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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #122: THE WANDERERS by Kate Ormand (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!!
The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Kate Ormand
Expected release date: September 1st, 2015
Published by: Sky Pony Press
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover


For fans of Maggie Stiefvater, a unique twist on shapeshifters with high-pace action, thrilling adventure, a bit of mystery, and a beautiful romance.

Flo lives an eccentric life — she travels with a popular circus in which the main acts star orphaned children with secret shapeshifting abilities. Once Flo turns sixteen, she must perform, but she’s not ready. 

While practicing jumping a flaming hurdle in a clearing beside the circus, she spots a dark figure in the trees and fears he saw her shift. The news sends the circus into panic.

In Flo’s world, shifters are unknown to humans with the exception of a secret organization — the EOS, referred to as “hunters.” Hunters capture and kill. Shifters have heard stories of their kin taken to labs for testing — a place they will never leave—while hunters deem the others useless, a danger to society, and eliminate them. To avoid discovery, shifters travel in packs, constantly moving, and keep themselves hidden. Up until now, the circus was the perfect disguise.

When the elders notice four specific hunters have been attending the show each night, the tension in the camp rises. Believing she brought the attention to the group, Flo feels the dread and anxiety the most, causing her to make a mistake during her performance — a mistake that triggers a violent attack from the hunters.

Flo manages to flee the torched circus grounds with Jett, a bear shifter who loves her, the annoying elephant triplets, and a bratty tiger named Pru. Together they begin a new journey, alone in a world they don’t understand. They unravel secrets and lies that surround the circus and their lives and discover an unthinkable betrayal by the people they trusted the most.

Why I'm waiting on THE WANDERERS...

First... A traveling circus. Shapeshifters. Romance.

Second... a secret organization.

Lastly... Elephant triplets! A bratty tiger! AND, a (hopefully cuddly) bear!!!

It's being compared to Maggie Stiefvater! One of my all-time favorite authors!!!
Also, I've read Kate's sci-fi, DARK DAYS and it is amazingly fast-paced and electrifying!!!
I cannot wait to read this book!!!

What are you waiting for this week?!?!?


  1. Haven't heard of this one before. I hope you enjoy it! My WOW

  2. I love circus books. There's something so intriguing about them. I'm not a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan though, so that's a bit off-putting :/

    My WoW

  3. I've never read anything like this before I don't think, shapeshifters sound like fun! Thank you for sharing Margie, here's my WOW if you would like to check it out :-) http://emmasbookery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/hosted-by-breaking-spine-happy.html

  4. This sounds wonderful! And it's totally new to me! Thank you for sharing it!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  5. I've kind of taken a step from the paranormal world but this seems extremely interesting!

    Check out our WOW

  6. I didn't know about this book before! It sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-4-unleashing-call.html

  7. Awesome choice! I can't believe I haven't heard of this one until now. I love books about circuses and the fact that it's paranormal too makes it even more amazing! Have a great week and thank you for sharing! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. This just sounds so cool I can't wait! Thanks for having such a great share!

    My WOW: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-shadows-of-self.html

  9. Just added that to my check out list! Sounds fantastic.

    Leeanna.me: WoW

  10. Doesn't this one look so fun??? Love the circus setting and all the quirky sounding characters. Definitely going to check this one out!


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