Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
Today, I thought it would be fun to share some sequels I'm excited about. I liked the first (and in some cases second) books so much that their sequels are high on my "I need to read this" list.
Away by Teri Hall
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 15, 2011
Sequel to: The Line
Sequel to: The Line
When Rachel crosses The Line she leaves behind everything she has ever known and enters a strange new world: Away. Life there is hard, and survival is never guaranteed. Bizarre, wild creatures roam the forests, and people—the same people she’s always been told are dangerous and untrustworthy—have gifts she’s never thought possible.Rachel has to rely on Pathik, the boy she risked her own life for, to help her navigate the strange customs. He’s exasperating, but she thinks she can trust him, and she hopes he’ll lead her to answers about her father. As it turns out, he leads her to more than she bargained for, and Rachel finds herself on an adventure filled with life and death choices, dark conspiracies, and unthinkable sacrifice.
In a place with no technology, no electricity, no medicine, and very little hope, Rachel discovers that only one thing makes life worth living. If only it’s not too late.
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Sequel to: Heist Society
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.
Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.
Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (S&S)
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
Sequel to: White Cat
After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov's retribution and finding out that Lila, the girl he has loved his whole life, will never, ever be his now that his mother has worked her, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family tied to one of the big crime families and a mother whose cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is also coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker and figuring out how to have friends.
But normal doesn't last very long--soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past. A past he remembers only in scattered fragments and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive
Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Sequel to: The Demon's Lexicon and The Demon's Covenant
The summary has some spoilers, especially if you haven't read either of the two previous books, so I've decided not to post it. Instead, if you really want to read it, it can be found in the Simon and Schuster digital catalog.
After reading the summary, I want this book now! Can it be June 14th? Please?
What books are you eagerly waiting for this Wednesday?