Waiting on Wednesday 11/16

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Pages: 352

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Ok, first of all, please pardon my obsessive cover lust, but have you seen that blue?!?!?! Honestly, if I weren't such a freaky reader, I would simply buy the book simply by the cover, alone. That said, we all know I'm a sucker for dystopians, and while I'm not so much a sucker for love triangles, there's something about The Selection that intrigues me. I'm always sold on class divisions and super crazy conflicts. So, I'm dying to read this one...yesterday. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

28 comments:

  1. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW this one looks AMAZING! I'm really looking forward to reading it also :) It sounds fabulous, and I'm a sucker for all dystopians EVER. :)

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  2. This one sounds so good and the cover is just gorgeous! I can't wait for this one. Great pick :)

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  3. Um, WOW, that cover is GORGEOUS! I would buy it simply to be able to stare at it every day.

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  4. I'm definitely intrigued, too! The Selection sounds SO GOOD! :)

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  5. This books sounds AMAZING!! I cant wait to read this one!!!! Sounds soo good

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-17_16.html

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  6. I've been seeing this book everywhere and I can't wait to read it! Plus, the cover is incredible. :)

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  7. That blue dress on the cover made me salivate...one of most gorgeous blue I've ever seen so far. YA dystopia might be interesting!

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  8. That has to be one of 2012's most gorgeous covers. It's absolutely breathtaking! So beautiful. And the synopsis ain't half bad either haha. I'm really looking forward to this one.

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  9. Seems like girls with pretty covers are the rage right now. This looks so good.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  10. You are SO right - that cover is fantabulous! I'm intrigued by the synopsis as well. Great pick, Melissa!

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  11. I don't want to wait until April 2012 for this one. I can't wait! I need this now. And yes, I'd probably buy it just for the cover - sooo gorgeous. :D Good thing the summary is just as awesome. ;)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  12. I'm looking forward to this one too! Great pick.

    Please check out my WoW!

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  13. This book must be mine! I saw it last week and about fell out of my chair in a profound case of cover lust. I might have to start calling it "my precious" in a creepy Gollum voice:)

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  14. I love the concept, but I may love the cover even more--that blue is amazing!

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  15. I am not a dystopia person, but wow - this cover! Makes me want to read it just for that.

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  16. Me too! And doesn't this dress just scream, "Let's throw a costume ball?"

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  17. I want to read this book! It sounds so good and look at that cover. It's freaking awesome.

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  18. I want to read this book! It sounds so good and look at that cover.

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  19. I think I'm the only one who actually isn't a fan of the super poofy dress on the cover, LOL...although admittedly the blue is very pretty. But the premise sounds awesome, love the idea of the competition within this palace!

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  20. I just love the cover and the synopsis of this book! I can't wait to read it!

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  21. I am dying for this book, it sounds SO good. Plus, the cover. Do I even have to say? It's amazing. Awesome pick :).

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  22. This one is the most popular this week! I ADORE this cover! Must read!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  23. this looks great!

    here are my WOW picks. stop by?!?!
    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  24. verrrry nice pick. i'm usually a sucker for RED on a cover, but you make a very vivid point in this lovely blue!

    class divisions. hmmm, sounds very interesting. i'm sure i'd love it. onto the list it goes.

    (sidenote: the cover is lovely, but i couldn't ever wear that dress. too ruffly.)

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  25. I like the cover! I've seen lots of readers feature this book, and I know why! It sounds very good! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  26. Another pretty dress cover and half of a face! Lovely cover, though. Yes, definitely eye catching. Yay for dystopians! Going on my list!!

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