Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Oppression + Fever + The Prince Who Fell from the Sky!

Hi there! I missed posting last week so this week…I have three awesome books that I’m looking forward to!

Oppression by Jessica Therrien
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Published by: Zova Books

OPPRESSION tells the story of a young woman who discovers that she belongs to a secret society of individuals with extraordinarily long life spans and unusual abilities. Fearful of prophecies about their only daughter, her parents kept her hidden from the world – and the society – for as long as they could. But when their own untimely deaths leave her to fend for herself, the truth of her origins and the fateful prophecy find her at last. Joining the ranks of such widely popular works as the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, and the Mortal Instruments series, Mrs. Therrien's paranormal romance/adventure promises to be the next fan-favorite in its genre.

Why I Chose this:

I have this feeling in my gut. I feel that this will be mythologically awesome! I know mythologically is not a word. I just made it up for this occasion. And this is the first book of the series Children of the Gods. I have a feeling that this could be Greek/Roman mythology related.

Fever by Dee Shulman
Publication Date: April 5, 2012
Published by: Puffin Books

A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless 21st century girl. A mysterious virus unites them . . .

152 AD. Sethos Leontis, a skilled and mesmerising fighter, is unexpectedly wounded and lies dangerously close to death.

2012 AD. Eva is brilliant - but troubled. Starting her new life at a school for the gifted, a single moment in the lab has terrifying results.

An extraordinary link brings Sethos and Eva together, but it could force them apart - because the fever that grips them cannot be cured and falling in love could be lethal . . . Can love survive when worlds collide and threaten time itself?

Why I Chose this:

Time travel! Okay, time travelish. I can’t wait for this one. I can’t imagine a ‘mysterious virus’ connecting the two! How can it be? The concept is…new to me. I’ve never encountered anything related to a virus in time travel books!

The Prince Who Fell from the Sky by John Claude Bemis
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Published by: Random House

In Casseomae's world, the wolves rule the Forest, and the Forest is everywhere. The animals tell stories of the Skinless Ones, whose cities and roads once covered the earth, but the Skinless disappeared long ago.

Casseomae is content to live alone, apart from the other bears in her tribe, until one of the ancients' sky vehicles crashes to the ground, and from it emerges a Skinless One, a child. Rather than turn him over to the wolves, Casseomae chooses to protect this human cub, to find someplace safe for him to live. But where among the animals will a human child be safe? And is Casseomae threatening the safety of the Forest and all its tribes by protecting him?

Middle-grade fans of postapocalyptic fiction are in for a treat with this fanciful and engaging animal story by the author of the Clockwork Dark trilogy.

Why I Chose this:

Doesn’t it sound so cute and awesome? The story and the world of this novel sound extremely unique. I’ve no doubt that this will be good. I love post-apocalypctic novels and one with animals in them and a world where wolves rule is sure to be boundless in imagination.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? 


  1. Fever sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  2. Wonderful picks, Precious! The last two are titles I've never heard of before, thanks for bringing them up!

    My picks this week:

    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

  3. OOOOH. Oppression! This is a new one for me and I'm SOLD. It sounds brilliant and I love secret societies and prophecies :D And Fever! Time travel! One of my favourite elements to include in a book, I can't wait to see how Dee pulls it off.

    Aww and I so need to read more MG, there are such fantastic-sounding novels out there. That shall be one of my goals of 2012 - MORE MG!

  4. Woot, that is a great list! I saw Oppression around and it sounds awesome! The cover from Fever looks awesome! Great choices!

    Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms

  5. Interesting picks. I really like the cover of Fever. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    JJ iReads
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  6. I love the idea of The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, nice picks!

  7. Oppression sounds like it'll be a good one!

  8. All three of these sound really excellent and I'm definitely adding them to my list. Thanks for sharing & for visiting my blog.

  9. I haven't heard of any of these, but they sound great :) & the wish list grows........ :)