Apr 11, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #69: Insurgent & Singing the Dogstar Blues!

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

Singing the Dogstar Blues
Alison Goodman

Publication date:
April 12th, 2012
Alison Goodman's first novel - in a very special new edition!

Seventeen-year-old Joss is a rebel, and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo-Historical Studies. This year, for the first time, the Centre has an alien student: Mavkel, from the planet Choria. And Mavkel has chosen Joss, of all people, as his roommate and study partner. Then Mavkel gets sick. Joss quickly realizes that his will to live is draining away. The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest rules - and that means going back in time to change history. 
This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre-bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after-book adventures, originally published in Firebirds Rising.

(Divergent series, book #2)
Veronica Roth

Publication date:
May 1st, 2012
One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. 
But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.


  1. Insurgent! And the UK cover! <3

    Patricia // My WOW

  2. I approximate about 1,565,859 readers (give or take) are waiting for Insurgent. Oh plus one for me! :) Great choices!

  3. I can´t wait to read Insurgent! Like the UK cover, but I´m pre-ordering the US cover. Great pick!
    My WOW

  4. I'm so excited for Insurgent! And this is the first I have seen the UK cover. It's pretty. The first book is new to me but sounds good. I love books with time travel. Thanks for visiting My WOW!