Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #32: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Title:  Defy the Stars
Author:  Claudia Gray
Expected Publication Date:  April 4th, 2017


Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that's now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth's robotic "mech" armies for decades with no end in sight. 

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel's programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis--even though her plan to win the war will kill him. 

Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel's devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming.

Not only does this book have a really beautiful cover, but the fact that it's about a war between humans and machines in space sounds really interesting to me!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I think I did this one last week. It's such a great choice! i hope we both love it!!

  2. THAT cover is stunning! I've not read anything by this author, but this one does look interesting. Plus, who can resist pretty covers?? *not me* :D

  3. Gray's books have been so hit-or-miss for me! Although I did love her standalone, Fateful. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. I have been meaning to try a Claudia Gray books, since all I hear is good things.

    Sam @ WLABB

    1. Me too. This would be the first Claudia Gray book I was interested in.

  5. I've been seeing this one around a lot so I think a lot of people are wanting to get their hands on a copy. Hope you love it!

  6. Oh yes, great pick! I love the sound of this one, and the cover is beauuutiful! Hope you enjoy when you read it :)
    Thanks for visiting my WoW yesterday!

  7. Great pick ~ I can't wait to read this one too. Hope we both enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Renee ~ A Path of Joy

  8. OMG, I'm waiting for this one to release, too!!!! Well, you know what they say about great minds, right? Lol.

    Not only is that one of the AWESOMEST covers I've EVER seen, but the plot is absolutely AMAZING!! I love the fact that it the female protagonist is a teen soldier. I also agree with you about the war against machines angle. GREAT pick!!!! :)

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! <3 :)

  9. I love the cover, and it sounds like it could be good. I might try it. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature last week. I'm so far behind!

  10. I am reading it right now and I really like it. I am having a giveaway on my blog for my review tour stop, so you should stop by!