Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

The Stars Turned Away : Lisa Maxwell
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016


For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

Woah, a Peter Pan retelling with a possible Captain Hook romance? Is that what you guys got form this? "Roguish young pirate"? Sounds that way to me!! I have also never read anything by this author before so I'm excited to check out her writing style! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter

Publication Date: February 23, 2016


Firstlife (Everlife, #1)ONE CHOICE.



Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

This promises to be an exciting new YA series from Gena Showalter, who is one of my favorite authors.  I was able to read the first couple chapters of this book and they already had me hooked, so I can't wait for this to come out!  It sounds so interesting and unique, and there's bound to be some major twists and turns that readers never see coming.


  1. OOoh great picks!! I SO cannot wait for Firstlife! Love Gena's YA books! Still in a state of depression over the cancellation of the Intertwined series. I can only cling to a tiny hope that it maybe one day far far into the future will be revived with a final book that i am so desperately in need of!

    The first book, I know I have seen somewhere before, but still feels new to me! Hope you both enjoy your read once you get it!

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  2. BOTH ARE ON MY LIST!!! Although Maxwell's book was called Unhooked? Did she change its name? Anyway nice picks :P

    Laura @ psilovethatbook