Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (10)

Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

Desperately Wanting Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View. Unlike "Waiting On Wednesday" the meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, you can talk about books that you want that have already been released, but you haven't had a chance to read.

This week's theme is:
Authors I Have Already Read

Our Released Pick:
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction Anthology
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Adults
368 Pages

Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited byNYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan. 

Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?

From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars.

This collection includes works from:
Malinda Lo (Ash)
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)
Laini Taylor (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Michael Grant (Gone)
Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine)
Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy)
Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You)
Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries)
Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)
Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry)
Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)

I haven't read all of these authors, but the ones I have, I've loved (with an exception or two). I can't wait to read this one! It's sure to meet my expectations and how awesome is it that we get some more insight into the lives of some of our favorite characters!

Our To-Be-Released Pick:
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: March 2013
Publisher: Angry Robot

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist.

There’s never been anyone - or anything - quite like Finn.
He looks, and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is to tutor Cat.
When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.

So, I'm not one hundred percent sure about this one, but I adored the author's other book, The Assassin's Curse, which is the first book in her ongoing series with the same title. The Mad Scientist's Daughter sounds interesting, and I'm really hoping that Ms. Clarke can pull it off!

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