Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#8)

Waiting on Wednesday is about sharing a book every week you cannot wait to be published. This week, I'm waiting on

(Heart of Dread, #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Supernatural
Pages: 336

Expected Publication: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Description from Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.


The reason why I was so captured by the description is because (even though there are still some familiar elements)  the idea of post-apocalyptic New Vegas. Despite the fact that the world has encountered a huge disaster changing the life of humans forever, the society still goes on. Also the concept of "Blue" really intrigues me. What is it really? How did it come to be? Luckily, the publication date is pretty near, so we don't need to wait for Frozen for long!

Does Frozen sound interesting to you as well? Have you read any other Melissa de la Cruz books?


  1. This looks like a good one!

    Excited to read

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    1. It does, doesn't it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. Haha of course I'm excited about this one. It was my pick too! I've read most of her Blue Bloods series which I started off quite liking but towards the end it just got a bit weird and confusing.

    1. Haha, you chose well then! :) I've been meaning to start reading Blue Bloods but somehow I always managed to postpone it.

  3. I still need to read her Blue Bloods series, but I'll keep an eye on reviews for this one! It sounds interesting :)
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    1. If you read and like them, give me a shout so I might try them as well! :)


You can't see me, but I'm totally doing my happy dance as I read your comment!