Waiting on Wednesday – One Dark Throne

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting (and appears I will continue to wait for the ending) for One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Harper Teen


 

29923707The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other (goodreads summary)

Why I Am Waiting

Well I was anxious to see what happened after the cliff hanger of Three Dark Crowns and get to the end of the conclusion of the story, buuuuut it appears that due to the overwhelming popularity of the first book Kendare Blake has now decided to extend the series from two books to FOUR. FOUR! ugh WHY?! Dulogies are great! I really liked this first book and was intrigued by this strange island that had queens kill of their sisters with their magical abilities in order to win their crown. But I’m not sure this story is enough for FOUR books.

Sorry this waiting on Wednesday post has turned into whining on Wednesday about waiting for more books. I’m still excited for the release of One Dark Throne though, just bummed I wont get the conclusion I was waiting for just yet.

BTW if you have read TDC who is your favorite queen? I’m still a little torn between Arsinoe and Katharine. I just wish Jules could be queen. She’s the toughest of them all. Watch that be a twist in one of the newly added books! HA!

 

Waiting on Wednesday – Tower of Dawn

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting waiting WAITING on Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Expected publication September 5th 2017 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children’s Books


31450852In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined. (Goodreads summary)

Why I Am Waiting

  • Because Sarah J. Maas
  • Because Empire of Storms destroyed me and I need MORE!
  • Because it feels like A Court of Wings and Ruin seems like forever ago.
  • Because Sarah J. Maas
  • Because even though Chaol isn’t anywhere close to being by favorite character ( I seem to be in the minority here) I am very curious about the southern continent, we only explored a small fraction in The Assassin’s Blade stories. I want more.
  • Because I want more Nesryn.
  • Because I need more of this world.
  • SARAH J. FREAKIN MAAS!

Waiting on Wednesday – Warcross

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am anxiously waiting on Warcross by Marie Lu

Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


29385546For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Why I Am Waiting

Marie Lu is one of my favorite Authors ever since I devoured her Legend trilogy. I love her style of writing and her characters. I can’t wait to see what she does with a gaming world! A bounty hunting hacker, a spy, famous, Emika already sounds like my kind of MC! The description of Warcross reminds me a bit of Ready Player One, one of my favorite sci-fi books! I’ve had it on preorder for awhile and I can’t wait for September to get here and to have it in my hands!!

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday- Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting (as patiently as I can) on Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.

Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers


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Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. (goodreads summery)

Why I Am Waiting

I am waiting because of two hardcore awesome women. Leigh Bardugo and  Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman. I’ve never been much into DC heroes, I’m a Marvel girl and Black Widow has my heart. But after seeing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman this summer I just want, no NEED, more Wonder Woman! I pre ordered this book before I even left the theater I kid you not. I can not wait, AND it’s being written by LEIGH BARDUGO herself, aka the genius behind Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom! Thats a good enough reason alone to be waiting. Warbring is also the first in the DC Icons series with sequels being written by more of my favorite authors like Marie Lu and Sarah J. Maas! Bring it on!

Waiting on Wednesday – A Map for Wrecked Girls

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting on A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

Expected publication: August 15th 2017 by Dial Books


a-map-for-wrecked-girls-jessica-taylorWe sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone would find us by now.

Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.

I’d trusted Henri more than I’d trusted myself. Wherever she told me to go, I’d follow.

Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded. Their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in this gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall catastrophically apart.

For the first time, I was afraid we’d die on this shore.

To find their way home, the sisters must find their way back to each other. But there’s no map for this—or anything. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present? (goodreads summary)

Why I am Waiting

I am currently watching Lost for the first time on Netflix with Husband. That being said I am loving the shipwrecked/crazy island/lost themed books that are coming out. I just read The Sandcastle Empire last month and am really looking forward to this one. This book looks like it will have a sister dynamic to it. I always find sister books fascinating (I grew up with a younger brother) their relationships are something I will never experience, hopefully just like being lost on an island! It sounds like a great read to end the summer with and I’m looking forward to it!

Waiting on Wednesday – Daughter of the Burning City

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting on Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Harlequin Teen


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A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

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. (Goodreads Summary)

Why I Am Waiting

After reading The Night Circus, Carnival of Secrets and Caraval I am throughly intrigued by anything carnival/festival like. Add in magical illusions that are the real deal and you can just take my money! With this book it looks like you get magic and a mystery, and I love a good mystery. The Author has another book coming out next april in a vegas like setting with casinos and street gangs. If this book is as good as I am hoping Amanda Foody will be added to my list of authors to watch.

Waiting on Wednesday – Lucky In Love

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

This week I am waiting on Lucky In Love by Kacie West.

Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Scholastic


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In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment –She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love. (goodreads summary).

Why I am Waiting

I have been on a Kacie West kick lately. Last month I read three of her books; The Fill in Boyfriend, On the Fence, & The Distance Between Us and now I’m out of Kacie West stories. I like her writing, her books are easy cute reads and perfect for when your in the mood for a cute fluffy contemporary story where everything works out just fine and the world is all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes you just need that in between the thrillers, high fantasy and dystopians. Lucky In Love looks like another classic Kacie West story and its set in a ZOO! I love Zoos! More books should include Zoos. Thankfully this book releases at the end of the month so I can get my Kacie West fix soon!