Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Vanishing Girls and Zodiac


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.


Here are my WoW picks this week (click on the title for the Goodreads page):

Vanishing Girls
Release date: March 3rd, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. 

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. 

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

I've been a fan of Lauren Oliver ever since I read Delirium and Pandemonium, although I'm too much of a chicken to finish the series. That being said, she has a gorgeous writing and I can't wait to experience it again with Vanishing Girls.


Zodiac
Release date: December 9th, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon 
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.
I only learned about this last week while I was checking out other people's WoW picks. I was easily drawn by the cover and the blurb because I've never read a book with Zodiac signs as its concept. And then I read the "epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy" and I'm sold.



What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment with your WoW link and I'll make sure to stop by your blog!



15 comments:

  1. VANISHING GIRLS, eeee! So excited for this one!! ZODIAC I'll get to eventually. But there is always time for Lauren Oliver!

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  2. Yea...I'm ready for some more Lauren Oliver...

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  3. Vanishing Girls sounds fantastic. I like that it has sibling relationships.
    I'm also curious about Zodiac, but I think I'm going to wait to see what people think of it before buying a copy.
    Lovely picks! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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  4. These both sound so goooooodddd! I am excited for Vanishing Girls because I love Lauren Oliver, but I am definitely curious for Zodiac as well :)

    Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. Both of these are really high on my to-read list. Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to see what new she has for us. Great picks :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  6. I can't wait for Vanishing Girls either, I love Lauren Oliver and I hope she won't disappoint me with this book. Zodiac is not exactly my kind of read but something says in me to give it a chance, we'll see.
    Great picks!
    Here's mine: http://reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.com/2014/07/waiting-on-wednesday-6-creed-by-trisha.html

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  7. I have seen Zodiac before and it sounds good! =) Adding it to my TBR!

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  8. Okay, I've only read Panic, of Lauren Oliver's, and didn't really enjoy it at all, but Vanishing Girls sounds more like my type of read. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  9. I have not read any of Lauren Oliver's books. Vanishing Girls sounds interesting. Zodiac has a stunning cover.

    Grace @ Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  10. Vanishing Girls made our list too! Great pick!

    Our WoW!

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  11. I'm excited for Vanishing Girls -- glad that Lauren is going back to a dark contemporary because Before I Fall is still my favorite of her books!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  12. I've been seeing these two everywhere......are we getting obsessed ;)

    My WoW

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  13. I wasn't a big fan of Delirium and didn't continue with that series, but I did enjoy her novel Before I Fall. Vanishing Girls has caught my eye since I like stories about sisters, and plus there's a mystery, too! I like the cover design, too – simple but effective.

    My WoW

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  14. Zodiac sounds absolutely amazing! I really like the cover, too. I read Delirium recently, and it wasn't really for me. I haven't tried any other of Lauren Oliver's books, but Vanishing Girls sounds good! Might wait for some review to come in to make up my mind if I want to read it :) Great choices!

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

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