Book Watch: Wake

Wake by Amanda Hocking will be released in the U.S. on August 7, 2012  in hardcover, audio and ebook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 320 pages.

Wake is the first book in author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series. Lullaby, book two, is slated for release on November 27, 2012. Tidal, book three, is due out in 2013. And the final book in the quadrilogy, Elegy, is also slated for release in 2013.


I have two books on my radar this week that both deserve the spotlight. But as I am trying to only spotlight YA books on this particular blog, there was no question that I’d be spotlighting Wake by Amanda Hocking.

I am such a huge fan of the author. I am participating in the tour for her upcoming release. And I have an early copy for review, which I’m dying to start reading right now…. Absolutely dying.

I think she’s such an amazing writer. I love the stories she tells. I’ve been a fan since very close to the start when I discovered her My Blood Approves series on Amazon. Her writing is definitely addictive. And I have no doubt it will be the same in this newest four-book series of hers.

While I still have not read many stories about mermaids, I am excited to start reading this one. I can’t wait to meet Gemma and see exactly how her life changes after that “late night swim under the stars.”

I am curious to see just what powers Gemma develops and what the price is that she will have to pay. I’ve mentioned it before, but I hope she’ll choose to leave her old life behind and take a chance on a world the description says is “brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.” As this is the first of four books, I’m sure we’ll only get to see the beginning of Gemma’s new existence, but I am so thrilled to be able to get that first peek.

I have high hopes for this new series, and as I have yet to be even remotely disappointed by anything I’ve read by the author, I am confident this will be another one I love. I’m so glad release date is just a few weeks away. But I’m even more ecstatic that I don’t have to wait.

Wake sounds like it will be even more enchanting than the author’s Trylle Trilogy and it definitely is a book that deserves to be in the spotlight this week.

To read a short excerpt of Wake on the author’s website, CLICK HERE.

On a side note: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill is the non-YA book I’m dying to read and very much deserves the spotlight…. even more so after the tiny tidbit I learned from the author….

Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS

The author’s BLOG

The author’s WEBSITE


About the Book

Goodreads description:

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are a few other awesome books releasing the week of August 7th:

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill **Not YA but a release I’m dying to read**

Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1) by Andrea Cremer

Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake

Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Story by Veronica Roth (eBook release)

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