Apr 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {26} Defiance and Alice in Zombieland

"Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  I'm extremely excited for both of these books and have had them on my wish list for a while.

Defiance (Defiance, #1)DEFIANCE
By C.J. Redwine
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Release Date Aug 28th (My Birthday!)

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
By Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date September 2012

She won’t resist until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.



  1. Defiance is new to me - that cover is killer (and what a great birthday present!).

    I'm SO waiting for Alice in Zombieland. I love Gena Showalter anyway but this sounds really good. My birthday's in September, maybe it'll end up releasing on my birthday! lol

    My WoW

  2. Great choices! Looking forward to both of these.

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

  3. Scheduled my own WOW with Alice in Zombieland as a pick just yesterday! Heheh. Great picks!

    Patricia // My WOW

  4. Oooh, great picks! Alice in Zombieland is one I haven't run across before, so thanks for the heads up!

    Here's my WOW.

  5. I'm not big on YA titles but Defiance looks really good so I'll be adding it to my list. Thanks for the share.

    Here's my WoW: http://tinyurl.com/6m6qn25

  6. I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new GFC follower)

  7. Defiance sounds really good! I added it to my Goodreads TBR :-)

    Alice in Zombieland has been on my TBR as soon as I found out about it from Gena's blog. Love her writing!

    Great picks!