Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #20

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme
 hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine
where we spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating.



Ten
by Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Publication date: September 18, 2012
Genre: YA Horror
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository


And their doom comes swiftly.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

I love the sound of this one and its been on my radar for sometime. I plan to bring you a review of this in October during my month long "Things that Go Bump in the Night." I am hosting a read-a-thon October 5 - October 8th and hope you will join me. Learn more about Fraterfest here


The Emperor's Conspiracy
by Michelle Diener
Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster Imprint)
Publication date: November 27, 2012
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Suspense
Purchase:Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository



Set in early nineteenth-century England, this vivid and romantic historical novel goes from the most elegant ballrooms of London to the city’s most tawdry slums, as a spirited young woman helps unravel a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of all its gold.
Through good fortune, Charlotte Raven escaped the poverty of the London slums and is now an educated, wealthy Society lady. But she lives between two worlds, unable to completely turn her back on her old life—specifically Luke, her childhood protector and now a ruthless London crime lord.
When Lord Edward Durnham is asked to investigate the alarming movement of gold out of England, his search leads him to London, and his recent acquaintance with Charlotte affords him access to a dark world he barely knew existed. As they delve deeper into the underbelly of London, danger lurks at every turn, and Charlotte must navigate between her two worlds to save England.
And soon she faces a defining choice: to continue in the familiar limbo she’s lived in for years, or to take a painful and risky leap toward a happiness she never thought possible.
This book has a few elements that I love; suspense, mystery, historical setting and romance. The cover whore living within me loves the cover of this book and the synopsis sold me. 


What book(s) are you waiting on? 

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77 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:33 PM , Anonymous Tammy Sparks said...

Me too, I can't wait to read TEN! Good choice.

Here's my WOW pick.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous Loupe Duffy said...

This sounds great Kimba! I'm adding to my TBR ASAP, I love a good Historical Romance, and this definetely looks promesing.
Thanks :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:28 AM , Anonymous Heidi said...

I have been seeing Ten around for awhile and I sm thinking I need to check it out. The Emperor's book is gorgeous and it should good too! Great picks, Kimba!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:47 AM , Anonymous Randi Moulton said...

I'm really looking forward to TEN. It's my book club's pick for October - stoked!!! :) Sounds nice & creepy. Great picks!


Here's my WoW
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At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks I am looking forward to reading it.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous Patricia said...

Ten sounds really creepy and I'm looking forward to reading it one day. I'm not a huge fan of Historical fiction but maybe one day. This one sounds interesting. Two Chicks on Books

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Patricia :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I hope it lives up to Aggies!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Ten!!! :) Great pick!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too and I love a good scare!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous Kristilyn Robertson said...

Yes, yes, yes for TEN! I cannot WAIT to read this one ... the synopsis and the cover make it look super creepy. :)


Great picks!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous caffeinejunkie01 said...

Ten sounds scary, but good.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

it does, doesn't it. I love a good scare!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:51 AM , Anonymous rogier said...

i hope u get them soon kimba and tnx 4 stopping by http://www.roroisreading.blogspot.com/2012/08/wow-8.html

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Crystal :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous Crystal Burns said...

Ten was my waiting on wednesday a while ago, and I still can't wait for it's release. Not a big fan of historical fiction but the Emperor conspiracy's cover is pretty cool!


Stopping by returning the comment love :D

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

So glad you are trying historical fiction :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM , Anonymous becca said...

Great picks! I definitely want to read the first book and have for a while, looks great! The second book intrigues me as I am getting more into historical romances :) thanks for sharing. My TBR list grows by the day lol xx

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

hehehe...edelweiss hurry :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Tammy :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I have got to read Possess!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yes I cannot wait for Prey either and am already drooling *scratches wrist*

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Bella's Shelf said...

I'm looking forward to TEN too. Emperors Conspiracy looks awesome! I LOVE historical romance that take place in that time period! Did you see The Prey (The Hunt 2) on RoRo's blog?! I screamed! I freaking LOOOOVED The Hunt! This is the best news to date! I swore it would be like 1000 years until book 2. I have an idea for my hosting event so i am emailing you in a few :)
W.O.W @Books and Beyond

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

I want the Diener book :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Traci (Reading Geek) said...

Great picks! I'm especially excited for Ten! I loved Possess so I'm looking forward to reading another book by Gretchen.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Krystianna said...

Great picks! I can't wait to read Ten. It sounds absolutely amazing and the cover is just plain creepy. Thanks for sharing. :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jennifer, I love a good creepy mystery :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Haven't read any of the author's previous work so I am going into Ten, cold. I loved Agatha so like you it's a must read. I am excited to read the Emperor's Conspiracy and early reviews sound promising :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Christina Franke said...

