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Title: The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson WalkerWant? Add to your Goodreads shelf!
Release Date: June 26th 2012
Published by: Random House
Summary (from Goodreads):
On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
Why I'm waiting for Age of Miracles:
Fantastic summary! If that isn't enough to entice you to read this book, then there's something wrong with you! It reminds me a little bit of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, but I find the whole "long days and nights" and "earth's rotation slowing down" really intriguing. And it's not just about that too! There's family drama, first love and maybe a little mystery thrown in there too.
Title: The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1) by Heather BrewerWant? Add to your Goodreads shelf!
Release Date: July 5th 2012
Published by: Dial
Summary (from Goodreads):
What's worse than being blackmailed to attend a hidden school where you're treated like a second-class citizen? How about nearly getting eaten by a monster when you arrive? Or learning that your soulmate was killed in a centuries-old secret war? And then there's the evil king who's determined to rule the world unless you can stop him...
Meet Kaya, a young woman with the power to heal and the determination to fight. But struggle as she will, she remains tied to three very different men: a hero who has forsaken glory, a tyrannical ruler who wants to use Kaya, and a warrior who's stolen her heart. Kaya learns the hard way that some ties can't be broken...and blood is the strongest bond of all.
Why I'm waiting for The Legacy of Tril: Soulbound:
I absolutely love the cover. The girl looks so strong and kick-ass! There's an abundance of love interest too and the summary sounds like a really explosive action novel. Monsters, a butt kicking heroine and a hidden school? I want!
Share your WoWs this week please!