Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WWW (34) and Waiting On Wednesday (July 18th, 2012): Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

W. W. W. Wednesday is hosted by Should Be Reading a great blog that I subscribe to. Here's how it works... Each Wednesday I will answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you'll read next?

I've been working more on playing catch-up with my reviews and have spent less time than I would have liked to reading, but what I've loved what read so far this week!

What are you currently reading?

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare~ As promised last week, I'm FINALLY reading this book, and so far, it's spectacular!  I may be finished by the time this post goes live, so look for my review over the next few days!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate~ I'm reading this to my 7 year old daughter and it's just great!  Such a warm, gorgeous, uplifting story!  I hope people still read this book 50 years from now!

What did you recently finish reading?

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach~ Not at all what I expected when I started reading this book.  It's definitely a coming-of-age novel,but it is so much more.  It was emotionally charged, funny, and honest.  A great book for teen boys!  Review coming soon.
Lies, Knives, and Girls In Red Dresses by Ron Koertge~ Pretty brilliant!  Not sure who its audience is.  I think adults would enjoy it more than teens, but I don't think they'll pick it up.  They should!  Read my review HERE.
Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas~ A great premise, but disturbingly violent and graphic.  Definitely not what I expected!  Read my full review HERE.

What do you think you'll read next?

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard~ I never got to this one this past week, so it is next on my list.  I'm really, really looking forward to it!  Look for my review next week!
The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter~ I was a little late to the party with this series, but I'm caught up now!  I can't wait to read the individual stories of all the other gods and goddesses of Olympus through Aimee Carter's eyes!  Review to come!

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund~ I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book, but I was on the fence as to whether I would read it or not.  Persuasion is not my favorite Jane Austen novel, so I wasn't sure I wanted to read a modern retelling, but I have heard so many RAVE reviews of this book, that I am now dying to read it!  Stay tuned!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is another fun blog event. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, this event gives us a chance to talk about the books we anxiously await the release of. Since there is ALWAYS a looooooong list of books I'm waiting on (I actually keep a spreadsheet), I figured this is one that I MUST do.

Since today is MY BIRTHDAY, if any of you have an advance copy of the below book, and want to share, I will graciously accept!  ;-)

A world-defying love is put to the ultimate test in the heart-stopping sequel to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece," Under the Never Sky. (

It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
(Courtesy of the HarperCollins Children's Winter 2013 Catalog)

I adored Veronica Rossi's debut novel, Under the Never Sky (read my review HERE).  It was one of the first books I read in 2012 and it is still, 100+ books later, one of my favorites.  I can't wait to find out where Aria and Perry end up and whether or not they can survive the harsh realities they are going to face.  Also, that cover!  Perry is hot stuff!  Loving him taking the place of Aria from the Under the Never Sky cover.  It makes me wonder who will grace book three's cover...  Cannot wait!

Publisher:  HarperCollins
Publication Date:  January 8th, 2013
My Expected Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

What are YOU Waiting On this week?


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one.
    I have been meaning to read Casandra Clare, but other books seems to find their way into my hands first.

  2. Stupid Fast looks like a sports novel, and I'm interested to read a few YA sports novels. I read Heart of a Champion by Carl Deuker and really enjoyed it.

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays.

  3. Great pick for your WoW! I'm reading Under the Never Sky right now. The only thing I have against the cover for Through the Ever Night is that Perry looks nothing like the way Veronica describes him in the book (dark skinned, blonde hair). Oh well, it still looks pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

  4. I have For Darkness Shows the Stars on my TBR list too...I've been reading Peterfreunds Ivy League books and loving them. Can't wait for this one.

    My WWW Wednesday is here

  5. Happy birthday! I don't have an advance readers copy, but if I did I'd share after I screamed up and down for joy after reading it.

    The first one was just so good.

    You have some really good books in this post.

    Here's my post

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    And today is the last chance to enter my giveaway for any book under $15.So if you're interested, click here.

  6. Happy Birthday! Hope you got a ton of new books x)

    I'm really looking forward to this one as well because oh my gosh, I LOVED Under the Never Sky! It was so so so amazing. And I love the covers to these books, they're so pretty! Though Perry doesn't look anything like what Veronica described him, I still totally agree about him being hot stuff! <3 I hope the next book feature Roar haha ;) Fantastic pick and thanks for stopping by!

  7. Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day! :)

    Your comments about Under the Never Sky make me want to read it right this minute. I need to make a library trip!

    My WoW is Beneath the Glitter by Elle & Blair Fowler. Thanks in advance if you stop by for a visit! :)


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