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Waiting on Wednesday #017: The Selection & Ten

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

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The Selection by Kiera Cass
Release Date: September 24, 2012

From Goodreads.com
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself - and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

I'm not sure exactly what drew me to this one other than I simply liked the idea. I hope it isn't a case of a GIPE (great idea - poor execution). Not a fan of the cover though. The dress may be pretty but she looks like she's checking to see if her deodorant is still working. Meh.

 

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 18, 2012

From Goodreads.com
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine.

To me, this sounds like an updated retelling of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It's one of my absolute favorite Christie novels & I hope that this retelling will do it justice!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

13 comments:

  1. Great picks. I too am looking forward to reading The Selection.

    Thanks for sharing. Becki

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  2. You managed to pick two of my most-anticipated reads for 2012 for your WoW post. Can't wait to read either of these and really hope that there'll be as awesome as I expect them to be. :D

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  3. Great picks! I can't wait to read both of those. Ten was my first WoW pick :)
    Here's my WoW post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  4. haha, checking to see if her deodorant is still working... love that! I like the cover besides her pose; I LOVE that it's copies, reflections? of her and her dress. Love it! Am also excited about The Selection.

    Ten sounds super duper creepy and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I LOVE horror! It should be fantastic. :D

    My WOW, plus if you are a middle grade lover, be sure to check out my giveaway for a signed copy of NEVERSINK!

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  5. I already knew about The Selection but Ten I've never heard of and I'll definitely be adding it to my wishlist, great picks, here's my IMM

    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  6. Ughhh, I can't see your "follow me" button, and I want to follow. :(( I followed on twitter though.

    Love your selection btw :) Both are on my list :)

    And here's my WOW

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  7. I'm really excited about The Selection! Can't wait to read it. Great picks. Please check out my Wow!

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  8. I can't wait for The Selection either! It sounds so awesome. Haha, you're completely right about the cover - I hadn't thought about it that way xD

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My WoW

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  9. Both of these sound amazing. I have had my eye on The Selection for awhile. I hope that you enjoy them.
    - FABR Steph

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  10. BOTH of these I am just dying to read!! I actually have The Selection but was waiting until closer to the release date to read it-- sooooon!! :D

    You can see my WoW for this week at the link below :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  11. PS- I LOVE your blog header and blog colors, they are so pretty and girly! ;)

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  12. I really want to read TEN. Love your blog design. new follower. my wow http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9-little-woods-by.html

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  13. I want read both of these too and it totally looks like she is sniffing her armpit...
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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