DOVE ARISING by Karen Bao (WoW #189)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar.

Then her mother is arrested.

The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.

Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…

Haunting and prescient, Dove Arising heralds the emergence of a bold new voice in science fiction.

DOVE ARISING releases on August 19th, 2014 from Penguin.

What a gorgeous cover. The whole ‘living on the moon’ thing reminds me of CINDER. I’m excited! 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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    Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    February 26, 2014

    Love the cover and the summary for this one. I’d not heard of it but have added it to my wish list. Thanks so much for putting it on my radar!

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    February 26, 2014

    I would pick this up solely based on the cover. It’s gorgeous! The story sounds fantastic as well! Adding it to my TBR now!

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    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    February 26, 2014

    I’ve not heard of this one before and I don’t read a lot of Sci fi, but this one has me interested. I absolutely love the sounds of it :) Thanks for stopping by My WoW!

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    in the hammock

    February 26, 2014

    what an awesome cover! your blog layout looks amazing, by the way.

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    February 26, 2014

    This definitely sounds intriguing, and I totally love the cover too! If it’s as good as Cinder, I’ll be happy ;) Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WoW (:

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    Michelle {Book Hangovers}

    February 26, 2014

    Yes! I am totally fascinated by this and the cover is AMAZEBALLS!!! WOW!!! Thanks for stopping by earlier Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    xoxox ♥

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    Alyssa @ Swept Away By Books

    February 26, 2014

    Oooh I hadn’t heard of this before! Thanks for putting it on my radar :) It sounds crazy and totally reminds me of Cinder too!

    My WoW

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    February 26, 2014

    I hadn’t heard of this one before, but now I have to read it! Thanks for sharing. :)
    And thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    El @ So Bookalicious

    February 26, 2014

    I hadn’t heard of this one before. But wow the cover is so beautiful! And it sounds like an intresting story too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!

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    Michelle {Book Hangovers}

    February 26, 2014

    this is the 2nd time I’ve seen this today and I’m so glad!!! I’ve never heard of it before today either, which thank goodness for Waiting on Wednesday’s, I learn about so many awesome books that are coming out! Not only am I excited for this storyline but the cover…”HOLY WOW! This is beautiful!!” Thank you for sharing :)
    Book Hangovers Blabs Books xoxo

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    Misty @ KindleObsessed

    February 26, 2014

    Oh, I’ve never seen this one before. Jackpot *high five* Sounds very interesting. Also…what a fantastic cover! *Scampers off to add to TBR*

    Misty @ KindleObsessed

    My WoW

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    February 26, 2014

    I haven’t heard of this one, sounds really good!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    Ayanami Faerudo

    February 26, 2014

    That cover! That name! Who doesn’t want a little sci-fi?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    February 26, 2014

    I haven’t heard of this one before, but now it’s going on my wishlist! I love books about space. And that cover? WANT! Lovely choice, Hafsah! :D

    Aimee @ Read by the Undead

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    February 26, 2014

    This ones would not be for me, but hope you enjoy it.

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    Ange/Libby Blog

    February 26, 2014

    Sounds SO GOOD! I haven’t even heard of this yet! I’m adding it right to my TBR on Goodreads! Thanks! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    February 27, 2014

    This sounds really cool and I love the cover! Great pick!

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    Sarika Patkotwar (@SarikaP8)

    February 27, 2014

    Hmm… This sounds really interesting. I’m fascinated by anything related to the moon so this one is definitely sounding great. Awesome pick!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    Skylar Finn

    February 27, 2014

    The cover is amazing! The summary sounds great too. I really like the idea of a quiet, reclusive girl having to become a soldier to save her family.

    Check out my WoW :)

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    February 27, 2014

    I haven’t heard of this one before. I don’t usually read sci-fi, but this does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.