Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights future releases that we are excitedly anticipating.

Winging It
By Deborah Cooke
Publication Date: 12/6/2011

Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It’s bad enough that she’s the target of the Mages’ plan to eliminate all shifters—she also has to hide her true nature from her best friend Megan, a human. For her sixteenth birthday, all Zoë wants is one normal day, including a tattoo and a chance to see hot rocker Jared.

Instead, the Pyr throw her a birthday party but ban Megan from attendance, putting Zoë in a tight spot. Things get even worse when Zoe is invited to the popular kids’ Halloween party and Megan’s left out. Zoë knows the party is a trap laid by the host, an apprentice Mage. When Megan gets a last-minute invite, Zoë must save the day—and her best friend—without revealing her fire-breathing secrets . . .

Clockwork Prince
By Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: 12/6/2011

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?


  1. Never heard of the first one, but I am psysched for Clockwork Prince. I already ordered it for my Nook, and the both exclusive editions from B&N and Walmart.

  2. winging it looks great! i need to read book 1 though!

    I'm hosting an exclusive Cover reveal for TOUHCING THE SURFACE, by Kim Sabatini, a 2012 release from SimonPulse! Will you come by and comment your thoughts on it?!

  3. I'm definitely dying for Clockwork Prince!!!! I love Jem!

    Check out my WOW

  4. Amy - Hilarious! I am thinking about doing the same thing!

    Lindsay - I checked out your WoW and WOW! What a beautiful cover reveal!

    Jennifer - Jem is a favorite with all three of us here at Bibliojunkies :-)


  5. I'd never heard of winging it before. Thanks for sharing :-)

    My WOW

  6. Hi Petra - Deborah Cooke (the author of Winging It) has an adult paranormal series based in the same world, which is how I came to read her books. The first book in the YA series is Flying Blind, which I reviewed a few weeks ago -

    You can check out Deborah's website for more information if you are interested -

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!