Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.

Title: Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse #3)
Author: Jackie Morse Kessler
Release Date: March 20th 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Fifteen-year-old Billy Ballard is the kid that everyone picks on, from the school bullies to the teachers. But things change drastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider of the Apocalypse. Now armed with a Bow that allows him to strike with disease from a distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors...and accidentally causes an outbreak of meningitis. Horrified by his actions, Billy begs Death to take back the Bow. For that to happen, says Death, Billy must track down the real White Rider—who is lost in his memories.

In his search, Billy travels through White Rider’s life: from ancient Phrygia, where the man called King Mita agrees to wear the White Rider’s Crown, to Sherwood Forest, where Pestilence figures out how to cheat Death; from the docks of Alexandria, where cartons of infested grain are being packed onto a ship that will carry the plague, to the Children’s Crusade in France—all the way to what may be the end of the world. When Billy finally finds the White Rider, the teen convinces the man to return to the real world.

But now the insane White Rider plans to unleash something awful on humanity—something that could make the Black Death look like a summer cold. Billy has a choice: he can live his life and pretend he doesn’t know what’s coming, or he can challenge the White Rider for his Crown. Does one bullied teenager have the strength to stand his ground—and the courage to save the world?

It's almost here!! Hooray for the White Rider!!

We here can't wait for the next book in this series. Everyone has been so freaking delicious that we can't wait to chant:

Must have NOWS!

We needs it!!We wants it!!
We can't lives without it!!

Now that you've heard what our CAN'T WAIT book is... What's yours? Drop us a comment so we can find out what has you on pins and needles.


  1. Oh my god YES. I want that this *second*. I haven't read the other books and I have really meant to (I should grab them this weekend at Chapters' buy 3 get 1 free sale...) This sounds out of this world amazing. :D Great, great pick. The summary is giving me goosebumps!!

  2. Sounds great, enjoy it when it gets to you!

  3. This sounds like a really cool book, haven't read the other two though so if I check out the series I would have to start there hehe. THanks for stopping by.

  4. Wow! How have I never heard of this book series before? I must read them!! I also really like the cover, it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  5. Oh wow love that cover. I've never heard of this series but I will check it out.

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  6. Hmm, good pick! I have never heard of the series before but will certainly look into it now! :)

    Jenna @ Making the Grade

  7. Not really familiar with the series. But it sounds really interesting. Nice choice. <3

    And thanks for dropping by. Really appreciate it. :)

  8. Oh I see this series around but really never read any of them! but... seing you so excited maybe I should :)

  9. Danny this is one of those series that deals with some pretty heavy issues with a paranormal twist. The first book, Hunger, deals with eating disorders. The second book, Rage, deals with self mutilation. And I'm not 100% what the third book is going to deal with but I'm supper excited to find out.

  10. Haven't read this series but it does sound pretty interesting! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. This one sounds great! Why hadn't I heard about this series before :O
    Thank you for stopping by!

  12. her books are always great! quick and exciting!

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!

  13. I've heard of this series but haven't had a chance to start it yet, it looks pretty intense. And I love anything that deals with the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! And thanks for hopping by my WoW earlier:)

  14. I haven't read this series, but it sounds exciting! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!