Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #47: Midnight City, by J. Barton Mitchell

This is a weekly book meme, hosted by
which features future releases that
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!

Here's my pick for this week!

Midnight City
(The Conquered Earth, #1)
J. Barton Mitchell
Hardcover, 384 pages
St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication:
October 30, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance,
Young Adult

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet’s youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira’s growing attraction to each other.

Well, this certainly sounds exhilarating!
This novel has what promises to be
an exciting plot including aliens, and
 an incipient uprising from
the conquered, with some romance
thrown into the mix!
I also like that the characters seem
to be very intriguing.
I already have the book in
my Amazon wish list.
Maybe it's time I moved it to my cart...
so it'll be on its way as soon as
it releases!!

What do you think of my choice?
What fascinating books
are you all eagerly awaiting
this week?


  1. I love the cover, and this sounds so good. I haven't heard of it before, but now I am adding it to my TBR list! Thank you so much for pointing out a great book!

  2. This is a very well worn theme in both books and movies. I think can still yield a great story in the right hands. It would be interesting to compare this book to some of the older interpretations of humans fighting aliens on an alien occupied Earth stories.

    I wonder who came up with this concept first. Did you ever read HG Wells original novel War of the Worlds, Maria? I am thinking that there were passages that book that were the origins of this type of story.

  3. Unabridged Bookshelf:

    Yeah, this is a really great cover! And of course the book sounds terrific!! I'm so glad I've featured a new book you can get into!! Thannks for commenting!! : )

  4. Hey, Brian!

    You're right -- this is a time-worn theme. This book adds a hew element to the plot -- all the adults are gone, so kids and teens have to take care of themselves. But it's still a tried-and-true theme.

    I must sheepishly admit that I haven't read "The War of the Worlds"...guess I should read that one first, right? Heck, I don't think I even own the book...but maybe it's somehwere in my humongous libary. Another of those hidden treasures I have simply not gotten to yet! Lol.

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  5. I'm really looking forward to this one. I saw it a while back and I can't wait to read it when it comes out. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  6. Hi, Martina!

    Glad you like my pick! It should prove to be an exciting read, I think. I'll be checking out your WOW. Thanks for commenting!! : )

  7. Great pick I love the cover and can't wait for Midnight City it sounds awesome. Have a great reading week. new follower My WoW

  8. Good pick, it definitely looks intriguing! Love the cover art too!

    Here's my WoW.


  9. Great pick. Sounds fantastic.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  10. Hey, Mandy!

    So glad you like this book! Thank you so much for commenting and following, too!! : )

  11. I love your blog design. I especially love the banner.

    Now on to the book. LOL! I hadn't heard of this one and it does sound interesting and like something I would read. I have now added it to my ever growing list. Thanks for sharing!

    How is everything over there? No damage I hope.

  12. Ashley, Jenea, & Dani:

    I'm glad you guys agree that this is a terrific read!! And yes, the cover art rocks, too!! I'll be visiting your WOWs. Thanks for commenting!! : )

  13. Hi, Lis!

    Oh, thank you!!!! Music to my ears!!! The banner was made for me by the very talented JennJ @ Sapphire Blog Designs. (See my sidebar.) She also designed my button, in both the large and small versions. I've been wanting to get a really nice banner, as well as a button, for the longest time, but I don't know PhotoShop, and have very little time to spare for learning this complicated program. So I decided to pay to have them done. I'm SO happy with the results!!! The thing I LOVE about her work is that she ADORES the color blue as much as I do!! I'm very happy you like her work!!

    As for this book, you bet it sounds interesting! And how about that cover? It really ROCKS! So glad I've contributed to your TBR!! You're very welcome for the share!

    As for things around here, well, by my house there wasn't a whole lot of damage. But I saw on the news that there was flooding in the city of Lauderhill, which is north of Miami. There were also trees down in some parts of Miami and Miami Beach. Some people had car damage because trees fell on their cars.

    How are things in P.R.? Hey, BTW, do you have a Facebook page? Let me know, so I can send you a friend request!!

    I'll be checking out your WOW! Thanks so much for commenting, and asking about the aftereffects of our 'buddy' Isaac!! : )

  14. Great pick! Haven't heard of it before, but it sounds very interesting!! :D
    My WoW!

  15. Hey Maria - Please do not feel badly about the "War of the Worlds" thing. There are so many great books out there and they keep multiplying! One cannot evan really scratch the surface.

    I would say for any fan of the genre, as well as anyone who wants to read classics that are intellectually stimulating, all of the early HG Wells books are well worth it.

  16. Hi, Elle!

    Glad you like my pick!! It should prove to be fascinating reading, I think!

    I've already commented back on your blog -- and I LOVE ypur pick!! Anything related to The Phantom of the Opera will definitely get my attention!!!

    Thanks for commenitng!! : )

  17. Hi, again, Brian!

    Yes, they do seem to multiply, don't they? Lol. However, I myself am surprised that I haven't read "The War of the Worlds", since I'm a HUGE science fiction fan... And Wells is DEFINITELY a thought-provoking writer, from what I know about him.

    I've got to try to get to at least this particular Wells book before the end of this decade, I think! Lol.

    Thanks for commening again!! : )

  18. I'm really looking forward to this book too!! :)


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