Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (115)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.   

This week, I'm waiting on:

The Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson
Release date: March 26, 2013

Description from Goodreads:

On the outskirts of Joya d'Arena, small villages fight for survival against the onslaught of sorcerers and raiders. Mara's village has been safe--so far--but Mara decides to escape anyway. Escape from her harsh, abusive father. Escape with her first love. But when their plans fall on the same day that the animagi burn the village to the ground, Mara faces losses that could destroy her. She's a survivor, though. She is going to make it through the mountains, and she is going to protect the refugees following her. Because there's a rumored safe haven . . . and some say they have found the Chosen One. Told from Mara's point-of-view, The Shattered Mountain is an alternate perspective of the beginning of the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

I love The Girl of Fire and Thorns series and I am looking forward to this e-novella to learn a little more about Mara.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Release date: May 21, 2013


Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe-from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos-the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

I loved both of his other books and it has been a few years since A Thousand Splendid Suns so I can't wait till this book is published. I am sure it will be excellent and moving and "book club gold".


  1. I was thinking that cover seemed a little out of step with the others to be the third book but now it makes sense that it is an e-novella. Not sure if I'm invested enough to pick up The Shattered Mountain unless reviews agree that it's absolutely a must-read.

  2. Great picks! I need to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns...I've heard such great things! And the Mountains Echoed also sounds really are right about it being book club gold--most definitely!

  3. Mara's getting her own novella? Awesome!

    Fantastic WOW picks, Christina! :)

  4. Love all the novellas that are coming out! Gives us a quick little taste of our favorite stories between books. Enjoy!


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