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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday! (Week 2)

Okay, so here I will let you know about a couple of upcoming novels I'm looking forward to.

The wheel of burning light divided and pulled back, and suddenly Branwen was staring up into Blodwedd’s two golden eyes.

“What did you do to me?” Branwen shouted as the world slithered and writhed around her.

“I showed you the future that will be forged if you forswear your true calling,” said Blodwedd. She angled her mouth in a sharp grin. “Did you like what you saw?”

“Lies!” shouted Branwen. “It was all lies!”

A look of disdain crossed Blodwedd’s face. “I do not lie,” she said.

Her Destiny Must Be Fulfilled!

Branwen refuses to take orders from anyone – even the Shining Ones, the ancient gods whose power is feared throughout the land. They want her as their Chosen One, destined to save her country from the Saxons. But Branwen doubts she’s truly ready to be a leader.

Then a messenger from the skies shows her a vision of a bleak and violent future, a future in which Branwen has abandoned her destiny, and those most dear to her suffer unspeakable horrors. There’s a blurry line between good and evil, and those Branwen trusts the most are capable of the greatest betrayal. The Shining Ones have spoken. Will Branwen answer their call?

Why I want to read this book: Because the first one was absolutely AWESOME! Frewin Jones is one of my all-time favorite authors. This book is sure to be just as great or BETTER than the last.

It’s a fight to the death—on live TV—when a gladiator’s daughter steps into the arena

Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through. Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family. Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator. Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying. The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him... For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine.

Why I want to read this book: It just sounds really good! I haven't read the Hunger Games yes, sadly, but I've heard that it was a great book. Anything compared to it has to be wonderful.


Erica said...

Both those books look great!

wdebo said...

I've been dying to read Girl in the Arena, it looks way good!

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