Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #70

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: 

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


Betrothed 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.

Is this an LGBT fantasy? Sign me up! How often do you see books like these? I feel like I can't even think of any - most LGBT characters in fantasy novels are always side characters so they usually end up taking the backseat to the action. I hope that this book paves the path for new YA fantasy heroines! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman
Publication Date: December 2, 2016


Teach Me to ForgetEllery's bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen into place.

Now all she has to do is die.

When her plans go awry and the gun she was going to kill herself with breaks, she does the one thing she has control over--return it and get a new one. After tormenting the crusty customer service associate by trying to return the gun with the wrong receipt, Ellery gets caught by the security guard who also happens to be someone she knows--the annoyingly perfect Colter Sawyer from her English class.

Colter quickly uncovers what she's hiding and is determined to change her mind. After confessing a closely held secret of his own, he promises not to tell hers. Ellery tries to fight her attraction to him as the shadows of her past cling tight around her, but when she's faced with another tragedy, she must decide whether her love for one boy is more important than a lifetime of pain.

While this isn't my typical type of book, I'm willing to give it a shot. I've heard amazing things about this book already, so I'm hoping that it delivers and really packs a punch.  It already seems like it will be an emotional read, so I have a feeling I might need a box of tissues near me while I read this one!


  1. Nice picks! Seeing the first one around but the second is totally new to me! Hope you both enjoy your pick once you read it!

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  2. Cassie, I've not heard of your choice! Not too long again for it to publish, which is great. :D Jocelyn, that one sounds good! A blogging friend of mine really really liked it. I hope you both enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

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