Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's ViewDesperately Wanting Wednesday, is inspired by the meme Waiting on Wednesday, which was created by Breaking the Spine. But, unlike WOWs, Desperately Wanting Wedneday is not only for releases that I’m waiting on, it’s also for released novels that I just haven’t purchased yet, or might be sitting on my shelf that I want to read, but just haven’t gotten there yet.

I love End of the World scenarios…but I always miss some. These are the ones I HAVE to read sooner rather than later.

Books that make me want to start prepping…that I haven’t read yet! Why??


The first one doesn’t even have a cover yet, it is slated for release in January of 2013. I haven’t had much luck with frozen wasteland / apocalypse / dystopian novels. But, I think Melissa de la Cruz can change that…or at least I hope. I wasn’t too impressed with her Witches book…

This is how de la Cruz describes the book on her website:

Frozen is the first book in my new series The Other Land Chronicles, and it comes out from Penguin in 2013. It’s the first series where my husband Mike Johnston and I are given equal credit. Mike did a lot of work on Blue Bloods, Witches of East End and Wolf Pact, and is my collaborator. For instance, he’s the one who came up with the Silver Bloods! smileAnd we’re psyched that now we both get to share the credit on the book cover. They’ve always been “our” books but usually they only have my name on them. Frozen is set in 111 CD, one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster destroyed the earth–the Big Freeze turned deserts into a frozen tundra and New Vegas is a city covered with ice. Sixteen year old Cass Wyverton is a dealer at the Loss, what used to be called the Wynn, and something changes in her during a bombing at the casino one night. She decides to do what all the pilgrims do–those desperate to get out of the RSA (the Representative States of America or, as everyone calls it “the Remaining States of America”)–and leave for the Blue, the other land, where the waters aren’t poisoned and the sky is still clear. She hires Whit Ryan and his team of mercenaries to take her across the Ruined Pacific in search of this place, on a journey that is filled with danger and adventure in every turn. It’s a fun action-packed thrill-ride, with mystery, adventure, romance and magic.


The the ones that have already been released:


World War ZI’ve heard rumors that this is in post-production, starring Brad Pitt & Mireille Enos [source]

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.



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