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.

33158561This week I’m looking forward to Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. Last year I went into When the Moon Was Ours not sure what to expect. I had never read anything by McLemore in the past but had heard really good things. And all I can say is that all of those positive things were more than well deserved. Her writing style is lyrical, almost like poetry, that cracked my heart open. I was so incredibly moved by what I had read and therefore cannot wait to pick up her next book Wild Beauty. It sounds incredibly beautiful and I’m readying my heart for another emotional journey. Also…I adore the cover. It’s so beautiful oh my gosh! The book is scheduled to be released on October 3rd by Feiwel & Friends.

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Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

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.

32718027This week I’m looking forward to The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. The cover this year are AMAZING! It’s what attracted me to this book and reading the description made me want it even more. Cairo, magic, myth…oh it sounds so good! It’s scheduled to be released on November 14th by Harper Voyager.

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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass?a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .

ARC August 2017

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It’s that time again! Read.Sleep.Repeat. are hosting another edition of ARC August. The challenge is all about having fun and getting some ARCs read.

These are the rules:

  • Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge; your backlist books count
  • No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up
  • Use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in

My TBR:

I’m keeping my TBR quite small because August is the first month of the new school year and it’s always a bit overwhelming. I’ll be teaching a new subject, working with new team members and trying to memorize tons of new names. Ahhh! I honestly don’t think that I’ll get through all 4 of these but crazier things have happened.

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.

31563982This week I’m looking forward to Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi. Ahhhh….the cover for this book is fantastic! Persian MC wearing a hijab on the cover? YES! YES! YES! I love everything about this book but will sadly have to wait until November 14th to get my hands on it. This is going to be a very long wait!

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Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.

Down the TBR Hole

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It’s time for another edition of Down the TBR Hole, which is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story! This meme is dedicated to uncluttering your TBR pile, going through each book and choosing which one should stay or go.


The Books:

1. The Memory Book by Lara Avery

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I feel like I’ve read this story before. Girl gets ill, goes on long journey to finally do the things she feared, patch up relationships with those she wronged, etc. It doesn’t interest me one bit. Right now I’m all about the dark fantasy books and super adorable romances. Maybe I’ll want to read this at a later date? *shrugs*

The Verdict: Remove

2. After the Fall by Kate Hart

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I applaud the author for tackling so many difficult issues but I’m just not sure this book is for me (at least not right now). Reading the description doesn’t give me a must-read-this-right-now feeling. I do love the sky in the cover though. *sigh* Goodbye book!

The Verdict: Remove

3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

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I recently finished reading Anna and the French Kiss and LOVED IT!!!! I’m really hoping this one is just as adorable. Why has it taken me so long to discover this series?

The Verdict: Keep 

4. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

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I love the fake boyfriend trope! This book caught my eye ages ago and seeing it pop up on my TBR totally reminded me of why I originally wanted to read it. It stays!

The Verdict: Keep

5. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Reigate

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Seven points of view?!?! While that worries me, I did really enjoy Riley Reigate’s other book Noteworthy so I’m going to give this one a chance. Plus, the reviews seem to be quite positive. Fingers crossed!

The Verdict: Keep

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.

33413892This week I’m looking forward to Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill. I read the first book in the series last fall and absolutely loved it! The romance, the magic, the struggle between good and evil…yes it didn’t offer anything new to the fantasy genre and wasn’t perfect but I had so much fun reading it. The ending left me with tons of questions so I can’t wait to see what will happen next. The book will be released on December 5th by HMH Books for Young Readers.

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Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

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.

30237061This week I’m looking forward to Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. I discovered this book a few weeks ago on another WoW post. I found its synopsis interesting, read a few reviews on Goodreads and quickly added in to my TBR. It sounds so good! I feel like I haven’t read enough fantasy this year, which is strange because it’s usually my go-to genre. I also adore the shade of purple on the cover. The book is set to be released on July 25th by Harlequin Teen.

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Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.hey say be careful what you wish for . . .