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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #3: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey and Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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.

The Fifth Wave (The Fifth Wave #1)
Title: The Fifth Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publishing House: Putnam Children's


After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only ope rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or get up.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads)

It goes without saying that we're suckers for gore and horror, and who better to deliver that than Rick Yancey? We're huge fans of The Monstrumologist series (Remember our first giveaway?). If the guy can delivery scary as hell creatures, it's needless to say that we have very, very high expectations for this one. Sure, the premise may not be the most original out there, but we're still eagerly anticipating it. 

Title: Etiquette and Espionage
Author: Gail Carriger
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Publishing House: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea -- and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year in school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.
(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads)

It can be said that we are fans of historical/victorian/steampunk novels and Nicole being a fan of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate Series (she has the books and is waiting for her copies of the graphic novels) is unable to resist a YA series based in the same universe. We're quite excited to see how this series turns out. 

With 2012 drawing to a close, we can't help but anticipate the incoming year (assuming we don't get killed by a random meteor on the 21st or something). This would be the last Waiting on Wednesday post for the year, so what else can we say, but bring it on, 2013!


  1. hmmmm....I haven't heard of this but it seems interesting :) BTW I know who your secret Santa is ;) See you next Saturday in Figaro <3

    with love,
    -Chyna of Lite-rate-ture

  2. Etiquette and Espionage sounds interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    My WoW this week is Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.