Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Betrayal + Eve + In the Forests of the Night

Hi everyone! I’m about to leave the house to go to school and I have a feeling it will take me longer than necessary to get home, so I’m posting my WoW right now! Hope you like it!

Betrayal by Mayandree Michel
Publication Date: April 2011
Published by: CreateSpace

At seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night.

After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is – a descendent of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for – safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it.

In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart.

Why I Chose This:

Another Greek read (Brodie!)! I like it that Greek mythology related books are appearing in YA nowadays! I’m not sure if this is about demigods but…descendant is enough for me. There are elements of danger, mystery and love. Sounds like a great paranormal read!

Eve by Anna Carey
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Published by: Harper Teen

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. Wildlife has grown over once recognizable landmarks, and the New America is ruled by a controlling King who will stop at nothing to rebuild the nation—including enslaving its boys and turning its girls into broodmares.

The Eve Trilogy is a breathlessly told story with an unforgettable heroine. Anna Carey has imagined a remarkable and unique world, and brings a compelling new voice to the dystopian genre. Eve offers a haunting glimpse of the global pandemic some scientists say is inevitable, and a world forever altered by its aftermath. Fans of Twilight and The Hunger Games will revel in this epic story of forbidden love, and an unforgettable heroine’s extraordinary adventure.

Why I Chose This:

Another dystopian! I’m in love with dystopia. Global pandemic? Deadly virus? Forbidden Love? Wow. This book has those three things that I like.  I’m a fan of The Hunger Games and if it says here that fans of that book will enjoy this, then I’m sold. 

*Addition (Sorry! I totally forgot to paste this to the blog post draft!)

In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton
Publication Date: October 3, 2011
Published by Clarion

Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have made it out of Mag Mell alive, but the Dark Man's forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Tea’s goblin cousins show up at her school, sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive once awoken. Soon she will belong to Fear Doirich and join them. In the meantime, they are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Tea’s family and friends.
Teagan knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn or her family to be tortured and killed. A wild Stormrider, born to rule and reign, is growing stronger inside her. But as long as she can hold on, she’s still Teagan Wylltson, who plans to be a veterinarian and who heals the sick and hurting. The disease that’s destroying her—that’s destroying them all—has a name: Fear Doirich.
And Teagan Wylltson is not going to let him win.

Why I Chose This:

Irish mythology? Check. A great heroine? Check. Badboy love interest for heroine? Check. Danger? Check. Wow. All of these are in Goblin Wars! I love the way Kersten wrote the first one, Tyger, Tyger – one of my top 10 reads for 2010. I’m sure I’ll love the next installment in the series. Oh, wait! I haven’t told you about Fear Doirich…see…he’s not who he seems to be. He’s… You’ll have to find out for yourself though! Read Tyger, Tyger now!


  1. Is it Wednesday already? Am I missing a day or are you in a different Country lol. Awesome book choices! I so can't wait to read these as well! Both look and sound amazing =]

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  2. Wow Betrayal looks and sounds amazing. I also enjoy stories with historical elements and stuff about Greek myths and gods. Thanks for posting about it, it is going on my wish list. :)

  3. Oooh, wow! I totally want to read those books!!! Nice choices!

  4. I LOVE the cover for Betrayal! And it sounds awesome! Eve sounds pretty great too!

  5. This is the first I've heard of Eve and I love dystopian stories too so this will immediately go on my TBR list.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention!!

  6. I hadn't heard of these, but they sound amazing. Thanks for showcasing them!

  7. Both of these books look good! I hadn't heard of the first one before. Off to Goodreads now! Thanks :)

  8. Precious! You've been holding out on me! Waiting until Wednesday to reveal yet another amazing Greek read.... :P Wow, that cover is amazing! Looks so gorgeous. Man, I WANT that book haha. Thanks for putting that on my wishlist!

    I am soo looking forward to reading Eve. We sure do love our dystopians *sigh* October, though! Agh! *waits in torment*

  9. Um, wow. Those two books sound AMAZING! And I hadn't heard of Betrayal before, so that's extra exciting. :-) Thanks!

  10. So glad you chose Betrayal! I've never heard of it but it sounds like a great read. I've added it to my wishlist!

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  11. I've added the first two to my TBR list. I love mythology and I'm becoming slowly addicted to dystopians as well, so I had to add them! Great picks, thanks for introducing me to new books!

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  12. I'm a sucker for a dystopian, Eve looks great!