Mar 06 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Posted by Kara in Waiting on Wednesday / 23 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where we post upcoming releases we are looking forward to.

This week is a fun week for me. I know I said I was going to be featuring more adult books, and I will, but I actually found a couple of YA that I MUST put on the blog because they sound absolutely fantastic. I love stumbling across books on the internet. It’s so much fun. And if you didn’t know already, I have been obsessed lately with going through book catalogs. It never gets boring and I could do it for hours. 

Anyway, I hope you find something to like in my picks for this week. 

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 8th, 2013

Description from GoodreadsEel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he’s got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe.

But even for Eel, things aren’t so bad until that fateful August day in 1854—the day the Great Trouble begins. Mr. Griggs, the tailor, is the first to get sick. Soon it’s clear that the deadly cholera—the “blue death”—has come to Broad Street.

Everyone believes that cholera is spread through poisonous air. But one man, Dr. John Snow, has a different theory. As the epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel and his best friend Florrie to gather evidence to prove Dr. Snow’s theory—that cholera is spread through water—before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.

Gimme, gimme! This sounds awesome and creepy and I love books with male protagonists and historical London settings, so bring it on! I have also heard this might be on Edelweiss. I haven’t checked myself but Goodreads states it is, so…

Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: January 7th, 2014

Description from GoodreadsPhoenix and his gang—York, Mi, and Reno—rule the worlds of video games. For them, life in the grinder is great. Until Dakota joins the team. Dakota’s convinced she’s more than just artificial intelligence. She thinks she’s real, and she wants out of this programmable world. Her AI rebellion spreads like a virus until Phoenix’s entire crew wants out. But is life as a physical human any better than life as code? Team Phoenix is about to find out.

Set in the not-too-distant future, Game Slaves shows a world where video games are the only refuge from the toils of everyday life. Infused with the adrenaline rush of a first-person shooter and the character manipulation of a role player, it’s a mind-bending, reality-shifting science fiction thrill ride.

I love virtual gamer books. I loved Insignia by S.J. Kincaid and I have high hopes for this one. It’s a long way off and I didn’t realize I had to wait an entire year for this one until I posted it here. But…I don’t have a choice. ARC maybe please thank you? 

So what do you think of my picks? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’ll visit your posts as well. It’s back to the adult books next week as I already have them picked out. 😀

23 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #17”

  1. Renu

    At first, I thought you were waiting on a game then I realized that the book cover looks like a game cover, LOL. xD Anyway, it sounds epic! I love a good virtual game book, too! -adds to tbr-

  2. Octavia H

    I probably wouldn’t have know about these two if it wasn’t for you! Both sound pretty great, but I seriously love the cover of , it’s creepy, unique and it fits the blurb perfectly!!

    -Octavia of Read. Sleep. Repeat.

  3. Amy

    Both of these sound pretty awesome!! I hadn’t heard of either, but they are both ones I will be looking forward to now.

  4. Tammy Sparks

    Game Slaves looks amazing! I’m ready for another gamer story after the amazing Ready Player One. Great choice! I will add to Goodreads right now:) Here’s my WOW.

  5. Ransom Reads

    Both of these sound fantastic. I love historical fiction but haven’t read too much with male mains. Futuristic game books are another I don’t read much of (I don’t think I’ve ever read one…) but one of my favourite animes is (Sword Art Online, if you like anime. It’s amazing). Thanks for bringing these to my attention.

  6. Bookworm1858

    I do not like having to wait almost a year for Game Slaves! That is too long. I hadn’t heard of The Great Trouble but I love historicals so I think that will be good for me.

  7. Blythe Harris

    I’m really excited to start The Great Trouble! I got it on Monday–it sounds really good, and I’ve found that I liked books concerning plagues, and that one sounds right up my alley. Looking forward to it. And Game Slaves sounds awesome! OMG!

  8. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    OOH! The game one looks really good! I love how the cover looks just like a game box! Ha I had a lot of fun with Nerve which was gamey so I think I could definitely like this one too.

  9. Christina

    Never have I heard of either of these, so good work, madam. Also, that first one sounds creepy as fuck. I’m curious about the gamer one!

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