Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Can't Wait to Read Releases August/September

If you've noticed that I haven't posted as often on my blog these two weeks as I had previously, you'd be right. Sorry for my negligence, and no, I didn't forget about my dear old blog. It's already evolved into something that I can hardly live without. However, the reason for my absence is: EXAMS! 

*Sigh* I have got my end of year exams coming soon. This year, instead of one or maybe two sets of exams, I will have to sit three sets of exams!! (Yes, for every single subject I take...) They are all important exams, so I have to actually sit down and study hard. So yea, I have started my studying and revision last week. Counting down to my exams! Also, I have to sit my Royal School Grade 8 Flute exams next week! Yiks... Really nervous right now, have not a clue how well will I do. Wind instruments are unpredictable, but hopefully I will do well! 

Alright, without further or-do  I will get on with today's post. Since I didn't have as much time to read as I'd have liked recently, I thought that I will do a post about some of the new releases in August and September which I can't wait for. So many new books are coming out, and another bunch will come out in Nov/Dec, excited! (I will do another post close to the time) However, it's not good timing for us in this part of the world, where exams last until early December. Too many distractions!

Here I will put the synopsis and release date of my top 6 Can't-Wait-For releases here, as well as a short reason of why I want to read it.

1.  Tiger's Destiny (Tiger's Saga #4) by Colleen Houck

Release Date: September 4th  

This is the fourth book in one of my favourite, favourite YA series, starting with book 1 Tiger's Curse. Isn't this cover just awesome? I'm looking forward to more Ren, Kirshan and Kelsey adventure and some culture treats. This series is reall well researched and consists of high quality writing. The first three books were one better than the one before, which doesn't often happen with YA books. So I'm really looking forward to reading this!


With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling "Tiger's Curse" series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all. A smart phone tag code on the back cover links readers to the series website.

 2. Defiance (Defiance #1) by C. J. Redwine

Release Date: August 28th 

As soon as I saw this book, I couldn't wait to read it. I don't know if it was the cover, the synopsis, or something about this book. But it seems like something I will enjoy. The storyline sounds interesting and innovative, and I hope it won't disappoint. 


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. 

3. Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout   

    Release Date:  August 14th

I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing. My favourite of hers would be the Covenant series, beginning with book 1 Half-Blood. But I also really enjoyed Obsidian, book 1 of the Lux series. Though it wasn't my favourite, it was entertaining and funny. I can't wait to read more of Daemon and Katy's fights.


Being connected to Daemon Black sucks….

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town….

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes….

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies….

4. Spark (Elementals #2) by Brigid Kemmerer 

Release Date: August 28th

I loved the first book in this series Storm which was mainly Chris and Becca's story. In reading it, I also came to really like the twins Nick and Gabriel. For me I liked Nick better, but everyone else seemed to have fell in love with Gabriel. Spark is Gabriel's story. He was full of action, the kind of guy that acts before he thinks and he has a wicked sense of humour. It should be fun!


Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit… 

5. Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

    Release Date: September 4th

The Cover looks rather scary doesn't it? I'm not particularly fond of this cover. However, I did enjoy the first book in this series: Enclave. It was similar to Divergent (my favourite Dystopian YA novel), but I got told that it came out before Divergent? Hmm... Anyway, I'm curious as to what will happen next to Fade and Deuce. The synopsis sounds like lots wil happen in this book. Let's keep it action filled and fast paced, shall we?


Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.

Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide. 

6. Toxic (Denazen #2) by Jus Accardo

Release Date: September 11th 

I had read and reviewed Touch about two weeks ago. I loved that book and had branded it one of my 'guilty pleasures'. The plot and characters were quite unique and I connected with them a lot. At the end of Touch, it left me wanting for more. So here is Toxic. I'm a bit worried actually, the synopsis sounds like something bad will happen, and it might ruin the previous book. Don't know, but I have a feeling I might not like it as much. Hopefully I'm wrong. Right then, Jus Accardo, here's a challenge for you: prove me wrong.


When a Six saved Kale's life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she'd lose the one thing she'd give anything to keep... And as if it's not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice--surrender to Denazen for the cure...or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn't involve being bagged and tagged--or losing someone she loves--Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there's a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there's any hope of proving Jade's guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead... 

 Alrighty, here's my top six Can't-Wait-For releases of August/September. There are still many more books which I'm dying to read, but I can't list them all here. I will put a few more covers below, which are some of the other to-be-releases I'm really interested in but didn't have time to write anything about.

So, what are you dying to read??

Pushing the Limits
Throne of Glass

The Hallowed Ones

The Raven Boys


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    1. Hi Becca, thanks for the thought. But I have said in one of my previous posts that my blog has become an award-free blog. I'll make a widget to show this soon :) And I've also gotten a Versatile Award and made a post of it earlier already. But thanks anyway! Happy blogging!