Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: The Shadow Prince (Into the Dark#1) by Bree Despain

Shadow Prince Into the Dark #1Summary (via Goodreads):
Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails.  As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

Why am I eagerly waiting for The Shadow Prince?
The fate of the world rests in two teenager’s hands? Sounds like that could be an epic story especially with that cover. I can’t resist a book with a cover that beautiful. Plus, I’ve not read many books featuring an estranged rock star dad so I’m sold on reading this one sooner than later.

What are you waiting for?

Showcase Sunday #16

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

Won/Gift:

Thank you Krys! Bibliopunkk

Not a Drop to Drink by Mandy McGinnis

Purchased:

Vampire Academy     Of Beast and Beauty
Vampire Academy (book #1) by Richelle Mead and Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

For Review (via Edelweiss):

White Space    Into the Dark

White Space by: Ilsa J. Bick and Into the Dark #1: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain