Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfection + These Broken Stars + Two Gorgeous Covers

So for this Wednesday, I got a little too excited. In fact, I won’t be featuring 2012 books but 2013 books!  As usual, the books fall under the science-fiction/dystopia/post-apocalyptic umbrella.

Perfection by J.L. Spelbring
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Published by: Spencer Hill Press

The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.

Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.

Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.

But he does.

His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Why I Chose This:

I like novels that tackle genetics and perfection. I enjoyed Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt and I have a feeling – a strong feeling – that I’ll enjoy this one, too.

I’m sad, curious and excited all at the same time for Ellyssa. When emotions are thrown in the equation, things get complicated because engineered people tend to act on their feelings instead of acting on orders/rules.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publication Date: 2013
Published by: Disney-Hyperion

Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen never should have met. She’s the socialite daughter of the richest man in the galaxy, and he’s a decorated soldier fighting back rebellions on newly terraformed planets. But when the vast luxury spaceliner they’re both traveling on crashes, they find themselves thrown together as the two sole survivors on an alien planet.

As they survive harsh conditions and dwindling supplies—not to mention each other—the two begin to uncover a mystery surrounding the abandoned planet that neither of them could have guessed.

The first in a trilogy, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a series of timeless, standalone love stories that span galaxies—and are linked by their shared worlds and one mysterious enemy.

Why I Chose This:

A soldier?? Reminds me of Chase from Article 5 (which was so awesome.) I loved Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan so I think I might like this, too. I really enjoy stories about two people meeting, drawn together by unfortunate circumstances. I can sense a bit of love-hate-thing here. Hope this meets my expectations!

And…I just couldn’t resist. Check out these swoon-worthy covers:

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres - formerly Blaze Dark

What do you think?


  1. Oh my Gooodddensss! I saw the Cover from The Iron Prince and it's soooo hot! LOVE it!

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  3. Sounds awesome! But I just can't wait for The Lost Prince to be released!!!

    Rachel @ Books to Consider

  4. Awesome choices! :D I'm especially excited for These Broken Stars. I just adore that concept.

    Also, the cover of The Lost Prince is . . . extremely attractive. EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE.

  5. I love the Perfection cover with the little butterfly in her eye.
    Good cover choices!