Breaking the Spine and is a weekly event where we bloggers spotlight upcoming books that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's "Waiting on" Picks are:
By: Elizabeth Fama
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
Description: Monstrous mermaids, ghosts, and a century-old curse feature in this beautifully crafted, compulsively readable thriller.
In 1872, mermaid Syrenka falls in love with a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.
One hundred thirty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger and feels drawn to him in a way she can’t explain or resist. For generations, love and death have been inextricably linked for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? Hester’s investigation of her family’s strange, sad history leads her to the graveyard, the crypt, and the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.
My Thoughts: I have recently fallen in love with all mermaid books and cant wait until this one comes out. I hope it's great.
By: James Dashner
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Description: Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares seared the earth and mankind fell to disease.
The Kill Order is the story of that fall.
A prequel to The Maze Runner trilogy, The Kill Order has been in the works since the completion of The Maze Runner. The story of civilization's fall was kept under wraps and is the explication of the events that began this bestselling series.
My Thoughts: No I haven't read the Maze Runner yet. I have had plans to for quite some time but it just seemed like I have somehow lost it in my pile of books. Not to worry. I will get to it as soon as possible, and when I do, this book will be next!
Merry Belated Christmas!!!!!
Yes, I ignored you all during the Holidays. Sorry about that, but Hey, I'm here now. Honestly, with all the day's off from work, and the last minute shopping, and the little sister's Christmas play and the cooking of the Christmas food, and the last minute gift wrapping, and the constant visits to grandma's house on Christmas day AND, AND, AND........ I just ran out of time. I was so exhausted st the end of the day that I just came home and went to sleep. I wish all your holiday celebrations were less stressful than mine and that you got everything you want. I know I did. I finally got a new computer and it's a Macbook!!! I'm so excited and as soon as I learn how to do stuff on it, I'll be blogging from it and beginning to write my book (Woohoo)! Anyway, warm wishes to you and your family!