Waiting on Wednesday

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

29283884This week I’m looking forward to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. I’ve read a chapter preview and OMG!! I can’t wait. I really, really need a full length copy of this book. Everything about it screams amazing: 18th-century Europe,  pirates, highwaymen, queer characters, romance. The book is scheduled to be released on June 27th by Katherine Tegen Books.

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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Waiting on Wednesday

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

31371485This week I’m looking forward to Avenged by Amy Tintera. I read the first book Ruined at the end of last year and fell madly in love with the characters, the world…well basically everything! It was such a fun read with lots of sassy dialogue and swoon worthy moments. I’m totally hoping for a whole lot more in this sequel. It’s set to be released on May 2nd by HarperTeen.

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Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister Olivia from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory.

But their fight has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina, but Em isn’t as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.

Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.

February Wrap Up!

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SOME THOUGHTS

February was another good month for reading, but for blogging not so much. I’ve been overwhelmed by work and life in general and haven’t dedicated a lot of time to the blog. Basically, most of what’s been posted has been scheduled. I am hoping to turn things around this month, especially with commenting on other blogs.

March is going to be an amazing month! I’m heading to New York next week with my students to attend the National High School Model United Nations simulation and tour around. We are also going to spend a day in Washington, DC. I’ve been to NY loads of times but it never fails to amaze me. Also, spring holidays are getting closer and closer. I need them badly. So, stuff to work towards. I hope you all have a wonderful March! ❤


BOOKS HAULED


BOOKS READ

Traveler by L.E. DeLano | ♥♥♥
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | ♥♥♥♥
Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta | ♥♥♥♥
Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone | ♥♥♥
I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached | ♥♥♥♥
A Voice on The Radio by Cassandra Rose Clarke | ♥♥♥♥
Double Blind by Max Gladstone | ♥♥♥♥
Stasis by Lindsay Smith | ♥♥♥♥
The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale | ♥♥♥♥½
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson | ♥♥


March TBR


POSTS

Reviews:

The Princess Saves Herself in this One · Santa Muerte · Island of Exiles · Shadow Run · A Stolen Crown · Bad Blood · The Witch Who Came in From the Cold · Desert Jewel · Gilded Cage · Binti · Assassin’s Creed: Heresy · Home

Memes:

Top Ten Tuesday · Waiting On Wednesday

Tags/Other Posts:

Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 · Book Blitz: The Piper’s Price by Audrey Greathouse · The Happiness Tag · Blog Tour: The Broken One by Christine H. Bailey (Guest Post) · Blog Tour: Finding Paradise by V.P. Ortiz (Guest Post) · Rapid Fire Book Tag · Starfall Launch Blitz & Giveaway!

Waiting on Wednesday

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

29960675This week I’m looking forward to Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller. The description of this book was what totally caught my attention. I tried to request a review copy on NetGalley but sadly wasn’t approved to read it. That however hasn’t dampened how much I really want to read this book. Also…a gender fluid character!! Assassins!! YES! YES! YES! It’s set to be released on September 5th by Sourcebooks Fire.

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Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

Waiting on Wednesday

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

31178738This week I’m looking forward to The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein. Elizabeth Wein is one of my favourite historical fiction writers. Her WWII novels Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire are some of the best written about the time period. What I really liked about these books was that they featured female leads and explored what it was like to be a woman during the war. I’m beyond excited about The Pearl Thief because its a prequel Code Name Verity! I can’t wait to find out more about Julie. I seriously squealed when I saw this book listed on Goodreads. Yay! It’s set to be released on May 2nd by Disney-Hyperion.

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Before Verity . . . there was Julie.

When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly like she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather’s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family’s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital.

Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scots Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she experiences some of the prejudices they’ve grown used to firsthand, a stark contrast to her own upbringing, and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation.

Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime.

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The theme this week is all about romance because it’s Valentine’s Day! ❤ So, to celebrate here are ten YA contemporary romance novels that I can’t wait to finally read this year. They have been on my TBR for ages and I can’t believe that I haven’t gotten to them yet.

Have you read any of these yet? What were your thoughts?

Waiting on Wednesday

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

31145133This week I’m looking forward to I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo. This book sounds so adorable! Plus, it has an Asian model on the cover aaaannndd it’s about K-dramas!! YES! YES! And even more YES! I’m obsessed with everything about this book. ❤ It’s set to be released on May 30th by by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.