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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Hysteria by Megan Miranda + The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme first initiated by Jill from Breaking the Spine. However, we've added our own twist to it! Not only will we feature books that will be published in the following months, but we will also feature books that are not available yet locally, and are still unavailable to us.

Title: Hysteria
Author: Megan Miranda
Publication Date: February 5 2013
Publishing House: Walker Children's
ISBN: 9780802723109

Summary: After stabbing and killing her boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Mallory, who has no memory of the event, is sent away to a boarding school to escape the gossips and threats, but someone or something is following her.

Title: The Summer Prince
Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publication Date: February 5 2013
Publishing House: Walker Children's
ISBN: 9780802723109

Summary: A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil.

The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June's best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.

Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

Pulsing with the beat of futuristic Brazil, burning with the passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this fiery novel will leave you eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.

(Images, summaries, and information courtesy of Goodreads)

Why do we want these books so badly?

For starters, we are fans of storylines with serial killers and gore. I think it's quite evident because of the fact that we love Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist series (which still never fails to scare us what with all the creeeeepy monsters), and other thriller-suspense books like Barry Lyga's I Hunt Killers. Hopefully, Hysteria will not leave us unimpressed, like the overhyped Mara Dyer books.

As for The Summer Prince, it's set in Brazil! How awesome is that? Have you read a lot of books with Brazil as the main setting? We sure haven't! Also, have you read that totally awesome summary? How is anyone supposed to resist that? Rebellion, drama and star-crossed lovers with a doomed romance combine in  futuristic Brazil where technology and tradition are intertwined. The summary paints a pretty picture in our heads and we can't help but want to get our hands on this one.

What books are you guys waiting for?


  1. Both of these sound like good reads. I'll add them to my considering list and hope you both enjoy them.

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