Waiting on Wednesday – Renegades

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 on Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends


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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. (Goodreads summary).

Why I Am Waiting

I fell head over heals in love with Marissa Meyer’s story telling from the first chapter of Cinder. The Lunar Chronicles is still one of my favorite series that I reread frequently (partially because I own the audio books and Rebecca Soler is a top notch narrator!) I wasn’t as captivated by Heartless as I was by The Lunar Chronicles but I’m also not a fan of Alice in Wonderland, like at all. Renegades will be her first non retelling and I am super excited to see what she has got in store! From the summary it sounds a bit like a dystopian, which I am drawn to like a magnet, and a bit futuristic, and a whole lot of GIVE ME NOW! This releases on the same day as The Becoming of Noah Shaw… I might have to flip a coin to determine which one to read first!

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Waiting on Wednesday- This Darkness Mine

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 on This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books


30249925Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure that her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.

But suddenly there’s a fork in the road, in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it, and she relishes the smell of him—smoke, beer, and trouble—all the things she’s avoided to get where she is. Even worse, every time he’s near Sasha, her heart stops, literally. Why does he know her so well—too well—and she doesn’t know him at all?

Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending another’s: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac. As Sasha loses her much-cherished control, her life—and heart—become more entangled with Isaac. Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.

Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and gripping psychological thriller about a girl at war with herself, and what it really means to be good or bad. (goodreads summary)

Why I Am Waiting

I really enjoyed McGinnis’s Female of the Species. It was dark and emotional and powerful and really made you think. Reading this summary makes me think of Female of the Species. While McGinnis’s books have been hit or miss for me, this one really intrigues me and I’m looking forward to it, hoping it will be as good as FOTS. It releases the same day as John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down and Maggie Steifvater’s All the Crooked Saints. Talk about competition. I still haven’t decided which one I’ll be reading first!

September Wrap Up

This month I only read 6 new books and reread four old favorites. It really felt like I read more then this. huh. Well 4 of the 6 were new releases that I flew through and will hopefully actually review them. I’ve gotten so lazy about reviews. Maybe my life will calm down enough to actually sit down and think and write a review. and maybe llamas will start talking. Anything can happen!

  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Manizcalco
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  • Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
  • Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My favorite was probably Warcross. I don’t know. WW, Hunting Prince Dracula and Daughter of the Burning City were very close contenders. Heck I loved them all equally!

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I’m currently reading

  • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (I know feels like I have been reading this forever! I kinda have, but its my lunch book, so I get 20 minutes of it a day 5 days a week soo… Don’t judge me!)
  • Invictus

and rereading

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

For September I was also a rep for 3 very awesome companies!

I have loved every minute of it! All three of these companies are fantastic and produce good quality merch. Angela’s designs are gorgeous and continue to amaze me every time she releases a new one! Sam and  Michelle and Logan create amazing boxes with gifts that seem like they have been pluck right out of the included book!

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Waiting on Wednesday – All The Crooked Saints

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 anxiously waiting on All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Scholastic Press


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A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. (goodreads summary)

Why I Am Waiting

I will read ANYTHING Maggie Stiefvater writes. The Scorpio Races and The Raven Cycle books are in my top favorite books and I reread them frequently. Maggie has a gift for weird story telling and I LOVE it! She creates interesting characters that you just can’t help but fall in love with. I am really looking forward to meeting the family in All The Crooked Saints and their strange abilities. The magic in her stories is always so unique and she makes it feel so real. Gah I can’t wait for this book! The only problem is it releases on the same day as John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down.. a book I have been waiting 5 YEARS for.. so which one will I read first?!?! 😩 The struggle is real guys!

Waiting on Wednesday – Invictus

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 on Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Expected publication: September 26th 2017 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. (Goodreads summary)

Why I Am Waiting

Ryan Graudin has become an auto buy author for me ever since I read Wolf By Wolf (I LOVED Wolf by Wolf, if you haven’t read it READ IT!). I love her writing style and out of the box story concepts. We get that again this time around in Invictus! A Time Traveling Heist. Sign me up! It looks like once again we will be reading about a (maybe) modified history?!? Farway seems like such and interesting character, I’m dying to know more. AND there is a Red Panda involved and I LOVE red pandas!! The book comes out in 2 weeks, I can’t wait!!

Waiting on Wednesday – Turtles All The Way Down

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

This week (and for the last 5 years) I am waiting on John Green’s newest novel Turtles All The Way Down.

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers


John_Green_Turtles_All_The_Way_Down_Book_CoverSixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.(Goodreads Summary)

Why I Am Waiting

JOHVlogbrothersJohnDanceN EFFING GREEN!! I have been waiting 5 YEARS for this baby and after he read the first chapter of the book on his vlog brothers video I am dying!! I had to made do with rereads, movie adaptations, vlog brothers videos and Dear Hank and John podcasts for 5 long years but now in just over a month we will have a new novel from the brilliant mind of John Green! If I don’t stop now I will continue to fangirl until October so I will wrap up with add this to your TBR and if you have yet to read a John Green novel, start with my favorite Looking For Alaska and go from there!

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!