Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #50


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Starling by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: August 15th, 2012
Goodreads Summary:
"Love is just the beginning... of the end."

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.

I haven't read the Wondrous Strange trilogy, but I've heard wonderful things about it and can't wait to get my hands on this first book of Lesley's new series. Doesn't Starling sound absolutely awesome?

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Carina

45 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this book before, I'm very intrigued! I hope it lives up to it's comparison to TMI but I'm thinking it probably won't because in my experience books that have "fans of... will enjoy" ALWAYS end up badly. Well see!

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  2. I'm so excited for this one! It sounds awesome and the cover is gorgeous. I haven't read the Wondrous Strange trilogy either but I have the first book so I should probably read it soon. Great pick :)

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  3. that cover. amazing!!!!

    stop by my WoW post? I have a review of the book, so others can get excited about it!

    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-review-grave-mercy.html

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  4. I knew Livingston had something coming out but hadn't really been paying attention - this looks great! Lindsay, I'll have to check out your review, I definitely want to add this to my TBR stash.

    Awesome pick!!

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  5. Ooh! This one looks great. I definitely am going to have to read this one.

    Here's my WoW/WWW post

    Happy Reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  6. I read her previous series and I liked it very much! I'm very much intrigued by this one too and can't wait to dig into this world again :)

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  7. This one looks awesome, I can't wait to read it! Great pick! Donna xoxo

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  8. Me too. I heard great things abt the series but still hasn't read it. Great pick!

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  9. This sounds really good!!!

    cannot wait :)


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    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  10. This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing! :)

    My WoW

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  11. I always get distracted because I think the girl on the cover looks like Kristen Stewart haha. But this book sounds really good! I love that fencing is used as a skill here, it's very unique to novels -- which you would think would be more common given the actual usefulness of it.

    Great pick!
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  12. I, too, haven't read her trilogy but looking forward on reading it! Starling is really awesome! It's so mysterious and the blurb said that readers will like it because it has some Cassandra Clare in it! I'm really convinced with that! Can't wait to get my hands on Starling!

    Here's my pick

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  13. I haven't really heard of this book before, but it truly does sound interesting! Added it to my TBR list :)
    - Jenni (My WoW)

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  14. Wow, I've never heard of this book before, Carina. Thanks for sharing it. I wonder if it is inspired by Norse mythology as Fennrys Wolf sure does sound a lot like the mythological creature Fenris wolf :)

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  15. This book sounds awesome...from a Canadian author to boot! Thanks for the heads up, Carina. I don't think I have this book in my to-watch-pile.

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  16. They got me with the TMI reference. Haven't read her previous series but this looks good and I love how mysterious the cover is. Thanks for sharing, Carina :)

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  17. I heard great things about her books, too. Haven't read the Wondrous Strange series though. Her new book is an opportunity for me to get to know Lesley Livingston:)

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  18. I wonder what these mysterious creatures are :o Sounds like a gripping story! Great pick hun :)

    My WoW for this week.

    Happy reading!
    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

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  19. Everytime I see this cover I always think it kind of looks like Kristen Stewart.

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  20. Love your pick! I have to say that Wednesday is my favorite day because I find so many great books to add to my shelf. And this one will definitely be added! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

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  21. Everytime I see this cover I want to read this immediately. It doesn't hurt that it sounds awesome too. Great choice!

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  22. Great pick :D It really seems like an awesome book ;) But, uhm, I don't like the name of the guy :\ Hih (A) But still, seems like a good book ;) Hope you'll love it :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  23. Looks intriguing...thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy it!

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  24. I love this cover and it sounds really good. I haven't read Wondrous Strange either but I heard great things. Great pick chicky!!

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  25. Great pick! I have one of the books in the series, I need to catch up. I love this cover. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a poor covermodel. I bet she froze her behind off! :O

    Patricia // My WOW

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  27. Ah! I love the cover for this one. It's stunning! I haven't read anything by Lesley either, and I think I must remedy that soon! Great pick!

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  28. I've only read the first book in the Wondrous Strange series by Lesley but I really liked it and want to read the rest, and I agree this one does sound like it's going to be really good. It's already on my TBR ^_^.

    Sandy
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  29. This book sounds like The Mortal Inatrumenta series.

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  30. This sounds exciting. New to me but fencing and kicking butt is always a good read! Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  31. I am so excited for this one! I LOVE the cover. LOVE IT. and it sounds so freaking amazing! gaaaah, can't wait. <3

    great pick! thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  32. I haven't read Wondrous Strange either, but this one sounds good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I already added on my TBR list <3

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  33. This sounds good! Awesome pick!

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  34. I adored the Wondrous Strange series and Fennrys is one of my fave characters from the series. The fact that Livingston is doing a spin-off leaves me dazzled and so grateful.

    Asher

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  35. I haven't read any of her work either yet, but I've also heard great things!

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  36. A great WoW pick, I haven't heard of this book before now so thank-you for sharing :)

    Sharon @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm looking forward to this one too. I haven't read the Wondrous Strange or The Mortal Instruments series yet, but I think this will be awesome! I expect a lot of action and maybe a little romance :). Nice pick.

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  38. Extremely excited for this one! It sounds amazing and the cover is gorg. Fabulous pick, Carina!

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  39. OoOo I hadn't heard of this but it definitely sounds good. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to add it to my list!
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

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  40. Ah! This reminds me that I still have to finish her Wondrous Strange trilogy! I'm looking forward to this one, too!

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  41. Thanks for stopping by! I am really anticipating this one. It sounds fabulous, plus I've heard such good things about Lesley Livingston's books (I have 2, just haven't read them yet). Great pick!

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  42. Ohh! This one sounds real good. o: I've never read her other series either, but I have read Clare's books, so I'm without about curious when she's compared with it. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. I hadn't heard of this book, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Oh, I'm just as excited about this one. I read the first book in the Wondrous Strange trilogy and loved it. Lesley's writing is absolutely mesmerizing. Great choice! :)

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