Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (15): Starling

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Starling (Starling #1) by Lesley Livingston
Release Date: August 15th 2012 by HarperTeen 
 Format: Hardcover




 Goodreads Summary:
"Love is just the beginning... of the end."

Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.

As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?

Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling.







  Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
 1. The cover. I have a huge case of coverlove with this book. I love how the girl on the cover seems to be coming out of some body of water yet her hair is perfectly unaffected by said action. Now how badass is that? I am impressed. Just saying, haha. Also loving the city backdrop, dark midnight blue sky and all the fog. It all looks super mystical & mysterious and I love it.
2. The synopsis. And I quote: "those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling" - 'Nuff said. Cassadra Clare's books are always amazing so if this is compared to The Mortal Instruments, you can bet I am gonna read it.


What do you guys think? :)




33 comments:

  1. I saw this one up on Net Galley but only a 6 Chapter Sampler! I'm also looking forward for this book ;) sounds really good! and I didn't know it was blurbed by Cassandra Clare yay!

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  2. This is one I am really wanting to read too. Sounds so good, and you're right the cover is awesome!

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  3. This is on my TBR list. The cover is amazing and it sounds really awesome :) Great pick this week!

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  4. So excited for this one! I just heard about it and it sounds amazing! I'm a huge Cassandra Clare fan too so now I'm even more curious about this. Great pick!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  5. This sounds so good! Sadly, I haven't read her other series, but I've been dying to get around to them. And the model has such a "I'm gonna kick your ass if you don't move" face on!

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  6. A yes, I already heard of that one and it made it to my tbr, too. Looking forward to reading it, and to know what some other bloggers thought of it.
    Awesome pick, thanks for sharing! =)

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  7. Had to add this one to my wishlist! Sounds amazing. Great choice! :)

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  8. I can't wait for this one, either! it sounds so good, and I love the cover for it!

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  9. I've been wanting to read this one too. It sounds so mysterious, and I love the cover.

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    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  10. This one sounds so good and the cover is really gorgeous as well. I can't wait to read this one. Great pick :)

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  11. Great choice! I want to read this one, too---loved Lesley Livingston's Wondrous Strange series!

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  12. I've been seeing this in a lot of blogs lately. It sounds really interesting. Great pick!

    Pam | jelly loves books

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  13. The cover is cool and the story does sound awesome. I hope it's as good as the Mortal Instruments.
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  14. I've been seeing this around and it sounds so good! I love that little element of fencing, it's something you never see but I bet will come in handy in this haha. Great pick!

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    1. I hear you on the fencing, haha. I think it's gonna be interesting to read about it and thanks :)

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  15. I'm not a fan of the MI series (haven't been able to make it past book 1 still), but I think I've learned to ignore comparisons. Too many times I see "for fans of the Hunger Games" "just like Harry Potter" and the magic is never there. That said, this one does look good!!!

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  16. This one is on my 'excited-for' pile too. :D Can't wait for the official release. :D

    Aleksandra and her WoW

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  17. Saw this on NetGalley and nearly JUMPED, and then realized it was only 6 chapters. WANT SO BADLY!

    My WoW

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  18. I've never heard of this one...it sounds lovely! Great pick - I love finding new books each week!

    I'm your newest follower. Lovely blog!

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  19. Starling is definitely on my wishlist. Great choice!

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    1. Great cover and choice.

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  20. I love TMI and this one does sound interesting! Doesn't the cover model look like Kristin Stewart though?!

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    1. Interestingg. She kinda does look like her a bit.

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  21. The first line really catches my eyes. That's almost everything a book needs to make me curious about it :')

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-11-lara-avery.html

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  22. I so didn't know the Cassandra Clare part but the book does sounds awesome! =D

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  23. I'm soooo in love with the sound of this book (and the gorgeous cover just adds to that) - can't wait to get my greedy little fingers on a copy of that. :D Awesome pick!

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    1. "can't wait to get my greedy little fingers on a copy of that"- hahaha. You are too much, girl :D

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  24. I haven't heard of this one,ing but it sounds like one of the most interesting ones that I have seen so far today. I definitely will be getting this one. Thanks!

    Ellen at Always YA at Heart - My WoW

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  25. I've never read anything by Lesley Livingston though after reading the synopsis of this one, that is going to have to change. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Sounds great and I love the cover, I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR list. Check out my WOW @ http://best-of-ya.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html. And I'm also a new follower! :)

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