Waiting On Wednesday (245) Stalking Jack the Ripper (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Kerri Maniscalco

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

I first learned the details about Jack the Ripper when I had to write a report about him in 6th grade. That was back before computers and internet kiddos, so it was all done with research at the library. My parents even had a set of encyclopedias that I used. Ahhh, the good old days.

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Review: Winning Back His Wife (Camp Firefly Falls #1) by Zoe York and Gwen Hayes

Winning Back His WifeWinning Back His Wife (Camp Firefly Falls #1) by Zoe York and Gwen Hayes

Publication Date: June 25, 2016
Page Count: 101
Source: Free enovella from Amazon

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Twenty years ago, Michael Tully fell hard and fast at summer camp. Now his soon-to-be ex-wife has quit her job and invested every last penny into re-inventing Camp Firefly Falls. It’s a crazy, ridiculous plan–which he ignores, right up until he’s served with divorce papers.

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I've been reading a few of Zoe York's books recently. I especially love her Pine Harbour series. So while I am (impatiently) waiting for the fifth book, Love On the Run, to be released, I came across Winning Back His Wife, which is the first book (novella) in a new series called Camp Firefly Falls.

This is the part where I was going to say that I haven't read anything by Gwen Hayes before, but I didn't realize she wrote the Falling Under series. However, I haven't read any of her adult titles.

I read Winning Back His Wife in one sitting and I really enjoyed it. This book was super cute and fun. It's short, but full of fluff and romance. Both Heather and Michael were likable, although I would have loved getting to know them better. The flashback scenes at the camp when they were younger were perfect. I liked how they were able to work on their marriage without anger or angst.

My only complaint is that I wish the book was longer! I would have loved reading more about this couple. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Camp Firefly Falls series since each book is written by a different author.

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4 Stars
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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

Cover Reveal and Giveaway

A little detail about this extraordinary cover: the entire thing--every snowflake, every wolf, every letter, and every detail that went inside this book--was hand-drawn by the cover designer.

Expected publication: April 2017 by Scholastic


It's survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!

Sloan is a hunter.

So she shouldn't be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it's been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight -- it makes her too scared to be on her own.

When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she's already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn't stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that's tied there -- their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.

But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That's when the wolves start hunting them . . .

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Waiting On Wednesday (244) A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Hanging out with Chris was supposed to make Lorelei’s life normal. He’s cooler, he’s older, and he’s in a band, which means he can teach her about the music that was forbidden in her house growing up. Her grandmother told her when she was little that she was never allowed to sing, but listening to someone else do it is probably harmless— right?

The more she listens, though, the more keenly she can feel her own voice locked up
in her throat, and how she longs to use it. And as she starts exploring the power her grandmother never wanted her to discover, influencing Chris and everyone around her, the foundations of Lorelei’s life start to crumble. There’s a reason the women in her family never want to talk about what their voices can do.

And a reason Lorelei can’t seem to stop herself from singing anyway.

This is categorized as Fantasy / Contemporary / Magical Realism...... 2 of these genres I don't normally read, but this book sounds awesome!! So I'll be giving this a whirl to see how I like it.

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Waiting On Wednesday (243) Overdrive by Dawn Ius

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Simon Pulse

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Gone in Sixty Seconds meets Heist Society in this edgy novel about a crack team of teenage criminals on a mission to learn to trust, build a life, and steal a wish list of exotic cars.

Jules Parish has screwed up.

After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. She’s too good to get caught, but she let her (ex)-boyfriend talk her into a questionable job. And now she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.


Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma. The only catch? Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world…in seven weeks. Even worse, she’s forced to put her trust in three complete strangers to help her do it.

First there’s Chelsea, the gorgeous redhead with a sharp tongue and love for picking locks. Then there’s Mat, who hasn’t met a system he couldn’t hack. And finally there’s the impossibly sexy car thief Nick, whose bad attitude and mysterious past drive Jules crazy.

With nothing in common and everything to lose, can Jules and her amateur crew pull off what could be the biggest car heist in history? Or will things spin out of control faster than a Nevada dust devil?

