Waiting on Wednesday: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Today I am aiming the spotlight on one of my
most anticipated books of 2017…

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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Title: Spellbook of the Lost and Found
Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publication date: August 8, 2017
Publisher:  Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

The highly anticipated new book from the acclaimed author of The Accident Season is a gorgeous, twisty story about things gone missing, things returned from the past, and a group of teenagers, connected in ways they could never have imagined.

One stormy Irish summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewelry, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won’t talk about, and Olive thinks her best friend is slipping away.

Then seductive diary pages written by a girl named Laurel begin to appear all over town. And Olive meets three mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel, and her twin brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in an abandoned housing estate. The trio are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too—and like Rose, they’re holding tight to painful secrets.

When they discover the spellbook, it changes everything. Damp, tattered and ancient, it’s full of hand-inked charms to conjure back things that have been lost. And it just might be their chance to find what they each need to set everything back to rights.

Unless it’s leading them toward things that were never meant to be found…

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You guys, I loved Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s The Accident Season and when I found out she was writing a book about spells and witches, I freaked out. I’ve been obsessing over this synopsis and cover for months.

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YOU ALL KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT WITCHES!!!
Any book that mentions spells, the craft, and witch lore is always high on my radar. Ahhh, that synopsis; I get giddy every time I read it!!!

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Is it August yet? I need this book NOW!

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Waiting on Wednesday: The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The King Slayer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter, #2) by Virginia Boecker

In all its glory, here is the book cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads:

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Title: The King Slayer
Author: Virginia Boecker
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Find it at: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository 

An action-packed and suspenseful sequel to The Witch Hunter, perfect for fans of Graceling and the Grisha Trilogy.

“I think, in time, you’ll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory.”

Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule–namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.

Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.

“[Filled] with everything a good fantasy book needs: swords, poison, black magic, and betrayal.”–April Tucholke, author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, on The Witch Hunter


Waiting on Wednesday: Reasons why I need this book in my life…

  1. ♥ I read the first book of the series, The Witch Hunter, and LOVED it!!! REVIEW HERE!  ♥
  2. ♥ FANTASY, WITCHES, and MAGIC…need I say more?! ♥
  3.  Elizabeth is a strong and feisty main character. I cannot wait to see how she deals with her enemies and the much anticipated twists that I know will be in this book. ♥
  4. The last book had pirates in it…I NEED MORE PIRATES!
  5. I am looking forward to reading more scenes with the swoon-worthy healer, John Raleigh. ♥ 

Have you read The Witch Hunter? What did you think about it? Which soon-to-be released book are you highly anticipating? 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Star-Touched Queen

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The Star-Touched Queen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

In all its glory, here is the book cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads:

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Goodreads’ Summary: 

Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.

But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.

Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.

Inspired by Indian mythology.


Waiting on Wednesday’s Top 5 Rants and Raves on why I need this book in my life…

  1. ♥  THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL AND VIBRANT…AND I WANT IT NOW. ♥
  2. ♥ I love that the book is inspired by Indian mythology. ♥
  3. ♥ I will read any book with “Queen” in the title. Also, I’m obsessed with stars and constellations, so this title is double winning for me. ♥
  4. ♥ OMG…there are elements of reincarnation, the Otherworld, and magic *faints* ♥ 
  5. ♥ The main character sounds like a badass female…so yeah, definitely a must read for me. ♥

Release Date: April 26, 2016 … GAH…why isn’t it out TOMORROW?! 

Waiting On Wednesday: Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius

A picture of the AMAZING cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads are below:

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Goodreads’ Summary: 

Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year-until she learns about the upcoming charm making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita’s love fortunes and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita’s place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri’s life. Concerned that it’s favorite charm maker has given up on finding a boyfriend of her own, Love takes matters into its own hands and delivers the perfect boyfriend to her in a giftwrapped box…literally.

Get ready to be charmed by this magical, quirky sequel to Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. 


