Wednesday, November 29, 2017

~Can't Wait Wednesday~ The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3)

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

The Rebels of Gold (Loom Saga #3) by Elise Kova
Out:  12/5

From Goodreads:
                A new rebellion rises from the still-smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny.  Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves, as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways  Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

                This is the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova's Loom Saga, THE REBELS OF GOLD will reveal the fate of Loom's brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I LOVE this series!  I am so ready for this to hit audible so I can finish this series up and find out what is happening to my characters.  Last book left several characters in bad places so this is making me anxious!!! Already have it pre-ordered and ready to go!


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.  Also as tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the states I will not be posting Friday but did want to take a moment to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter TBR

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top today is:  Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR
My "winter" is generally only a couple weeks of chilly weather a week or two of warm/hot then maybe a few more weeks of chill if I'm lucky.  So that said I am counting December and maybe half of January.  

The Rebelsof Gold (Loom Saga #3) by Elise Kova comes out this month!
Earth’s End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova- I need to catch up!
How to Hanga Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) by Adriana Mather- my friend has been hyping this up for me for half the year!
Always andForever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han- I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to finishing it up
Busted by Gina Ciocca- got an ARC of this one and I’m excited to dive in
Witch’s Pyre (Worldwalker #3) by Josephine Angelini- Been holding off this final book for some time as book two was both amazing and heart breaking
Our DarkDuet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab- currently about 75% finished with book one and loving it so excited to go straight into this sequel
King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard- Getting ready for the next book!



                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Monday, November 27, 2017

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend.  Mine was a bit chaotic but good.  I finally got to watch Netflix The Punisher, which I really enjoyed and see Bad Mom's Christmas.  That said I didn't get a ton of reading done, though I did get an hour or two into my current car audiobook driving to and from my parents place so that's a win.  That said last week I reviewed To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han here and as soon as I reviewed it I started on book two P.S. I Still Love You right away and finished it that same day and as I am eager to get to book three I have to review this one first so here we go.  Spoilers for book one…duh.

Rating:  5 Stars

                When we left off Lara Jean had realized she still loved Peter and wanted to fix things.  She had written five love letters and had received word from all but one.  As she starts something real with Peter it becomes a bit more complicated as her other love and letter come into her life as Peter makes some decisions that don't sit well with Lara Jean.  We see everything for the first time through the very distinct and quirky Lara Jean.

                Now this story has me hooked.  I want to know what will happen next for Lara Jean so badly.  She is such a sweet and innocent girl who has all these dreams and ideas but is also happy in her comfort zone and afraid to really step outside of it.  This story really makes her step forward in a lot of ways.  She is forced to be bolder than she has and take charge of her life.  She is experiences many different emotions all at once and for the first time which for anyone would be confusing.  The way it is written is just so sweet and enduring that you get caught up in the whole of it and feel it all like it was happening to you.  Also can I just say how much I adore that she’s a baker because I do love that aspect of her character.  She has mentioned so many ideas that have now been added to my list to try.

                There were times when I was back and forth on what I wanted to happen.  I admit to wavering at points given the information available at the given time.  I wanted Lara Jean to find happiness and was caught up in every moment of this heartfelt story.  I enjoyed this story so much that as I lay listening to this story around 80% through I had to go and buy the third book right then.  Yep no waiting for an extra credit to be available or anything I just knew that when I finished this one I was going to want to continue ASAP.  And while things did resolve in the story enough that I had to start the next one right away I still am looking forward to starting it this week.  There is just so much going on with Lara Jean between her love life, family, and friends I am excited to see where things go for her. 

                I can’t really discuss too much about the story because you should enjoy it as it progresses but the characters were there.  I got to see more with the sisters, the always late coffee spilling neighbor, the boys, and my favorite to learn more about were the residents at the retirement community. They had such diverse backgrounds and fun stories to explore plus being at their age they are set in their ways and able to say/do whatever they want because why not.  I loved the play off of them.  I can’t wait to see how Lara Jean’s journey ends in the next book. 


                Until next time…

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Reading Challenge Wrap-Up: November

                Hello happy readers!  Here is where I stand for my monthly challenge update and wrap-up.  Here is my standing but please don't forget to share your progress as well! 

Goodreads Challenge:
Goal: 125
At: 65
Not looking good with one month left….

