Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#5): Riders

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that hilights upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.

Title: Riders
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: February 16, 2016

Description from Goodreads: For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death had brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen-- Conquest, Famine, and Death-- are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now-- bound, bloodied, and drugged, Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for-- not to mention all of humankind-- he needs to convince the skeptical government officials that the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

The idea of bringing the four horsemen of the apocalypse to YA is more than intriguing to me. RIDERS sounds extremely different than most of the things I have on my shelf when it comes to apocalypse-related novels, so I'm eager to have this one in my possession.

AND! I've started to see ARCs pop up, so hopefully we'll be getting reviews in soon and I can see what everyone's thinking about it.


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