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.

34023590This week I’m looking forward to Sad Girls by Lang Leav. I’ve been madly in love with Leav’s poetry since I first discovered her two years ago. There’s just something so simple but heart wrenching about the way she writes. Even if a particular topic didn’t relate to me I still fell in love with the poem. I’m hoping it’s going to be the same with this book, her first novel of poetry that comes out on May 30th!

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“Your first love isn’t the first person you give your heart to—it’s the first one who breaks it.”

Sad Girls is the much anticipated debut novel from international best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming of age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide.

School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad – the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?

Waiting on Wednesday

mini-reviews-3Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m looking forward to The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo.

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*breathe* OH MY GOSH!!!! Where do I even start? It’s a new book by Leigh Bardugo that’s based in the Grishaverse. Annnd…it has illustrations. The whole package is going to be absolutely gorgeous. I’m so excited to have this beauty in my hands. I NEED IT NOW!!! SEPTEMBER COME QUICKLY PLEASE!!!

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34076952Love 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

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.

33540347This week I’m looking forward to Monstress, Volume 2 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda. I loved everything about the first volume. It’s dark, gritty, mysterious and action packed. Plus, the artwork is beyond stunning! The cover doesn’t even do it justice. I can’t recommend Volume 1 enough. It was so good that I’ve had Volume 2 preordered since January! The wait has been torturous! The graphic novel will be released on June 6th by Image Comics.

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The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. In Volume 2, Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to the past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.

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.

33784362This week I’m looking forward to Invictus by Ryan Graudin. I down for anything written by Graudin! The Wolf by Wolf duology was one of my favourites and it seriously messed with my heart. I don’t think I’ve recovered from Blood for Blood (hence the bookish slump that I’m in). There’s just something about the way that she writes that makes me want more and more. And this book looks AMAZING! It has time travel, gladiators, Titanic, pirates….how could I not want to read it? *grabby hands* It sounds absolutely perfect! It’s set to be released on September 26th by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

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.

31123249This week I’m looking forward to Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali. The title is what first caught my eye and then I saw the cover and knew I needed this book! Everything about this book sounds amazing! It features a beautiful woman wearing the hijab on the cover, it’s about a Muslim woman who doesn’t fit into the stereotypes and talks about some very serious issues. The reviews I’ve seen have been really positive and I can’t wait to pick it up. YA needs more books like this! It will be released on June 13th by Salaam Reads.

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How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them?

Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box.

And Janna suddenly finds herself caring what people think. Or at least what a certain boy named Jeremy thinks. Not that she would ever date him—Muslim girls don’t date. Or they shouldn’t date. Or won’t? Janna is still working all this out.

While her heart might be leading her in one direction, her mind is spinning in others. She is trying to decide what kind of person she wants to be, and what it means to be a saint, a misfit, or a monster. Except she knows a monster…one who happens to be parading around as a saint…Will she be the one to call him out on it? What will people in her tightknit Muslim community think of her then?

Waiting on Wednesday

mini-reviews-3
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.

33784373This week I’m looking forward to Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. Stalking Jack the Ripper was one of my favourite books from last year! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of it and started reading the book as soon as it was out of the packaging. IT WAS SO GOOD! Easily five stars or more. I adored the main character Audrey Rose and couldn’t get enough of her banter with Thomas. THOSE TWO *sigh* I need this book NOW! ❤

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In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

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.

33155334This week I’m looking forward to You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins. The title is what first attracted me to this book when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. Then I read what it was about I added it to my TBR. I love generational stories, the weaving together of old and new. It’s a clash of cultures, identities and ideas. It sounds stunning and I can’t wait to pick it up. It’s set to be released on September 12th by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse.

From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.

Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.