2017 Debut Authors (#2017DebAuthC):
Goal: 12
At: 7
What I've Read:
Nada

2017 Rock My TBR (#RockMyTBR):
Goal: As many as possible!
At: 26
What I've Read:
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer (review)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han (review)
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han


2017 Series Ender Challenge:
Goal: 15+
At: 7
What I’ve Read:

2017 New Releases Challenge:
Goal: 31-60
At: 34 (YAY!!!!)
What I've Read:
Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer (review)
Geekerella by Ashley Poston (review)

2017 Audiobook Challenge: (my best one)
Goal: 5-10
At: 30
What I've Listened:
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han


                So while I don't plan on giving up or quitting these challenges I can objectively look at this and see that I probably won't finish most of them.  That said I look forward to my goals for next year and improving!  I'd love to hear how you're doing so link back to your wrap up!

~Stacking the Shelves~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.


Physical Books:
The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1) by Elise Kova (review)
The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova (review)
I got the pretty hardcovers!  They are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Audiobook:
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han


                That's if for this week.  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

~Can't Wait Wednesday~ Crowned (Beholder #4)

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been down for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Crowned (Beholder #4) by Christina Bauer
Out:  11/28

From Goodreads:
                At last, Elea has found the love of her life.  Unfortunately, the evil Tsar Viktor is about to unleash an army of twisted mages bent on killing everyone Elea cares about…including the man who's stolen her heart.

                So what's a powerful witch to do?  Why, fight back, of course!

                Elea goes on a mission to find the Sword of Theodora, the only weapon that can destroy Viktor.  That's challenge enough, but on the eve of battle, Elea realizes that her true enemies may be far more powerful than even Viktor:  the deities Oni and Turi could be out to destroy her as well.  With major battles brewing on two fronts, Elea's not sure that she'll win, but with true love to inspire her, she's certainly ready to fight.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I have enjoyed this series since book one and this is an auto-buy author so not much more is needed here.  I'm also completely invested in Elea's journey and seeing Viktor taken down!

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.


Monday, November 20, 2017

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I did a night shift rotation this weekend and got a bit off schedule but being close to the holiday I had lots of free time and got to catch up on this season of Outlander so it was a win!  That said today aside from doing some baking I am pleased to share my thoughts and feelings on a book that has been on my shelf for a very long while that I just now am getting into, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han.  I have been wanting to read this series since day one but it always got pushed back but after I snagged the first two books on audible for a 2 for 1 credit deal I couldn’t hold off any longer. 

Rating:  5 Love Letters

                I couldn’t help myself.

                To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a sweet story of Lara Jean who keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her.  She hasn’t received love letters, no these are the letters she has written each time she has fallen for someone.  She is able to pour her heart into them and seal them away giving herself a sense of closure knowing no one will ever see them.  Until one day her letters are sent out and her love life goes a bit crazy.

                The concept for this alone had me hooked.  I know I would be mortified if someone ever read my journal, be it my high school one or my current one.  There is just something about knowing no one will ever read it that lets you be brutally honest.  It’s cathartic.  I was instantly drawn into this world with sweet Laura Jean and her sisters.  I loved their bond.  It has ups and downs which I think most families have.  I also enjoyed the way it dealt with someone being close with the whole family breaking up with one and how it leaves the uncertainty with the rest.  It really has a lot of heart to it.

 “I’m always wondering about the what-its, about the road not taking.”

                The chapters were all super-fast and I listened to it in just a couple of short sittings and each time I never really wanted to turn it off.  I was on the fence at times as to what I wanted to happen for the characters as Lara Jean is thrust into this new world.  Stuck between everything being a first and new and also fake but also good that in between feeling.  I could feel for her even when she blundered many things because I could see where she was coming from and it endured her to me.  This book just hit me in the feels and had me ‘aweing’ A LOT!  I also randomly busted out laughing many times, one HP moment in particular reminded me of me and my friends. 

“If love is like a possession, maybe my letters are like my exorcisms.”

                My only complaint is the ending was a bit complicated.  I had to go back and listen to a small part to make sure I got it and it also left off with many things unresolved.  Yes I understand there is another two book for which I am diving into ASAP (already have book 2 ready to start but had to get my thoughts to paper on book 1 first so I didn’t risk mixing them up) but some of the things that seemed somewhat resolved to Lara Jean were still a bit iffy for me.  I’m still rating this 5 Stars and in love with it and all the feels but I am hoping that those iffy things are resolved in the books to come and don’t hold me back.  Well that is it off to start P.S. I Still Love You.


                Until next time…

Saturday, November 18, 2017

~Stacking the Shelves~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.


Physical Books:
Fireblood (Frostblood SagaI #2)

Review Books:
Crowned (Beholder #4) by Christina Bauer

Audiobook:
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover


                That's if for this week.  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Chemist

                Hello happy readers!  I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the holidays.  I have started on my baking list, yes I need a list to bring some order to the chaos that becomes my kitchen, and hope to have some type of order.  That said I have managed to get some audiobook time in and finish a couple books.  Today I'd like to talk about the first, The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. 

