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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hi, darling roses! Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday over here at Sparkles and Lightning, thanks to the wonderful Jill over at Breaking the Spine! It's a fantastic Wednesday here today during my blogoversary week and I am very excited to share this with you.

I love my pick this week and I am majorly anticipating it, so I hope that you enjoy it, too!

Phoebe North
Release Date: July 23, 2o13
My darling daughter,
Know that I never would have left the Earth if it hadn't already been doomed…

The generation ship Asherah coasts through space, bound for a planet its passengers have never even seen. On the eve of their arrival, sixteen-year-old botanist Terra discovers that her orderly society has fractured. Walking home one night through the long-abandoned engine rooms, she witnesses the murder of an innocent man. Now, called on by the Children of Abel, a group of rebels intent on destroying the High Council, Terra must prove her mettle--assassinate the ship's rising captain. In order to carry out her task, Terra must betray her father, deceive her teacher, and challenge everything the Council has ever taught her was true.
The rebels think that Terra has nothing left to lose. But when she falls for Silvan Rafferty, the boy that she's meant to kill, Terra learns that "doing your duty" isn't always as easy as it seems.

 Okay, it's confession time: I've actually used this book as one of my WoWs before. In my defense, it was a long time ago and it was supposed to release in January before it got moved to July so think of this as a refresher. Also, last time I made it my WoW there was no cover and now there is. So I like to think that it all works out.

Well, I just feel that this book sounds like pure awesomeness. Sci-fi is always exciting. And hello, it's in freaking space, so it is like doubly awesome just for that. It's like the Across the Universe series, although it sounds even more amazing.

I feel like the romance is going to be awesome too. It's kind of forbidden, right? But I feel like it's not forbidden in a clichéd way. I feel like that aspect is going to be similar to Grave Mercy in that respect. And y'all know that I LOVED Grave Mercy, so of course I find that concept thrilling.

And, well, duh, there's the cover. Just look at it. Look at that piece of gorgeousness. I absolutely adore the colors. Like, they are unreal. I love how they're all cool colors and the blues and greens and violets all blend together in the loveliest way. I love how she's looking out the window of the ship, like she longs for freedom, and how you can see the sky and a planet. I also like the life in the leaves around the border, and they typography is spectacular.

I just know that this book is going to be fabulous. It easily makes my top ten most anticipated reads of 2013. Perhaps even my top five. I want it that much.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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  1. Very pretty cover!!! I love the sound of this. Huge sci-fi and space fan. Also love forbidden love.
    My WOW

  2. This is the first time I see this one but it sounds interesting. I'll wait to read some reviews of it before deciding if I want to read it, though. Nice pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  3. Love the cover! I'll have to take a longer look at this one... good choice!

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    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  4. I love the cover! It doesn't seem to be the same old YA cover. Great pick!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  5. Phoebe North is an amazing writer. I read her short story Under a New Star and loved it, this one is definitely going on my TBR list. Great pick!
    My Wow Pick!

  6. Well I hadn't seen or heard of it before so I appreciate the refresher pick! Great choice as always. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  7. Oh the cover is just gorgeous! And the premise sounds intriguing and exciting at the same time! I hadn't seen your previous spotlight on it so thanks for the refresher :D Great choice! Old follower, here's my WoW this week

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  8. The cover is pretteh! I'll have to look into this one ;)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  9. Great choice Annabelle! It does sound a lot like Across the Universe. I absolutely ADORED that book so I'm sure I'll love this one too! I have a soft spot for books about space and other planets! Can't wait. :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday

    1. lol totally doesn't count if they move the release date! I have featured one twice by accident and didn't realize until a follower pointed it out so good for you for just pointing it out lol. I do understand why you're waiting on it though, it sounds like it's going to be awesome!
      If you have a moment here is My Wow


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