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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (149): The Rain + Chasing Power

When was the last time I posted? I've been sick for the past 5 days... it feels a bit weird to finally be back to blogging something again.

Here are my WoW picks for the week!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Rain by Virginia Bergin
Release Date: July 17th 2014
Published by: Macmillan Children's Books
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Summary (from Goodreads):

One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris is having her first proper snog with Caspar McCloud in a hot tub, and the next she’s being bundled inside the house, dripping wet, cold and in her underwear. Not cool. As she and Caspar shiver in the kitchen, it starts to rain. They turn on the radio to hear panicked voices – ‘It’s in the rain . . . it’s in the rain . . . ' That was two weeks ago, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. Ruby knows she has to get to London to find her dad, but she just doesn’t know where to start . . . After rescuing all the neighbourhood dogs, Ruby sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country – surviving in the only way she knows how.

Why I'm waiting for The Rain:

As someone from a country struck by devastating typhoons every single year, I know how dangerous Rain can be, but exactly how dangerous is it in this book? What's in the rain? And how scary a premise is that? It's raining, but you can't drink it. You have plenty of water which you can't use. I can't imagine how it will be, surviving without water, if it's even possible. So this book definitely has earned big points from me in terms of eager anticipation! Talk about intriguing plot line...

Title: Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst
Release Date: October 14th 2014
Published by: Bloomsbury
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind—things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers—and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both.

When she’s caught stealing by a boy named Daniel—a boy with the ability to teleport—he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel’s kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family—and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive . . . or survive.

Why I'm waiting for Chasing Power:

While I fawn over how much I love the cover, let's talk about the plot. Over-all it sounds like an action packed thriller, and I like the sound of it. Teleportation, mind control. And why would the heroine be fleeing from her father? Intrigue, intrigue and more intrigue! And back to the cover! I really like the typography they used for the book title.


So what books are you waiting for this week?


  1. These two are really intriguing. I'm curious about the rain though, and what's in it that causes that catastrophe. Not to mention it sounds cool that she's rescued all the dogs :) The other one sounds good too. Would love to read these as well. Great picks!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. Yes! You're not the only one who's curious about the rain. I wonder what's in it? That's why I'm so excited to read the book!

  2. Ooh yeah! I haven't heard of Rain but it sounds fascinating, and will most definitely go on my TBR! I loove the sound of Chasing Power, too! I love teenagers with super powers! :D Great picks!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts


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