Waiting On Wednesday – 5

Welcome to the Dystopian Survival Week Hop – Day 3 !

This Hop is hosted by Kristen @ Seeing Night Reviews and Ali’s @ Ali’s Bookshelf. It started on Monday, April 23th and it runs through Friday, April 27st.

There are 9 participating blogs and I strongly suggest you visit each of them because we all give you the opportunity to win awesome Dystopian books if you’re willing to take part in our challenges. Today you can win The Maze Runner @ Ali’s Bookshelf and The Hunger Games @ Pretty Deadly Reviews).

Also my challenge/giveaway is still open here and you have the opportunity to win The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Enter now!

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by book blogger Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

So, since it is Dystopian Week on the blog, my Waiting On Wednesday’s pick is a Dystopian novel:

Black City by Elizabeth Richards (Expected publication: November 13th 2012 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR).

From Goodreads:

“A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable–they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed–but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.”

What are you waiting for this week?

The Apocalypsies

Today I wanted to mention The Apocalypsies.

What are The Apocalypsies?

The Apocalypsies is a group of  authors whose Middle Grade/YA books are all 2012 debut. 2012 being the year of a supposed apocalypse, they came up with that witty name to promote their books.

Who are The Apocalypsies?

So far, around a hundred 2012 debut authors have joined the group.

Where can I find out more about The Apocalypsies?

You can check out their blog: http://apocalypsies.blogspot.com/

Any favorites among those Apocalypsies?

I have to say I’m eagerly awaiting the release of:

THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand (Simon & Schuster)

BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards (Putnam)

WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED by Cat Hellison (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

… and I shall stop there.

Which book from The Apocalypsies are you waiting for?