Dec 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {9}: Annabel; The Darkest Minds

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about much-awaited releases!
Title: Annabel (Delirium #0.5)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: December 26th 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now. 
Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium. 
Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love. 
But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.
I was shocked when I learned about this point-five. I mean, it's about Lena's mother who got her brain cracked open without anesthetics! And I guess it'll be similar to Pandemonium, with the alternating then's and now's. I would've been happier if this was about Alex, though. Anyway, last night, Lauren said the three Delirium novellas (the third being about Raven! I love her) will be released all together in print! I'm glad because purchasing ebooks is a hassle for me - an impossibility, actually, since I don't have the means to pay online yet. I need to figure that out soon.

Title: The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: December 18th 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp". She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.  
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.  
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like herEast River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. 
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
Eep, a book guy named Liam, finally! Haha, I just love that name, sorry. Anyway, so I guess this is another dystopian X-Men book but I don't care; I love those! (If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you should read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi).

What books are you waiting for? Leave a link to your WoW post below and I'll be sure to drop by :D
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  1. I love the sound of THE DARKEST MINDS. It's now on my TBR list. Here's my WOW

  2. Sounds awesome and love the cover! Have a great week!

  3. I have the Darkest Minds on my TBR! I can't wait for that to come out!!! Love your blog :) [New follower]

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  4. I can't wait for The Darkest Minds either! I've heard great things about Alexandra's other novels.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Oh my.. The Darkest Minds, how have I not heard of this before? Now I'm really interested in it and can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing! :D
    -Megan @ Books i View

  6. Great pix! Very cool that you're in the blog tour for the book I chose this week! It sounds GREAT! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading.

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  7. I love that we are on the same brain wave length today, with the whole Delirium series thing! im starting Hana now, annabel sounds good i so need to read that one too! thanks for checking out my WOW and check back tomorrow, im posting my Pandemonium review, id love to hear your thoughts! - Katie @ INkk

  8. I didn't know about Annabel. Hope you get to enjoy soon!

  9. I'm reading Delirium now and I love it so far, so I'd love to read Annabel's story when it comes out. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading your picks.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  10. Oh an Alex novella would be great! Maybe one day we'll get one. :) I'm looking forward to Annabel too and have heart great things about The Darkest Minds, so I can't wait to read that either. Brilliant picks!

  11. Two the best WoW picks I have seen all day today. I didn't know about anabel til now. I am now very excited for both of them. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. =]

  12. I so have to read Delirium! I never read the point fives in a series anyway, but still. I hope you love your picks when you get to read them.


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