How awesome does this sound? I am a Fast & Furious fanatic, so I put this on my tbr the first time I saw it. This is completely different from Anne & Henry, which is another book by this author that I have on my tbr.

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Review: So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 6 by Gō Ikeyamada

So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 6So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 6 by Gō Ikeyamada

Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Page Count: 192
Published by: VIZ Media LLC
Source: Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Megumu is considering a career as a manga artist, but as Mitsuru so helpfully points out, her drawing skills could use a lot of improvement. That doesn’t dim her enthusiasm, and she vows to practice drawing every day. But her first sketching session in a park is interrupted by an intense young man who goes ballistic when he sees the portrait of Aoi in her sketchbook! Who is this stranger, and why does he want to destroy her boyfriend?!

You can read my reviews for the previous volumes of So Cute It Hurts here:
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volumes 4 and 5

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Once again, there's too much cuteness going on in this volume. And I have come to the conclusion that I am in love with Aoi. I just can't help myself because he's so freaking adorable! I enjoy his reactions to Megu, and I like how he's not afraid to let her know how he feels. Megu is a bit girlish and silly at times, but she has a huge heart, and I like that she tries to see the best in others.

Megu tries her hand at drawing and she's terrible at it! Aoi is taken aback when Megu draws him with 3 elbows! But he still encourages her because he's just too sweet to say anything bad about her.

A new character is introduced. He seemed harmless at first, but then he went crazy when he saw Megu's drawings of Aoi, so I think he's more dangerous than he appears. I can't wait to find out what sort of past he and Aoi share.

At the end, the twins end up switching places again. Megu wants to protect Aoi from the new character who is threatening him. And Mitsuru is starting to have feelings for Azusa, so he wants to find out who is stalking her.

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4 Stars
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Cover Reveal: Long Way Home (Thunder Road #3) by Katie McGarry

Being released on January 31st, 2017, the highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry's Thunder Road Series has a cover that we can't wait to share with you! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Pre-order your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don't miss Violet and Chevy's story!

Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

"An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page."

Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge

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LONG WAY HOME Pre-Order Links:

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And Don’t Miss the First Two Titles in the Thunder Road Series!



Katie McGarry Bio:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Waiting On Wednesday (242) Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week because I get to share the books that I am super excited about and can't wait to read.

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Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him - at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl; she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl.

I hope this book is as good as the synopsis, because it's got me hooked!

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Review: The Long Game (The Fixer #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Long Game (The Fixer #2)The Long Game (The Fixer #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Page Count: 368
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: eArc from Publisher for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Kendricks help make the problems of the Washington elite disappear. . . . but some secrets won't stay buried.

For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When Tess is asked to run a classmate's campaign for student council, she agrees. But when the candidates are children of politicians, even a high school election can involve life-shattering secrets.

Meanwhile, Tess's guardian has also taken on an impossible case, as a terrorist attack calls into doubt who can – and cannot – be trusted on Capitol Hill. Tess knows better than most that power is currency in Washington, but she's about to discover firsthand that power always comes with a price.

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This book was freaking awesome! I loved everything about it. The entire story was so entertaining, and all of the elements came together perfectly. This book definitely had more suspense and intrigue than the first book.

This series was full of memorable characters, and I liked so many of them! I especially loved Bodie. He was my favorite character because he always seemed so level headed and managed to take everything in stride. (FYI - He's MINE! So back off.) Tess was strong and kick ass, and it was really hard not to like her. I loved Tess's interactions with her school friends. Once again, Asher was his super cute and adorable self. Henry was mysterious and still a bit too serious. My only problem was that I'm still having a hard time liking Ivy and Adam. I got a bit annoyed every time Ivy and Adam exchanged 'looks', then immediately left the room to so Tess wouldn't hear their discussion. I'm an adult, and I want to know what's going on! So just tell me already!

As in the previous book, the romance was almost non-existent, which actually worked great because it kept the focus more on the action.

The Long Game turned out to be a fast paced thriller that was very hard to put down. I'm really hoping we'll be getting another installment in this series. It just can't end there!

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My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
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