Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

What's happened last week (9-15 Sep)?
- I'm currently reading Minder by Kate Kaynak
- The contest for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is still rolling along. Hosting for Squeaky Books!
- I'm taking part of the ARC Tour for Daughter of Xanadu {link}
- Review: The Dead by David Gatward {link}

ALSO...
- Epic Giveaway of Epic Epicness! {}Ends Sep-25
- Win a copy of Firelight by Sophie Jordan (ARC)! It's international, guys! {} Ends Sep-30

- Four prize packs to choose from to win! Intl' {} Ends Oct-15
- Six Month Blogoversary Giveaway Intl' {} Ends Oct-27


Anyway...

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

For this week, I am swooning over Across the Universe by Beth Revis, which is due for release on January 2011! I actually just received an ARC of this in the mail today. I flipped out when Erin at Penguin Australia (Between the Lines) let me know that it'd been sent over to my place, and now it's here and sitting happily on my shelf! Looking beautiful . . .


Why I'm Waiting on Across the Universe:
On the back of the UK ARC, the first thing it says is "Titanic meets Avatar". Sounds good to me! I've read the first chapter preview and not only does it sound extremely well written, but it's eye catching and intriguing. Definitely a book to look out for! Also, looking through the book, it seems as though the book may be written in DUAL-POVs!! Did I not mention yet that the cover is BEAUTIFUL? Also, on my bookshelf, it is so so so eye-catching and just in your face. I'm usually not for sci-fi, but this sounds really good! It's not even sci-fi, so much as it is a romance, thriller/drama/suspense, YA . . .


Synopsis (Goodreads--US):
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.




Links:
Goodreads page

There's more! Looking for ARCs or swag for AtU? Well, Beth is kind enough to offer her help. Click the {link} and fill in the form to apply for some ARCs/swag, and she has even given some links to recent giveaways! You won't want to miss this. :)

Thanks for visiting my weekly WoW post. 2011 is looking to be a promising year in the YA book department. ♥


What are you waiting on this week?

16 comments:

TheBookishSnob said... [Reply]

I've seen the recommend before and still although I love the cover, I see the word spaceship and I'm unsure. This is no doubt an indication it'll be a fabulous story and I should read it :) Hope you enjoy it!

Here's my WOW for the week

Little Miss Becky : ) said... [Reply]

Good choice! I know alot of people are waiting for this one, and for good reason! It looks amazing!

Tina (Book Couture) said... [Reply]

Hey, Cass!
I've seen that book around too...I can't wait to read it! And I'm checking out all the links you provided. The contests sound awesome!

Hope you have a great day!

●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬●

Jan von Harz said... [Reply]

This is definitely one I will be reading when it released. Love the cover and the summary. Great pick!

LMW said... [Reply]

Sounds very interesting! I've just started noticing this cover out there! Very beautiful!
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Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said... [Reply]

Lots of people are waiting on this one - it's going to be popular! Great pick!

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said... [Reply]

This turned up in my mailbox the other day, I wasn't even expecting it, what a nice surprise, thank you Penguin and Erin! I can't wait to get into it.

thebookfairyhaven said... [Reply]

Oh, this one does look fabulous. I have this on my TBR pile as well and love the cover for it!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said... [Reply]

I'm definitely looking forward to this ones release, it sounds incredible. Great pick :D

Lu said... [Reply]

Ooooh Titanic meets Avatar! Definitely interesting!

Heather said... [Reply]

LOL, Titanic meets Avatar just pulls up a lot of really silly imagery in my head... I'm sure the book is much better than what my brain came up with XD!!!!

Please check out my pick:
http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2010/09/waiting-on-wednesday_15.html

Sarah said... [Reply]

I am waiting on this one too. The cover alone makes me want to read it.. and the premise sounds amazing too!!

BrittLit said... [Reply]

There's something about this book cover I just don't like. I'm not sure what it is. Titanic meets Avatar is a pretty decent selling point though.

ifmary said... [Reply]

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
I really can't wait to read if I stay and before I fall !! I'll let you know if I liked it :).

I've never seen your blog and I like it. I'm now your follower :D (ifmary)

I've heard a lot about Across the universe I love the cover :).
& this week I'm waiting for Halo by Alexandra Adornetto !

Scoot said... [Reply]

"Titanic meets Avatar"? Sounds perfect! This is going straight to the top of my future TBR pile. I love the synopsis, can't wait to read your review on it! Congrats on getting the ARC! :)

Lori said... [Reply]

I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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