Waiting on Wednesday: WANDERLOST by Jen Malone


From Goodreads:

Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe.

Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.

Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan begins unraveling, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.

But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up.


I’m a sucker for anything with travel, especially Europe, so this sounds amazing! And a hot foreign guy? I am so there! Can’t wait to read this one!


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Waiting on Wednesday: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington


How fantastic does this one sound? Not that I want to rush through summer, but I can’t wait for October 25, 2016.


From Goodreads: From talented debut YA author Tara Eglington, this is a page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a book that both kissing and non-kissing teenage girls will adore. Ages: 12+

Sweet sixteen and never been kissed – and that’s the way Aurora Skye wants it to be. She’s too busy finding Potential Princes (TM) for her two best friends, counseling her sensitive New Age dad and dealing with the unexpected return of her long-absent mum. But always in the background there’s Hayden Paris, the boy next door, the bane of Aurora’s life. Smart, funny, and always around to see her at her worst, he ‘gets’ her like no-one else …and that’s what makes him so infuriating. When Aurora and Hayden are coerced into the lead roles in the school production of Much Ado About Nothing, things can only get worse. How is Aurora going to save her first kiss for the secret admirer who wooed her with poetry and a spectacular bunch of flowers on Valentine’s Day if she doesn’t know who he is and she’s obligated to lock lips with Hayden in the play’s final dramatic clinch?From talented debut YA author Tara Eglington, this is a page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a book that both kissing and non-kissing teenage girls will adore.


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Waiting on Wednesday: THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas

About the Book: YA Psychological Thriller

Author: Kara Thomas

Release Date: April 19, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte



Blurb from Goodreads:

The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.

Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.

Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.

But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.

Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

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You guys, this comes out next week! I love me some psychological thrillers, so I cannot wait read to this.

What are you waiting on this lovely Wednesday?




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From Goodreads:

From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.


With stories by:
J. Anderson Coats
Andrea Cremer
Y. S. Lee
Katherine Longshore
Marie Lu
Kekla Magoon
Marissa Meyer
Saundra Mitchell
Beth Revis
Caroline Richmond
Lindsay Smith
Jessica Spotswood
Robin Talley
Leslye Walton
Elizabeth Wein


OMG does this not sound like the cutest/most kick-butt/girl power book ever?! I am so freaking excited to read this! And the best part is it comes out next week!! Go. Set a reminder on your phone for March 8th because you DO NOT want to miss this! It sounds amazing!


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Waiting on Wednesday: A Court of Mist and Fury





It has been a big debate with myself. Mainly which book I’ll do for this Waiting on Wednesday. The thing is because it’s the beginning of the year, THERE ARE SO MANY. Like seriously so many.

If you go to Goodreads Listpoia, and just in like the top ten books of “books I’m waiting for in 2016”, I’m like yes, yes and a yes. I want to read all of those and now I’m waiting for all of those.

But I’m going to narrow it down to one today.

I love all things Sarah J. Mass.

So for my first Waiting on Wednesday for the new year, it makes complete sense it’s a Sarah J. Mass. I also feel like she needs her own nickname. Like, J. Mass, or SJM and we all know what that means. Or if there is already one, please share.


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)




(Burp from Goodreads)


Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.


Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


This is the time of year that I really like to add to my TBA list, so if you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear about them.





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Waiting On Wednesday: PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken

Did y’all read THE DARKEST MINDS series? (IF NOT, WHYYYYY?) Wonderful characters with great depth (here’s looking at you, Chubs), compelling storylines that keep the page turning late into the night, and GREAT banter. Well, after reading the series, I’ve become a fan of Alex, so I’ve been super excited to hear about her upcoming book. And it’s only a month away! Mark your calendars for January 5th. And that cover!! <3 <3 <3



From Goodreads:

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever.



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Waiting on Wednesday: NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST

I heard about this book from this PW Kidscast I listened to last week, and since hearing the author speak, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. It releases Monday, Dec. 1st from Poppy, so thankfully I don’t have a long wait;)
22701879From Goodreads:

The Rules:

Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter.

Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there’s only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that’s right, her eyes don’t work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened–both with Scott, and her dad–the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.

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Waiting On Wednesday: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows Final

From Goodreads:

Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.


I LOVED “A Darker Shade of Magic,” as I’ve mentioned in earlier posts here and here. Lila <3 <3 <3 is such an awesome heroine. I can’t wait to find out what she’s been up to as a pirate because I’m sure it’s nothing good. 😉 Kell, I adore. I’m super excited for Rhy. And the whole concept of four different Londons just swept me up into this wonderful and dark magical world. February can’t get here soon enough!

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!


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Waiting on Wednesday: HARDWIRED by Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver


Ooh, something sci-fi-ish for a change. Check this one out: HARDWIRED by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie, coming soon this month (Nov. 8th!)  from Flux/Llewellyn.

About the Book:


Genetically flawed. Perfectly human.

When seventeen-year-old Lucas Marshall tests positive for the M0A1 gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans toward violence—he is shipped off to an impregnable government facility to undergo a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, having survived their tests and proven his mental stability, Lucas is labeled safe to return home.

But any hope Lucas has of returning to a normal life is shattered when the van transporting him to the reintegration facility is forced off the road by a group of radicals intent on accessing the facility and exposing it’s dehumanizing practices. And Lucas is their ticket through the front door.

Spurred by rumors that the facility is secretly holding one of his old friends captive, Lucas and his bunk mate, Chris, agree to infiltrate the testing facility’s inner sanctum. But once inside, Lucas’s carefully laid plans begin to unravel, and he’s forced to seek help from a group of kids he neither knows nor trusts. And when every genetic test claims your only allies are hardwired to become the next Charles Manson, it’s impossible to know who has your back.

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Cool, yeah? What books are on your TBR list?




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Waiting on Wednesday: WINTER by Marissa Meyer

Book 4 in the Lunar Chronicles is out November 10th. Fairytale retellings are some of my all-time favorites, and this cyborg, space odyssey is brilliantly done. If you haven’t read CINDER (book 1), I highly recommend it.




What I’m really waiting for is Friday, November 13th when she’ll be at
Quail Ridge Books, my local book store.


I’ve never been so excited for WINTER!

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