awaken, I'm a huge fan of those books. I just can't get enough Greek mythology:)

  9. AWAKEN! That was my choice a few weeks ago. Hopefully the ending is really good!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. They all look great but I have to admit I have always been a sucker for Meg Cabot! great picks!

    Kelley Lee from Reading to Stay Alive

  11. Eh, these arent really my type of reads, but thanks so much for sharing :D
    Waiting on Wednesday
    Books That Made Me Think

  12. Wonderful picks for this week, enjoy! :)

  13. I have Dead Ever After pre-ordered!! I can't wait!!!


  14. I haven't read any of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I really need to get on that! Thanks for visiting my WOW! :)

  15. I love Cabot's covers... so beautiful!! I still haven't started the Sookie series yet. I have book one. I should probably get to that soon... :) Thanks for sharing these great books!

  16. The cover of Awaken is beautiful!! Tempest Reborn sounds like such a cute book!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

  17. I love the second cover!!!! I can't wait to read the book. :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  18. Great Choices...I am soooo behind on Charlaine's series. I must find time to catch up!

  19. I haven't read any of those books by Meg Cabot yet but I am really excited to! Great picks, thanks for stopping by my Wow!

  20. Yes! I need to see how the last Sookie book ends. But I am a huge Eric fan and the last few books have made me antsy as to how it's all going to go. Great pick Jessica!

    Thanks for visiting my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  21. I'm also eagerly awaiting the first two books. I keep checking my library but they have only ordered the audio of Dead Ever After so far. So annoying. I can't wait to see how Awaken ends too. I didn't love the series, but I enjoyed it and look forward to the end. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  22. Oh I have heard great things about Charlain Harris, I'll have to check out some of her books! And I still need to read book one in Meg Cabot's series. Great picks this week!

  23. Awaken has a lovely cover, as do the previous two books. Great picks this week!

    old follower


  24. I haven't started any of these series yet. I hope you enjoy all of the finales!

  25. I haven't read the last book of the Sookis Stackhouse series yet, I think i will be happy to read them both together.... then probably get cranky and throw them at the wall!! Lol

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  26. All of these are great, especially Sookie. It's the one series I'm actually almost caught up on! :)

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  27. Some interesting picks - thanks for stopping by!

  28. Dead Ever After was my pick last week. I haven't read the Jane True series yet, but my sister absolutely loves them.

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  29. Can I marry your list please?! Even though I havn't enjoyed the Sookie series since Dead to the World I can't help but squirm in anticipation for the final book in the series.

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  30. I never realized that Meg Cabot's series was a Persephone retelling! Haha, this immediately makes them that much more appealing :D

  31. I so agree about the last Sookie Stackhouse. I am really looking forward to how this series ends. I agree about the ups and downs and am hoping for a fantastic conclusion. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  32. I haven't read the Meg Cabot series but I'm looking forward in reading it soon.

    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

  33. I can't wait for Tempest Reborn... sad to see the series come to an end! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  34. Believe it or not, I haven't read anything from Meg Cabot, though I love The Princess Diaries movies :) And Charlaine Harris started to bore me after so many books. *sigh* But, I think you might enjoy those books if you're into them :)

    Thanks for stopping by Jess!

  35. Super excited for Awaken though I haven't read any Sookie Stackhouse books yet. Thanks for stopping by our blog Jessica! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  36. Nice picks! I've heard of the first two but not the the last one. I'm so far behind in the Sookie Stackhouse series but I hope to catch up soon.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  37. I haven't read any of these series, but I've had my eye on them for sure!! Great picks!

  38. I am behind on the Sookie Stackhouse series. I honestly can't even remember where I left off. 7? 8? Oh well. This series is fun, and I hope you enjoy the finale. It's crazy that it's coming to an end.

    Also, I haven't read Meg Cabot in so long. Since the Mediator series which I loved. But I'm loving how this series is a dark reimagining of the Persephone myth. I'll have to check this out! Great picks! :)

  39. I had no idea the last book in the Abandon series is coming out soon! I still haven't read the second book! But that cover is just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW. :)

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