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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (117): Chasing the Valley + Man Made Boy

While I'm busy watching this very, uhm, gruesome anime a good friend of mine has recommended I watch, I present to you our picks for this week. Check em out!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: Chasing the Valley by Skye Melki-Wegner
Release Date: July 1st 2013
Published by: Random House Australia
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Escape is impossible. Escape is their only hope.

Danika is used to struggling for survival. But when the tyrannous king launches an attack to punish her city – echoing the alchemy bombs that killed Danika’s family – she risks her life in a daring escape over the city’s walls.

Danika joins a crew of desperate refugees who seek Magnetic Valley, a legendary safe haven. But when she accidentally destroys a palace biplane, suddenly Danika Glynn becomes the most wanted fugitive in Taladia.

Pursued by the king’s vicious hunters and betrayed by false allies, Danika also grapples with her burgeoning magical abilities. And when she meets the mysterious Lukas, she must balance her feelings against her crew’s safety.

Chasing the Valley is the first book in an epic trilogy of magic, treachery and survival.

Why I'm waiting for Chasing the Valley:

I first heard of this book from Braiden, and I of course got curious. It sounds so very interesting and I think this book's been getting a lot of hype in Australia for quite some time now. Alchemy bombs? Kings? Magnetic Valley? I'm both curious and fascinated by the summary. Oh, and it has magic too! I wonder how that'll work out in the story, so yes, I am definitely on the look out for this book.

Title: Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
Release Date: October 3rd 2013
Published by: Viking Penguin
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Love can be a real monster.

Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.

Why I'm waiting Man Made Boy:

I want this book. I want this book now. It sounds so unique and imaginative and somewhat funny. So imagine if Frankenstein's monster had a son. And he's a hacker? It doesn't get much more creative than that! And Jekyll and Hyde's grand daughters are in it too? This sounds like a riot! It sounds like such a fun fun read that I can't miss out on!


  1. Wow both of your choices are new to mean and both sound awesome!! I'm going to be adding both to my TBR right away.

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  2. Both of these sound really good! I hadn't heard of any of them until now though. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Chasing the Valley sounds epic, thanks for introducing me (adding to my TBR!)! And I've had Man Made Boy on my radar for a while. Great picks this week.

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    New Follower Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

    1. yay, tell me if you ever get to read Chasing the Valley soon! I'm really curious to know more about it!

  4. Both of these titles are new to me-glad to have learned about them from you!


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