Aug 9, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday

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

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Cannot wait to start Marie's new series!! Though as a personal rule I won't allow myself to do so until I finish The Young Elites trilogy. Though, my rule isn't against preordering the new books! ;)

TITLE: Warcross
AUTHOR: Marie Lu
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Sci-Fi Thriller YA
RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2017

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

This will be my first Stephanie Perkins book! Not being a contemp reader I never read her first series, but when I saw she was going to write a thriller, I immediately became intrigued! Especially since the title rings familiar with that old scary story or Scary Story...can't remember which!

PUBLISHER: Dutton Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Thriller YA
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017




  1. aaahhh, i'm really excited for these books! i've never read any of Stephanie Perkins' books but i'm all into trying this one out! :D awesome picks, Jessica!

  2. Yes!!!! I'm super excited for both of these! x__x Hm. Should I preorder both? Hmm....

    Cass @ Words on Paper

  3. I totally need to adopt your rule!!!!! That way I will finish the Young Elites trilogy as well. Waycross looks too good to pass up. You can already guess I will be passing on the thriller.

    My WOW

  4. My co-blogger just finished Warcross and she gave it two thumbs up, so I am pretty excited for that one too. I also am a Marie Lu fangirl, and will read anything she writes.

  5. I can't wait to read There's Someone Inside Your House. I love horror in all genres!

  6. I still need to finish the last book of the young elites and I hope to finish it before Warcross comes out

  7. Inside your house immediately jumped out at me and creeped me out, but I like the originality of the story for Warcross and they both sound great to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. I really like the sound of War Cross - and what a cracking cover!

  9. I haven't read Stephanie Perkins either but this upcoming book is very tempting for me. I hope you enjoy both of these!

  10. There's Someone Inside Your House is new to me, but I've seen the other one around!!

  11. I've featured Warcross a few months ago and I've seen the Stephanie Perkins book around, but I'm really interested in both titles! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. Oooo, very good choices! The Game Changers campaign by Penguin is a great one, given how amazing the books are. I hope you enjoy these when you get the chance to read them, Jessica!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  13. Of these two books I've only heard of Warcross, and I'm really curious about it. Nice WoW picks! :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  14. Dying to read Warcross, I can't wait till I can get my hands on it :)
    Great choice this week.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  15. Someone got Warcross and There's Someone in an ARC box from Penguin. It was sooooo cool. I'm super jealous.

    Hope you enjoy these two when you get your hands on them. :)

  16. Absolutely brilliant choices this week, Jessica!! I am BEYOND excited for both of these books too!!
    Hope we both love them when we read them.

    Thanks for visiting my WOW earlier this week :)

  17. I haven't finished The Young Elites trilogy either! Just one book left for me, though! Out of these two, I'm really looking forward to the Stephanie Perkins one. I love that she is branching out into a different genre, and I haven't read a horror book in quite some time!


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