Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Quicksilver, by R.J. Anderson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for.

This week's pick:

Release date: May 2, 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
Format: Paperback, 314 pages

Goodreads description:
Back in her hometown, Tori Beaugrand had everything a teenaged girl could want—popularity, money, beauty. But she also had a secret. A secret that could change her life in an instant, or destroy it.

Now she’s left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the one friend who truly understood her. She can’t escape who and what she is. But if she wants to have anything like a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unusual... talents.

Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears and gives Tori some bad news: she hasn’t escaped her past. In fact, she’s attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-cop turned investigator for a genetics lab.

She has one last shot at getting her enemies off her trail and winning the security and independence she’s always longed for. But saving herself will take every ounce of Tori’s incredible electronics and engineering skills—and even then, she may need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free. 

I finished Ultraviolet about a week ago, and I'm so glad the sequel will be out soon-ish! While I'd love to get more from Alison's POV, I unexpectedly grew to like Tori too. Also, I heard something about her that I'm not going to spoil here but immediately got my interest. In many ways, Ultraviolet was such a mindf*ck and I just can't wait to read more about this world in the sequel, and about what Tori will do to escape that I-think-I-know-who-you-are ex-cop!

Have you heard of Quicksilver or read Ultraviolet? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. I've heard some great things about Ultraviolet but still haven't read it. I hope I'll get some time to read it. Also I hope you'll get the sequel soon and that it won't disappoint :)

    Here is out wow!

  2. I've heard of Ultraviolet before and I think I've seen Quicksilver in WoWs, too. It does sound incredibly twisted, but I failed to reall catch me. But I think I'd pick those up at some point regardless. ;) My WoW

  3. Me too! But it's still so far away. here is my WoW post.

  4. I have both of these to red - just need to get round to them. I should probably be reading.... oh well!

  5. I totally need to pick up Ultra Violet now! There are so many amazing sounding books out now! I just don't have enough time to read them all. [Maybe if I got off the internet for]
    Beth @ YA Vixens
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  6. I've never heard of this series, but that cover is fantastic! I'll have to check these out :) Thanks for sharing!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My WoW

  7. I have not read either book, but I'm very intrigued by the descriptions. I will check them both out, thanks for the suggestion!

    Here's my WOW.

  8. I still haven't read Ultravilote, but it's on my TBR-pile! It sounds really great. Nice pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  9. I have not read Ultraviolet, I hadn't even heard of it. I don't really understand what's happening here, maybe I need to read the first one.

  10. My goodness that does sounds like an interesting book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  11. Like this cover, but haven't heard of it.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  12. I so badly want to read Ultraviolet, but I HAVE NO TIME. I wonder if it's available on audio...going to have to check into that. :)