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Waiting On Wednesday #12

16 Nov 2011

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Release Date: April 24th 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

This one's been garnering much attention lately, so I think I'll add to it - THE DRESS IS SO FREAKING GORGEOUS. I.WANT.IT. Oh, and I LOVE the name, America! It reminds me of Ugly Betty - (I think the actresses' name is America?) The plot sounds intriguing as well, but even if the plot sucked, I think I'm happy to buy a copy just for the cover!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave links!


  1. I think this cover is so beautiful too. Makes me think of Alice in Wonderland for some reason, but I just love it.
    I can't wait for this book, the story sound fan-freakin-tastic!
    Great pick Shirley =)

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

  2. Gosh, I adore this cover so much!! Haha I'd buy it just for the pretty eye candy in my bookshelf too <3 I rarely ever wear dresses, but this one is so, so pretty. It sounds awesome, cannot wait for release!!


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