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Waiting on Wednesday: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
by Mackenzi Lee

To Be Published: October 2, 2018
by Katherine Tegen Books

Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

[summary from Goodreads]

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The first book in this series was so entertaining that I pre-ordered this book halfway through reading the first. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is a feminist book about the power of female friendship, and I cannot wait to see Felicity take on these new adventures.

 

Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date. Plus, they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author without spending a bunch of money upfront!

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Waiting on Wednesday: What If It’s Us

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What If It's Us

What If It’s Us
by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

To Be Published: October 9, 2018
by HarperTeen

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is?

[summary from Goodreads]

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I have yet to read a book by either of these authors that I didn’t love, so when I heard that they had teamed up to write what was sure to be a heartbreaking novel full of characters with depth and emotion? Instant pre-order!

 

Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date. Plus, they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author without spending a bunch of money upfront!

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

The Wicked King by Holly Black
To Be Published: January 8, 2019
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world. [summary from Goodreads]

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Not to be dramatic or anything, but I need this book like air. THE CRUEL PRINCE has been my favorite book of 2018 and one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. I’ve pre-ordered both the standard edition and the B&N exclusive edition already to add to my collection. Call me obsessed, I’m okay with it. Just give me more of this fantastically written world. If you haven’t read THE CRUEL PRINCE yet, what are you waiting for?

Faerie books are usually not something I would be interested in, but the world is explained here in a way that made sense to me. I was able to effortlessly fall into the story and get swept away in the political intrigue, the magic, and especially the “I hate you but I maybe kinda secretly love you” thing that’s totally going on with Jude and Cardan.

 

Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date. Plus, they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author without spending a bunch of money upfront!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Sawkill Girls

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Sawkill Girls

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand
To Be Published: October 2, 2018
by Katherine Tegen Books

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now. [summary from Goodreads]

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After reading Furyborn earlier this year, I fell in love with Claire LeGrand’s storytelling. Furyborn was the first fantasy I finished since reading Graceling in 2012, so LOVING a fantasy novel as much as I loved Furyborn is a pretty big deal for me. Two Claire LeGrand books in one year is SUCH a treat.

Although her first novel of the year was high fantasy, Sawkill Girls is a contemporary thriller — one of my favorite (and underappreciated) genres! I’m really looking forward to seeing how LeGrand weaves together the tales of three girls who live on Sawkill Island, an island where girls have been going missing for years, their bodies never to be found. This sounds like the perfect atmospheric fall read, and it comes out just a few weeks before Halloween.

 

Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date. Plus, they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author without spending a bunch of money upfront!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Starry Eyes

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Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
To Be Published: April 3, 2018
by Simon Pulse

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.

And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars? [summary from Goodreads]

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After reading Alex, Approximately last year, Jenn Bennett has solidified her spot in my auto-buy author list. As soon as I heard her 2018 novel was coming out, I instantly added it to my TBR and pre-ordered it.

Northern California + camping + stars + second chance romance = ALLLLL THE YES!

This book is at the TOP of my most-anticipated-in-2018 list, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Jenn Bennett’s writing is always great and she is so good at making the setting feel like a character of its own, which is one of my favorite aspects of her storytelling.

 

Pre-ordering REALLY helps authors by creating demand for their work and increasing their first week sales. I really encourage you to pre-order if this sounds like something you want to read! To be perfectly honest, while I absolutely love supporting indie bookstores, I usually pre-order from Amazon because they guarantee that you will get the lowest price the book hits between the date you pre-order and the release date and they don’t charge you until the item ships, making it super easy to support the author!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Stalking Jack the Ripper

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Publication Date: September 20, 2016 by Jimmy Patterson, 336 pages

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.


There has been a ton of hype over Stalking Jack the Ripper, and it is totally well-deserved IMO. The concept is so unique, especially for YA, and I love books that take historical events and put a fun spin on them. If you love My Lady Janeyou will probably love SJtR!  I can’t wait to purchase this one in September. It’s a great pre-Halloween, spooky fall reading choice that I am SO HERE FOR. Plus, girls being badass and breaking social codes is AWESOME.

SJTR will be out September 20, so look out for my review & more to come! Want to win an advanced copy of the book to read before anyone else?! Goodreads is currently running a giveaway! Click here to enter, or not, because I really want to win… 😉

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Waiting on Wednesday: This is Where it Ends

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp
Publication Date: January 5, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire, 292 pages

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


I mean, WOW. Just reading that synopsis makes me hold my breath for a moment. Covering a really tough subject that has been all over the news recently, This is Where it Ends is sure to be a harrowing and bone-chilling read. I always like ripped-from-the-headlines-but-different stories (think Dangerous Girls) and I’m sure this will be another one to devour.

TIWIE will be out January 5th, so look out for my review & more to come! Want to win an advanced copy of the book to read before anyone else, along with some extra goodies?! Click here to enter!

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