Waiting on Wednesday: The City of Brass

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.



CityofBrassThe City of Brass
 by S.A. Chakraborty

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Expected Date: November 14, 2017

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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 .


City of Brass came onto my radar about a month back and now I’m so hyped for this #ownvoices historical fantasy. With magic and djinn mixed with political intrigue, I don’t think I could resist. Hopefully I adore S.A. Chakraborty’s writing and add this to my faves list.

Are you excited for City of Brass? Intrigued by the premise?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Hunting Prince Dracula

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.



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by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Expected Date: September 19, 2017

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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.


After reading Kerri Maniscalco’s debut, Stalking Jack the Ripper last year, I absolutely need Hunting Prince Dracula. It’s thrilling historical mystery with a heroine that’s smart and shrugs the status quo and I’m super pumped that this sequel is heading to Romania. Who wouldn’t be intrigued by Dracula? Also I totally need more swoon worthy moments with the one and only Thomas Cresswell!

Are you excited for Hunting Prince Dracula?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Beauty

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.



WildBeautyWild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Expected Date: October 3, 2017

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

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.


Ever since reading The Weight of Feathers, Anna-Marie McLemore has become an auto-buy author for me. Her prose is exquisite and she writes magical realism at its finest. Wild Beauty sounds like another stunner full of love, culture, and whimsy. I cannot wait to get my hands on this gorgeous book!

Have you read any of Anna-Marie McLemore’s books? Like magical realism?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.



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Warcross by Marie Lu

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Expected Date: September 12, 2017

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

For 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.


Marie Lu is back at it again and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I love the Legend series and have enjoyed The Young Elites though I haven’t read the finale yet. With this Sci Fi series starter, Warcross brings the reader into a completely new realm and I’m totally here for it. I’ve heard excellent things so far and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.

Are you excited for Warcross? A fan of Lu’s writing?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.



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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Expected Date: August 29, 2017

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

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.


I’m sure this comes as no surprise but Wonder Woman: Warbringer is one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. Diana is one of my favorite comic characters and when the DC Icons series was announced I knew no one but Leigh Bardugo herself could do justice to this phenomenal character. Add to that my undying love for anything Leigh publishes and it’s a match made in heaven!

So are you beyond excited for Wonder Woman: Warbringer? Ready to experience comic book characters in novel format? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday: Flame in the Mist

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


FlameintheMistFlame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Expected Date: May 16, 2017

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The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.


Of course I absolutely need Renée Ahdieh’s next book! I adore her writing and with a Mulan retelling there’s no chance I would pass this up. I’ve already heard amazing things about Flame in the Mist so I’ll be preordering and anxiously awaiting this gorgeous book!

So are you looking forward to Flame in the Mist? Would this be your first Ahdieh? Let me know in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Edge of the Abyss

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


edgeoftheabyssThe Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie

Publisher: Flux

Expected Date: April 18, 2017

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Three weeks have passed since Cassandra Leung pledged her allegiance to the ruthless pirate-queen Santa Elena and set free Bao, the sea monster Reckoner she’d been forced to train. The days as a pirate trainee are long and grueling, but it’s not the physical pain that Cas dreads most. It’s being forced to work with Swift, the pirate girl who broke her heart.

But Cas has even bigger problems when she discovers that Bao is not the only monster swimming free. Other Reckoners illegally sold to pirates have escaped their captors and are taking the NeoPacific by storm, attacking ships at random and ruining the ocean ecosystem. As a Reckoner trainer, Cas might be the only one who can stop them. But how can she take up arms against creatures she used to care for and protect?

Will Cas embrace the murky morals that life as a pirate brings or perish in the dark waters of the NeoPacific?


More pirate antics! More sea monsters! More heart wrenching moments! More Cas and Swift! Absolutely sign me up! I really enjoyed The Abyss Surrounds Us and I’m super looking forward to the next adventures in this duology!

Have you read The Abyss Surrounds Us yet? Are you anxiously awaiting the release of The Edge of the Abyss? Let me know in the comments below!