Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday The Invasion by Peadar O'Guilin and Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

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

Jenn's Pick: I Can't wait to have my hands on this!

Space Opera
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente 
April 03rd, 2018

A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding.

Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Instead of competing in orbital combat, the powerful species that survived face off in a competition of song, dance, or whatever can be physically performed in an intergalactic talent show. The stakes are high for this new game, and everyone is forced to compete.

This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny—they must sing.

A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock

So I love Space Operas and this one has to be a good one it's called Space Opera. It also just looks funny. 

Ash's Pick: I need to read this NOW! 

The Invasion (The Call #2)
The Invasion by Peadar O'Guilin 
March 27th, 2018

After so much danger, Nessa and Anto can finally dream of a happy life. But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors -- boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy. To the authorities, Nessa's guilt is obvious. Her punishment is to be sent back to the nightmare of the Grey Land for the rest of her life. The Sídhe are waiting, and they have a very special fate planned for her.

Meanwhile, with the help of a real traitor, the enemy come pouring into Ireland at the head of a terrifying army. Every human they capture becomes a weapon. Anto and the last students of his old school must find a way to strike a blow at the invaders before they lose their lives, or even worse, their minds. But with every moment Anto is confronted with more evidence of Nessa's guilt.

For Nessa, the thought of seeing Anto again is the only thing keeping her alive. But if she escapes, and if she can find him, surely he is duty-bound to kill her...


  1. I didn't know about this Catherynne M. Valente book but I like the ones I tried so I'm curious

  2. Space Opera sounds so fun, hope you love it!

  3. I love the cover of Space Opera! Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Ooh nice! These are totally new to me ones! Though I know I might like O'Guiln! I still want to read The Call! Hope you both love your pick once you read it!

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  5. Space Opera just sounds so original and quirky!

  6. Great picks, I've been seeing these two books around lately and Space Opera looks and sounds like so much fun. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read them, thank you so much stopping by my CWW last week.


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