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18 Apr 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #6

Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases to be excited about! (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

Broken by Elizabeth Pulford (Illustrated by Angus Gomes)
Published June 1st 2012 by Walker Books Australia
(This is GoodReads:)

Critically injured in a motorbike accident, Zara Wilson lies in a coma. She is caught between the world of her hospital room and that of her memories and a dream-like fantasy where she searches for her elusive brother Jem. 

Zara's adventures in her subconscious unlock dark secrets and she must face up to her past in order to accept her future. 

Broken has graphic novel elements in a hard-edged graphic style reminiscent of a 1950s' comic book. 

(This is Alex:)

I'll admit that I've not heard much about this book so far - but what I have heard has made me very excited to get my hands on this little gem. Elizabeth is a Ukrainian born author who now resides in New Zealand - you can find the link to her website here. She's had a truly amazing life!

Broken gives me the feeling that it would be something like a combination of MirrorMask, Entangled and Hugo Cabret all in one. This is one I'll definitely be reviewing once it's out! 

5 Apr 2012

April New Releases

Hello folks! So today is April 5th - and a surprising amount of (in my opinion) awesome books are being released not only this month: but TODAY! Also - these are all second or third or fifth or SEVENTH in a series - like how'd that happen? I feel like there are fewer and fewer stand-alone titles coming out these days.

Anyways! Here are the goods:

Fire Ascending (The Last Dragon Chronicles #7) by Chris d'Lacey
Published by Orchard Books - April 5th 2012
Age: Older Fiction/Young Adult

What can I say? This has been an AMAZING journey - David and his dragons have been on such a saga of adventure and I've never had a dull moment through any of the books. This is a series that has evolved smartly and with continued interest and surprise.

You can find details for the first book: The Fire Within here.

Apocalypse Moon (Joshua Files #5) by M.G. Harris
Published by Scholastic - April 5th 2012
Age: Older Fiction/Young Adult

Another end of a saga - M.G. Harris' series has been so much FUN to read and every time I finish one of these books it makes me want to get on a plane to South America without another thought. I cannot wait to read this!

You can find details for the first book: Invisible City here.

Death Cure (Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
Published by Chicken House - April 5th 2012
Age: Young Adult

The third and final part of this fantastic dystopian thriller. I can't wait to see how it ends! (Although have you noticed how every dystopian book that comes out now mentions Hunger Games? *laughs*)
This has already been released in the states late last year but I've been collecting these covers here.

You can find details for the first book: The Maze Runner here.

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
Published by Puffin - April 5th 2012
Age: Young Adult

Aaaaaand last but not least - the next episode in the space/romance saga that is Across the Universe. I didn't love the first book, but it's made me intrigued enough to want to find out what happens next. I do wish there was more Science Fiction in the Teen/Young Adult market, and if they have to chuck a torrid love affair into the mix to make it work - then so be it.

You can find details for the first book: Across the Universe here.