Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #73

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: 

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017


In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people. A workplace survival story, this gritty, poignant account focuses on a courageous teen and illuminates the value—and cost—of freedom.

This book looks fantastic! This is exactly the type of diverse book that I love reading about. I can't wait until it comes out and I hope that it ends up being as good as it sounds like it will. 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Poison's Kiss (The Serpent's Promise #1) by Breeana Shields 
Publication Date: January 10, 2017


Poison's Kiss (Untitled, #1)Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

This book is being marketed as Sarah J. Maas meets Victoria Aveyard...count me in! This sounds right up my alley, and I can't wait to be introduced to this teen assassin and the boy that causes her to question everything.  Add in the fact that Indian folklore is built into the story...this definitely sounds like a major win! Can't wait to check this one out!!


  1. Those are totally new to me reads! Seeing a bit of Poison's Kiss around though! Hope you both thoroughly enjoy your pick once you read it!

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  2. SO excited about Poison's Kiss, I can't even right now! I've only barely skimmed the blurb because lately I'm all about going into books blind, but that COVER is gorgeous and I've seen it floating around the blog block recently, so I'm stoked. Here's hoping you enjoy it, when you get the chance to pick it up, Cassie!

    Here is my Weekly Wishlist post, if you're interested in taking a gander. No pressure or worries if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you in the near future...and have a great rest of your week!

    1. The cover is just jaw-dropping! I saw this on Goodreads and was like, I'm reading this no matter what hahaha. Hope you enjoy it too when you get a chance to read it :)