Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#242): Pacifica by Kristen Simmons


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


This week, I'm featuring:


Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

Pacifica, an all-new stand-alone, near-future adventure from the critically acclaimed author of Article 5 and Metaltown.

Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she's meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council's favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president's son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam's safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate. 



Ahhhh, I need this book! All of Simmons' previous books have been great for me, especially The Glass Arrow (my personal favorite of hers). This new book sounds amazing! But let's be real, Simmons is an auto-read author for me. =)

31 comments:

  1. This one definitely looks amazing and that cover is just gorgeous!! I'm going to sadly admit that I haven't read this author yet, but will rectify that someday!! Have a great week, Alyssa!

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    1. Awww! You should try The Glass Arrow, Becky. It is amazing!

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  2. Oooh awesome cover! Still need to read this author's work! I have at least one book in my TBR pile somewhere! LOL! Hope you will love this one as well!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. She has plenty of good ones to choose from! Thank you, Jessica. =)

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  3. I've never read anything by this author before, but this one sounds amazing! I'm really intrigued about the fact that it involves pirates. Plus the cover is gorgeous. Great pick, Alyssa! :)

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    1. Throw in the word "pirates" and it'll have you intrigued, right? Thank you, Lauren!

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  4. I'm glad Simmons is an auto read for you! The Glass Arrow was pretty good but nothing special for me (so around a 3 star?) I hope this one is a hit though, because I've also heard mixed reviews about Metaltown.

    - Aila @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. Awww! Have you tried Metaltown, or the Article 5 trilogy? I just love Simmons' books. Metaltown is probably my "least" favorite of hers and yet I still enjoyed it. <3

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  5. You are always introducing me to new books Alyssa! This sounds really fascinating. I've never read anything by the author, but I hope to one day!!

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    1. Yaaassss, I'm glad! This author is one of my favorites and I highly recommend any of her books. :D

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  6. Sounds intriguing! Glad to hear she is an auto-read author for you, I have Metaltown but I still have to read it . . . Perhaps it's time to make some space for it, huh? Got it! ;)

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. You should try The Glass Arrow too, Silvia!

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  7. You just gotta love those auto read authors right? Hope you enjoy this one when you grab onto it.

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  8. I've never read anything by Kristen but this seems interesting. And March 2018 isn't that far away, especially with how quick this year has gone by. Great pick!

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    1. It feels like it is, but it really isn't. Time just flies!

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  9. I haven't read anything by this author before. This book sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it, Alyssa.

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  10. Oooh! Such a beautiful cover!!! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  11. I haven't read this author before but I love the sound of this one. Great pick!

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    1. Whaaaaaaaaat. Simmons is an amazing writer! You should check out The Glass Arrow. :D

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  12. This looks nice and original. And pirates! I never did read article 5 and wanted to. Same author? Cool.

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  13. This looks so unique and amazing!! AND YAY FOR PIRATES!!! I need more pirate books in my life.
    The cover is beautiful, too. Hope you enjoy when you read it!
    Thanks for visiting my WOW yesterday :)

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  14. Ahh great WOW pick Alyssa! I haven't read a book by this author, but I am very hopeful one day I will read one of her books. Thank you for the awesome post my friend.

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  15. This sounds really good ~ Great pick. Enjoy this book! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Yesss. I'm really excited about this one too :D Fingers crossed it will end up being aaamazing. <3 Lovely pick Alyssa :) Hugs.

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