Waiting on Wednesday: Otherbound

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sci-fi and fantasy seem to be the genres for me lately, as evidenced by the massive number of posts about it on this blog as of late. It seems as though authors are taking more and more risks - giving readers the opportunity to become invested in the unique worlds they've created and offering them a chance to like a genre they might have otherwise not. I have a feeling it's going to continue to take off with books like this, too! (And yes, it's on Netgalley!)

Title: Otherbound
Publisher: Amulet
Publish Date: June 17, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Pages: 400

Amara is never alone. Not when she's protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they're fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she's punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can't be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he's yanked from his Arizona town into Amara's mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He's spent years as a powerless observer of Amara's life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan's breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they'll have to work together to survive--and discover the truth about their connection.
There's something about this one (and it's not just that drool-worthy cover, that makes me need to read this one ASAP. I love when authors cross genres and give us themes and characters we haven't quite anticipated. Most of all though, I really love how very different this book sounds...and since I snagged it on Netgalley, I absolutely cannot wait to pick it up and give it a go! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Oooo this one's on NetGalley? WIN!!! You'll have to let me know if it's amazing. It sounds like it will be, and I can't get enough sci-fi/fantasy right now, so I'm excited. And yes to that drool worthy cover for sure!

  2. I was thinking about sharing this one for my one of my W.O.W's.LOL! I'm excited about this one too. It sounds all kinds of crazy. I'm thinking it could either be REALLY good or REALLY bad. Hahahaaa
    It's coming out in June, so just in time for a good summer read :)
    Come by and check out my W.o.W @Book Hangovers

  3. I'm definitely excited to read this one, too. Such a neat fantasy concept.

  4. YAY for sci-fi and fantasy! I like this cover too! I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds fun Melissa!

  5. I feel like I've seen this somewhere but I can't place it. But I do agree that the cover is drool worthy. Aly approves :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  6. Ooh nice! That's totally new to me! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Wow- this sounds good and definitely something I'd enjoy. I will have to check it out on Netgalley. Thanks for the heads up. I hope you are feeling better soon…I know how hard morning sickness is. UGH!

  8. I am not a huge fan of from this world to another world, but maybe it will work

  9. She's protecting a cursed princess? I'm IN!!

  10. I just got an ARC in the mail, so I'm looking forward to reading this one, too! Great pick :)


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