Waiting on Wednesday (77) — Elemental by Anthony John

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


A lost colony is reborn in this heart-pounding fantasy adventure set in the near future . . .

Sixteen-year-old Thomas has always been an outsider. The first child born without the power of an Element—earth, water, wind or fire—he has little to offer his tiny, remote Outer Banks colony. Or so the Guardians would have him believe.

In the wake of an unforeseen storm, desperate pirates kidnap the Guardians, intent on claiming the island as their own. Caught between the plague-ridden mainland and the advancing pirates, Thomas and his friends fight for survival in the battered remains of a mysterious abandoned settlement. But the secrets they unearth will turn Thomas’ world upside-down, and bring to light not only a treacherous past but also a future more dangerous than he can possibly imagine.

ELEMENTAL will be released on November 8th, 2012 by Dial.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Guen the Random Girl (Ezine of a Random Girl)

    March 7, 2012

    I planned for this one to be my WoW for next week, lol. :P
    I totally can't wait for this. The story sounds totally awesome and being a fan of A:TLA, I can't wait to try this out. We don't get to see many stories like this in YA (well, at least I don't).

    Great pick!

    My WoW

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    March 7, 2012

    Haven't heard of this one, but it looks interesting! Has an awesome cover!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    March 7, 2012

    Look at that cool cover! Very interesting–almost Divergent-y in the spherical design but I like it. This one sounds really intriguing. Great pick!

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    March 7, 2012

    Antony John and Fantasy?? This is a new one for me. Just finished Thou Shalt Not Road Trip, and enjoyed it. He's a great writer — especially characters — so this one is definitely on my list. Thanks!

    Stop by my blog!

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    March 7, 2012

    WOAH this looks awesome! I am definitely adding it to my TBR!! Thanks for sharing, looks awesome :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    March 7, 2012

    Wow, that is a gorgeous book cover! The story sounds really great, too. I will be adding this one to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing this and what an awesome WoW this week!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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    March 7, 2012

    I love that cover! This book sounds so cool! I'm adding this book to my To-read list today!

    My WOW

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    March 7, 2012

    I love the cover! :-) I've never heard of the book, but am going to check it out on GoodReads now. Thanks for the heads-up! I love this WoW feature!

    My WoW: http://blookgirl.com/features/waiting-on-wednesday/113-waiting-on-wednesday-gilt

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    March 7, 2012

    November?! That's so very far away! You're just cruel for taunting me so Hafsah ;-) Thanks for giving me another book to put on my freakishly long list!

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    Agnieszka Nashi

    March 7, 2012

    I almost tripped running to GR to add it to my TBR. It sounds all kinds of amazing! Dystopian? Check! Sci-fi? Check! Elements? Check! So my kind of book, thank you for this! :D

    Here's my WoW. ♥

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    March 7, 2012

    This is the first I have heard of this one, but wow it sounds good. Thanks for sharing!!
    My WoW

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    Asheley (@BookwormAsheley)

    March 7, 2012

    I'm OVER THE MOON about this one since it is set on NC's Outer Banks, and that's practically my backyard. Seriously, this is probably in my top three books I'm excited for this year based solely on the genre + setting. Well, and the author, of course. Great pick.

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    ashelynn hetland

    March 7, 2012

    oh wow this one has a gorgeous cover and sounds amazing! Haven't heard of it, so thank you for informing me of it! Just added it to my tbr list. <3

    my WOW.

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    Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)

    March 7, 2012

    Whoa! This is the first time I hear of this book. Adding to my list. Thank you!

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    Addie R.

    March 8, 2012

    That is one beautiful cover and the synopis sounds interesting!

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    Lindsay Cummings author

    March 8, 2012

    I cannot get over how AWESOME this one sounds! Just got your DM, and nope, don't have one, but i wish i did for THIS!

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!


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    Dazzling Mage

    March 9, 2012

    I just finished reading his book Five Flavors of Dumb, and it was okay. But I'm REALLY excited about this one! Reminds me a little of the Avatar: Last Airbender setting. A little bit.

    Great pick!

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    Michelle Chew

    March 9, 2012

    Wow, the cover looks cool! Love that logo and background.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    March 9, 2012

    I found out about this one a few weeks ago, definitely can't wait for it to be put – it sounds so good!!! Nice pick! :)