Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It is a way to spotlight books that have yet to be released and it is awesome and you should join.
My book pick of the week is…
Ruin and Rising (#3)
Release Date: June 17th, 2014
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
Ruin and Rising is one of the books I'm most looking forward to this year because of the wonderfulness that was Shadow and Bone. Though I haven't read the second one due to my fear of cliff-hangers and lack of preparing for the emotions to come, I am really looking forward to it because I heard there was this completely swoon-worthy guy being introduced that may or may not be Sturmhond.
I'm Team Mal because he's nice and not creepy and I like him a lot. I'm sure I'll love Sturmhond too of course. The Darkling should just remain the scary person he was in the first book so I won't have to fret that much over Alina's love life and who she'll choose because we all know that is giving me all the stress already. I DO NOT NEED MORE.
|I really am excited for Ruin and Rising though! I needs it. Now. Give it to me.|
My manga pick of the week is…
Attack on Titan: No Regrets (#1)
Release Date: June 24th, 2014
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
THE THIEF AND THE SOLDIER
The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity’s only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters known as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin’s mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin’s feet is another world, the Underground, where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths, who will prove himself stronger?
The long-awaited origin story of Levi and Erwin, two of Attack on Titan’s most beloved characters!
This is a series dedicated to Levi and so if you hear obnoxious screaming I'm afraid that is me fangirling. Did you guys know that there's a light novel of this series and I really hope it gets translated too one day because it has Levi in it and is therefore amazing. (#badlogic) I have two of the Aria magazines where chapters were released (I wish I had all of them because Leviiiiiiii <3) and the special edition of the Japanese version of this manga and it is not going to be enough until I can pet the English version and read it a million times. Because it's Levi. And there's Erwin. And this is their back story.
That is all.
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What are you waiting for this Wednesday?