Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #65

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 Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati 
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016 


Seventeen-year-old Cath knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time is running out. In an old ballet shoebox, Catherine stockpiles meds, preparing to take her own life when Zero next arrives.

But Zero’s return is delayed. Unexpected relationships along with the care of a new psychiatrist start to alter Catherine's perception of her diagnosis. But will this be enough? This is a story of loss and grief and hope and how the many shapes of love – maternal, romantic and platonic – impact a young woman’s struggle with mental illness.

This book isn't even released yet and I've already heard so much praise surrounding it. You all know that I'm a huge fan of books involving the topic of mental health so honestly this book just seems perfect for me! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst 
Publication Date: November 22, 2016


Of Fire and StarsBetrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

This novel sounds like a thrilling debut from author Audrey Coulthurst! With forbidden magical powers, princesses, and a mystery, this book definitely sounds like a win!  I also love the fact that the author is incorporating a same sex female relationship...this is something not commonly done right now and I'm glad we're seeing more of it :)


  1. OOh nice picks! New to me ones but I hope you both enjoy your choice once you read it!

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  2. Ohh I have an ARC of The Weight of Zero that I'm going to be doing a review on. I love the premise of the book and how depression is personified in the story. I absolutely love a character that has disabilities or some type of mental illness and it's interesting to read from their perspective.

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz