Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (29)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.

I've altered things a little to include one book that hasn't come out yet and one that has already been published but I still haven't gotten around to reading yet.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

Goodreads description of Born Wicked (February 7, 2012):

Cate Cahill and her sisters are considered eccentric bluestockings—a little odd, a little unfashionable, and far too educated for their own good. The truth is more complicated; they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it could mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. Before their mother died, she entrusted Cate with keeping them safe and keeping everyone, including their father, in the dark about their powers. When her father employs a governess and Cate begins to receive notes from her missing, presumed-mad godmother, her task becomes much more difficult. As Cate searches for answers in banned books and rebellious new friends, she must juggle unwanted proposals, tea parties, and an illicit attraction to the new gardener. Cate will do anything to protect her sisters, but at what cost to herself?

Why I want to read it:

Witches. Plain and simple I like books about witches. Banned books, searching for answers, rebellious new friends, and a class-crossing romance just makes Born Wicked sound even better!

Product description of Thirteen Days to Midnight (April 12, 2010):

You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear.
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies?
In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.

Why I want to read it:

 It sounds like a fast-paced adventure. The storyline also sounds original and I like that it's told from the perspective of a guy.

Have any of you read either of these books? Would you recommend them? 


  1. These both sound great AND they both have pretty awesome covers. Great picks!

  2. Both of these sound really promising; I think I'm more interested in Thirteen Days to Midnight for the male perspective and the mystery aspect.

  3. I am SO looking forward to Born Wicked. I love me some witches. And Thirteen Days To Midnight sounds great! Do I spy the words 'Grim Reaper' in the synopsis? I like!

  4. Thirteen Days to Midnight sounds interesting for the whole concept, "Who decides who lives and dies?" And the Grim Reaper makes any book better, I think.

  5. This is the first I have heard of Born Wicked but it sounds good! Running off to add it to my wishlist. Thanks Small :)

  6. Born Wicked just looks awesome and that cover is just yummy.

    =) Thanks for the heads up about that one, I hadn't heard of it :)

  7. I keep seeing the cover for Born Wicked popping up on blogs so apparently there's a lot of hype. Can't wait to read it! I haven't really heard that much about Thirteen Days to Midnight but it sounds great.

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  8. SO excited for Born Wicked! That one just sounds amazing, and it's got a gorgeous cover which always makes me happy. Awesome choices!

  9. OMFG! I cannot wait for Born Wicked, it looks like it's going to be so freaking good! I love novels that involve witches. :)

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  10. I love that Born Wicked cover. It's so pretty and intriguing. And I'm with you, I love to read of witches. I've been on a kick with witches lately and this one sounds like an excellent addition to the stack. [ps - I love her hair on the cover - just sayin':D]

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  11. Witches! Same reason I want to read this one. And the other one I very superficially want to read because the girl's name is Ophelia.

  12. The Born Wicked cover is incredible. And the synopsis sounds great too. I'll definitely keep my eye out for it.

  13. OOO! Small these both sound great, but Witches! I love witches. I always dressed as a witch for Halloween. Still do! My children might claim that I am one already!


  14. Ohh I haven't heard of Thirteen Days to Midnight before! Sounds really good =)


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