Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Star


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: 

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile.

Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn’t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin.

To survive, Audrey will need to sharpen the powers she has always had. When she gets close to someone, dark corners of the person’s memories become her own, and she sometimes even glimpses the future. If Audrey could only get close to Patrick Tigue, a powerful Harrower masquerading as human, she could use her Knowing to discover the Harrowers’ next move. But Leon, her mother’s bossy, infuriatingly attractive sidekick, has other ideas. Lately, he won’t let Audrey out of his sight.

When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.


(summary taken from Goodreads
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Series: N/A
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon CA | The Book Depository | Chapters

After watching The Avengers for the second time this weekend (and if you haven't watched that movie yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Robert Downy Jr./Tony Stark/Iron Man is my favourite!), I'm really in the mood for an epic superhero book! I don't even think that epic will be a strong enough word to described this, but hey, we've got to start somewhere! ;)

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

-Mimi

51 comments:

  1. I cower in shame because you've seen Avengers twice and I haven't seen in once :$

    I love superheroes. I think we need more of them! Bring on Dark Star please :)

    My WOW

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  2. Oh my Gods, this sounds silly! But in a good way. :D

    ComaCalm's Corner

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  3. OMG! I watched The Avengers 3 times... I totally loved it!! But I would have to say that Chris Hemsworth/Thor is my favorite... he is so cute and amazing... and he has like, the coolest accent EVER!! :P And I guess Captain America was pretty damn FINE too, if you know what I mean! ;) They were all awesome, even Black Widow!! Hello, girl power!! Anway, great WoW choice.. I love Super hero books!! :)

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    Riya

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  4. I have to admit that I wasn't too fond of DARK STAR's sound when I first found out about it, but the more I see it, the more I want to read it. I might wait for some reviews first though. Hope you'll enjoy it! :)

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  5. Excellent pick Mimi! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one, superhero books are hard to come by. I do love attractive sidekicks! Your excitement of it makes me want to read it like NOW. I just saw Avengers not to long ago and it was GREAT - though I'm more of a Thor fan myself.

    Thank you so much for sharing and adding to my TBR list! Have a great day! <3<3<3

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-23.html

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  6. Dark Star sounds exciting. I really like avengers too. Although since I barely knew the characters history I was confused at first. My favorite were Stark ( ironman was epic and best humor ever), hulk( plain awesome) and Loki ( he reminded me of shape! An evil version)
    Anyways, wonderful choice!
    Rachel

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  7. hahahhaha AVENGERS! I LOVED THAT MOVIE<3 (Although I still sorta..expected more :S) hehehee SUPERHEROS! MEEEE LIKE:) Yesss...after Scarlett Johansson's ass-kicking role in The Avengers, I think I'm ready for more female superhero awesomeness<3 AMAZING PICK MIMIIII!

    Ohh...and I'M WAITING ON THE GOLDEN LILY! GAHHHHHHHHH I.NEED.THAT.BOOK.SO.FREAKING.BADLY!!!

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  8. Ohhhh, I love me some superheroes! I had no idea what this book is about, even though I'd noticed the cover on several occasions. It sounds absolutely wonderful! Awesome pick, Mimi!

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  9. I want this! :D It's on my TBR list today.

    Michelle's WoW

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  10. This is one I am going to be on the lookout for reviews on! It sounds really interesting. I am only hesitant because I am not sure how much of the super hero factor is something I'll like but I definitely want to see reviews that might help me decide! Great pick Mimi! :)
    My W.O.W.

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  11. This. Looks. FANTASTIC. I want now, please? :D

    My WoW

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  12. Sounds really cool! Like you I loved The Avengers so I definitely want to check out some YA books featuring superheroes with intriguing dark elements.

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  13. Great pick Mimi,I hadn't heard of this before but it's going straight to my tbr! Btw I loved Avengers too, but you may have a fight on you're hands! because I've already baggsied Iron Man, Captain America and Thor! :D

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  14. ME TOO MIMI! I'm super excited for this one:) Not super excited about the October release date because that's entirely too far away, but it sounds so, so good!

    Also, I need to go see the Avengers, I keep begging the husband to go with me and he's ignoring me. I think he knows I only want to go to drool over Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth:) Win.

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  15. How did I not hear about this before?! It sounds awesome! And it comes out on my birthday! :D

    Here’s my WoW

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  16. This sounds sooo cool I've had my eye on it too and I hope it's as good as it seems!!

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  17. Goodness, I LOVE that cover. How have I not heard of this book before? I need it! Hurry up October! Awesome pick, Mimi :D

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  18. Something about this is reminding me of my all time favorite show, BUFFY! Which was probably way before your time, but if you can, you have to watch it! LOL

    Sounds epic. P.S. My favorite scene in the Avengers was the one after the credits. LOL

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  19. This sounds incredible. Great choice, as always, Mimi. My WOW...

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  20. Yessss I a REALLY looking forward to this one :D Great choice, it looks like it's going to be EPIC!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

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  21. This book sounds so nice, and I really enjoy the cover, can't wait to learn more about it!

