Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (54): The Obsidian Blade & Renegade

Time for "Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine! Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!  
  Coming Soon...
The Obsidian Blade (The Klaatu Diskos #1) by Pete Hautman
To Be Published: April 1st 2012 by Candlewick Press
 
The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished — only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear.

Now in the care of his wild Uncle Kosh, Tucker begins to suspect that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing — one right on top of the roof — hold the answer to restoring his family. And when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey — from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever.

Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool — and the question is, who will control it?
My Ramblings on The Obsidian Blade:  I think the synopsis on this one sounds really interesting.  I love time traveling adventures and this one sounds like it will be great! Did anyone watch that old show Sliders? For some reason this book reminds me of that... but we shall see! I am excited to get my hands on it soon. Also, I love the cover.  It is pretty fab!
 Waiting for the long haul...

Renegade (Elysium-Chronicles #1) by J.A. Souders
To Be Published:  November 13th 2012 by Tor Teen

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

 My Ramblings on Renegade:  Ohhh this one sounds pretty awesome.  Underwater utopias, surface dwellers and mind alterations.  Should be a fun one! This fall is going to be riddled with great new reads - and this one is at the top of my list.  In regards to the cover, I find it a little strange -  but perhaps once I read the book it will fit better in my head. :)

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4 comments:

Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

I haven't heard of either of these books, but the cover for the first one is Awesome! Thanks for the cool picks! I like seeing unique picks :)

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Danny said...

Of course, I LOVED Sliders! That was an awesome show. I haven't seen this book before but, gosh I love the cover and the synopsis! Thanks for sharing adding it to my list!

I Read Banned Books said...

YES to the first you listed! Awesome pick!

Jen

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Renegade looks so good! I've never heard of it before, but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Great pick :)

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