02 December, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Riders by Veronica Rossi

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for Riders by Veronica Rossi!

Have you seen this cover? HORSES! I LOVE HORSES! And a horse on fire nothing less... I received a preview excerpt from Tor via NetGalley (I already wrote the review) and at first I didn't realize but then boom it came to my mind that Veronica is also the author of Under the Never Sky series! While I gave 3 stars to Under the Never Sky for reasons... Veronica demonstrated a big development on her writing with Riders! I loved it!

Publication date: 16th February, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen

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 has 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 the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?
I tell you this is one of the most original ideas I've read in a while. How many books are there about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? None that I know of... and how many YA books? Again none. I am very excited for Riders! I cannot wait! 2016 is going to be intense fellow bloggers!

Are you excited about Riders?