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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

Ruin and Rising

Ruin and Rising

By: Leigh Bardugo

Publication date: June 17th, 2014

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The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

I tore through the first two books in this series in the last week, and they were so good! Even better than I was expecting, and I had pretty high expectations going in. They even inspired me to make a design board that you can see here. I’m bummed that I’ve missed out on this series for so long, but also excited because my wait for the last one is much shorter. One more month!


 waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

The Fine Art of Pretending

The Fine Art of Pretending

By: Rachel Harris

Publication date: September, 2014

Goodreads/Amazon

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

I am super excited for this one! I love the idea of trying to find yourself and change how you’re viewed by the world. It’s a theme that pretty much everyone can relate to. And I love Rachel Harris’ books, so absolutely can’t wait until it comes out!


waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

Talon

From Goodreads

By: Julie Kagawa

Publication date: October 28th, 2014

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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

DRAGONS!!! So waayyyy back in the day, dragons are what got me started reading. Like really reading; can’t put it down, wandering around the house tripping over things reading. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series was my first love and I still go back and re-read them occasionally. I’ve been a fan of Julie Kagawa’s for a while as well, I’ve read and really liked her Iron Fey series. If you follow her on twitter, you’ll probably know that she makes these awesome dragon figurines as well. Yes, she is ridiculously multi-talented. So when she announced that she was writing a book about dragons, I was so excited. And after reading the synopsis and seeing the gorgeous cover (don’t you want to touch it?) I just can’t wait until it comes out!


waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

Since You've Been Gone

From Goodreads

By: Morgan Matson

Publication date: May 6th, 2014

Goodreads/Amazon

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

I’m a little late jumping on the Morgan Matson bandwagon. I happened to pick up Second Chance Summer at the library last week and loved it! It was really well written and I totally fell in love with the characters. So when I saw that she had a new release coming out in May, I had to put it on here. I’m hoping it’s just as compelling as Second Chance Summer was and the premise sounds really fun. I love the idea of a list of things she has to do, and what happened to Sloane? Can’t wait to read it!


waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

Isla and the Happily Ever After

From Goodreads

By: Stephanie Perkins

Publication date: August 14th, 2014

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

Stephanie Perkins’ previous books are both on my all time favorite books list. She has a way of writing super romantic, very believable contemporary YA books. Her characters are so detailed and the romance in them is so authentic. No insta-love here! And if you want to read some absolutely perfect kissing scenes, these are the books for you. So I can’t wait until this book is released! I’ve already pre-ordered it, and if you haven’t read any of her other books yet, you should check them out!


waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

City of Heavenly Fire cover

From Goodreads

By: Cassandra Clare

Publication date: May 27th, 2014

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

So I know that everyone and their mother has heard of this series and is waiting for the last book but. . . .I love it! I’ve been reading it from the very first book and am so excited to see the conclusion to the series!