Sep 19, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #90: The Hallowed Ones & The Casual Vacancy!

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

Publication date:
September 25th, 2012
If your home was the last safe place on earth, would you let a stranger in?

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers are free to experience non-Amish culture before officially joining the church. But before Rumspringa arrives, Katie’s safe world starts to crumble. It begins with a fiery helicopter crash in the cornfields, followed by rumors of massive unrest and the disappearance of huge numbers of people all over the world. Something is out there…and it is making a killing. 
Unsure why they haven’t yet been attacked, the Amish Elders make a decree: no one goes outside their community, and no one is allowed in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man lying just outside the boundary of their land, she can’t leave him to die. She refuses to submit to the Elders’ rule and secretly brings the stranger into her community - but what else is she bringing in with him?

The Casual Vacancy 
J.K. Rowling

Publication date:
September 27th, 2012
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.


  1. interesting / hope u get them . gr8 wow

  2. Hhaha watch this! :) The Casual Vacancy was my pick last week, and The Hallowed Ones is this week! :) Great mind think alike! ;)

  3. I haven't heard of those books.

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  4. I'm new to WoW, but I posted Casual Vacancy as my first pick. Thankfully we only have about a week left to wait for that one!

  5. These are great picks.. I'm going to start The Hallowed Ones soon. *fingers crossed* :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    1. I hope you'll love it :) And I'm so jealous!!!

  6. I am also dying to read Rowling's new book. She did say not to expect it to be as good as Harry Potter as nobody could strike gold twice....but I hope she does.

    Your other book also sounds really intriguing. I love that genre and seeing it mixed with dystopian elements definitely has me hooked.

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    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  7. OMG AN AMISH BOOK! I think I might have to read it just because of that... OMG. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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    1. So interesting, right? I can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

  8. YAY! Awesome picks :D The Hallowed Ones is so much love. <3 You'll love it ;) Hope you'll enjoy both, though :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  9. Great picks! I've seen The Hallowed Ones on a lot of blogs lately.
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  10. The Hallowed Ones sounds great! Amish are fascinating but so true that they would be well equipped to deal with disasters and loss of electricity. So curious about J.K. Rowling's adult novel! Thanks for stopping by!