Waiting on Wednesday: SHIMMER and BURN by Mary Taranta & EXTREME MAKEOVER by Dan Wells

Jill at Breaking the Spine started Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) as a way for bloggers and book lovers to share the books they're anticipating to read the most. Come back each Wednesday for posts about "the" books that we cannot wait to get our hands on.



Nancy's WoW

08/08/17
Shimmer and Burn
by Mary Taranta
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 352
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Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch. 


Christy's WoW

I am SO intrigued by the concept Dan has taken and created a world with. And slightly suspect of my hand lotion.

11/15/16
Extreme Makeover
by Dan Wells
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 416




A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not A Serial Killer, soon to be a feature film.

The satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.

Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company experimenting with a new, anti-aging hand lotion. As more and more anomalies crop up in testing, Lyle realizes that the lotion's formula has somehow gone horribly wrong. It is actively overwriting the DNA of anyone who uses it, turning them into physical clones of someone else. Lyle wants to destroy the formula, but NewYew thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed--and the world's governments think it's the greatest weapon.

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells brings us a gripping corporate satire about a health and beauty company that could destroy the world.

2 comments:

  1. OOoh nice picks! The first one looks rather intriguing and the second is totally new to me!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. I LOVE the cover on your pick! You always pick books with amazing covers

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