Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #65 + WWW Wednesday #35

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
It's a weekly meme about upcoming books we're excited about!

The Retribution of Mara Dyer
(Mara Dyer #3)
by Michelle Hodkin
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

From Goodreads:

Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she's been told. There is.

She doesn't stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead. She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance. She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fat and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer's story. Retribution has arrived.

Why I'm Excited

- True, I haven't yet read the other books. But I plan to very soon (this will, in fact, probably be the next series I buy), and I've heard nothing but good - and odd - things about this series.
- I like odd.

Mortal Heart
(His Fair Assassin #3)
by Robin LaFevers
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

From Goodreads:

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has. . . .

Why I'm Excited

- The conclusion to a series that just gets better and better!
- Finally, we get to hear about the one girl I have actually been the most curious about!
- It's here!!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading
What are you currently reading?

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

I have quite literally just started this book, and am only 50 pages in. Can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be reading this finally! Will we get some answers? More questions? Probably!

What did you read recently?

Paul is the new kid at Mortingham Boarding Academy, and he has a dark secret.

Caitlyn admires Paul from afar and resents that he only has eyes for Erika.

Erika thinks that she and Caitlyn are best friends, but she's wrong.

Adam is a bully with a major chip on his shoulder.

Mark is outgrowing his old friends but doesn't know to make new ones.

In a few short hours, none of this will matter. Without warning, a horrifying infection will spread across the school grounds, and a group of students with little in common will find themselves barricaded in a classroom, fighting for their lives. Some will live. Some will die. And then it will get even worse.

I'm not really a zombie fan - actually, I'm totally not. But Silver was creepy. Cyborg zombies! They are so awesome. I gave this book 4/5 strawberries, because it actually did spook me a bit, the plot was awesome, and there was some surprising character depth for a relatively short read.

What do you plan on reading next?

Cast out of her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her - a school where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, she finds the boy she thought she had lost forever outside the gates of her new home.

Mara knew her life in the dizzying Imperial city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake?

The second book in the Bhinian Empire series, I have an ARC of this that I really must read before the book is actually released. I enjoyed the first book pretty well, so I'm excited to delve back into this world with a new protagonist.


  1. I just discovered T"he Retribution" on another person's blog today! Many people have been excited about it so it must be a good series! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday!

    1. It's a series I really, really need to read, but I'm actually glad that I've waited until the third book is released.


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