Waiting on Wednesday: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Uprooted by Naomi NovikUprooted by Naomi Novik

Fantasy – May 21st 2015 by Macmillan


Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, ambitious wizard, known only as the Dragon, to keep the wood’s powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman must be handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as being lost to the wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows – everyone knows – that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia – all the things Agnieszka isn’t – and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But no one can predict how or why the Dragon chooses a girl. And when he comes, it is not Kasia he will take with him.

From the author of the Temeraire series comes this hugely imaginative, engrossing and vivid fantasy novel, inspired by folk and fairy tales. It is perfect reading for fans of Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan.

This is a Naomi Novik book, so of course it instantly went onto my wishlist. Before even knowing what it was about, I wanted it! The blurb made me all the more excited, though – it is not often we see series authors we adore branch out into stand-alone novels. I am looking forward to having something… complete. 🙂

Waiting on Wednesday: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Nowhere but here by Katie McGarryNowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

Goodreads – Contemporary YA -May 26th 2015 by Harlequin Teen

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

I am not usually a YA romance fan, but for Katie McGarry? All my reservations disappear! I adored her novels Dare You To and Crash Into You and, while I wish we were getting another book in that series, I am very excited to see where she goes next.

Waiting on Wednesday: The Queen of Bright & Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann AguirreThe Queen of Bright & Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Goodreads – Contemp. YA – April 7th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.

Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.

But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again…

Ann Aguirre is one of my auto-buy authors. She never disappoints! So, while this book would not ordinarily be up my alley (a bit too “teenagers find themselves tragically” for my taste), I am still looking forward to it. What can I say? It’s a magical power of Aguirre’s.

Waiting on Wednesday: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerThis Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Goodreads – December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion


The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.


Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

WORDS cannot EXPRESS how DESPERATELY I want this book. I practically start hyperventilating just thinking about it. *hand flails* Anyhow, This Shattered World is the follow-up to the amazing These Broken Stars which I read and adored last year. (That’s right, a whole YEAR ago. Why must I be tortured so??) The book completely changed my mind about YA Science Fiction and made me a die-hard fan of the authors.

In short, go pick up These Broken Stars so that you can join me in the agony that is waiting for This Shattered World!

Waiting on Wednesday: Ann Aguirre’s new trilogy

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Ann Aguirre New Adult Trilogy

2B Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

I Want It That Way (Book #1) – Goodreads – August 26th 2014 by Harlequin HQN

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true—for her parents’ sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

As Long As You Love Me (Book #2) – Goodreads – September 30th 2014

The Shape of My Heart (Book #3) – Goodreads – November 2014

As my recent review of Horde will attest, I am a massive fan of Ann Aguirre. So much so that, despite NOT being a New Adult fan, I immediately added this trilogy to my wishlist. This is Aguirre we are talking about! She named every book after bloody Backstreet Boys songs, for goodness sakes. If there’s ever going to be a New Adult trilogy I love, it is going to be this one.

I was super lucky and managed to meet Ann at BEA this year (such a fangirl moment) and also picked up a copy of I Want It That Way. I hope to get to it soon!