Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.


Title:
Serious Moonlight
Authors: Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 16, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36511805-serious-moonlight

After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

After falling in love with both Alex Approximately and Starry Eyes, I think it's safe to say that Jenn Bennett is one of my go-to YA contemporary authors. Serious Moonlight sounds like another romantic tale that's right up my alley.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.


Title:
Descendant of the Crane
Authors: Joan He
Release Date: April 2, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36430989-descendant-of-the-crane

"Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own."

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death... because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception. (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

We've been promised a Chinese-inspired fantasy with a princess who suddenly becomes queen. Plus, we've got a pretty cover and a splash of magic. Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.



Title: King of Scars
AuthorLeigh Bardugo
Release Date: January 29, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36307634-king-of-scars

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I'll admit that I'm probably not quite as excited for this book as most hardcore Bardugo fans are, but I'm certainly willing to give it a try (especially with that golden cover).

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.

Title: The Wicked King
AuthorHolly Black
Release Date: January 8, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26032887-the-wicked-king

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. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I've made no secret of my distaste for book one, The Cruel Prince, and yet I find myself drawn to this sequel. The ending of the first book held some promise, so maybe I'm just holding out for a second book that can redeem the series in my eyes.