Dec 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {21} Bitterblue, Embrace and Black Howl

"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Bitterblue (The Seven Kingdoms, #3)BITTERBLUE
By Kristin Cashore
Publisher Dial
Release Date May 2012

Bitterblue is a companion book to both Graceling and Fire and takes place in the seven kingdoms eight years after Graceling. This third book will tie all three books together in some way. Bitterblue is the eighteen-year-old protagonist, and Katsa, Po, Giddon, Helda, and other characters from Graceling will be part of the fabric of the book.

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1)EMBRACE
By Jessica Shirvington
Publisher Sourcebooks
Release Date March 2012

I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

Black Howl (Madeline Black #3)
By Christina Henry
Publisher: Ace
Release Date Feb. 28th 2012

Agent of Death Madeline Black is finding out that some of the spirits of Chicago aren't ready to cross over.

Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black's exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a plethora of personal problems too. Now that Gabriel has been assigned as her thrall, their relationship has hit an impasse. At least her sleazy ex-fiancé Nathaniel is out of the picture — or so she thinks...



  1. Excellent picks!
    I finished Embraced the other week and loved it! It's very much worth the wait. Can't wait to get my hands on a gorgeous finished copy!!

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  2. great picks hope u read it soon

  3. Awesome choices - I'm excited about Bitterblue too.

  4. Great picks! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Embrace sounds SO good! I love angel books. :)

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  6. OMG I ordered Embrace 3 days ago! I can't wait to read this book! The story seems amazing! :)

  7. Oh my god! Embrace sounds sooooo good. Like, so badly a book that is like suited for me!! And Black Howl looks pretty damn good as well! I hadn't heard of either of these books before so thank you so much for putting them on my radar!!

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this Wednesday! =]