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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #11: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson and This Shattered World by Aimee Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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 Kiss of Deception
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
Publishing House: Henry Holt


In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight - but she doesn't - and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom - to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive - and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets - even as she finds herself falling in love.

Michelle: HELLO, THIS SOUNDS WICKED AWESOME! I'm a huge fan of high fantasy mixed with royal families and kingdoms (think Morgan Rhodes' Falling Kingdoms trilogy and Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy!), so this is obviously so up my alley. I actually discovered this on NetGalley and my cursor was hovering above the REQUEST button, despite telling my co-blogger that I am taking a mini-break from requesting for ARCs. (She screamed "LIES!!!" as soon as I said that. She knows me too well.) But due to "territorial rights" *shakes fist at our being international bloggers* my request would have been likely declined, so I have to wait until July to read this awesome-sounding book. *tears*

Title: This Shattered World
Author: Aimee Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publication Date: November 11 2014
Publishing House: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423171034


Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgent.s

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelenting war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Nicole: I am so ready for the release of this book. After reading These Broken Stars (review soon!) can I just say that I'm now a huge fan of this series? Loved it! And that fancy schmancy cover might have helped too - I'm a sucker for pretty dresses. I know, I know, this book doesn't have a final cover yet but I'm betting it'll be as wonderful as the first. And that summary! It reminds me a little of Day and June but I don't mind, I'm super excited. (Just don't break my heart like Champion did.) I'm a little disappointed that it's not Lilac and Tarver anymore but I guess their story is over. I can't believe that this is coming out November. I can't. I can't. 


  1. Kiss of Deception is definitely on my to-read list! I haven't read anything by this author yet and I think it'd be a good place to start. ^_^

    And This Shattered World! *fangirl squeal* I loved These Broken Stars and can't wait for the sequel!

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

  2. So excited for This Shattered World! I adored the first book so much. And yeah the summary reminds me of Day and June too :D
    Awesome pick <3

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  3. I just finished KISS OF DECEPTION the other day, and I will tell you, IT WAS SO GOOD. Heart-wrenching, but good. Great picks!

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  4. WOW The Kiss of Deception sounds great!

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  5. The Kiss of Deception sounds so good! I need to add it to my TBR straight away. :) Thanks for sharing!