Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Expected publication: September 27, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?


I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one eagerly anticipating Rowling’s first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy. Her long hiatus after publishing the final installment of Harry Potter left me wondering for quite some time how long we’d have to wait for her to share her captivating storytelling once again.

Harry Potter was my first introduction into the YA Fantasy category and as much as it now tends to be one of my favorite genres nothing will ever come close to comparing to that series. As a matter of fact, when I see a book described as “the next Harry Potter”, that’s a big red flag for me to stay far far away because truly there’s just no comparison, so let’s not start a book relationship on false pretenses, right?

Well after holding out for five long years for J.K.Rowling to publish another book, the wait is finally over! This book hits the shelves tomorrow and as pricey as it may seem, I’ll definitely be in line purchasing a copy for my book collection. This one will not be an eBook purchase for me, I’d like very much to hold and hug this book having waited so long for it to come out. Truly excited!!

Sooo, what book are you waiting on?

68 comments:

  1. You are so right, nothing can ever come close to Harry Potter. <3 I am on the fence about this one. I adore the author and have a lot of curiosity on her future work, but at the same time this premise doesn't really appeal to me. I am looking forward to some reviews!

    My W.O.W.

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    1. That's a good idea to wait for reviews if you're on the fence. I'll be sure to post one. So looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for stopping by Sara!

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  2. haha I love that you say "when I see a book described as “the next Harry Potter”, that’s a big red flag for me to stay far far away" because I do that too. If I get a review request where the author compares the book to HP I never accept it lol. Anyhoo I am excited for this one too, not so excited that the eBook is $20, but its JK Rowling.

    My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Exactly, that price is a little out of control, but I've been waiting too long, so I'm going to pull out a coupon and get in line. LOL I don't like to see authors compare their books to HP. Just a pet peeve if anything else. :)

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  3. Can you believe I never read the Harry Potter series?! *runs and hides*

    I didn't know she was going to write an adult novel. Great choice. :)

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    1. ~gasp~ Rachel! I can't believe it!! LOL Well hopefully you'll get to read it soon. :)

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  4. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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    1. Yup! We sure did check it out. I love when bloggers leave the link. Makes it so easy. Thanks for posting Maxine! XD

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  5. I think I'll wait to see the reviews on this one before I buy. Love her writing, but not completely sold on this one yet.

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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    1. Sounds like other people are doing that too. Good plan Nikki. :)

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    1. Thank you MissKimberlyStardust! Thanks for posting!!

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    1. Oh me too Jennifer! I hope it's good. XD

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  8. I loved Harry Potter, but I'm not sure how I feel about this one.

    Sabina
    Delirious About Books
    My Waiting on Wednesday =)

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    1. Sounds like others feel the same way Sabina. Thank you for posting! :)

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  9. Great pick. I curious to see what her writing will be like for an adult book.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=4411

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    1. Me too Jenea. I bet it'll be great. Thanks for stopping by!XD

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  10. Great pick Arlene, I also can't wait for the release of this book. I can't believe we've had to wait 5 long years! I really hope we love it too! :)

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    1. Thanks Jasprit. Tell me you've read HP and you're not like your roomie that hasn't gotten to it yet! :P Make her read it!! XD

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    1. I think so too Grace! Thanks for posting. :)

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  12. I seriously don't know what to expect.. I think I will wait for some reviews, because I'm scared to read it :p I truly love and adore HP, forever <3

    My WoW.

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    1. I dont either, but I have a feeling it'll be great. I adore her writing style and I hope after 5 years it hasn't changed much. I adore HP too!! XD

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  13. I think I'm going to wait until some of the hype has died down before I read this book. Mostly so I can get a cheaper copy :D

    Books of Amber

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  14. I'm a bit curious about this one. Thank for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I am looking forward to this one because she is a fabulous writer, but I won't rush out to get it. I am going to wait for a bit, especially because the cover isn't super appealing to me so I would get it for nook, but I refuse to pay $18 for an ebook! That's just outrageous! Once the price comes down, and if I think I will want to read it after I see some reviews, I will buy it.

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    1. The price is out of control and I was surprised about the art cover, but I'm such a fan, I'm still going to get it. Thank you for posting Amy! XD

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  16. I know right! I love Fall because the best books are saved for last! It's going to be so interesting to see if she can write for an adult audience.

