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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (148): The Aftermath + Princess of Thorns

Long time no post! A lot of things happened recently and I'm just getting my blogging groove back, so here I am showcasing two books I am looking forward to read! Check them out and tell me what you think.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Aftermath by Jen Alexander
Release Date: August 26th 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.

A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger

or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.

In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.

Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.

With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.

If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.

Why I'm waiting for The Aftermath:

Oh goodness me that summary is so interesting I want to read this book NOW! A future Nashville, decimated and dangerous with cannibals and hoarders. And all of it is just a game? How terrifyingly cool is that? I'm curious to know how the author can pull this story off. How does one control a person? And what kind of game is The Aftermath? Woah. Okay, questions are popping inside my head which means I'm excited for this book. These survival types of story gets me going and I have a feeling this one's going to be quite a read.

Title: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
Release Date: December 9th 2014
Published by: Delacorte Press
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?

Why I'm waiting for Princess of Thorns:

Sleeping Beauty's daughter? I've heard of retellings with main characters as the fairytale princesses but never their daughters. And I love retellings, so this one I will definitely look forward to reading. A warrior fey princess disguised as a boy? This somehow reminds me of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series, which I greatly loved! They said this is like Game of Thrones meets Grimm's fairytales, which sounds fantastic in my ears! I will seriously be on the look out for this book once it comes out.


So what are your WoW picks this week? Please share!


  1. Wonderful picks! I'm really looking forward to reading both of these books.

    Sharon - Obsession with Books

  2. Princess of Thorns looks so interesting, I just added it on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing, Kai! :)
    Waiting on Wednesday

    1. It's a Stacey Jay book! It should be interesting. :D

  3. These are some great picks. I really like the sounds of Princess of Thorns.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

    1. Eppp! Let me know if you get to read it soon! I want to get my hands on a copy as soon as I can. ^^

  4. Princess of Thorns sounds SO GOOD!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. It does, doesn't it? Hope you get to read it soon as well!

  5. Both are great picks! Each have nice covers and interesting blurbs. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books


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