“Waiting” on Wednesday: Panic and The Sum of All Kisses

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Panic_HC_JKT_des4.inddPanic by Lauren Oliver

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publication date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most

I love Lauren Oliver’s writing so I’m glad to see more of her stuff! I’m curious as to how she’s gonna make this (almost pretty standard dystopia) plot her own, especially if this is this a standalone instead of series (does anyone know?).


The Sum of All Kisses - Julia QuinnThe Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

Paperback: 384 pages
Publication date: October 29th 201
Publisher: Avon
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Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she’s long since tossed them out the window. Besides, a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.

Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought that nearly destroyed her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn’t matter. She doesn’t care that his leg is less than perfect, it’s his personality she can’t abide. But forced to spend a week in close company they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless …

New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s enchanting third novel in the Smythe-Smith quartet is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and tug at your heartstrings in equal measures.

Only 20 more days and comes out!!! I want this so badly. Thankfully (?) it comes out after my two midterm exams or I would definitely be reading instead of studying…but at the same time, why isn’t it Oct 29th already? ):

What are you guys waiting for? Link us up below!

Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Panic and The Sum of All Kisses”

  1. Your website looks very nice and put together, and I’m loving your Waiting on Wednesday meme! So magical!
    Both of your books look pretty interesting. I like Lauren Oliver’s books and can’t wait to read Panic when its released!

    Nailah @ Literary Assassins

    1. Thank you! Credits go to my lovely co-blogger Kim for the pretty site and banner haha.

      I’m so excited for both! I really enjoy Lauren Oliver writing.

  2. Two great picks and awesome covers. I love both these types of books and need to add them both to my neverending list. :)My WoW

    1. Haha, yeah there’s never really a end in sight for the list but that’s not always a bad thing 😉 I’m definitely swooning over both covers.

  3. I really like the sound of Panic. I haven’t read any of Lauren Oliver’s books but I really want to give this one a try. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

    1. Yay! Her other standalone, Before I Fall, is also a very interesting read. I’m really curious as to how she’ll play out Panic. Thanks for stopping by (:

  4. I have Panic ARC.:D Can’t wait to read it.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. Lucky! I’m working on it on Edelweiss haha. So hopefully soon! Hope you enjoy it!

  5. I LOVE the sound of Panic. I haven’t read a Jana Oliver book before, this might just get to be the first. Thanks a lot for sharing!
    My WoW, and I have a giveaway running to celebrate my job.

    1. I know right! I hope it’s bad ass haha.
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks for visiting!

  6. I was lucky enough to get to read Panic already. 🙂

    WoW Book

    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it! I’m hoping I’ll be able to snag a copy off Edelweiss soon.

  7. I love the Panic cover. Hope you enjoy them!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books My WoW

    1. Me too! I love the contrast of the blonde and the void space of black haha. Thanks!

  8. I’m waiting for Panic, too! I can’t wait to read it!! I love Lauren Oliver’s books!
    Happy reading!

    1. I’m super excited!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Panic is on my list too! I’ve heard great things about Laren’s books, and hope to read this one-I love the premise of it. Great pick. 🙂

    1. Yes, I’ve interested in how Oliver will play out this premise!

  10. I am super excited to read Panic as well. I found Requiem to be a bit of a disappointment, but I loved all her other books. Great pick!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My WoW

    1. That’s too bad! I haven’t Requiem yet, unfortunately I wasn’t too impressed by Pandemonium :/ But I’m really looking forward to this one!

  11. I’ve never read a Julia Quinn novel but I like that it’s described as laugh out loud funny. Humor plus romance is a big hit for me. I’m nervous about starting another Oliver book until more are released – if it’s a series. I’m not going to be faced by another second book love triangle again!

    1. i highly recommend Julia Quinn! Especially her Bridgerton series if you good, fun, humourous romance! Pandemonium made me cry a little bit, darn love triangle ): I’m still not sure if this book is a series or standalone yet…

  12. Oooo….nice choices. Panic sounds especially interesting. Thanks for sharing – and thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks (: I’m definitely excited for both haha.

  13. Great pick. I actually got this one from Edelweiss – I think – Can’t wait to read it.

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