Waiting on Wednesday (#3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight some upcoming releases that we're impatiently tapping our feet for. It's a great way to to keep track of some of the most anticipated releases amongst other book bloggers and a new way to discover books yourself.

At the moment, the book I'm most excited for is:

The Waking Engine
Author: David Edison
Genre: Scifi & Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
To be published: February 11, 2014
Find: Goodreads
Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die.

Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times . . . until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to True Death can be found.

Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls . . . and one very confused New Yorker.

Late of Manhattan, Cooper finds himself in a City that is not what it once was. The gateway to True Death is failing, so that the City is becoming overrun by the Dying, who clot its byzantine streets and alleys . . . and a spreading madness threatens to engulf the entire metaverse.

I love the idea of multiple worlds existing but only one world where death converges for everyone, whether they are gods or mortals. There are some bits that reminded me of American Gods, which I really enjoyed, so I hope I enjoy this book, too.

What upcoming books have caught your eye and tickled your fancy? 


  1. Okay this bewildered me: "All are born only once, but die many times.." How on earth is that possible?

    For some reason, the convergence of so many races and paranormal creatures doesn't reach me. To each her own though ;)

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  2. Nice pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

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  3. This book sounds definitely interesting. I'll be checking it out when it's been released. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I saw this one on NetGalley recently, and I'm dying to read it too!! :) Hope you love it when you get to read it!

    -Jess @ Reading Nook Reviews

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  5. I actually just got approved on Netgalley for this book, and I'm so excited! I hope you enjoy it when you read it, too.

    Thanks for stopping by~

  6. I love the description of the book and there's just something soothing about the cover. Definitely on the 'Must Buy' list!

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