Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Cadet of Cildor by Alex Lidell

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

Release Date: January 13, 2013
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Check it out on Goodreads!

Having already survived six years at the Tildor's top military academy, sixteen-year-old Renee De Winter is determined to graduate, training day and night to compete with her male classmates. When the boys overpower her parries, she works harder. When a bully sabotages her gear, she fights without it. But when an underground crime group captures her mentor for its illegal gladiatorial games, she must choose between her career and her conscience. Determined to penetrate the group's inner circles, Renee will leap from academia to the crime filled streets, pick up a sword, and weigh law against loyalty.

I always hear the booming tones of Christopher Lee's voice whenever I read this title. That, my reader friends, is a sure sign of something epic.

I don't know about the rest of you, but this book reminds me a lot of Alanna: The First Adventure; therefore, I wasn't surprised to read that Tamora Pierce is a big influence on the author's writing. Ass kicking girls with a slight Pierce flare? DONE. Where can I get one?

Happy Wednesday! What are you waiting for?

26 comments:

  1. I hope Renee can save her mentor. You made an error putting 2012 instead of 2013 for release date. A good book choice for WOW. Check out My Wow if you get the chance.

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  2. This sounds really good. Adding it to my to-read list. Nice pick!

    My WoW
    http://areaderintime.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

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  3. I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds really interesting though. Must add this to my list! Thanks!

    Here is mine:
    http://oliviasbookaholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

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  4. Great pick! I'm new here, Hiya! Love this site! Stop by My WOW?
    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Great pick! It really does sound like a Tamora Pierce book :) Man, I haven't read Alanna since, like, middle school. Now I wanna whip it out again for a nice re-read! Happy Reading!

    New Follower
    ~Jaime @ The Lost Lola
    My WoW

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  6. Yes! Right when I saw the blurb on the cover, I was like Alanna! You have returned! I'm with you -- a girl who knows how to fight, and a Pierce-influenced author -- sign me up!!! Great pick. :)

    Alyssa
    Reader's Refuge

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  7. Oh my gosh this sounds so good! I have been wanting to read something that took place at a military school or boot camp, and the summary for this one sounds so interesting! This is definitely going on my TBR list - too bad it doesn't come out till next year...

    I like your blog! I'm a new follower via GFC. :)

    My WoW

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  8. Fantasy adventures are so right up my alley. Glad you featured this. Thanks for sharing! ;)

    Btw, here’s my WoW post:
    http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/waiting-on-wednesday-15/

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

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  9. Oooh like the cover. It looks interesting and something that i might read. Come visit me as well. New follower.

    Grace

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  10. Another cover that I LOVE! I am totally getting my hands on a copy of this when it becomes available :) Happy reading:) I hope you'll stop by and check out my WOW for this week.

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading this one too! I actually did a cover reveal of this last Monday, and there's also a swag pack giveaway. :) If you're interested/haven't joined yet, here's the link. Great pick! :)

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

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  12. Wow, how come I haven't heard of this book before? Definitely adding it on my TBR! Great pick!

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  13. I saw this recently I just can't remember where. Great pick either way. Here's my wow
    and check out my giveaway

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  14. Oh my, I can't stop staring at this cover. I love it. *runs off to wishlist*

    ComaCalm's WoW Giveaway

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  15. I just did a cover reveal for this one and it sounds pretty freaking awesome! :) I can't wait for it either!

    Check out my Wednesday Post :)
    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

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  16. Girl power! Beautiful cover and I love the summary! I'll have to find it in January! Thanks so much for sharing! :) You can see my WOW post here

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  17. Sounds like a great choice, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

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  18. Great pick, sounds interesting.


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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  19. Great choice this week!! I haven't heard of this one but it sounds great :) I will have to add it to my tbr pile :)

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  20. I've seen this one a few times now and I agree that it sounds fabulous! I love all the fantasy coming out these days!
    Candace coming from Novels, News & Notes this week.

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  21. So this is actually my first time hearing about this one, but kickass girls? That always piques my curiosity. :)

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  22. I'm in the same boat as Natalie. I don't know how I missed this one but I'm adding it to my reading list now. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I add it to my list this book sounds really good, good choice. Click on my name to see my choice.

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  24. Cadet is a thinking person's action book. With a strong, smart female lead who is determined to do right even when the world around her is immoral. I have a lot of respect for Renee and think she is one of those strong girl characters we need more of - spunky, good, smart, moral, tough. There's a lot to admire in her and in this book!

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Love all y'all! Thanks for commenting!!