Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday [10]

The time has come again for Nara's monthly Waiting on Wednesday post. So, here are the books released in August that I can't wait to get my hands on:

Earth Star (Earth Girl #2) by Janet Edwards

18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.

Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?


  1. I've read the advanced copy of "Crown of Midnight", and it was stunning! The book 1 was ok in my opinion, but the book 2 really stepped up. It was so much full of emotion, action, revelations.. ;) I hope you're going to enjoy it as much as I did!

    1. Gah! So lucky! Lots of people are saying that, so I'm really looking forward to it :D

  2. I happen to have read Crown of Midnight early as well and it was really good. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Like the cover for Earth Girl #2 as well. I like Purple covers. Come visit me here:


  3. I haven't read the first book for either of these series yet, but I keep meaning to! Both sound like series I'd like.

    Leeanna @ My WoW

  4. I have Throne of Glass on my TBR pile, haven't gotten to it yet but I've heard everyone talking about how Crown of Midnight was fantastic so I can't wait for its release!