Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

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 Red Scrolls of Magic
Authors: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: April 2, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30295312-the-red-scrolls-of-magic

From #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new trilogy featuring the centuries-old High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood after they survive the Mortal War.

Magnus Bane, a centuries old High Warlock, has taken possession of one of the great relics of the supernatural world, a powerful spell book of dark magic known as The Book of the White and there are many who want to claim it for themselves.

After the Mortal War where the part-human and part-angel Shadowhunters teamed with the part human-demon Downworlders to fight against the incursion of an army of demons, Magnus and his new lover, the mortal Alec Lightwood celebrate their survival and victory by escaping the supernatural battlefield of New York City by touring the world, but the world won’t leave them alone.

The first adult novel set within #1 New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter series, written with award-winning science fiction author Wesley Chu, is a fantasy thriller that will give new readers a great way to enter the Shadowhunters world and give the millions of readers across the globe answers they’ve been looking for in this start of The Eldest Curses trilogy. (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

I won't lie: I strongly dislike the cover art, and I'm not convinced that Magnus and Alex need an entire novel/series to themselves, but I am interested to see how Cassandra Clare handles an adult novel as opposed to a YA novel. Plus, I've been skeptical about Clare's new novels before, and I always end up loving them.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
AuthorBrigid Kemmerer
Release Date: January 29, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30097276-a-curse-so-dark-and-lonely

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

So you're telling me this is a book about a prince under a curse and a modern-day Belle who  needs to save him from his cursed world and kingdom? What part of that doesn't sound like something I need to read?


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.