Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wow: Defiance (and Brattle Book Shop!)

For those of you who are curious, I had an amazing trip to Maine, Boston, NYC, and DC. I will spare you details of my traveling adventures but I must include a few pictures of this AMAZING bookstore in Boston. It's called the Brattle Book Shop, and it has books dating back to the late 1800s (although most were from 1950 and onward). Here are some pics I thought my fellow book-lovers would enjoy.

So there you have it. Pretty awesome, huh? And I had planned on posting up pictures of my book haul for the past 2 weeks, but that will have to wait till Sunday. I just didn't want to clutter this post with too many pictures.

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Anyway, it is Wednesday already, and you know what that means. My WoW pick! 

Title: Defiance
Author: CJ Redwine 
Release: August 28, 2012
Summary (from GoodReads): 

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making

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Harper Collins has MANY amazing book releases this year, but Defiance  is definitely on the top of my list. It promises an amazing and adventerous ride through what I anticipate to be a very fascinating world. I can't wait for it to be released! And the cover is quite stunning. From the summary and the cover, I'm pretty sure that Rachel will end up being a pretty strong, kick-butt heroine. And who doesn't like a kick-butt heroine?

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases.


  1. Wow, you're so lucky! Your trip sounds like it was a ton of fun, thanks for sharing the cool pictures. :D As for Defiance, it looks awesome! The cover is beautiful and the premise sounds great. Can't wait to read it.

  2. This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  3. My friend read this and loved loved loved it. I wish my library would get with it and buy a copy! Nice pick.

  4. Fabulous pick :) Can't wait for this one to be released!

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