Dec 21, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #57: Cinder, Under the Never Sky & This Duke Is Mine!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

(Lunar Chronicles, book #1)
Marissa Meyer

Publication date:
January 5th, 2012
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

 Under the Never Sky
(Under the Never Sky, book #1)
Veronica Rossi

Publication date:
January 1st, 2012
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers abarbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY

The first book in a captivating trilogy, Veronica Rossi’s enthralling debut sweeps you into an unforgettable adventure

 This Duke Is Mine
(Happily Ever After..., Book #3)
Eloisa James

Publication date:
December 27th, 2011

 He is a duke in search of a perfect bride. 
She is a lady—but a long way from perfect.
Tarquin, the powerful Duke of Sconce, knows perfectly well that the decorous and fashionably slender Georgiana Lytton will make him a proper duchess. So why can’t he stop thinking about her twin sister, the curvy, headstrong, and altogether unconventional Olivia? Not only is Olivia betrothed to another man, but their improper, albeit intoxicating, flirtation makes her unsuitability all the more clear. 

Determined to make a perfect match, he methodically cuts Olivia from his thoughts, allowing logic and duty to triumph over passion…Until, in his darkest hour, Tarquin begins to question whether perfection has anything to do with love

To win Olivia's hand he would have to give up all the beliefs he holds most dear, and surrender heart, body and soul…

Unless it’s already too late.
This sexy, witty version of The Princess and the Pea turns the classic fairy tale into an enticing, funny, and moving romance.


  1. I really love the sound of Cinder. I wasn't a fan of Cinderella as a kid, but would of been if it sounded like this. Really looking forward to it.

    My WOW

  2. Love the sound of Cinder, still need to read Under the Never Sky!!

  3. I really want Cinder and Under the Never Sky looks great too! Hope you manage to get your hands on them! :)

  4. Awesome picks! Really looking forward to Cinder and Under the Never Sky! I have only read one book by Eloise James, and have been meaning to read more. Happy reading!

  5. Under The Never Sky and Cinder sound SO AMAZING! I CANNOT wait for their releases. :)

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    The Book Basement

  6. I have heard this book is pretty good! The cover looks creepy. Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

    Books For All Seasons

  7. very interesting trio. Also be on the lookout for my review of Cinder and Under the Never Sky on my blog soon. Old follower.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  8. Ohh The Duke is Mine is definitely new to me! Awesome picks!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  9. I love Eloisa James! This book is on my to read list and I have a feeling I’ll devour it in one night ;o)

  10. She experiences so many firsts on the Outside, from seeing the Aether for real for the first time to becoming a woman. She comes across as a naive but I think that supports her sheltered upbringing, where her mother's research was hidden from her and she basically lived in virtual Realms without real feelings and experiences.