March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7): The Pledge & Possess

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Title: The Pledge
Author: Kimberly derting
Release Date: November 15, 2011 [on Hardcover]
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (Simon & Schuster)

Summary

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.


Title: Possess
Author: Gretchen McNiel
Release Date: August 23, 2011 [on Hardcover]
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Summary
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the hunky son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons--the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind--and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them.

San Francisco's senior exorcist and his newly assigned partner from the Vatican enlist Bridget's help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. But when one of Bridget's oldest friends turns up dead in a ritualistic sacrifice that mirrors her father's murder, Bridget realizes she can't trust anyone. An interview with her father's murderer reveals a link between Bridget and the Emim: a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim's plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse--the human vessel for a Demon King.
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Why waiting for The Pledge? Who wouldn't want to wait for this new book from the author of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead, Ms. Kimberly Derting? And look how thrilling cover that is! Aside from those awesome traits, I was drawn from its very intriguing summary. Words really is a dangerous weapon of all. And I like the way how it was used in this book. Can't wait for this one to come! :]

See more about the author, Kimberly Derting @ Goodreads | Official Site | Blog

Why waiting for Possess? Possess is one of the most creepy covers I have ever seen! Look how the tree covers on the girls face like it was breaking up. *chills* Amazing! I think I see some exorcism here... And I really hope this one really kills me to the bone! [not literally, of course] *laughs*... :]

See more about the author, Gretchen McNeil @ Goodreads | Official Site | Blog

Well, that's all for this WoW! And I would love to know about the books you are waiting! Happy Reading! :]

7 comments:

Alison said...

Great picks! I think the Pledge sounds espeiclaly interesting. I like to combo of fantasy, paranormal, and dystopia.

Christy @ReaderBee said...

I really want to read both of these!! Nice picks!

Gretchen McNeil said...

Well I hope POSSESS doesn't literally kill you, but I do hope you love it. Thank you so much for including it in your WoW list!

Sally said...

Awesome books I want to get both of those.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Amanda said...

I've not heard anything about Posess until now, it looks great!

I've been lusting after The Pledge for a few weeks now. LOL

New follower here from Book Blogs. :)

Amanda
http://lettersinsideout.blogspot.com

Liz said...

I love dystopians! So excited for the pledge!

That's What Liz Read

Penelope Lolohea said...

The Pledge sounds like an awesome book. I saw it earlier today, and have been obsessed with it all day. :)

Possess' cover is creepy, but I kind of like it! It sounds good, too.

Great picks!

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