Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taker and Dark Inside

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week, I am posting two very different books that I am equally excited about:
Title: The Taker
Author: Alma Katsu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster/Gallery Press
Publish Date: Sept. 6, 2011
Pages: 352 pages
Author Website:
Summary: Described as an "epic supernatural romance," The TAKER combines historical fiction with a supernatural element for a dark romantic story that's "astonishing... heartbreaking and magical."

In the novel, set in the 19th century, a girl from northern Maine falls for and gets impregnated by a wealthy local out of her social league. When she flees to Boston to have the baby, she gets swept up by a group of immortal beings, and a tricky love triangle develops after the leader of the undying crew falls for her and gives her everlasting life.

Title: Dark Inside
Author: Jeyn Roberts
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Publish Date: Nov. 1, 2011
Pages: 352 pages
Author Website:
Summary: Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.
Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.
What books are you waiting on?


Cait said...

They both sound great! Hope you enjoy them when you get them =]

Khadija said...

I have never heard of The Taker before now...don't know how I missed it. It sounds really good though ^-^ I'll have to add it to goodreads.

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

Oooooh, these both sound really great! The Taker had me at "epic supernatural romance." Although the impregnating part does sound a bit weird. Aren't most paranormal romances, though?

Great picks!

Anti-Drug Reads said...

These look pretty interesting; might need to pick them up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

Looking forward to hearing back from you,
Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

DJL said...

Wow, The Taker sounds like an amazing and curiosity-piquing read! :) I definitely want to hear more about this title, especially what kind of immortals are present.

Jenny said...

Epic Supernatural Romance? YES PLEASE! That sounds amazing, it's absolutely going on my list!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Dark Side just rocketed to the top of my to-read list. This is awesome. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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