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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #6: The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni + ACID by Emma Pass

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: The Caged Graves
Author: Dianne Salerni
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Publishing House: Clarion Books
ISBN: 9780547868530


17-year-old Verity Boone expects a warm homecoming when she returns to Catawissa, Pennsylvanian, in 1867, pledged to marry a man she has never met. Instead, she finds a father she barely knows and a future husband with whom she apparently has nothing in common. One truly horrifying surprise awaits her: the graves of her mother and aunt are enclosed in iron cages outside the local cemetery. Nobody in town will explain why, but Verity hears rumors of buried treasure and witchcraft. Perhaps the cages were built to keep grave robbers out... or to keep the women in. Determined to understand, Verity finds herself in a life-and-death struggle with people she trusted.

Inspired by a pair of real caged graves in present-day Catawissa, this historical YA novel weaves mystery, romance, and action into a suspenseful drama with human greed and passion at its core. 

                                 (Image, summary, and information courtesy of Goodreads)

We love things that go bump in the night. Funeral rituals and rites are also some things that we both find eerily fascinating, so you can only imagine our interest that caged graves do exist! Is it a zombie awaiting its turn to walk on the earth again? Or is it a product of witchcraft and sorcery? Well, this compelling and utterly original premise has us by the nose, that's for sure.

Title: ACID
Author: Emma Pass
Publication Date: April 25, 2013
Publishing House: Random House Children's Publishing (UK)
ISBN: 9780552566148


2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID - the most brutal, controlling police force in history - rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed - or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles remember.

The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID - and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.

 (Image, summary, and information courtesy of Goodreads)

From the premise, this book pretty much promises kick-butt action and a strong heroine to boot - no lily-livered damsels in distress here. We are huge fans of intense action scenes and suspense thrillers in a dystopian setting and the added drama of Jenna being the only female inmate in prison is bound to make things a whole lot more interesting. Killers, rebel groups and one girl's race to uncover the truth - this book is definitely high up on our to-read list.


  1. The Caged Graves sounds so interesting! Definitely something I will check out, love that it's a historical novel and the mystery surrounding the graves!

    Yay for kick-ass heroines! ACID sounds like an intense read :)

  2. ACID was on my WOW post a few weeks ago and I'm really excited about it. I can't wait. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  3. Acid sounds amazing and I just love the cover!

    My WOW

  4. I love the cover on The Caged Graves book. It's beautiful. Those sound like awesome books, I'll have to check them out! I found you on Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Wednesday and that you'll stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :) I have a giveaway going on right now if you’d like to enter.

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

  5. ACID sounds AMAZING. I have a feeling I'm going to love the main character!

    Books of Amber

  6. Great picks. I am waiting on both of these as well. I think I might like The Caged Graves more though. I'm so excited!