Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we showcase some of our hotly anticipated releases!
I have two WoWs this week! (Summaries and covers taken from Goodreads)
MAGISTERIUM by JEFF HIRSCH
Release date: 1 October 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
LOVE this cover + promises of monsters/witchcraft + hopefully some cool technology vs. magic contrasts. Can't wait to read this!
EDEN by HELEN DOUGLAS
Release date: 2013
|2012 – A star-gazing teenager discovers the planet Eden, only visible from Earth every 700 years. |
2053 – The first colonists inhabit this second world.
2085 – Life on Earth is decimated by an alien parasite brought from Eden.
2012. Cornwall. Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school, she’s hooked. On the face of it, he’s a typical American teenager. So why doesn’t he recognize pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he’s taking in her.
As Eden falls in love with Ryan, she begins to uncover his secrets. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan’s library – a biography of Connor Penrose, her oldest friend, written over 50 years in the future.
Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is a boy from the future whose mission is to prevent Connor from discovering a planet he names Eden, in honour of the girl he loves. A planet with a deadly virus that is destined to destroy the earth in a hundred years time.
Is it really possible to change the future?
Absolutely freaked when I saw this on Goodreads! Planet colonies + time travel + race against time + potential for tragic romance = pretty darn close to my dream novel. Helen Douglas also graduated from my university! A definite MUST READ for me.
The ominous '2013' - no month, no date - is depressing, but fingers crossed this will be released sooner rather than later. Can't wait to see the cover!
That's it for me this week! What are you waiting on? Link me because I'd love to see.