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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Batman: Nightwalker & Ice Wolves

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date:  January 2nd, 2018
Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city's elites are being executed as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he's forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Out of all the DC icons books, Batman is the one I was looking forward to the most. I love Marie Lu and I really believe that she is the perfect author for this story.

Also, how awesome is it that the villain is a woman? I can't wait for all the brooding intensity that's bound to be in this book.

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.
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Ice Wolves (Elementals #1) by Amie Kaufman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub. Date:  March 27th, 2018
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 
Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he has to question whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Anders knows that Rayna is his best and only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

To learn what he needs to rescue her, Anders will have to enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than blind obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shape-shifting force of all.

New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman delivers heart-pounding adventure and breathtaking magical inventions in this unforgettable story about finding one’s place in a sharply divided world.

First of all, it's Amie Kaufman. Secondly, there are dragons

Also, I haven't picked up a middle-grade novel in ages and this one sounds delightful, magical, and intriguing, so obviously, I need to read it xD

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.
Connect with Amie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest

Are these two 2018 novels on your TBR? Or is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! :)


  1. Oh yes! I cannot wait for Marie's Batman book either!! Great pick!! The other one is somewhat new to me! Hope you will enjoy both!

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  2. I love that so many YA authors are coming out with MG books! Ice Wolves looks like it will be great, and of course, anything Amie Kaufman is a must! Also looking forward to Josephine Angelini's MG, Snow Lane!

    Amazing picks, Brittany!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. The cover for Batman: Nightwalker is AWESOME! And Ice Wolves sounds great too. :)

  5. I just saw the cover of Batman last week, AND I NEED IT ALREADY!!
    This is my first time hearing about Ice Wolves, I love the cover and the synopsis... if only the pub date would come sooner..
    Great post this week :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  6. YAY! I am so excited for these books. I need to read these both like ASAP when the release.
    As always, great pick Brittany. I hope you enjoy it when you read them! :)

  7. I'm not a big fan of Batman, but even I have to admit that this sounds amazing. Also, Ice Wolves sounds incredible! Dragons - YAY! Definitely adding to my TBR list!

  8. I'm going to try to lure my husband into YA with these DC books!

  9. Marie Lu totally sold me on this during the DC panel at BookCon. I love the bits she revealed and cannot to see what else she has in store for us.

  10. Oooh! I've never heard of the Batman book! I seriously need to check that out! Awesome picks!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  11. I am so super excited for Marie Lu's new book! It is going to be amazing!! I had no idea that there was a new Kaufmann book on the horizon. Another one added to the TBR today. It looks like one that I will love. :)

  12. Yessss. I'm dying for both of these books as well :D The middle grade one seems so so so awesome. <3 Not the hugest fan of Batman, but adore Marie :) Sadly not really a fan of the cover, though. Ugh. But still. So excited for the book :D Hope you'll love them both sweetie. <3

  13. I love that they are doing these superhero books! Wonderwoman, Batman, Catwoman etc. And I'm so excited about all the authors doing them! Eeee!

    I didn't know about the Elementals series and (confession) I hadn't read Kaufman before! It looks amazing though...

    Great picks!

  14. Oh, I hadn't seen the cover reveal of Amie's book! Yay solo project! It looks and sounds awesome. Well, both of these do. :D I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a great weekend, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. Amie Kaufman is AMAZING so obviously I want her new book!! Is it her first solo one?!? I'm sooo excited for it even if I don't read a lot of MG.


  16. OMG SO EXCITED FOR THESE! Marie Lu is one of my favourites of all time and Amie Kaufman writes so well and I'm excited to see how she'd go as a solo writer! Thanks for sharing Brittany! <3

  17. So, the Batman one sounds really good! I love all the going back to the younger days of the superheroes that they're doing now. Great picks this week! Thanks for stopping by my WOW post on Lisa Loves Literature last week!

  18. Eek, I'm so excited for both of these, especially Batman. I'm currently reading Warcross and I'm loving it so much, I want to read everything by Marie Lu! <3
    Megan @