Waiting on Wednesday’s Top 5 Rants and Raves of why I need this book in my life…

  1.  ♥ Kimberly Karalius‘s first novel,  Love Fortunes and Other Disasters, was a well-crafted mixture of Young Adult contemporary, romance, and magic realism. After reading the synopsis, I have a strong feeling that Love Charms and Other Catastrophes is going to reflect this same powerful concoction. ♥
  2.  ♥ The romance, the characters, their motivations, and the friendships established in LFaOD were so well contructed and executed, so I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for Hijiri Kitamura’s story and the little town of Grimbaud. ♥
  3. ♥ Speaking of Grimbaud…THE GRIMBAUD LIFE CONTINUES! After reading the first novel of this series, I fell deeply and madly in love with this cute, charming, and obsessed-with-love town. Even though Grimbaud is the setting of Karalius’s novels, it is definitely a character itself. Please, can I live there?! ♥
  4. ♥ Kimberly Karalius has created a fantastical world with smart and witty characters, and I look forward to once again experiencing character dialogue and banter that is quick, clever, and, most importantly, swoonworthy.  ♥ 
  5. ♥  I have to comment on the cover. The color scheme is bright and phenomenal. But OH MY GRIMBAUD, I can not get over how cute and intricate the details are, and more importantly how accurately the people, potion bottles, etc. reflect the synopsis and setting. Well done, cover gods! ♥

Release Date: May 17, 2016 A.K.A. TOO FAR AWAY! 

Check out my review on Goodreads of the first book, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters, by clicking here

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose and the Dagger

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The Rose and the Dagger

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

A picture of the beautiful cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads is below:

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Goodreads’ Summary: 

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.


 

 

Waiting on Wednesday’s Top 5 Rants and Raves of why I need this book in my life…

  1. I read the first book of the series, The Wrath and the Dawn, in October 2015. I was a few months late to boarding the reading train for The Wrath and the Dawn, which came out in May 2015, but I’m NOT going to be late this time.  
  2. I met Renee Ahdieh last summer and had my copy of The Wrath and the Dawn personalized and signed. Renee is beautiful, funny, well-spoken, and one of the most spectacular authors I have ever met. 
  3. DAT COVER! Enough said. It’s beautiful and blue, and EVERYTHING!
  4. I hope that The Rose and the Dagger is as captivating and heart-pounding as The Wrath and the Dawn, because I need more Shahrzad and Khalid in my life!   
  5. Shahrzad is such a badass, female character, and I cannot wait to see how much stronger and fiercer she becomes in The Rose and the Dagger

If you haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn–READ IT! You’ll thank me later. 

Waiting on Wednesday with The Crown’s Game

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The Crown’s Game

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

A picture of the beautiful cover and a brief summary provided by Goodreads is below:

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Goodreads’ summary:

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


 

 Waiting on Wednesday’s Top 5 Rants and Raves of why I need this book in my life…

  1. First, the cover is breathtaking, creative, and I WANT IT NOW!
  2. The word “crown” is in the title. I’m currently a sucker for book titles with crown or queen in them. GIMME, WHY ISN’T THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE, YET?!
  3. MAGIC!!!
  4. A Russian setting. I have an immense fascination with Russian culture, literature, and history, so obviously this book has earned 100-bajillion points to Ravenclaw!
  5. And last, the synopsis provides hints to a complicated romance that is guaranteed to make me swoon. YES, PLEASE!

I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE, RIGHT NOW!!! *STOMP STOMP STOMP*

Release Date: May 17, 2016 

Waiting on Wednesday with The Winner’s Kiss

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY:

The Winner’s Kiss

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week my most anticipated read is…The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Here is a brief summary and a picture of the beautiful cover provided by Goodreads:

“War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?”


GAAAAAHHHHH! You guys, my heart aches for the conclusion of Kestrel and Arin’s story. I need this novel like yesterday. If you haven’t read this series, please do yourself a favor and start it immediately. This trilogy contains duels, battles, secrets, a swoon-worthy love story, kisses, betrayal, friendships, daggers, and spies. The book release date is March 29, 2016.

Learn more about Marie Rutkoski and The Winner’s Kiss from the publisher Fierce Reads, the Young Adult portal for Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

You can pre-order the book from: AMAZON I Barnes & Noble I The Book Depository