Rating: 4 Stars

                I have been curious about this book since it came out since Twilight got me back into reading again I will always be interested in Meyer.  That said I also really enjoyed The Host and wish I could get those other books that were promised when I first read it.  Still even though I still want that I was curious about this new book.  It takes a very different turn as it has no supernatural elements and is more spy / cat and mouse type story.  Alex, as she goes by at the moment, used to work for the government but not many knew of her or her work as she was the dark secret they kept under wraps.  She was a chemist, the chemist really, able to brake any subject without mutilation but with chemistry.  She was the best, until they decided she was a liability and tried to erase her.  She has spent the last few years on the run from the people she used to work for.  Then one day her former handler offers her one last job to clear the slate and the target off her back.  Things are never easy though.

                I honestly went into the story not knowing much about it.  I just dove right in and let the story develop in front of me.  I enjoyed Alex.  She was methodical to the point of insanity at times but when you live on the run you have to be.  I loved that she had learned what she could from any source even farfetched spy books.  I understood her.  She acts tougher than she is because she has to and that is think most people can connect with.  Then as the story moves on and we get introduced to other characters, predominantly Daniel and Kevin.  While we don't get as much out of them as we do Alex being in her head we do see more about  them as a whole and their struggles.

                This book is rather dark at times from the job she does and the crisp efficiency she has at it or the many fights/chases/etc. that involve the body count constantly rising.  Some moments hit you in surprise and hit you harder than you'd expect.  There is serious violence in this as well as things are not pretty by any means.  Still there was a balance and Meyer found a way to bring in tender or humorous moments.  The connections between people and what we will do for them is something I always enjoy watching play out.  What makes you want to run or fight.  I enjoy seeing different takes on things like this as its something we all think about when read/watching something "what would I do" type thing.

                The Chemist was like a spy movie you can put on and enjoy anytime.  It has lots of everything going for it and was a pretty quick listen, possibly because one you get listening you don't want to pause again until you hit a break in the action.  There is plenty to keep the story moving along in both action and emotional content and the overall cat and mouse espionage of it all.  While it did have some little things here and there that kind of pushed believability even for a work of fiction at times it didn't hold me back to much and I still enjoyed it overall.


                Until next time…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3)

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3) by Alwyn Hamilton
Out:  3/6             

From Goodreads:
                The breathless finale to the New York Times bestselling Rebel of the Sands series will have you on the edge of your seat until the dust from the final battle clears!

                When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one.  But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice.  Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untamable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist.  As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I read the other books in the series back to back a couple months back and really enjoyed them.  I am invested in the characters and the story.  I’m excited to see what happens next. 


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

~Stacking the Shelves~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.

Review Books:
Busted by Gina Ciocca


                That's if for this week.  I also have a giveaway open here for a SIGNED copy of Geekerella that has a couple days left!  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3)

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3)
Out: 4/10            

From Goodreads:
                Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

                The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides.  Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power.  As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

                Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer.  But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

                And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher.  But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.

Why I’m Waiting:
                I have been waiting for this book since finishing A Torch Against the Night (which I just realized when I went to link my review I can't find that I never reviewed it....no idea how that happened) back in October of last year.  I’ve had to wait OVER a year!  And with the ending…this date needs to hurry up and get here.  All sorts of stuff is breaking lose and I need to know what is happening.  Side note...I don't hate the cover but I HATE cover changes in the middle of a series!!!!  Why?  Now my books won't match :(


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Leaders

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  

I also have a giveaway going here for a SIGNED Copy of Geekerella open until the 14th so give it a look!  

The top today is:  Characters that would make great leaders!

So as I went through I went ahead and crossed out any already ruling (at least where I am in the books) or I would have a bunch of leaders already leading and I wanted to see who else I thought could lead.

Inej from Sixof Crows She is smart, thinks things through, and is willing to do what needs to be done but doesn't love bloodshed.
Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunter Universe Magnus is my favorite.  He is not only a powerful warlock but he is able to bring people together to work for greater threats.
Arianna from TheLoom Saga She doesn't take crap from anyone and is brutal.  She is also smart and while it may take some effort she does admit when she is wrong.  She can see many angles even if her anger may be a bit of an issue.
Mor from ACourt of Thrones and Roses series Mor is an awesome, all of the inner circle would be in their own way but I think Mor would be best suited for power as she has many aspects of the others in one.  She is a bad ass warrior, she is smart and methodical, and she is constantly underestimated.
Lysandra from Throneof Glass series I didn't like her in the start but in the last couple books she really grew to be one of my favorites and I love how she thinks of others more than herself as a leader should.  
Ganzey from TheRaven Boys series Ganzey just has this way about him that makes people want to follow him.  
McGonogall from Harry Potter She is EPIC!
Sydney from Bloodlines series Smart and objective.  Sydney has a connection to all the areas and is invested in everyone doing well and she is able to use all her different skills!

