Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Darkness Before Dawn


Time for another amazing Wednesday! :)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by the awesome Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating! This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

Darkness Before Dawn is a fresh new story with captivating characters, unexpected plot twists, a fascinating setting, and a compelling voice. Written under the name J. A. London by a talented mother-son team, the trilogy is perfect for fans of True Blood and the House of Night and Morganville Vampires series.


(summary taken from Goodreads)
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Series: N/A
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon CA | The Book Depository | Chapters

To say that I'm excited for this book would be an understatement I think this has to be one of my most anticipated reads of 2012! I'm just completely in love with that cover, and the whole "dystopian vampire" thing kind of reminds me of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, but in the best possible way! :)

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

-Mimi

41 comments:

  1. Almost preordered it the other day, but then hesitated.. I think I'll wait for some reviews first, but I'm really curious and excited!

    Patricia // My WOW

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  2. That's right, now that I've reread the summary, it does seem a little like The Immortal Rules. But I'm excited for this one as well! I have to admit I'm starting to like dystopian books...

    Great choice, Mimi! <3 I'm always excited to know what books you're most dying to read :)

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  3. This sounds great. I love the cover, especially the font! looking forward to reading it. great choice, Mimi! :)

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  4. The cover for this is gorgeous and it sounds awesome as well.

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  5. Isn't this cover absolutely stunning. It reminds me a little of Fallen by Lauren Kate. Love love love the idea of a dystopian/paranormal mix. Especially one involving vampires. I need to check out The Immortal Rules as well. Gosh I'm so behind!

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  6. More vampires! :D The cover looks great!

    My WoW

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  7. Nice pick Mimi, the cover looks amazing, I've been in a paranormal funk for a while now, so hopefully this book will be exactly what I need!

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  8. The dress! The dress!! THE DRESS!!! Oops sorry, Mimi, I can't help acting like that every time I see a book with beautiful dress in the cover! Well, luckily there are many books that feature gorgeous dress in the cover now! <3

    It kind of reminds me with The Immortal Rules too! Oh, a mother-son work? I'm definitely intrigued to check out this book when it comes out!! What I find strange is I'm not a big fan of House of Night series, but I LOVVVEEE Southern Vampire series... and I haven't read Morganville Vampire series! So it might be safe to say that I don't know whether I'm going to love this book or not! xD

    Awesome pick, Mimi! Thank you for putting this book on my radar! <3

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  9. Sounds good, dystipian and vampires? The cover is beautiful, I love the dress :)

    My WoW @ Oh My Books!

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  10. Wow, great choice! I love that cover.

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  11. SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. What can I say, I'm a sucker for vampires. :P

    My WOW

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  12. I say that vampires are alive and well in YA! It's okay with me:)Great pick Mimi!

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  13. I'm taking a vampire break but the plot looks cool. The cover is very Fallen-ish

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  14. The vampires won? Finally! ;) This sounds like the beginning of a fantastic new series- and the cover? How could you pass that up? :D Awesome pick!!!

    My WOW:
    http://www.wordsathome.ca/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-this-is-not-a-test.html

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  15. I'm taking a YA paranormal break. I love the cover though!

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  16. Really interesting that this is written by a mother and son team-I've seen mother/daughter teams before. I wonder how this will influence the characterization of the everyone.

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  17. YESSSSSSS! It definitely has an Immortal Rules feel to it and that makes me want to read it even more Mimi! I love everything about this one, I can't wait to get my hands on it:)

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  18. Dystopian vampire? sounds awesome. And I love that cover. It's amazeballs. Thanks so much for sharing, Mimi <3

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  19. I'm so excited for this one! I haven't been too into paranormal lately but I'm slowly getting back into it and this one sounds like it is going to be really good. Great pick :)

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  20. Happy Wednesday Mimi! This has a gorgeous cover and the concept dysotopian/paranmormal, two of my fav genres! Sign me up. Thanks so much for sharing, lovely girl :)

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  21. VAMPIRES HAVE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *cheers*

    Okay, okay. Stop looking at me like I'm crazy. hehehe But seriously, I need this book like yesterday! Thank goodness it comes out during my birthday month. It will be the gift I give myself. :)

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  22. wicked cover
    hope u get it soon

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  23. When I first looked at the cover, I thought it was another Fallen novel. It's a really beautiful cover! And the description sounds very cool. I totally want to read it.

