Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

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

Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 24, 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Of course, I have been wanting to read about this book for ages. It is also one of the books that I've chosen for the Debut Author Challenge (which I'm terribly behind on - don't judge me). Thankfully, I was lucky enough to score a signed ARC in a contest Kiera Cass held on her site. (We had to come up with the three rules for being a princess - I used the three rules from Fight Club. I've heard that it is fitting.)

This book is on my "Waiting On" list because I am so swamped with review requests, but I'll be able to get around to it in the next week or so. Until then, I am anxiously awaiting cracking it open!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I can't wait for this book! It sounds really good.

    My WoW

  2. I have an ARC of this somewhere but I haven't gotten to it just yet. It sounds so good! Looking forward to the TV series based on this too :)

    Check out my WoW picks for this week!

    1. Oh yes, I may actually break my tv rule and watch a few episodes of it. :-D

  3. VERY jealous that you already have a copy of this way-too-awesome-sounding book. I'm dying to finally read it, so I'm really hoping that it's as awesome as I hope it is. :D

    Have fun reading once you get around to it! :)

    Fictional Distraction

    1. Honestly, I lucked out in getting a copy. I don't get too many ARCs, but I am happy that this one made it my way. I'll definitely let you know if it's any good. :-D

  4. I finished this one last month - it's not amazing, but it is a VERY guilty pleasure! I really enjoyed that aspect of it. :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    My WOW pick for this week!

    1. I'm excited about the book, but I can't let myself get too worked up over something compared to The Bachelor. Guilty pleasures are a win, though. :-)

  5. This is already being made into a show. They move so quick on everything these days!!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica


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