Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by genius Jill @Breaking the Spine. Alex and/or Diamond (Dee) will participate in this meme when we feel especially excited for an upcoming book release! Leave a comment with your WoW link / tell us if you’re excited or what you’re excited for. :h

Diamond’s Pick

by April Genevieve Tucholke

Length: 352 Pages
Expected Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Dial Books

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.
Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.
What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

Why Dee's Waiting: 
I love this author. She writes quirky. She has a strong, unique voice. And that cover is gorgeous! I love the title, the blurb is excellent. I mean, it sounds like such a good mystery. And I don’t even read mysteries that much >.< To be honest though, all of her books are on my TBR, ever since I read and LOVED :L Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I can’t wait to read this one.

Are you planning to read it? Have you read her books before? Comment below! 

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Alex's Pick

by Victoria Schwab

Length: 464 Pages
Expected Publication Date: June 7th, 2016 
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

The city of Verity has been overrun with monsters, born from the worst of human evil. In North Verity, the Corsai and the Malchai run free. Under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of them all—the Sunai, dark creatures who use music to steal their victim’s souls.
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it.When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
A unique, fast-paced adventure that looks at the monsters we face every day—including the monster within.
Why Alex is waiting:
If you're wondering why I'm waiting for this book then you probably haven't read a V.E. Schwab book before. Earlier last year I read A Darker Shade of Magic and thought it was an exceptionally well-done story with great writing and even greater characters. Her stories are also really unique. Who would have thought to write about a traveler that can travel through parallel Londons? Like Brandon Sanderson, the ideas behind the magic system are explained in full and there's barely any confusion.

If you would like to read my review it can be found here!

What books are you waiting for? Tell us! 

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. I want to read both of these! I read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and really liked it, so I'm going to try Wink Poppy Midnight (weird title, but at least it's not generic!) And um.... I have never read a V.E. Schwab book, even though my friends think she's amazing. I have a Darker Shade but haven't managed to read it yet. But I also downloaded this. So I WILL read one of her books, promise!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. Jen, A Darker Shade of Magic was so good omg. It's one of the best fantasy books I've read to date and I'm so excited for the second one *squeals* You're right, Wink Poppy Midnight is quite a weird title.


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