Waiting on Wednesday: Chainbreaker

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



ChainbreakerChainbreaker
 by Tara Sim

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Expected Date: January 2, 2018

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He’d hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he’d have some time to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks.

After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path–one from which they may never return.


I’ve been dying for this second installment in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper series for what seems like ages now and the release date just got pushed backed to 2018. Honestly I just need to know how my smol sons Danny and Colton are doing. Of course I’m also excited for adventures in India and more clockwork hijinks. Chainbreaker is already messing with my heart so I need it ASAP!

Are you excited for Chainbreaker? Fascinated by clockwork?

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Serpent’s Secret

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



TheSerpent'sSecretThe Serpent’s Shadow
 by Sayantani DasGupta

Publisher: Scholastic

Expected Date: February 27, 2018

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

MEET KIRANMALA: INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONSLAYER

(But she doesn’t know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey… until her parents mysteriously vanish later that day and a rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents’ fantastical stories—like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess—and a wealth of secrets about her origin they’ve kept hidden.

To complicate matters, two crushworthy Indian princes ring her doorbell, insisting they’re here to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and slay demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld (who may or may not want to kill her) and the rakkhosh queen (who definitely does) in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it…


Hello gorgeous cover and even cooler story! The Serpent’s Secret recently popped up on my radar and I cannot wait to pick up this middle grade full of mythology. It looks like the perfect book for fans of Percy Jackson and I’m excited to see what DasGupta has in store for readers!

Have you heard of The Serpent’s Secret? Does it sound like a book you would be interested in?

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Cruel Prince

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



TheCruelPrinceThe Cruel Prince
 by Holly Black

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Expected Date: January 2, 2018

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


I’ve never been huge into faeries and have barely read any Holly Black but the hype for The Cruel Prince is so strong I’ve been sucked in. I’ve heard some amazing early reviews and I think it’s time to jump into Black’s writing. Now if only this book would come out sooner…

Are you excited of The Cruel Prince? A fan of Black’s other books?

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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

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

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.



HuntingPrinceDraculaHunting Prince Dracula
by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Expected Date: September 19, 2017

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

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.



Warcross
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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