Waiting on Wednesday (8): The Furies by Mark Alpert

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 Furies: A Thriller 
Author: Mark Alpert
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
To be published: April 22, 2014
Find: Goodreads
For centuries, the Furies have lived among us. Long ago they were called witches and massacred by the thousands. But they’re human just like us, except for a rare genetic mutation that they’ve hidden from the rest of the world for hundreds of years.

Now, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies. Ariel needs John’s help in the battle between a rebellious faction of the clan and their elders. The grand prize in this war is a chance to remake the human race.

Mark Alpert's The Furies weaves cutting-edge science into an ingenious thriller, showing how a simple genetic twist could have inspired tales of witchcraft and sorcery, and how the paranormal could indeed be possible.

I've been on a science fiction / fantasy kick lately, so it's no surprise that I'm looking forward to more books in that genre this year. I'm excited to see what The Furies' spin on witches and magic will be. Also, that book cover is gorgeous with its colors.

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


  1. Science meets fantasy, haven't read too many of those yet. Added it to my TBR list.

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  2. Sounds interesting & i love the cover, thanks for sharing!

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    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJanuary 15, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Oh, hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds amazing. Great pick! :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. I almost requested this on Netgalley the other day but I'm waiting a bit before I do. I want to cut down my TBR list from there before I do. It sounds like a good book, good pick!

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