Thorne & Cress from The Lunar Chronicles Together.  I love Thorne he's a favorite of mine and I adore these two together from the start.  She is so sweet and innocent wanting to see the best in everything and push others to be their best which works out well in Thorne and while I like his swagger I think he could rule and Cress would keep him on the right path and not let him get distracted.

                  Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wolves & Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend yet again.  For me I worked but I also had lots of time to read and drink some tea (I got a simple electric kettle for me and my co-worker to use) which I call a win.  Sinuses are starting to act up but I'm hopeful that will pass.  However, today what I'm thrilled to talk about is a new book that came out last week on Halloween, Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer.  I had previously gave a quick review on a sampler I got a few months back and then was lucky enough to get an ARC thanks to NetGalley and Monster House Books.  As the book came out last week my pre-ordered copy has also arrived so yay!  This is book one in a new series by an author I already adore.

Rating: 5 Stars

                Wolves and Roses is a fairy-tale retelling with a modern and unique twist.  Bryar Rose is almost eighteen and one of the Magicorum-part of three magical races of shifters, fairies, or witches and they follow a fairy tale life template.  Bryar's is Sleeping Beauty.  She isn't too fond of this and has no desire for it.  Some parts make sense but others couldn't be further from the truth.  Like the part where she can't stand her so call Prince Philpot but does have dreams of a hottie and a compulsion with finding ancient papyri from Egypt.  So  not the typical Sleeping Beauty she is supposed to be.  So when she meets the literal man of her dreams the powerful werewolf Knox her already interesting life takes an unexpected turn.

                I already adore this author and her other series but this one was something new and exciting.  I love how quickly her books fly by.  It's the style of writing that just go straight forward no holds barred where you are captivated in every second and don't realize where the last few hours went.  There is a beautiful middle between kick butt female characters, action, mystery, magic, romance, and drama!  It's a magical little bubble full of all the feelings you want in a story.  I was instantly intrigued with Bry and her life.  Anytime she got too excited or wound up she'd start to have an "episode" and could freeze like her SB counterpart if she didn't take her meds.  Kind of sucks.  But as we go on there is much more to the story and you just feel for her.  Who wouldn't want to live their own life and not have it pre-arranged for her?  Then her bestie Elle, whom I adore, and her constant cons were just amazing.  Had some White Collar and Leverage feels come up, what can I say I love a good con story. 

                And of course we have Knox, the second POV in the story.  I dig his story as well.  A reluctant leader type.  Powerful and flawed.  Broading and sexy.  He has his reasons to brood don't get me wrong and he makes some mishaps along the way but I loved his POVs and hearing him have internal debates with his wolf they had me cracking up.  His friendship with Alec is grounding.  It's the male version of Bry and Elle.  I love that while they do spend time together they still have their special bond between original friends.  That is important.  I love how the friendship is strong and plays an important part and not just to talk about boys (or girls for the guys) though there is some of that.

                As for the story itself there is a lot going on.  Not only did we get to know and love all of these characters as well as despise some others.  We have a larger hunt for a magical fountain going on and tons of little side plots afoot including Bry finding herself.  I can't say much more there because I don't want to give away any of the fun but with the Denarii and all the different types of magic in the world and how they interact with the modern world I just love it and can't wait to see more.  I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to Spring of 2018 for the next book Moonlight and Midtown so I can see what happens next.  I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of retellings, magic, or just an intense fast paced story!


                Until next time…

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Stacking the Shelves

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.

E-Books:
Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer- had the eARC but my pre-order came in on release day!

Audiobooks:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)  
P.S.I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han- Audibles selection of 2 books for 1 credit deal!


                That's if for this week.  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

~Waiting on Wednesday~ Ash Princess (Untitled Trilogy #1)

                “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Ash Princess (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian
Out:  4/24

From Goodreads:
                Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes.  Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed “Ash Princess.”  Pretending to be empty-headed and na├»ve when she’s not enduring brutal whippings, she pushes down all other thoughts but one:  Keep the Kaiser happy and he will keep you safe.

                When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last home of rescue, Theo can’t keep her feelings and memories pushed down any longer.  She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels.  But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prince.  Or for her rebel allies to challenge her friendship with the one person who’s been kind to her throughout the last hopeless decade:  her heart’s sister, Cress.

                Cornered into impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become queen.

Why I’m Waiting:
                The cover caught my eye first but reading the synopsis has me interested.  I think this could be a very dark story and I’m curious. 


                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your WoW as well so I can check it out.