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  22. This. Looks. So. GOOD! I'm seriously seriously itching to read this. And you know what, a superhero book DOES sound good after the awesomness that is The Avengers. Oooohh that movie...I want to see it again! :D Anyways - great WoW Mimi! Thanks for sharing darling! <3

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  23. Fun fact: I will read pretty much anything about people with super powers, so I am so READY FOR THIS.

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  24. I haven't seen The Avengers yet, but I'm going to see it soon! :D It sounds like a great movie. Thanks for sharing this one <3

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-13-adrienne-stoltz.html

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  25. I haven't seen The Avengers will you come babysit? Mateus has a belt so he is keeping his pants on these days. Oh wow a good super hero book. The sounds great. I will keep an eye out for it!

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  26. Wow! This looks great! Oh dear! Another book on my wishlist! :)

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  27. I like the cover and the story sounds good. Great pick!
    My WOW

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  28. SUPERHEROES! THE AVENGERS! Yes. I've seen The Avengers twice already. I love it. I'd pay to see it again and again. And probably again. As for this book... HECK YES I WANT NOW. Great pick ;)

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

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  29. YES TO SUPERHEROES! This seems like a mixture between superheroes and paranormal, it sounds pretty good. Great pick, Mimi!

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  30. Hi, Mimi! Oh, I'm waiting on this one, too! I featured it on my WOW three weeks ago, and I'm on pins and needles until it comes out!!! Glad to see you like it, too!! : )

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  31. Oh. Wow. LOVE THIS COVER!! And the story sounds great!! :) :) Awesome pick Mimi :) <3 <3

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  32. This. Looks. FANTASTIC. mimi

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  33. This one sounds great! I love the superhero vibe it has. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Mimi! :)

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  34. I have a confession to make: I have not seen the Avengers yet. I know, I know :D I have to remedy that soon LOL. I am with you on RDJ as Iron Man (he is my fave) - so funny and awesome, haha. I really like the superheroe theme in this one. Thanks so much for sharing, Mimi <3

    Awesome choice ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  35. You and your love for epic-sounding books! ♥ To tell you the truth, the cover didn't really attract me that much, but after I read the summary... Oh, my. I sooooo have to read it! :)

    I'm already plotting who the love interest is. Maybe that "sidekick"... Anyways! Lovely pick, Mimi. Have a wonderfully wonderful Wednesday ♥

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  36. I haven't seen this book before but it looks fantastic! Love that cover =D

    ...also thanks for totally guilt tripping me for not seeing Avengers yet, I will have to catch it over the weekend now!

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  38. I love superheroes so I'll definitely be reading this book!

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  39. I can't wait for this book! I LOOOVE Superhero stuff and ... I still have to see The Avengers... BUT I saw Iron Men 2 lately and .. gosh how I love Rob D. Jr... soooo much! *swoon*

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  40. This looks so good Mimi! Great pick. I love Superhero stuff. I think I'm going to go see The Avengers this weekend, it's a holiday weekend for us here in the US so we get a three day weekend! Yay! :)

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  41. OH. MY. GOD.
    How have I never heard of this before! THIS SOUNDS AMAZING :D
    I am definitely adding this to my TBR pile, seriously. An awesome heroine as well as an awesome mum? Yes please!

    Oh, and I saw Avengers about 2 nights ago, IT WAS AWESOME. Omg. I'd have to say my favourites are Thor and Iron Man. Oh, and I love Black Widow, she kicks ass :)

    Taneika @ Flipping Through the Pages

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  42. Err... I haven't watched The Avengers yet. I know! Hilda, what are you waiting for?? Soon. I'll watch it soon. I solemnly promise. x)

    Awesome pick for WOW this week, Mimi! I've been craving this book ever since I read the description and the cover too - it just sounds so amazing and promising! Superhero books? YES, PLEASE! <3 Since she's a girl, maybe we can call this book SUPER HEROINE book LOL! <3

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  43. Love the cover of this one, it's beautiful. And the synopsis definitely sounds interesting. I'm loving that her mom is a kick ass super hero and that she will be following in her footsteps. Love strong women protagonists!

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  44. Oh yes! This is on my to-read list as well. I am seriously curious about it! :o I have yet to read a superhero book! But I have enjoyed movies and SO have to watch The Avengers :o Great pick!

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  45. SUPERHEROOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!! And a GIRL superhero, too. If that doesn't make me automatically scream, 'MINE MINE MINNNNNEEEE!" at this book, then the gorgeous cover would. Super excited for this, even if... erm... I haven't see The Avengers. *twiddles thumbs*

    *runs away*

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  46. I... still haven't seen The Avengers. I AM SO ASHAMED D: I've been looking forward to it for ages and fingers crossed that I'll get a chance to go tomorrow! But it looks like I'm not the only one here that hasn't read it so... I'll be comfortable in the knowledge that I'm not alone :D

    ALL I needed to hear for this one was "superhero" and I was in. Sold. Eagerly anticipating. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER.

    Sonia

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  47. I am eager to read this book myself! It sounds awesome and that cover is just amazing. :)

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  48. Dark Star sounds great! I currently can't wait for The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore to come out (: Great post btw!

    http://julianachow.com

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  49. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH! MIMIMIMIMIIIIII! ME TOOOOO! Waiting on this one, that is. It looks AMAZING!

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