Feb 5, 2014

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.

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

BRING. IT. ON! I soooooo cannot wait to read this one! So publishers, feel free to send me a review copy!! ;)

TITLE: Dorothy Must Die
AUTHOR: Danielle Paige

PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
GENRE: Fairy Tale Re-telling YA--? not sure what to classify it as!
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2014

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Looooooved Rachel's Hex Hall and spinoff series--that sadly looks like it might not be going anywhere for awhile--but am still curious to see what this new world will be like that she created!

TITLE: Rebel Belle
AUTHOR: Rachel Hawkins
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile
GENRE: Paranormal YA
RELEASE DATE: April 8, 2014


  1. Two fantastic choices this week Jessica. I'm super excited for both of these as well.
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    Have a great week. :)

  2. Great picks! Both of them seems really great, and I can't wait to read them. :)
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  3. Don't sound like it's for me, lol. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Omg, Dorothy Must Die!!! I'm waiting for that too. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

  5. Both of those... I can't wait either!!! Excellent choices this week, Jess!

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  6. These sound great, hope you get to read them soon

  7. I'm really excited about Rebel Belle and want to check it out as well :) And Dorothy Must Die looks pretty interesting! Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  8. I'm a huge Rachel Hawkins fan so can't wait to read more from her! Am disappointed it's not more in the Hex Hall world too but I'll take what I can get. :) Thanks for sharing!
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  9. I am loving the sound of Dorothy Must Die!!! Great picks

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  10. I am loving the sound of Dorothy Must Die!!! Great picks

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  11. Can't wait for both of these! Thanks for stopping by mine and great picks :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  12. Rebel Belle looks like a cute pick! Great choices, i hate waiting as well.

  13. Dorothy Must Die is on my WoW today too! So excited!

  14. I've seen both of these around, but I'm not totally interested in either of them. I hope both are really great, Jessica!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. I've seen Rebel Belle on a few WoWs now, must be really good!

  16. Ooh! I'm relly excited about Dorothy Must Die! The story sounds so interesting and like anything I've ever read before! And Rebel Belle's cover is GORGEOUS! :D

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

  17. Insert extreme fangirl moment!!! I'm so geeking out over these two books. I actually just had extra excerpts for Dorothy Must Die and gave them all away. If you're interested, I can try to get another for you. Just let me know.

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    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

    P.S. Old follower :)

  18. Great picks! I really, really, really want Dorothy Must Die... it looks sooooo good! Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

  19. Dorthy Must Die sounds SOOOO good!! I saw the cover a few days ago and did not pay any attention to it. I just read the synopsis and WOW!! Thanks for having this your WoW!!! I didn't do a WoW today because I put up a book blast instead.

    Happy Wednesday!!

  20. I had Dorothy Must Die as my WoW a few weeks ago. Doesn't it sound amazing??!!

  21. Oh YES on Rebel Belle. I can't wait to read it. I loved the Hex Hall series and spinoff too. Dorothy Must Die sounds really interesting, but I haven't decided if I want to read it or not. Great picks this week. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  22. Will definitely be reading this when it releases. AHHHH IT LOOKS SO GOOD. Great pick
    Happy Wednesday <3

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    Doris @ OABR

  23. Oh I'm so excited for Rebel Belle!

  24. AH! JESSICA!! I cannot wait for both of these to just be out already! They both sound so amazing! Great choices!! Hope you're having a fantastic week!!

    xo, Becca

  25. I literally just started Rebel Belle and it's good so far. Seen some great reviews that it is very Buffy like so I should like it. Dorthy Must Die seems like an awesome take on Wizard of Oz. Thanks for stopping by!

  26. Ooooh... they both sound like great reads! Fairy Tale retellings are very popular right now!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  27. Rebel Belle sounds interesting! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. (:

    My WoW :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  28. OMG, how did I not know about Dorothy Must Die? I want!

  29. I'm not a big Oz fan, but Dorothy Must Die sounds like a really interesting twist. Thanks for stopping by my WOW

  30. Dorothy Must Die sounds really awesome! I can't believe I haven't heard about it before!! Love your picks :) Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog posts, your comments really make my day every time I see them :) You rock.

    Megan @ Bookworm in Love

  31. Yes! I am So looking forward to reading both of these as well. I love Rachel Hawkins, and Dorothy Must Die sounds AMAZING! Great picks!

  32. I am SO excited for Dorothy Must Die too! It sounds so awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my @ Addicted Readers! :)

  33. I've seen Dorothy Must Die on a lot of WoWs! It definitely looks good.:)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  34. I actually already read Rebel Belle and it was really good. I can't wait to go out and get my hard copy of it. So I hope you enjoy it once it comes out.
    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

  35. Oh, the first pick sounds interesting and second one has such a lovely cover! I hope you love both the books. Great choices!

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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