Waiting on Wednesday: In the End and The Stepsister's Tale

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

These are two YA titles that I am dying to read!!!

In the End (In the After, #2)In the End 
(In the After #2)
by Demitria Lunetta
YA SciFi
June 24th 2014 by HarperTeen


The thrilling conclusion to In the After, the survival story of Amy and Baby, set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures.

It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she’s been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Until one day, her former fellow Guardian’s voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy had hoped she would never hear: Dr. Reynolds has Baby.

Now it’s a race against time, for Baby is in imminent danger, her life threatened by the malevolent doctor who had helped start the end of the world. In order to save Baby, Amy must make her way to Fort Black, a prison-turned-survivor-colony, where she will need to find Ken, Kay’s brother. He alone holds the key to Baby’s survival.

One small slip-up on this quest could spark a downward spiral that would not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the very survival of the people in the After

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The Stepsister's TaleThe Stepsister's Tale 
by Tracy Barrett
YA Fantasy/Fairy Tale
June 24th 2014 by Harlequin Teen


What really happened after the clock struck midnight?

Jane Montjoy is tired of being a lady. She's tired of pretending to live up to the standards of her mother's noble family-especially now that the family's wealth is gone and their stately mansion has fallen to ruin. It's hard enough that she must tend to the animals and find a way to feed her mother and her little sister each day. Jane's burden only gets worse after her mother returns from a trip to town with a new stepfather and stepsister in tow. Despite the family's struggle to prepare for the long winter ahead, Jane's stepfather remains determined to give his beautiful but spoiled child her every desire.

When her stepfather suddenly dies, leaving nothing but debts and a bereaved daughter behind, it seems to Jane that her family is destined for eternal unhappiness. But a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate...

From the handsome prince to the evil stepsister, nothing is quite as it seems in Tracy Barrett's stunning retelling of the classic Cinderella tale.

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What do you think? Will you be reading either of these?


  1. Ooo...a Cinderella retelling....sounds good! Definitely putting it on my list!

    In The End doesn't sound bad, either.

    Here's my WoW!

  2. Jenea Whittington4/30/14, 5:20 AM

    They both sounds really good. I have a copy of In the After, and In the End. I shoudl get to reading them both. :) Great choices.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  3. I read In the End and really liked it. Hope you enjoy it! ~Pam

  4. Both of these have great covers and they are both on my wishlist as well! I think there are ARCs available for these if you haven't seen them already. ;)

  5. I still need to read In the After and I'm really intrigued by The Stepsister's Tale. Great picks. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  6. kirstymariejonesstudioreads4/30/14, 7:49 AM

    YES to both! I wasn't overly impressed with In the After (more the second half- loved the first.) but still, can't wait to see how it continues. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads


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