Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Frozen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)

Title: Frozen (Heart of Dread, Book 1)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: While it sounds a bit like the Under the Never Sky series with its mythical paradise land, the rest of the concept sounds original and awesome. Vegas, mercenaries, and  "sinister sorcery"? I am so there.

So what book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I totally agree! This one sounds so awesome! I picked it as my WoW a few weeks ago and absolutely can't wait for it!

    My WoW

  2. This one does sound really cool! I haven't read books by either of them before though. Which is odd, now that I think about it!
    My WoW

  3. LOL, I SO want this book too! And I know right?! Vegas Mercenaries X_X Plus that COVER is SOOOO GORGEOUS!

    -Awesometastic WoW pick Skye :D
    Much bloggy <3 Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  4. I'm excited for this one, too. It sounds awesome and I love the Dragon on the cover. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW