Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WOW-Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine so we bloggers can show everyone the books we are waiting for longingly!!!

I don't know if anyone else is aware of the YAmazing Race going on at the Apocalypsies various websites
but go to that link right there and get the 411!! There are over 50 YA and MG debut authors participating in this contest and it's absolutely fun to do and not that hard!  And great prizes are being given away, but more importantly, I found out about 40 plus books I'd never even heard about. And a couple of them are being featured here today! The contest ends January 23rd so you need to hustle on over because it takes some time to visit 50 blogs!!

So my first book is so far from being published they don't even have a cover for it. But don't let that stop you!
The book is described as a dystopian Japanese inspired Steampunk Fantasy. Now how's that for hitting all the genres I don't love!  And yet, I gotta read this one- it's got a GRIFFIN in it!  I have loved Griffins since HP!
It does come out in the spring- here's what I know:

This art is straight from the author's webpage Mr. Kristoff

The Trilogy is The Lotus War and the book is called STORMDANCER
Here is what his website says about the book:

STORMDANCER is the first novel in THE LOTUS WAR; a fantasy trilogy set in a Japanese-inspired steampunk dystopia. We don’t have anything quite so cool as cover art yet, but here’s the official elevator pitch:
The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.
AN IMPOSSIBLE QUESTThe hunters of the imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.
A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRLYukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.
But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
STORMDANCER is set to be released in 2012 through St Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne books in the US, and Tor UK in the United Kingdom. Tentative release date is September 1 for the US/UK/AUS.
You can find it on Goodreads here.
For more information, Jay Kristoff can be reached via

How does that sound for a new idea???  And OMG you guys there were so many books I found I've got about twenty five weeks worth if the books don't come out first!! You have got to visit the Apocalypsies website!!!  Okay, for the next book.  It was really hard choosing, though some have already been featured, there was this one.  Sorry I just love my Faeries!!!

Innocent Darkness

We've got Steampunk Faeries!!!!!

Wish. Love. Desire. Live. 

Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock's hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer's eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.

Bet reform school ain't looking so bad right now to Noli. I can't wait to see how she gets out of this or if she does. Who knows, she may not be the main character. Or she may be dispensable. These authors are keeping us on our toes these days. Beth Revis will kill off lead characters right and left. Better watch out, never know who's next!  Timepiece is coming out. No telling what Myra McEntire  will do. She'll kill anybody that stand in the way of her story.

Anyway, back to the business at hand-

This one comes out in August and is published by Flux. You can find it on GoodReads Here.  
And just a hint, I saw more than one Merman/ Mermaid tale in the list. Oh, gosh, you have got to go look.
Please visit Apocalypsies you will find so many amazing books set to release!! You'll spend hours there!
Truly looking forward to all the Apocalypsies books and hope I get a chance to read them before the world ends!

What are you waiting for???



  1. Steampunk Faeries?? How awesome!! I need to show this oen to pushy :))

  2. Yep, pretty fantastic isn't it! But I don't know how she'll get out of that spot!! You've got to visit that site Danny, you'll add at least fifty books to your TBR list!


  3. oh my lanta, I double that awesomeness about steampunk faeries. That's nutso! Loaf it.

    <3 jordan

  4. Steampunk faeries? So. Freaking. Awesome!! Why didn't I think of that?! And I am in love with that cover. The gorgeous hair that girl has, the sparkles of magic, the cogs around the title... Love it.

  5. I cannot wait to read Innocent Darkness - sounds freaking awesome!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake


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