Waiting on Wednesday (15/11/2017)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

21

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers an unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

Publisher: Allen & Unwin/Disney-Hyperion | Release Date: November 22nd 2017/ January 8th 2018 | Pre-order at Book Depository

As soon as I saw Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones in space I was sold!

Waiting on Wednesday (01/11/2017)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

tumblr_oxa2aczqae1qjw8n0o1_1280

For fans of Pierce Brown and Rhoda Belleza, here is epic space adventure full of action, heart and two kick-butt heroines.

Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary isn’t enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive the harrowing modifications and earn an elite place in the Scela ranks, she may be able to save her brother.

Key Tanaka awakens in a Scela body with only hazy memories of her life before. She knows she’s from the privileged end of the Fleet, but she has no recollection of why she chose to give up a life of luxury to become a hulking cyborg soldier. If she can make it through the training, she might have a shot at recovering her missing past.

In a unit of new recruits vying for top placement, Aisha’s and Key’s paths collide, and the two must learn to work together–a tall order for girls from opposite ends of the Fleet. But a rebellion is stirring, pitting those who yearn for independence from the Fleet against a government struggling to maintain unity.

With violence brewing and dark secrets surfacing, Aisha and Key find themselves questioning their loyalties. They will have to put aside their differences, though, if they want to keep humanity from tearing itself apart.

Publisher: Delacorte | Release Date: July 17th 2018 | Pre-order at Book Depository

OMG, I AM SO EXCITED!

Waiting on Wednesday (25/10/2017)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

4

When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Release Date: March 20th 2018 | Pre-order at Book Depository

I’ve heard nothing but good things about Jay Coles, and this sounds like an amazingly important book.  I can’t wait for this release!