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Waiting on Wednesday (2/7/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #0.5)

Author: Susan Dennard

Expected Publication: February 13th 2018

Publisher:  Tor Teen

Goodreads Summary:

Set a year before TruthwitchSightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain. As the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and as they brave one close call after another, a tentative friendship forms between them—one that might one day grow into something more.

Sightwitch is told through Ryber’s journal entries and her sketches, as well as through supplementary materials (such as other journals, pieces of songs, clippings from history books, flashbacks, etc.). Though meant as a companion novella, this story serves as a set up to Bloodwitch as well as an expansion of the world.

Susan Dennard is coming to south Texas on the 20th, and she is still 5 hours away from me ='(….why must Texas be so darn big?!

I loved Truthwitch, and I have Windwitch on my TBR….but I am thinking of waiting and start it after I get my hands on this book! Mainly so I can just stay in that universe a bit longer than one book.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (1/10/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Wires and Nerve (Volume 2 Gone Rogue)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Expected Publication: January 30th 2018

Publisher:  Feiwel Friends

Goodreads Summary:

Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages.

Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.

I had really high hopes for the first one last year when it came out, because I mean it’s a graphic novel set in The Lunar Chronicles universe!!! When I finished it, I was left with a feeling of disappointment. Mainly because the writing style and level was completely different from the original books.

So with the second book, I am going to go in with no expectations and hope that I like it better than the first one!

What are you waiting for this week?

 

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Waiting on Wednesday (1/3/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Thunder Head (Arc of a Scythe #2)

Author: Neal Shusterman

Expected Publication: January 9th 2018

Publisher: Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?

I have the first book on my TBR shelf, but since this book comes out the day after my birthday I may have to just read it and buy this one as a present to myself! I have heard nothing but good things about the first book and the author, so I have high expectations which I think is why it’s taking me so long to read it.

Have you read it? What are your thoughts?

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Waiting on Wednesday (12/27/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)

Author: Holly Black

Expected Publication: January 2nd 2018

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

I can’t believe that January is right around the corner! I don’t know yet what book will be my very first purchase of the new year, but this one is on top of my list! It sounds very intriguing and it’s a new series to boot.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (12/20/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns 0.5)

Author: Edited by Kendare Blake

Expected Publication: December 26th 2017

Publisher: HarperTeen

Goodreads Summary:

Three black witches, born to a descending queen. One would rise to become queen in her place. Perhaps the strongest of the three. Perhaps the cleverest. Or perhaps it would be the girl born under the best shield of luck.

Katharine, Arsinoe and Mirabella – three young queens born to fulfil their destiny – to fight to the death to win the crown. But before they were poisoner, elemental and naturalist, they were children, sisters and friends . . .

The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns, #0.5)


I can’t believe Christmas is only 5 days away!!! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I’ve technically finished, but I can’t seem to stop buying stuff for my daughter. This is her first Christmas, and it’s only going to get worse as she gets older (#sorrynotsorry)!

I haven’t started this series yet, but I do own the first two. I am thinking of waiting until the fourth one comes out and just binge reading the whole series at once. Do you like to do that, or do you read each book as it comes out?

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Waiting on Wednesday (11/29/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Three Sides of a Heart: stories about love triangles

Author: Edited by Natalie C. Parker

Expected Publication: December 19th 2017

Publisher: HarperCollins

Goodreads Summary:

You may think you know the love triangle, but you’ve never seen love triangles like these.

These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is sixteen fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don’t want to miss.

This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff.

A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

What do all these stories have in common?

The love triangle.

I normally don’t like love triangles, but if they are written very well then I am all for them. Hopefully this anthology based on them are written very well!

What trope do you find very particularly annoying? Mine would most likely be cliche romances

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (11/22/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Spartan Heart (Mythos Academy: Colorado #1)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Expected Publication: December 5th 2017 (originally published October 2nd 2017 by ivi Piper)

Publisher: Kindle edition

Goodreads Summary:

New school year, same old problems . . .

At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

Even though I fought alongside my cousin Gwen Frost to save the mythological world from Loki and his evil Reapers of Chaos, I’m still the most hated girl at the academy because of all the horrible things my parents did. I had hoped that this school year would be different, but the other kids just won’t let me forget about my parents.

But something strange is going on at the Colorado Academy. First, I run into a Viking guy who dislikes me more than most. Then I notice some odd artifacts in the Library of Antiquities. And worst of all, I start hearing rumors about a new group of Reapers who can summon mythological monsters.

I might be the most hated girl at Mythos Academy, but I’m also the only one who can save it . . .

I think I read all of the original series, and I enjoyed them for the most part. I think I definitely enjoyed her Black Blade series a little bit more than Mythos Academy, but I am interested to see how the spin off goes. I really like Greek mythology, especially when it is interwoven with modern society in a cohesive way.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (11/15/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Unearthed (Unearthed #1)

Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Expected Publication:  January 9th 2018

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Goodreads Summary:

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

I really love Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s collaboration on The Illuminae Files, so I can’t wait to read her next collaboration! This also comes out the day after my birthday, so I am thinking a little birthday treat to myself will be in order!

What are you waiting for this month?

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Waiting on Wednesday (11/8/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  Flashtide (Flashfall #2)

Author: Jenny Moyer

Expected Publication:  November 14th 2017

Publisher:  Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

Orion has survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, filled with mutant creatures and dangers around every bend. She has traversed the cordons, exposed to the radiation of the flash curtain and hunted by forces that want her stopped, dead or alive. Now, with Dram by her side, she has made it to the safety of the mountain provinces, where free Conjurors live and practice their craft of manipulating matter.

But Orion’s story is far from over.

With the effects of the flashfall spreading and the might of the protected city of Alara looming, Orion must travel into the hands of her enemies once again. Heart-pounding action and adventure await in this sequel to Flashfall.

Flashtide (Flashfall, #2)


I can’t wait for the second book in this series to come out!! I really enjoyed the first book last year, and I think I may have to reread it before picking up this one!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (11/01/2017)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


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Title:  The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1)

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Expected Publication:  November 7th 2017

Publisher:  Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers

Goodreads Summary:

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

Honestly, I have only read the first book in the Mara Dyer trilogy. I really enjoyed it so I slowly obtained the other two books, but sadly I haven’t picked them up yet. Now I need to reread the first book and then finish the trilogy. This book sounds very interesting and I am very interested in seeing how Hodkin continues Noah and Mara’s story.

What are you waiting for this week?