Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Bullington, Dixon, and Lo

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

There are several upcoming reads that I'm keeping my eye on at the moment, but the most immediate ones are:

The Enterprise of Death. by Jesse BullingtonThe Enterprise of Death by Jesse Bullington: A Moorish slave cast out of her Spanish home by war, Awa is captured by a necromancer who forces her to learn his skills. When she eventually flees, she discovers the necromancer placed a curse on her that will destroy her soul in 10 years' time - unless she can find his book of secrets, which could be hidden anywhere in the world. During her quest, Awa befriends Manuel, a painter-turned-mercenary; Monique, a lesbian gunsmith-turned-madam; and others both dead and undead. As Manuel paints her macabre story on canvas, plank, and church wall, the young apprentice becomes increasingly aware that death might be the least of her concerns.

EntwinedEntwined by Heather Dixon: Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest. But there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

HuntressHuntress by Malinda Lo: Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance. To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever. (a prequel to the lovely Ash).

As always, Happy Reading!


  1. That's three books I cannot wait to read either especially Huntress...Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    I'm a new follower^^

  2. I'm really excited about Huntress and Entwined. The Enterprise of Death sounds good, but I'm not loving the cover :( Great picks.

  3. Wow, The Enterprise of Death certainly stands out in terms of uniqueness, I've never heard anything like it before.

    Huntress and Entwined are both on my TBR list ^_^. Can't wait to read those.

    My Wow

  4. Oh, all three of these books sound great! The Enterprise of Death sounds really interesting! Will be adding these to my list of books to look out for! Thanks!

    xo Nat

  5. Nothing wrong with choosing three, and you should give BDB a try amazing and I don't think that even describes it. Thanks for stopping by my blog

    I have been waiting for Huntress too ;)

  6. All great picks especially The Enterprise of Death. I must say I wouldn't normally pick that book because the cover is rather bland to me, but upon reading the synopsis well, it was instant mind change really :)

    Am happy to be following you right back. From a fellow greedy book slut :D

  7. Oh, nice picks! I'm definitely looking forward to Huntress too. Thanks for visiting my WoW post!

  8. Ooh those look interesting. Haven't heard of them, but they sound like a good read!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  9. Hey Sally! Thanks for stopping by! Actually, it's really funny that you mentioned that I might like the first one because I have an ARC of it on my Nook! LOL.

    All of these look really good though. I'm really looking forward to Entwined!

  10. Awesome picks! I love the cover for Entwined! It's so beautiful! I can't wait to read it! Great wow! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! :D
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  11. Great choices! I'm interested in Huntress :)

  12. Entwined and Huntress look really good! I haven't heard of The Enterprise of Death before. It looks odd, but also interesting. Good picks!

  13. Awesome picks! I'm really diggin The Enterprise of Death, and need to add it to my list. And I am totally waiting for The Huntress! It sounds so good!

  14. I think Entwined looks excellent, so does Huntress, but I haven't read Ash yet (need to get to that!).