Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine in which an upcoming, eagerly anticipated release is highlighted on the blog.
I've been thinking about only participating in this meme once a month instead of every week, and including more books when I post. And I'll come up with some sort of theme for the books I'm waiting for.
This month, I'm "waiting on" books with Male Protagonists:
Title: Human .4
Author: Mike A. Lancaster
Date: March 8, 2011
Humanity, like computers, can be upgraded. And old versions disappear. . . . At some unspecified point in the future, when technology is as advanced as possible and we are a race of super beings, some old audio tapes are discovered. On the tapes is the story of fourteen-year-old Kyle Straker. Hypnotized, Kyle missed the upgrade of humanity to 1.0. He isn't compatible with our new technology. And through the recording, he narrates what the upgrades really mean. And it's absolutely terrifying.
Title: Future Imperfect
Author: K. Ryer Breese
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date: April 26, 2011
When 17-year-old Ade Patience knocks himself unconscious, he can see the future. However, he’s also addicted to the high he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while he’s seen things he’s wanted to change, Ade knows The Rule: You can’t change the future, no matter how hard you try.
Title: Witch Eyes
Author: Scott Tracey
Date: September 2011
Braden Michaels wears his sunglasses at night. And at the movies. And in the shower. Raised by his warlock uncle and taught to use magic, he suffers from a deadly curse: the witch eyes. He sees everything that normal eyes filter out: history and memory; love and pain; magic and darkness. The mind was not meant to process so much information, though, and the power is killing him slowly. The only thing saving his sanity are the sunglasses he always wears.
I don't have a preference of male or female protagonists in books but there is something just more special about male protagonists because they are so rare in the books that I read. I find that I look extra forward to reading them because of that. All three of these picks have superb and fascinating premises and I can't wait to get my hands on them!
How about you? Are you waiting on any of these books with male protagonists? Are there any upcoming books with male protagonists that aren't included here that you feel I should know about?