Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:21

WoW 18. Wasteland & Furious.


WastelandSusan Kim & Laurence Klavan - Wasteland.
Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by HarperTeen

Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. This is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disesase and brutal attacks by the Variants—hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin.

Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning, and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust.

As shady pasts unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for the freedom of Prin.

Variants: hermaphroditic outcasts? Wonderful!

FuriousJill Wolfson - Furious.
Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR

Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.

We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.

Alright, first of all, I love the cover! I'm also crazy about mythology, so a book about Greek Legends is fine by me. It looks like 2013 will be another great year, because I already found so many books I can't wait for!

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61 comments:

  1. OOh those are new to me! I think Furious sounds interesting, I love Greek mythology!

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  2. Furious sounds amazing. We read books where the furies are the bad guys but I can't wait to see them as the main characters! Wasteland sounds great but with so many dystopians with just kids alive it may lack the originality!

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  3. @Jessica, thanks for stopping by!
    @Jade, you might be right about the lack of originality, but I always end up loving those books any way :p

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  4. These are both excellent choices and on my list! Thanks for stopping by My WoW

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. Wow! These both look really good! :-) -Jenese
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  6. The second one sounds great! :) I love Greek mythology! :)

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    Tanja @Ja čitam, a ti?

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  7. OOoohh.... I'm curious on Furious XD Awesome picks! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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  8. Haven't heard of Furious but it sounds like it has good potential.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to check out my WoW here

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  9. Sounds like one younger people will enjoy...lol

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  10. Thanks for stopping by!Furious looks feisty.;) Great WoW picks.

    Nobonita@Daydreaming Bookworm

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  11. I haven't heard of Wasteland, but it sounds interesting! And I love Greek mythology re-tellings - I'm super curious to see how Furies makes it its own!

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  12. Furious looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. These books look interesting. Furious looks like a good take on Greek mythology.

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  14. The Furies legend seems to be popular in books lately. Last year I read The Fury (I think that's the name!) When I saw this, I thought it was the second book coming out, but it's a different one entirely. Nice choices!

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  15. These books look awesome! I have yet to read a Furies book! Have to check it out. Great picks! :)

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  16. The second one sounds awesome!I love Greek Mythology! :):)
    I love how you did two books for your WoW :D
    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

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  17. Wasteland sounds like a cross between The Chemical Garden trilogy and some other teens-only dystopian, but it still looks fantastic! and OMG. Greek legend. >_< eeeehh!!! Awesome picks, Mel!

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  18. Furious is a good one! I'm definitvely looking for this one, too.
    Thanks for sharing, and for stepping by my WoW

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  19. "Furious" sounds very cool. I've been a fan of the concept of the Furies ever since I read the Incarnation of Immortality series by Piers Anthony in high school. Very nice picks.

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  20. Furious looks so awesome!!! I am really excited reading this one!

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  21. OMG, furies! I can't wait to read that!!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by! :)

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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  22. These sound amazing! Adding both to my TBR list!! Great picks this week! Thanks for sharing and stopping by My WoW post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  23. Two very interesint WoW picks. Both look really good. Adding to my Goodreads. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  24. Furious sounds GREAT.

    Thanks for dropping by! :D

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  25. I've seen Furious, and it sounds amazing. I have't heard of Wasteland, but it sounds really good too. Must add it now. Thank you for stopping by my WoW.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  26. They sounds both great! I'm gonna add them on my wishlist :D Great pick!

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  27. Furious sounds awesome. I love greek mythology as well especially furies! Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

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  28. "Furious" sounds good. The furies are the most interesting in greek mythology. :)
    Great pick and thanks for stopping by our blog.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  29. WOW! Furious looks great! I added it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by Libby Blog today. Happy Reading!
    Our WoW @Libby Blog

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  30. These ones both sound amazing, I'm definitely adding both to my tbr pile!

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  31. Furious sounds soooooo good. Great picks. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  32. Ohhhh me likes!!!!!!!! Great picks! Yet more books added to list lol. I haven't heard of the bottom one till now so thanks :) Also thanks for stopping by my blog, I love your blog, so new subbie xx

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  33. Great picks! Furious sounds really good. I'm definitely going to have to read it come next year. There are so many awesome books coming out next year-I can't wait! :)

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  34. Ooh, Furious sounds good. I'll have to add that to my watch list. Great choices!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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  35. Thanks for stopping by! Both of these sound really good! Definitely gonna have to look into them more!

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  36. Awesome choices. Dying to read Furious especially!

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  37. Wasteland just sounds so good! I LOVE post-apocalyptic novels! Furious is interesting as well - hadn't heard of a book about the Furies yet...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Great picks! I'm particularly looking forward to Furious.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  39. They both look pretty great! I will definitely be looking into them!

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  40. I haven't seen Wasteland around before. Sounds like a frightening world. Furies, wow, I can picture these angry girls here in California, unfortunately. Great picks Mel. :)

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  41. Furious sounds awesome! I'll definitely be checking that one out. :) Great picks!

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    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

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  42. Wasteland kinda reminds me of the movie Children of the Corn... that movie freaked me out a lot so I should love this book! xD

    Thanks for dropping by!

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    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  43. Wow, both of these sound so good!!! Nice picks! :)

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  44. Awesome picks!Darn, my wish list just got bigger! Oh well, when the time comes I will simply have to indulge my need to read these books! New follower!
    Thank you for visiting
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  45. Hm. Both sound really interesting. Especially Furious. And I love the cover for Furious too. Hope you get to read your picks soon :)

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  46. Ooh, a book about the Furies?! Count me in. I'm sort of tired of trilogies though...so I might wait until I read some reviews about Wasteland. Great picks :)

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  47. I really want Furious! It looks amazing and that cover is definitely awesome!! Great pick!

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  48. Nice picks! Furious looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Very nice picks! I hadn't heard of Wasteland, but it really reminds me of my favorite book from when I was in 6th grade, The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson. There are some differences of course, but it sounds similar. And Furious sounds really great, too. I've had that one on my TBR list, but I'll have to add Wasteland, too! Thanks for stopping by my WoW and have a great week! :D

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  50. Great picks! Both of these sound so good, especially Wasteland. Definitely adding these to my list!

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  51. Great picks! I'm loving the first one, will read this for sure!
    New follower here, YAY! Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

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  52. Oh Wasteland is new to me and wowzers it sounds awesome!!! Great picks!

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  53. Furious could be interesting. I like books with a twist on Greek mythology. I just hope it's a stand-alone and not a trilogy.

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  54. Love me some greek mythos, and the furies is something I haven't read in a while.

    Brilliant picks and thanks for stopping by :)

    Otherwhere.Co

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  55. Furious has been on my radar for a while now. It looks so good. Wasteland too! Thanks for dropping by.
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  56. I have seen so many books lately with that basic dystopia theme where a disease kills people when they turn into adults. I don't know if I will get fed up with it or not. The book needs to have something extra. I hope it does.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  57. Both books sound incredible. I have Wasteland on my to-read list, I think. I saw it a while back and I was fascinated by the story. I hope it's as good as it sounds. Thanks for visiting my WOW.
    ~Marti@SBBCreviews

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  58. These are new to me, but they both sound very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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