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  24. The cover is SO Fallen-esque! Love the black dress! And omg vampire-dystopia is becoming my fave kind of book too! I'm yet to read such books yet (and yet I LOVE the sound of it). Can't wait for this one and The Immortal Rules! :D

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  25. Wow, authors won't give up the vampire fad, will they?
    Definitely not complaining though. Dystopia+Paranormal= Lots of fan-girling from me.
    Happy reading. :)
    Zhanna @A Match Made in YA Fiction

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  26. I'm really looking forward to this too! I just love vampire books, haha. It has such a stunning cover too!

    My WoW

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  27. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!

    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  28. yes, totally want to get my hands on this book. The cover kind of reminds me of Lauren Kates kind of books.It's dark and beautiful! love it! lol

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  29. Ahhh I love this cover as well. <3 Does this remind you of the covers for The Fallen series? It kind of does for me, but I LOVE those covers so I'm totally loving this one. <3

    AND it's a trilogy? Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

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  30. I love that cover!!! I'd have that as a framed print in my house, even.

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  31. OMG YES! I LOOOVVEEE Darkness Before Dawn! The cover itself would have convinced me to get the book but the story sounds AWESOME. And if Mimi is waiting for it this lovely Wednesday, I am SO BUYING it when it's out!

    Awesome picks as always, Mimi! ♥

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  32. Oh my gosh, yes! Awesome choice, Mimi! I think this sounds extremely good! o: I can't wait to give it a go either! And I absolutely LOVE that cover... *pets*

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  33. I'm generally not a fan of vampire books, but the post-apocalyptic twist in this one is just too good to pass up! Definitely putting it on the TBR list. Thanks for sharing! Following you :).

    My WoW + Giveaway

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  34. Love the cover of this book ... makes me wish I would have designed it ...

    I am in some sort of reading slump, way behind on my reading ... but I'll add this one to my TBR list.

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  35. Confession: I almost left your blog without commenting when I saw the word "Vampires." No problem with vampires, I'm just tired of the same-old-same-old. However, I'm glad I kept reading because this actually looks fabulously fresh and interesting! Besides, despite their potentially "overdone-ness," I'm still a sucker for a Dystopian. I will definitely be reading it. Thanks for the heads up!

    (Though doesn't that cover look freakishly like Lauren Kate's Fallen In Love and Rapture covers?)

    Feel free to stop by and check out my WoW!

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  36. The Immortal Rules were my first thought too! I am a bit scared of such a beautiful cover, but I don't think I'll be able to resist giving this a try. :)

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  37. Great waiting on pick Mimi! I can't wait to read this one too, even more so after reading The Immortal Rules - I'm totally loving the 'dystopian vampire' thing too.

    Thank you for sharing! <3<3<3

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  38. I can never resist a human vs. vampire war, Miss Mimi. Even if I've read the story 100 times, I still hold out hope it's a sweepingly romantic, dark new way of looking at it. :) Nice pick!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  39. HEY! MAY! That's only next month! For some reason I kept thinking this was out late June. Anyway, I SO WANT TO READ THIS. Vampire dystopians are totally the next big thing, Julie Kagawa will make sure of that :D So I already know I want MORE from that genre. I have high hopes for this one and with such a gorgeous cover, it's just begging to be added to my bookshelf!

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  40. YESSSSS! OK, seriously, SO excited for this one. I'm with Brodie: I totally think vampire dystopians are gonna be the next big thing :D
    There's The Immortal Rules and The Hunt coming out... what else? :D
    This one looks AMAZING. so excited for it :D

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