    -Angeline

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    1. I totally agree Angeline! I can't wait! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  17. I'm going to step back and wait to see where this one falls with everyone. That and wait for the library. I really hate hyped books - I really avoid them and sometimes that is soooooo wrong!! But with Rowling in an untested genre... hmmm.... I'll wait for the library b/c of the cost ;)

    Awesome pick - thanks for reminding me about her book!! I totally forgot it was coming it soon!! (some hype, huh?)

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    1. I completely understand Kristin. Library is always a good way to go when you're just not sure. Thank you! :) Yes, lots of hype and I'm totally caught up in it! :P

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  18. I wonder how this ones goes. I'm looking forward on reading this one... but atm i'm not fond of the cover though it could pass. Awesome pick!

    My WoW pick

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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    1. Yup, the cover surprised me too. Thank you!

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  19. A great anticipated pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-owlet-by-emma.html

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  20. Yay! Tomorrow is the day! Two copies are sitting in the back room of the library where I work. Can't wait until tomorrow. Love JK Rowling!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW

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    1. Lucky!! So glad you have access to a copy! I hope you enjoy it!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. OMG!! YES!! Lol, i think i'm going to the book store tomorrow to get this... or to just look at it since i'm broke right now.

    our WoW.

    -michelle

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    1. LOL Michelle. I love to go to the bookstore to just look at books. Haha! XD

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  22. I love Harry Potter, but I'm still not sure if I'll read this one... If it would have been any other author I would definitely not read it. But maybe I should give it a chance! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my post.

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    1. You're welcome Helene! Thanks for posting! :)

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  23. I've pre-ordered this book, I'm pretty excited but I'm also a bit apprehensive like a few people have commented, it doesn't sound all that exciting but I'm hoping that it will be the complete opposite, thanks for stopping by.

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    1. You're welcome Sarah! I hope you enjoy it!! XD

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  24. Oh I have this puppy pre-ordered and cannot wait! My WoW

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  25. I'm very excited to read this new book! She is an amazing storyteller and writer, so it's sure to be amazing. Can't wait!

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    1. I agree 100% Niecy! I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it. :D

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  26. I'm really not sure about this book. On the one hand, it IS a book by JKR! But on the other hand, the synopsis doesn't sound interesting to me in the slightest. I'm going to wait to see reviews, I think, before I buy it. I keep thinking, if this wasn't written by JKR would I even look twice at it? And I'm pretty sure that answer would be no. But good reviews can always sway me!

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    1. Good plan Merin! I'll be sure to post a review because I just can't wait to dive into this one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I dunno what to think of this one. I want to read it because I lurve lurve J.K. Rowling, but the cover is so meh! Still a great pick! Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week!

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    1. You seem to be in the majority MaryAnn, sounds like a lot of people will be waiting for reviews because they're just not sure.

      You're welcome! :)

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  28. Nice pick! I can´t wait to read it.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  29. OMG so many comments I thought I would never end scrolling down. LOL.

    I am waiting for this one and hope its good.

    Tammy @loveyabooksforever

    http://loveyabooksforever.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-evolution-of-mara_25.html

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    1. LOL I think I picked a hot topic book this week. :) I hope it's good too. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  30. Eeek!! I'm not really a fan of the cover, but whatever! I'll totally read it! lol
    Great pick! :D
    My WoW!!

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    1. I agree, could have done a better job on the cover, but I'll still read it. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Who isn't waiting for this one??! Ahh so many people are going to read this one. It's J.K. for pete's sake! Whoo!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #40

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    1. Right?! This had been getting a lot of buzz! XD

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  32. I don't think I'll be reading this one when it comes out... I'm curious but I'm not really excited about it. I hope you enjoy it, though.
    Come check out my WOW post or enter my international giveaway (here).

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    1. I'll be sure to review it. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  33. I am honestly not interested at all in this one. That's sort of sad. :( Oh well. Maybe someday she'll write fantasy again. Thanks for stopping by Libby Blog!
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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    1. Sounds like you're not the only one, lots of people feel the same way. I just love her writing, so I'll take what I can get. A fantasy book by her would be great though. Agreed!

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    I'm definitely planning to read this one. I'm a wee bit nervous about it, but I have to give JK Rowling the benefit of the doubt.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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