August 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Wither and Coronets & Steel

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

My picks for this week:

Wither by Lauren Destefano

Description from Goodreads:

"What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left."

The premise sounds disturbing but promising, and I usually love dystopian YA books where the protagonist must fight the system!

Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith

  Description from Amazon:

"In this new fantasy series, a young woman takes her own destiny by the hand-and the hilt.

California girl Kim Murray is unsatisfied with grad school and restless in life. Modern men disappoint her, and she studies ballet and fencing because they remind her of older, more romantic times.

She lives with her parents and her beloved but secretive aristocratic grandmother, who speaks only French and refuses to share stories about the mysterious family she left behind in Europe, inspiring Kim to travel there and find her roots. 
Kim soon finds herself swept up in an adventure of fantastic deceptions and passionate intrigue-and a shocking realization about her own bloodline that leaves her reeling." 

Sherwood Smith's Crown Duel is one of my favorites, and this one sounds like lots of fun as well! It'll be interesting to see how she does with a modern heroine.

What books are you waiting on?


  1. I can't wait for Wither either. It really sounds amazing. Great pick

  2. Both of these sound great! My WoW pick is up on my blog. :)

  3. I agree with loving "fighting the system" books! Like The Hunger Games---so I'll be looking for this one for sure!

  4. Wither sounds very interesting.. I too love a good dystopian novel so I will have to check that one out. Coronets and Steel sounds like a fun read! I always enjoy reading about a strong female lead.

  5. Great picks both! I especially like Wither :)

  6. Wither looks amazing! I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  7. Wither definitely looks interesting. Nice pick. My WOWs are at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. The cover for Wither is strinkin and the story sounds good. I have not heard of Coronets and Steel before but I like reading about strong female protagonists so will check it out.

  9. Thanks for commenting on my WoW post, I appreciate it!

    Wither looks so good. I love dystopian novels like that too, and this one sounds really good! Great choice :D

  10. Wither looks so good! Next March is going to be an awesome month for books. :)


  11. I also think Wither sounds and looks amazing! I'm hopeful it will be a great read!

  12. Wither is on my wishlist! I love the cover and the story sounds great too. Nice picks!

  13. Thanks for stopping by on my blog! :D

    Wither sounds very interesting! Nice picks <3

  14. There's an award waiting for you over at my blog. Keep it shiny!

  15. Wither sounds very cool, I'm looking forward to your review on it.


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