Waiting on Wednesday (12): Pure and Destiny's Fire

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight soon-to-be-released books that you are so [im]patiently waiting for. It also gives other bloggers a chance to find and share books for To Be Read lists.
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected Publication: February 8, 2012
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Synopsis (goodreads): We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . 
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.
When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
Why I need this: A post-apocalyptic world with a story of romance?? Yes, please! The whole living in a dome thing sort of reminds me of The Truman Show, only a little. I wonder if living in the dome is similar to Truman's world or if it's like living inside a huge building your whole life? Also, this cover is just gorgeous!! 

Destiny's Fire
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Expected Publication: January 10, 2012
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Synopsis (goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—a part of a nearly extinct race of Kythan descended from ancient guardians who protected the pharaohs of Egypt. As Shythe, they must keep their shape-shifting ability and electric power hidden from the humans of their steam-powered world. 
It’s the year 2040 and the Shythe Council has lowered their barrier, allowing the Narcolym—the dominant race of Kythan whose Flame ushered in the steam era—to enter their haven. As the Narcolym airships get closer, Dez secretly trains for an attack that her best friend Jace believes is coming despite the Treaty Act. Not only is Dez wary of war, and her growing affection for Jace, but she fears the change her fast-approaching birthday will bring. 

When her power rockets out of control, Dez knows she’ll never attend the Shythe Academy with her friends, and worse, her mother’s planning to run. But a Narco named Reese could change her fate . . . if she can trust him. After Dez discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, her guarded world crumbles. She’s forced to choose between the race who’s raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life. 

DESTINY'S FIRE is an emotional journey of Dez’s struggle to overcome her fear and embrace her power—her destiny.

Why I need this: Ooooohhhh, this sounds so good!! And very interesting. I wonder what power it is that she has?? 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. I haven't heard of Destiny's Fire, but it sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Pure sounds good! The cover looks pretty! Great pick!

    Thank you for sharing them!

    Books For All Seasons

  2. Pure is so high on my must-read list. I can't even stress that enough. I've heard nothing but wonderful things and how it's nothing like you'd expect.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  3. Great picks both of these are on my TBR list - though I'm not a fan of Destiny's Fire's cover o_O

    Xpresso Reads

  4. Great picks! I'm currently reading Pure thanks to NetGalley and its fantastic so far!

    My WoW: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html


  5. Giselle-I'm not a fan of the cover either!! It could've definitely been better, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading the book. :)

  6. Awesome pick! I'm definitely adding this one on my list.

    See my WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books


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