Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.

With the start of summer, there are many books I am eagerly waiting for, but the one whose release I am most excited for is...

Title: Defiance 
Author: C. J. Redwine
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
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.
Defiance is, without a doubt, my most anticipated read this entire year. It has a beautiful cover, an intriguing synopsis, and a love story to die for. Rachel, unlike most Young Adult Heroines these days, seems to be a kick-ass protagonist with a fresh new voice. Furthermore, the plot-line of this novel seems to be fast paced, witty, and filled with heart-pounding action. In addition, Defiance proves to be even more original due to its love story. Not only is the lack of a love triangle something to celebrate, the interesting romantic twist is too. It is difficult to find novels without your typical best-friend-romance or "opposites attract" scenario, but the romantic situation in Defiance seems to be unique, awkward, and all the more realistic in my opinion. All in all, I can't wait for the release of this novel! Not only am I looking forward to the fantasy realm, dangerous setting, and never-ending action, but I am also (for once) looking forward to the romance in this book as well. Now if only August 28th would arrive sooner... :)

45 comments:

  1. This one sounds so good! Awesome choice! :)

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    1. Thanks Chey! I'm really excited for its release!(:

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  2. Not going to lie, I think this is probably one of my most highly anticipated reads this year!! I seriously can not wait to read it. I totally agree about what you said about the romance- it looks like it's going to be very unique, and no love triangle is totally something to celebrate. Seriously, I can't wait until August 28th! Even though it'll be my second day of school that day, I'm going to be dropping everything to read Defiance.

    Fantabulous pick!!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. I'm also now following your blog! It looks very well done, especially since you just started. My only suggestion would be to have a Google Friend Connect widget in your sidebar so you and others can see how many followers you actually have! =) Anyways, I look forward to stopping by frequently and getting to know you more!

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    2. Thanks Aneequah!(: I'm really looking forward to Defiance as well! :D

      Thank you so much not only for following my blog but for giving me some great advice as well! I will definitely look into adding a Google Friend Connect widget soon!(: Thank you once again and I hope to speak to you again very soon! =]

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  3. AHHHHH! I almost did this for mine to! I am ssosososososososososososososo excited for this book. Its one of my most anticipated to. And the cover is to die for! Great WOW!

    Check out mine: http://passingthepages.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

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    1. Thanks Passing Pages!(: I'm very excited for the release of this one as well and can't wait till August 28th finally rolls around! :D

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  4. I've been looking forward to this one too. The story sounds great and I love the cover. Great pick! :)

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    1. Thanks Kay! I can't wait for its release!(:

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  5. The publisher sent me this book but I haven't read it yet. I will have to bump it up the list! Great picks. Love the blog, new follower on GFC : )


    my WOW

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    1. Thanks Kate! I can't wait to see what you think of this one!(:

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  6. OMG I'm so excited to read this book! I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of this book at ALA and it's definitely on my must read list! Great pick this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    1. Woah! That's great Crystal! I can't wait to see what you think of it!(: I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for your review! :D

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  7. This book sounds simply amazing - and the cover is stunning.

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks Cassy! I love the cover as well! :D

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  8. I've been seeing this book everywhere! Awesome pick!

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks Addie! I can't wait till it finally releases!(:

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  9. Great pick! I'm looking forward to this one, too. The cover kind of reminds me of the one for Hemlock, in that both girls are wearing purple and kneeling down.

    My WoW post :)

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    1. I never thought of it being similar to the cover of Hemlock, but now that you mention it, you're definitely right! I hope it's much better than Hemlock though as I didn't really enjoy that novel as much as I hoped, so I'm hoping Defiance will be a lot more unique!(:

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  10. Yep this if definitely on my TBR, going to be a while before i can read it though as i'm cutting down on buying books at the mo especially when they are just released when they can be more £.
    Great pick x

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    1. I'm cutting down on buying books as well! Just the other day I remember seeing one of the books I bought for around $20 only $2 via Kindle and I realized that if I had just waited two weeks, borrowed it from the library, and then bought it, I would have saved so much money! I definitely want to get my hands on Defiance ASAP but I doubt I'll be able to, but I plan on reading it as soon as I can!(: Thanks for stopping by my blog Beckie! :D

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  11. New follower. This one sounds awesome. I do like the cover and synopsis. Come visit me if you get the chance.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Grace!(:

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  12. This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2200

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Dani!(:

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  13. Great Pick! i cannot wait for this either!

    My WoW!

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    1. Thanks Annabelle! I'm looking forward to it!(:

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  14. This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2210

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  15. This is on my reading list, I wasn't aware though that it hasn't ben published yet. Talk about excited. LOL.

    Check out my WoW.

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    1. Thanks Nickle! I can't wait till its release!(:

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  16. Sounds like a good one, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html

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  17. This does sound interesting!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (GFC Follower)
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2236

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    1. I'm very excited about it! Thanks Dani! :)

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  18. I haven't heard of this one before. Love that cover!

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    1. I love the cover as well June! I'm definitely excited for it! :)

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  19. I'm so excited to read this book! It's on the top of my read-a-thon list and it can't come fast enough! That cover is awesome and the story sounds amazing! Great pick this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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    1. I'm so jealous you have this one already! I can't wait to see what you think of it Crystal! :)

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  20. Great pick for WoW. I've heard so many great things about this novel! I can't wait to read it. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Krystianna! I can't wait for its release! I've heard a lot about it as well - hopefully it'll live up! :)

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  21. Great pick this week! I've heard some awesome things about DEFIANCE. I'll be reading my copy soooooon.

    Stop by my WoW

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    1. Samee! I'll be getting it once it releases, so I can't wait to see how it is! :)

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    1. Thanks Ange! I can't wait for it either! :D

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