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

Title: Linked
Author: Imogen Howson

Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Expected Publication: June 11, 2013

Summary:

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.
Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.
Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.
Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Why I am lurking on this: I love governments hunting down the things/people that are special and they don't understand. It's so disturbing, it just never gets boring. And I love twins, and clashes like they represent it. I'm pretty sure this is going to be an awesome read!

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Title: Winter Queen
Series: Fairy Queens 1
Authors: Amber Argyle

Language: English
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Expected Publication: June 19, 2013

Summary:

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.
Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.
With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

Why I am lurking on this: People, just look at this stunning cover! I have to say this was love at first sight! But the summary sounds just as good. I love me some fantasy kingdom in trouble, dark warriors/invadors who may not be all they seem (okay, that's my imagination, but please let me be, please), and of course fairies and their power -- over the seasons instead of the elements as such is a nice twist. I really can't wait for this!

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25 thoughts on “WoW #56 - Linked & Winter Queen”

  1. Both books are great choices and I'll be adding both to my Goodreads list - I totally agree that the cover for Winter Queen is fantastic.

    Thanks for visiting my WoW

  2. I fell for Winter Queen months ago when that cover was first revealed! I'm not sure I've ever seen a more gorgeous one. Plus, I love fairie books ^^
    Linked sounds great too! Thinking you were mad only to find out the true reason behind your 'visions'... powerful stuff!
    Great picks 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, and sorry it took a while to get back to you! I was moving alllll my stuff to another house these past few days :/
    recently posted... Tour Review and Giveaway: Darkness of Light, by Stacey Marie Brown

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