“Waiting” On Wednesday: Armada & When a Scot Ties the Knot

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.

Armada - Ernest ClineArmada by Ernest Cline

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publication date: July 14th 2015
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Add on: Goodreads

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?

At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

Only two-ish weeks away until this released! I quite adored Ready Player One, so I’m definitely excited for more Ernest Cline. Plus, how simple and perfect is this cover? I’ve already pre-order this baby, bring on the geeky-ness!

& (something on the opposite spectrum!)

When a Scot Ties the Knot - Tessa DareWhen a Scot Ties the Knot by Tess Dare

Paperback: 384 pages
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Publisher: Avon
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On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.

A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.

Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

As you may know by now, we at Bookmunchies quite adore Tessa Dare and her Castles Ever After series. This is book 3 and I neeeeeed it. It sounds ridiculously adorable. I have a soft spot for a bluestocking heroine and scottish hero, ha.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Armada & When a Scot Ties the Knot”

  1. aentee @ read at midnight says: Reply

    Armada looks fantastic! I really need to check out Ready Player One meanwhile, though.

  2. Ahhh… I recognize both these books. And I want them. Wooho! You don’t even have a long wait until they come out. Pretty pleased to actually have a Wow pick this week that comes out fairly soon too.

  3. YES, YES, YES to Armada by Ernest Cline! I’m sooooo excited to read it (although it might take a while till I get it, ugh)! I really hope you’ll enjoy it! 😀

    Have a look at my Waiting on Wednesday @ A World Between Folded Pages! 🙂

  4. OMG OMG OMG OMG DUUDDDEEE!!!! I LOVED When a Scot Ties the Knot! So much! My favorite of the three in that series, and easily my favorite HR of the year (so far). SO GOOD! I hope you enjoy both of these books when you read them!

    Have a fabulous week, Cyn 🙂

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  5. Oooh, both of these sound great! of course, who can resist a kilted Highlander – so I’ll be very curious about this one. I hope you get your hands on copies soon, Cyn : )

  6. I’ve got an ARC of Armada. Hoping to love it as much as I did Ready Player One. Great picks!
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  7. I’ve never read Ready Player One, but I kind of think I should. And I’ve been meaning to get into romance books, and this sounds like such fun!

  8. I’ve never read Ready Player One – I know, I know, – but you guys have me curious about Armada.

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