Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The OathBreaker's Shadow + After Eden

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine!

Here are the picks for this week:

The OathBreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
Publication Date: June 6, 2013
Published by: Random House UK

Fifteen-year-old Raim lives in a world where you tie a knot for every promise that you make. Break that promise and you are scarred for life, and cast out into the desert.

Raim has worn a simple knot around his wrist for as long as he can remember. No one knows where it came from, and which promise of his it symbolises, but he barely thinks about it at all—not since becoming the most promising young fighter ever to train for the elite Yun guard. But on the most important day of his life, when he binds his life to his best friend (and future king) Khareh, the string bursts into flames and sears a dark mark into his skin.

Scarred now as an oath-breaker, Raim has two options: run, or be killed.

A gripping YA action-adventure fantasy, the first part of a planned duology.

Why I Chose this:

Oh, a guy main character! I’m definitely going to read this. I have nothing against fierce and beautiful heroines but from time to time, I want to read something else. A story from a guy’s POV is refreshing. Plus, “A gripping YA action-adventure fantasy” – wow. I just have to have this!

After Eden by Helen Douglas
Publication Date: July 4, 2013
Published by: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she's hooked. On the face of it, he's a typical American teenager. So why doesn't he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he's taking in her.

As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan's bedroom - a biography of her best friend - written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose ... and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success.

Why I Chose this:

Since I’m co-hosting the YA + MG Time Travel Reading Challenge for this year, of course, it’s a given that I’m crazy for time travel. Especially ones that have romance. Can’t wait to read this!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Leave links so I could visit you, too!


  1. These both sound good. I'll have to be watching for them to find out more. Happy reading!

  2. Wow, The OathBreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch sounds so cool!!

  3. Ohh yay! the cover looks gorgeous! This is totally going into my pile! :D

    We Fancy Books

  4. Great picks :D Ohh, really love the cover for Oathbreakers ;) They both look awesome! Hope you enjoy :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  5. Oh boy. I think I'm sold on After Eden the most. I've not heard of this book so, thanks for the heads up!

    Great picks all around. :)