Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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


This week I’m waiting on:

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From Goodreads:

Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time®, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.
Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.
Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

I’m much more fond of the cover on the right, but lets be honest here, even if the cover featured a monkey in a chicken suit I would still be bananas about this upcoming release! I’ve already pre-ordered my signed copy of this 4th book in Sanderson’s incredible Mistborn series.

If you’re not familiar with Mistborn, it is an amazing fantasy series that kind of combines High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Dystopian all in one big bunch of AWESOME! And Vin is one of my top five favorite kick ass heroines in any fantasy novel.

ANYWAY… I’m just a little excited about this release. Open-mouthed smile Alloy of Law is expected to be published November 8th by Tor.

 

 

Another upcoming release I’m anxiously awaiting is

From Goodreads:
A YA Urban Fantasy/Romance in a world a breath away from our own. Similar in tone to Tithe and Unleashed, Lightbringer tiptoes down the line between love and horror as an independent young woman discovers herself and the darkest parts of the afterlife.












Ok, that short description included several key words, Tithe, horror, and afterlife. I’m not sure how the author managed to inspire those three words to describe her book, but I’m certainly intrigued!  Plus that cover is satisfyingly spooky, isn’t it? Is that a bird skeleton chandelier? Apparently in the afterlife, there are some odd light fixture choices. But regardless, I’m sold! I can’t wait to read this! Lightbringer is expected to be published November 15 by PYR
 

 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a link in the comments so I can go check out your WOW post. This is one of my favorite memes because I find so many new books to yearn for and put on my “to buy” list!! What about you?

 




18 comments:

The Romanceaholic said...

Great choices. My husband devoured the Mistborn series, though I've never read it, so he's going to be VERY happy about these.

" Apparently in the afterlife, there are some odd light fixture choices."

I snorted at that, just so you know lol

Thanks for stopping by! I'm an old follower :)

Jess
The Romanceaholic

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

Wow! You have a lump sum of picks here this week. Excellent!

MY W.O.W:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday28.html

-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Stephanie (PoetrytoProse.com) said...

Both of these sound awesome and I have to say I'm especially intrigued by The Alloy of Law because of your monkey in a chicken suit comment. :P It must be good!

Thanks for stopping by!

Petra said...

Apart from Lightbringer, so many books I've never heard of. I love when that happens. New follower :-)

My WOW

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Been meaning to check into the Mistborn series, so thank you for reminding me! :) I too am anxiously awaiting Lightbringer. I'm excited to read more books published by Pyr and was excited to learn they were publishing a YA!

Thanks so much for visiting :)

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Oh, man! Lightbringer looks very promising. I don't know why, but the minute the Underworld gets brought up in fiction, I'm all ears (and eyes, I suppose.) I will definitely have to check it out. :D

Sarah Brown said...

I cant wait for Lightbringer, my WOW http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Giselle said...

Never heard of Brandon Anderson before. Lightbringer sounds pretty cool.

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Jena said...

Wow, I haven't heard of any of these! The sound interesting though!! :)

Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads said...

haven read any of these books yet @___@ I need to catch up with my UF reads soon! aaaaaah!! need vacations! thnx for stopping by =) muah!

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Mandroid said...

How have I gone this far without every hearing of the Mistborn series? That sounds like it's exactly up my alley. I like how the new book has a bit of a steampunk look to it, though maybe that's just the sepia tones.

WOW @ Working for the Mandroid

Christin said...

I've heard good things about Mistborn but haven't had a chance to read it. One day I will. Great pick!

Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great choices, I haven't heard of any of these but they all sound interesting.

LadyAli said...

OOOH Light Bringer sounds amazing. Thanks for the follow Ill make sure I hit the follow button on your blog as well!

June G said...

Wow! You've made some awesome picks this week! Talk about original, and fresh choices. Whew! Adding them to my list, especially lightbringer. Thanks.

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

I hadn't heard of the Mistborn series before, but now I'm intrigued. Great picks!

Maria Behar said...

Hi, there!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Glad you liked my pick!! I'm an 'old' follower.

I've never heard of this series, but gee, it sounds absolutely AMAZING!! I love reading fantasy --- whether urban or epic!!! I gotta run over to Goodreads put the entire collection (the ones that have been publoished so far, that is) on my TBR bookshelf!!!!! Thanks for recommending these!!!! WOOT, WOOT!!! : )

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i like the cover on the left, haha :) Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, i'm a new follower!

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