Waiting on Wednesday (20/06/2018)

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?


Publisher: HarperTeen | Release Date: October 9th, 2018  | Pre-order at Book Depository

A book by Becky Albertalli AND Adam Silvera??? We have been blessed!!

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

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39799540Title: The Summer of Us

Author: Cecilia Vinesse

Publisher:  Hachette Children’s Group

Rating: ★★★★★

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Aubrey has only two weeks left before she leaves for college so she decides to go on a trip around Europe with her friends – Gabe, Clara, Rae, and Jonah. Visting places such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Prague they plan to spend two weeks having the times of their lives before they all go their separate ways going to college and university across the world. When secrets are revealed, their carefree adventure turns into a complete disaster. Continue reading “The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse”

All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

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Title: All of This is True

Author: Lygia Day Peñaflor

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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All Of This Is True follows four teens who meet the author of their favourite book Undertow. As the four teens become close with Fatima – best friends, in fact. They start sharing intimate details of their life. Making genuine human connections. Being transparent. What these teens don’t know is that Fatima is manipulating them. Using their lives as the basis for her new novel. The lines between fiction and reality become more and more blurred, and it affects their lives in unimaginable ways.  Continue reading “All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor”

Waiting on Wednesday (13/06/2018)

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Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

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Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.

A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control.

Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?

In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.


Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company | Release Date: September 4th, 2018  | Pre-order at Book Depository

This sounds so amazing, and that cover is BADASS!

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

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38913384Title: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls

Author: Jessica Spotswood

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Rating: ★★★★☆

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The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls follows four sisters for their last summer together as a family before Bea goes off to college. I enjoyed The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. It is the perfect summer read full of romance, self-discovery, and family. I’ve seen a lot of people say it’s Little Women meets Gilmore Girls and yeah that pretty much sums this one up. It follows four sisters – Des, Bea, Vi, and Kat – through the summer as they meet new people, try new things, discovers new things about themselves, and fall for people they didn’t expect.  Continue reading “The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood”

Waiting on Wednesday (06/06/2018)

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Mirage by Somaiya Daud 

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In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection…because one wrong move could lead to her death.


Publisher: Flatiron Books| Release Date: August 28th, 2018  | Pre-order at Book Depository

This Moroccan inspired science fiction sounds absolutely amazing!

Genuine Fraud by E.Lockhart

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33843362Title: Genuine Fraud

Author: E.Lockhart

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5)

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Imogen is rich, like really rich. She’s an heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a liar, and an inventor of stories. When Imogen and Jule meet an intense friendship starts. Both are runaways, fleeing from the past. There’s a disappearance, a murder, an ‘accident’. There’s a girl who refuses to be what everyone wants her to be. And there is a girl who wants to be someone else.  Continue reading “Genuine Fraud by E.Lockhart”

Waiting on Wednesday (30/05/2018)

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Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

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Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.

Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He’s mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.


Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Release Date: August 7th, 2018  | Pre-order at Book Depository

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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34323570Title: Furyborn

Author: Claire LeGrand

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

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Furyborn follows two women who are living their lives centuries apart, both of whom hold the power to either destroy or save the world in their hands. When assassins come after her best friend, Rielle risks everything to save him and in the process, she exposes herself as one of the prophesied queens; one of light and one of blood. Now Rielle is to be put through seven elemental trials to determine which queen she will be. If she fails, she will be executed. One thousand years later the legend of Queen Rielle is nothing more than a story – a fairy tale. Eliana Ferracora is a bounty hunter for the Undying Empire. She thinks she is invisible and untouchable… until her mother vanishes. Now, she joins a rebel captain to find her mother and discovers that the evil at the heart of the Undying Empire is much worse than she could ever imagine and perhaps all those stories she thought were just fairytales are more real than she thought.  Continue reading “Furyborn by Claire Legrand”

Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

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Title: Onyx and Ivory

Author: Mindee Arnett

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Kate Brighton, known as Traitor Kate after her father tried to assassinate the King, has been living as an outcast, spending her days as a Relay rider, the royal courier service. Only the most skilled and fastest riders are members of the Relay, because you don’t want to be outside the city walls once night falls, when the deadly nightdrakes come out to hunt. Kate is also a wilder – a form of forbidden magic – and it allows her to influence the minds of animals, an advantage she must keep secret. One day, Kate happens upon a massacre outside the city walls, and there is only one survivor – Kate’s childhood friend, the first boy she loved…and also the prince of Rime. The two have to put their differences aside as they deal with the threat of drakes that are attacking during the day, a secret conspiracy, and the dark truth of Kate fathers actions that fateful night. Continue reading “Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett”