Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.
This week I can't wait for:
Where young adult is a point of view and not a reading level.
Flux books describes themselves as "consistently provocative, independently alternative, and always striving to find unique voices that unsettle, surprise, inform, and ignite." They also have published several very well known YA authors, including Maggie Stiefvater, Simone Elkeles and A.S. King.
As I reviewed my first Flux book on my blog this week Some Quiet Place, I wanted to take a look at some of their upcoming releases, and these are two that looked interesting. I can't say I'm excited about either of these covers, but the descriptions I like.
by Whitney A. Miller
March 8th 2014
I've seen this described as "starring a girl consumed by visions of a violent, blood-soaked alternate reality." I am vary wary of alternate realities/parallel worlds. But this one actually intrigues me.
The voice inside me is breaking free. I can't stop her.
Harlow Wintergreen, daughter of the leader of a powerful religious organization called VisionCrest, has a dark and dangerous secret. She hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with visions of a violent and bloody alternate reality. And even worse, Harlow fears that this terrifying voice could take control of her.
Traveling with the VisionCrest elite on a PR expedition through Asia, Harlow struggles to keep her mind under control. But the more she resists, the more her mental state deteriorates, making her visions bleed into reality. When people start dying, Harlow must expose her secret to the boy she loves and face the monster within her . . . or else be consumed by it.
I've seen this book described as "Arthurian steampunk," though I'm not sure the cover is saying that at all.
by Kathryn Rose
May 8, 2014
by Kathryn Rose
May 8, 2014
By day, Vivienne is Guinevere's lady-in-waiting. By night, she's Merlin's secret apprentice, indulging in the new mechanical arts and science of alchemy. It's a preferred distraction from Camelot’s gossipy nobility, roguish knights, and Lancelot’s athletic new squire, Marcus, who will follow in all knights’ footsteps by taking a rather inconvenient vow of chastity.
More than anything, Vivienne longs to escape Camelot for a future that wouldn't include needlework or marriage to a boorish lord or dandy. But when King Arthur's sorceress sister, Morgan le Fay, threatens Camelot, Vivienne must stay to help Merlin build a steam-powered weapon to defeat the dark magic machine Morgan will set upon the castle. Because if Camelot falls, Morgan would be that much closer to finding the elusive Holy Grail. Time is running out and Morgan draws near, and if Vivienne doesn't have Merlin's weapon ready soon, lives would pay the price, including that of Marcus, the only one fast enough to activate it on the battlefield.
What books are you waiting on this week?
Are you waiting on anything specific from this publisher?