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

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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?

Let me know in the comments below!

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

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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

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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!

Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer

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


strangedreamerStrange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Expected Date: March 28, 2017

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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?


Finally another Laini Taylor book to sink my teeth into! I adored the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and Taylor has some of the most inventive, imaginative writing out there. I’m dying to immerse myself in this new world.

So are you excited for Strange the Dreamer? Have you read Taylor’s previous books? Let me know in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday: A Crown of Wishes

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


crownofwishesA Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Expected Date: March 28, 2017

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Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.


I am so ready to return to the exquisite writing of Roshani Chokshi and discover Gauri’s own story! After reading The Star-Touched Queen I knew Chokshi would be an auto buy author for me and I’m so thrilled for this companion novel. With stunning prose and a beautiful story I have no doubt this one will impress me just as much as the first.

So, are you excited for A Crown of Wishes? Do you love books that weave words exceptionally well? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

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


gentlemansguidevicevirtueThe Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Expected Date: June 20, 2017

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An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.


Everything about The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue sounds amazing. Escapades through Europe, 18th century shenanigans, and plenty of feelings in between. What more could I want? I’m excited to see Mackenzi Lee at work and her talent as a writer. Really hoping I can get my hands on this early!

So are you excited for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue? What about this one appeal to you?