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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?

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Waiting on Wednesday (10/25/2017)

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:  Renegades (Renegades #1)

Author: Marissa Meyer

Expected Publication:  November 7th 2017

Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends

Goodreads Summary:

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

No words can express how excited I am for this book to come out! I am a huge Marissa Meyer fan after discovering the Lunar Chronicles a couple of summers ago! I just hope that this book lives up to expectations.

What are you waiting for this week?

 

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Waiting on Wednesday (10/18/2017)

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 Night Realm (Spell Weaver Book #1)

Author: Annette Marie

Expected Publication:  October 20th 2017

Publisher:  Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.

Goodreads Summary:

Clio would love nothing more than to go home. But as the illegitimate daughter of the nymph king, she’s stuck in the human world, exiled until she can earn a place in the royal family. Then her half-bother offers her a chance to prove herself. All she has to do is acquire some magic … by stealing it from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld.

Lyre prefers to go unnoticed, which is a tricky objective for an incubus. He can’t hide his looks or his coveted spell weaving skills, but he’s learned to mask his true intentions. As an unwilling pawn of the tyrannical Hades family, he stays alive by keeping one step ahead of his masters.

Now he’s been assigned to watch over a visitor from the Overworld—one who’s definitely hiding something. And with her unholy talent for triggering chaos and catastrophe, his job just keeps getting more perilous. Clearly, she’ll never survive this world.

The thing is, he’s no longer sure he can survive it either.

The Night Realm (Spell Weaver #1)

I discovered Annette Marie on NetGalley, when I received her book Chase the Dark from her Steel and Stone series. (If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should!) I devoured that series in about one week, and was left wanting more! I can’t wait to see what her new series brings (that is actually a spinoff of the original).

Side note: I have a 2 month old today and I can’t believe how big my little one is getting =D. Any other book blogging mamas out there?

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Waiting on Wednesday (10/11/2017)

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:  Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World #2)

Author: P.C. Cast

Expected Publication:  October 17th 2017

Publisher:  Wednesday Books

Goodreads Summary:

The battle lines have been drawn and Mari, an Earth Walker and Nik, a Companion, who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction.

Thaddeus betrayed his own people, killing Nik’s father and destroying their entire clan. But he wants more. He wants the power he believes Mari has stolen from him and his people and he will do anything he must to get them back, even if it means destroying everything in his path. There is only way to stop Thaddeus, but it means a harrowing journey for Mari and Nik into the heart of darkness. But if they hope to survive the coming fight, they have no choice but to believe in each other.

Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World #2)


This must be the month for sequels, last weeks WOW was a sequel and I’m doing one today! I read the first book and remember it being interested if a little long. Hopefully, this one redeems the first book. The premise sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to see Mari and Nik’s journey.

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (10/04/2017)

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 Knowing (The Forgetting #2)

Author: Sharon Cameron

Expected Publication:  October 10th 2017

Publisher:  Scholastic Press

Goodreads Summary:

Samara doesn’t forget. And she isn’t the only one. Safe underground in the city of New Canaan, she lives in a privileged world free from the Forgetting. Yet she wonders if she really is free, with the memories that plague her and secrets that surround her. Samara is determined to unearth the answers, even if she must escape to the old, cursed city of Canaan to find them.

Someone else is on their way to Canaan too . . . a spaceship from Earth is heading toward the planet, like a figment of the city’s forgotten past. Beck is traveling with his parents, researchers tasked with finding the abandoned settlement effort. When Beck is stranded without communication, he will find more in Canaan than he was ever trained for. What will happen when worlds and memories, beliefs — and truths — collide?

The Knowing (The Forgetting, #2)


I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and I can’t wait to pick up the second one!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (9/27/2017)

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:  Origin (Robert Langdon #5)

Author: Dan Brown

Expected Publication:  October 3rd 2017

Publisher:  Doubleday Books

Goodreads Summary:

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

I love this series! I first discovered it actually when the movie first came out many many years ago, and I quickly went and got a copy of Angels & Demons to compare how the movie followed the book. I don’t remember what I thought all those years ago, but I am still a fan of the book series and the movie series so it couldn’t have been that bad! I actually just finished watching Inferno earlier this week, and I am geared up and ready to go to read the 5th installment next week!

Who else is a Dan Brown fan? What are you waiting for this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (9/20/2017)

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 Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Expected Publication:  September 26th 2017

Publisher:  Macmillan/Imprint

Goodreads Summary:

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

A short story collection set in the Grishaverse? Yes, please! I can’t wait for this book to come out next week! Bardugo is one of my instant buys, and if you order from Barnes and Noble you can get a signed copy 😉

What are you waiting for this week?