Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (59): Broken Soul by Faith Hunter and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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.

Amber's Pick

Title: Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8)
Author: Faith Hunter
Publisher: Roc
Release Date: October 7, 2014

Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs...

When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.

Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….

This is one of my favorite urban fantasy series, and I can't wait to get back into the world that Faith Hunter writes so well. It's especially awesome because it is mostly set in New Orleans. I hope this gets a audio version with Khristine Hvam rather quickly because she does such a great job as narrator.

Kayla's Pick

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3)
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton (Penguin)
Release Date: August 14, 2014

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

I haven't read any of the Anna and the French Kiss books, but I did read the "sneak peek" of this on NetGalley, and I loved it. I felt instantly connected to the characters and was very sad when I reached the end of the sample. Lucky for me, I have Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door to hold me over until August!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. The cover for Broken Soul is so pretty. I've never heard of the series before but I'll go look up the first book.
    I'm waiting on Isla also. You're going to enjoy the Anna and Lola books, they are so much fun. I wasn't as big a fan of Lola but I remember thinking that Cricket Bell was quite possibly the most perfect guy... And he reminded me a bit of the 10th doctor from Doctor Who, probably because of how he looked.

    Here's what I'm waiting on

  2. I've heard of Isla and the Happily Ever After but haven't read the series. I haven't heard of the other series although I probably am just not recalling it atm because I do recognize the Author.
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  3. Isn't everyone waiting for Isla? I know I added it to Goodreads on Feb. 18, 2011. That's 3 1/2 years! It had better be EPIC. I hope you both enjoy your picks this week.
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    1. I can't believe it has been three years since Lola and the Boy Next Door came out! Time sure does fly.

  4. I haven't heard of the Jane Yellowrock series but that cover is cool and it sounds pretty good. I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss but people seem to be crazy for these books so maybe I have to give them a go.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my WoW

  5. I LOVED Anna and Lola and CANNOT WAIT for Isla!!! I'm actually rereading Anna for the umpteenth time right now to prepare myself!


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