Oh my goodness, Emperor's Conspiracy is SO PRETTY. Want to add to GR right now, but I know historical fiction tends to be pretty hit or miss, so I think I'll wait and see how reviews go. That dress is freaking gorgeous though.

I am skeptical of Ten, since I didn't like her first book. I still HAVE to read it though, because it's based on Agatha Christie. :/

My WoW.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous GRgenius said...

Nice choices! The first I've heard of and have on my wish list...the second is not my cup of tea but I love the cover! Beautiful. Happy reading!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Heidi :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Danny :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yes Nick and its one of my favorite Aggie books...I read them all as a teen :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Nick said...

I really want to read Ten because it's based on And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It's one of my favorite books by her. Have you read that one ?
I have never heard of The Emperor's Conspiracy, but it sounds great! :) I love historicals so I'll most probably enjoy that one.
Thanks for sharing, Kim! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks and I am going to check out Possess by Gretchen McNeil !

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Ten looks like a great read! I'm looking forward to that one too!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous UnabridgedBookshelf said...

Ten sounds so creepy fantastic good. I just bought Possess by Gretchen McNeil and that one sounds super creepy also. Both would be great to read in October! Great Pick! I just got started into Historical Romances, but The Emperor's Conspiracy sounds really good!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You are welcome Katie and thanks :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Katie said...

Ten sounds really good.

Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jenea :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Haha...that is where I found this WOW and I immediately requested it and did receive a copy :) Thanks for looking out for me!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Glad to hear you liked Ten, I will be reading and reviewing it in October for part of my "Things that Go Bump in the Night" theme for the month. I love any HF ..LOL

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Christa Seeley said...

I loved Ten! It was such a great read! And the Emperor's Conspiracy sounds fascinating. I love French historical fiction

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks and I will :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous brandileigh2003 said...

Ten sounds interesting.
Hope you get to read it soon! Feel free to
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At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Annabelle :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous annabelle.hammond said...

Both of these seem awesome! Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Fara :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Fara Nani said...

Ooohhh... The Emperor's Conspiracy sounds and looks REALLY cool! SO adding that on my TBR list! Awesome pick! :D


Fara @ Tumbling In Books

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

The Emperor's Conspiracy seems like one that I would like and I love the cover!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous June G said...

Both of these sound good. I love horror and I'm a big fan of historical romance. Excellent choices!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks June :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks I will check your picks as well :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I got the ARC of The Emperor's Conspiracy this week :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Jessica!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am looking forward to reading this one. Thanks Barbara :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I thought of Harper Island too :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

That's ok Michelle :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You're welcome Carina :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Michelle Sedeño said...

Not a horror fan. Haha
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At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Adriana :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Adriana C said...

Great picks! I want to read TEN, sounds interesting.
thanks for sharing.
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At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Littlestar300 said...

Both of these I can't wait for. Great choices : )

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At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Ten sounds so scary, I love it :D And I already have the promise that I get an ARC from TEC from the lovely author :)

My WoW pick

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Those are new to me! I'm not a historical romance reader or horror either, but I can be persuaded on occasion to read a horror book! Hope you enjoy both once you get them!

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At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Barbara W. said...

I don't know if I could read Ten with the lights off...wait. Well, it sounds scary! I haven't read a really good historical in so long I'm starting to re-read the ones I have, The Emperor's Conspiracy sounds very interesting. I'll even take a love triangle in one. Nice picks, chica!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Carina said...

I've always been quite excited for TEN, but haven't yet heard of THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY and just have to add this to my to-read list immediately. Thanks for sharing!

Carina
Fictional Distraction

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous Krista@ Breathe In BooKs said...

I have seen Ten before and to me it looks similar to Harper's Island. The Emperor's Conspiracy looks interesting and could be good. Historical books are iffy for me - they have to have the right balance of history and romance/fiction. Thanks for the great picks! Check out my WoW
-Krista

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Lucie, I have the ARC too, but will read it in November, although your review has me wanting to bump it up :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:54 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Felicia :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:54 AM , Anonymous lucie swiryda fuente said...

Hi Kimbacaffeinate,
I've just finished The Emperor's Conspiracy and I picked this book for its cover first and then the synospis intrigued me.
It was a good one and I'm glad you like it too.
Lucie
http://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:54 AM , Anonymous Felicia said...

I love the summery for Ten. It sounds creepy. Never heard of The Emperor's Conspiracy, but I'm not really big on historical novels.


Thanks for stopping by
@ Livin' Life Through Books

 
At July 18, 2013 at 2:54 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

:)

 

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