Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

17453303 Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Author: A.S. King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Synopsis from


Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.
Why I'm Excited:

Masterpiece isn't a word one should toss around lightly, but this truly does sound amazing. When I first read this synopsis I was, like: holy crap, I want this right now! It doesn't sound like something I would normally pick up, but I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this one. The ability to see the infinite past and future. The scary future she sees. It sounds so original and awesome and, yeah, wants it. 

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  1. This sounds supremely unique! I've never read a book by A.S. King, but I've had several recommended to me. I'm already frightened for that future depicted in the synopsis! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds great! I hadn't heard of this one before, thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

  3. The eye. It's freaking me out. Even the synopsis is freaking me out- even though it's amazing. But, imagine knowing something huge, that could possibly change the world in the worst way, and being the only one who knows? One person can't stop it, and I mean, even though you can try, who's going to believe you? See, I don't get scared of horror, I get scared of stuff like this.

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. This really does sounds amazing and A.S. King is such a brilliant writer, always something just a little bizarre about her stories! Love it!

    Great pick!

  5. Wow, this does sound really incredible. I've heard so many good things about A.S King's books but I haven't actually read any of them yet, which I must get round to doing. Great pick!

  6. This one's new to me and it does sound amazing. :) Thanks for the heads up!

  7. This one does sound like one of those books that could be "that book". Who knows? All I can say is that I wanna read it now too!
    My WoW

  8. Interesting pick! If the book manages to follow through the execution of the idea, it will definitely be an amazing and intriguing read! I will have to keep my eyes out for it, thanks for sharing!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

  9. Wow- this sounds really powerful. I have never read anything by King (which is shameful!!) but I heard she is awesome. I will have to add this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing this one!

  10. This one sounds really good, I need to add it to my TBR list.
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  11. I am so, SO excited for this book! PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ was so incredibly amazing that I'll now read anything by A.S. King. I even have magnet of the pagoda from VERA DIETZ that I keep up in my room!


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