Wednesday 15 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#s 7 & 8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine the spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.  I didn't put one up last week so here's a twofer.

Title: Mind Games (Mind Games #1)
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Released: 19th February 2013

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.
In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

Title: Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
Author: Lenore Appelhans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released: 15th January 2013

In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

I loved Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series, so I'm definitely looking forward to see what else she's come up with, especially as the premise for this is completely different.  Level 2 sounds like an intriguingly different take on the whole story of angels and the battle between Heaven and Hell.

What about you?  What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I loveee both these covers and am really looking forward to them, but I have to admit that Mind Games is higher on my TBR-List than Level 2 is. Like you, I really like Kiersten White's writing, so I love that she's exploring some new ideas and can't wait to read it! Fantastic picks!(:

    Ivy Book Bindings

  2. Both books sounds very interesting! I love the cover of Mind Games, it's so stunning! Hope the story will be as stunning as the cover. Awesome picks, A! :)

  3. Both seem to be awesome-reads! I like Kiersten White's Paranormalcy but Mind Games looks like something totally different and a lot more thrilling. Level 2 is definitely a one-of-a-kind. I really like what you picked this week, thanks :)

  4. Mind Games sounds intriguing. Those poor sisters though having to chose doing horrible things or risk each other's life. Great pick Aa'Ishah. :)

  5. Kiersten White's books haven't really impressed me before, but I do think she is a fun author. I'm really looking forward to reading Mind Games. Have you seen the UK cover? I can't remember the title over here, but it was really badass! Assassin something or the other. I'm too lazy to search it. :P Level 2 looks fantastic too! Great picks, A! :)

  6. I AM SO EXCITED FOR BOTH OF THESE!! I mean, one is Kiersten White, which makes it an instant-read without een reading the AMAZING plot description. And the other is by one of the coolest bloggers around! I LOVE the whole suspended between heaven and hell thing, I can't wait to see what unique spin Lenore brings.

    IS IT 2013 YET??

  7. I really can't wait for Mind Games to come out either! It sounds amazing ;) And Level 2 sounds interesting too so will have to add it to my list :D Nice picks, thanks for sharing <3
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

  8. Ahh I'm so excited for both of these! And such gorgeous covers! The beginning of 2013 is going to be pretty epic. :) Flawless taste as usual, A!

  9. Mind Games. Even before I read the blurb, I was interested in it because it was written by Kiersten White.

    Lovely picks, Aa'Ishah :D

  10. Hey Aa'Ishah! Thanks for featuring LEVEL 2!!

  11. Great picks! Mind games really sounds cool, thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


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