Waiting On Wednesday … (31)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine. This event highlights the upcoming books that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Last of August
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Date of Publication: February 14, 2017


In the second brilliant,
action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie and Charlotte
are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about
the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie Watson and Charlotte
Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall
semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off
is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for
each other. When Charlotte’s beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the
Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a
German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte
throws herself into a search for answers.

So begins a dangerous
race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art
houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated
case might change everything they know about their families,
themselves, and each other.

Source: Goodreads
Title: The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date of Publication: February 28, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Starr
lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and
raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance
between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal
shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now
what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her
killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful
and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice. Movie
rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games)
to star.
Source: Goodreads

Title: King’s Cage
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: February 07, 2017


In this breathless third
installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series,
allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s
spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her
lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy
made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving
his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his
country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent
Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue
organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer
able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own
claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left
to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way

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Title: Something In Between
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: October 4, 2016


It feels like
there’s no ground beneath me, like everything I’ve ever done has been a
lie. Like I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong?

de los Santos has always done what’s expected of her. Pretty and
popular, she’s studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud
and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college

And then everything shatters. A national scholar
award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas
expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no
scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of

For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all
those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she’s
trying to make sense of her new world, it’s turned upside down by Royce
Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no
longer has any idea where—or if—she fits into the American Dream. All
she knows is that she’s not giving up. Because when the rules you lived
by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own. 

Source: Goodreads
Title: As I Descended
Author: Robin Talley
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: September 6, 2016


Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the
presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs
the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole
world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what
Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do
anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the
first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full
scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at
Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including
harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former
plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to
fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s
real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the

From acclaimed author Robin Talley comes a
Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is
foul, and foul is fair.

Source: Goodreads 


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Title: You Know Me Well
Author: David Levithan & Nina LaCour
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Date of Publication: June 7, 2016


Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never
spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out
in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run
away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with
from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who
may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up,
little do they know how important they will become to each other — and
how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of
the people who are supposed to know them more.

Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

Source: Goodreads

Title: Empire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals #2)
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date of Publication: June 28, 2016

In Macedon, war rises
like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with
rage threatens to turn an empire to dust

After winning his first
battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom
demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new

Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for
killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine
prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a
dangerous mission to Egypt.

The warrior, Jacob, determined to
forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and
believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon’s undoing.

in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit
Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome—and

New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman
entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy to reimagine the
world’s most brilliant ruler, Alexander the Great, in the second book
of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

Source: Goodreads 

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Title: Soldier (The Talon Saga #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Date of Publication: April 26, 2016


A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy.

was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of
the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling
twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with
certain death-but not without a chance to put things right.

and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an
unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George. They’ll need Garret’s
skills and insider knowledge of the Order to negotiate an impossible
deal-and if they fail, there will be no way to stop all-out war.

Source: Goodreads

Title: Girl Against the Universe
Author: Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: May 17, 2016
Maguire is bad luck.

matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals
she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is
around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the
time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother,
father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away
with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in
her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people
who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star.
Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help
Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she
can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is
harder than she thought.

From author Paula Stokes comes a funny
and poignant novel about accepting the past, embracing the future, and
learning to make your own luck.

Source: Goodreads

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Title: Another Day (Every Day, #2)
Author: David Levithan
Date of Publication: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers


The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day,
David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John
Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the
truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same
for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she
deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established
guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him.
Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes.
Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and
they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next
morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as
that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a
stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who
made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

Source: Goodreads 

Title: Never Always Sometime
Author: Adi Alsaid 
Date of Publication: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Harlequin Teen


Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken 

friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school
kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the
drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and
queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed
they’d never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher.
But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after
someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule
#10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every
Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an
unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing
happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve
actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
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Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Date of Publication: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost. 
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. 
There’s HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love. 
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila’s own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way.

Waiting On Wednesday … (25)

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Title: Idols (Icons #2)
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication Date: July 8, 2014

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us.

Most of us. 

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol’s dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives — and stop one heart forever.

In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity’s strongest chance at survival.

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Title: Landline
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Pages: 320

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

Waiting on Wednesday … (23)

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Title: Panic
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Expected Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 416

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.