Waiting on Wednesday: Out On Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

waiting on wednesday

out on good behavior by dahlia adlerOut On Good Behavior (Radleigh University #3) by Dahlia Adler
Release Date: June 14, 2016

Frankie Bellisario knows she can get anyone she sets her sights on, but just because she can doesn’t mean she should—not when the person she’s eyeing is Samara Kazarian, the daughter of a southern Republican mayor. No matter how badly Frankie wants to test her powers of persuasion, even she recognizes some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.

But when Frankie learns she’s been on Samara’s mind too, the idea of hooking up with her grows too strong to resist. Only Sam’s not looking for a hookup; she wants—needs—the real thing, and she’s afraid she’ll never find it as long as Frankie’s in her head.

Forced to choose between her first relationship and losing the girl who’s been clawing her way under her skin, Frankie opts to try monogamy…under her own condition: 30 days of keeping things on the down low and remaining abstinent. If she fails as hard at girlfriending as she’s afraid she might, she doesn’t want to throw Samara’s life into upheaval for nothing. But when neither the month nor Frankie’s heart go according to plan, she may be the one stuck fighting for the happily ever after she never knew she wanted.

This is what happens when you’re mostly away from the book/Twitter blogopshere — you totally miss books that are coming out soon. I remember Dahlia talking about this book on Twitter a while ago, and I just saw the teasers she’s been posting. Good thing June isn’t too far off! Of course, the upside to losing track of stuff is that time goes faster, so I don’t have a long wait for OUT ON GOOD BEHAVIOR. I don’t read much contemporary, but Dahlia’s one of the authors I’ll turn to when I want something good.

Socialize with the author:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

waiting on wednesday

paper and fire by rachel cainePaper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine
Release Date: July 5, 2016

In Ink and Bone, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history…

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…

Last year I loved INK AND BONE, the first in the Great Library series. I’m super excited to see that PAPER AND FIRE will be coming out soon… this is one world I can’t wait to return to. A world where you can’t own books is a scary place, but I still can’t wait to see what happens next to Jess and Morgan.

Socialize with the author:

Rachel Caine:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Star Wars: Catalyst

waiting on wednesday

star wars catalyst a rogue one storyStar Wars: Catalyst, a Rogue One story
Release Date: October 4, 2016

The must-have prequel novel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the upcoming film, set before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

It’s really too early to feature CATALYST, but today is Star Wars Day! So I had to pick Star Wars book, and this is the one I’m most excited about for 2016. The trailer for Rogue One has me super excited for another movie (maybe more than The Force Awakens!). I’m still a diehard Star Wars Expanded Universe fan, but maybe this book will get me more into the new canon. Well, as long as it has some Bothans. Because you know they were involved in the theft of the Death Star I plans.

(Yes, I know I sound like a total nutcase unless you’re a Star Wars fan).

Evidence I’m nuts:
star wars books

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Tumbling by Caela Carter

waiting on wednesday

tumbling by caela carterTumbling by Caela Carter
Release Date: June 7, 2016

Work harder than anyone.
Be the most talented.
Sacrifice everything.
And if you’re lucky, maybe you will go to the Olympics.

Grace lives and breathes gymnastics—but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough.

Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life… and a secret that could ruin everything.

Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away.

Wilhemina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter what.

Monica is terrified. Nobody believes in her—and why should they?

By the end of the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, some of these girls will be stars. Some will be going home with nothing. And all will have their lives changed forever.

I’ve seen TUMBLING on a few blogs now; it’s thanks to Waiting On Wednesday that I heard of it in the first place, and yay for that! I have a thing for gymnastics books, one that doesn’t get indulged often because there aren’t that many. TUMBLING is coming out at the perfect time. It sounds like there’s plenty of great characters… I can’t wait!

Socialize with the author:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: As I Descended by Robin Talley

waiting on wednesday

as i descended by robin talleyAs I Descended by Robin Talley
Release Date: September 6, 2016

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

From acclaimed author Robin Talley comes a Shakespeare-inspired story of revenge and redemption, where fair is foul, and foul is fair.

I’m not the biggest fan of Shakespeare, but if anyone could write a Macbeth-inspired book and make me like it, it’s Robin Talley. And it’s F/F! Her other books have been 5 stars for me (LIES WE TELL OURSELVES and WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND), so I’m sure that I’ll love this one, too.

Socialize with the author:

Robin Talley:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

waiting on wednesday

age of myth by michael j sullivanAge of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan
Release Date: June 28, 2016

What does it mean if the gods can be killed? The first novel in an epic new fantasy series for readers of Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, and Scott Lynch.

Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership. Now, Sullivan’s stunning hardcover debut, Age of Myth, inaugurates an original five-book series, and one of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer, Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom, and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.

I’ve been meaning to read Michael J. Sullivan’s Riyria books for a while. Alas, I’ll probably never get to them, but that’s okay. Because AGE OF MYTH sounds even more like my sort of book. I’m hungering for good fantasy lately, and I tend to like stories where gods fall and annihilation threatens humankind. And I’m already curious about Persephone.

Socialize with the author:
Website
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

waiting on wednesday

nevernight by jay kristoffNevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: August 9, 2016

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she wanders a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and its thugs. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the hearth of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.

Revenge.

Jay Kristoff is a writing machine! I greatly enjoyed his Lotus War series, and then ILLUMINAE with Amie Kaufman, and now he has a new series coming out? And I see now he has another new series coming in 2018! Hot damn.

Anywho, I’m excited for NEVERNIGHT because assassins, assassins, ASSASSINS! And is it just me, or does Mia’s last name remind you of corvids (crows?) I swear those are some bird wings on that cover. As usual, I’m sure Jay will crush my heart in NEVERNIGHT, and I can’t wait.

Socialize with the author:
Website
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: My Lady Jane

waiting on wednesday

my lady jane by cynthia hand, brodi ashton, and jodi meadowsMy Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Release Date: June 7, 2016

For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey.

Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.

Of the three authors of MY LADY JANE, I’ve only read Jodi Meadows’ books, but I’m a big fan. I’ve also read a lot of fiction and non-fiction on Lady Jane Grey, but this book sounds like nothing else I’ve read. And I’m excited! MY LADY JANE sounds like it will be hilarious and fresh. Give it to me now :D

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

waiting on wednesday

of fire and stars by audrey coulthurstOf Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Release Date: November 22, 2016

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

I have been excited for OF FIRE AND STARS for a very long time. I think I found out about the book on Twitter, maybe when the author got the book deal? Now the book has a cover (and a gorgeous one at that), November seems super far off. I feel like this is the fantasy book I’ve been waiting years for… give it to me now!

Socialize with the author:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna

Waiting on Wednesday: Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen

waiting on wednesday

warrior witch by danielle l. jensenWarrior Witch (The Malediction Trilogy #3) by Danielle L. Jensen
Release Date: May 3, 2016

The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen.

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone.

But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Waiting on Wednesday post, and as a result, I don’t know about a lot of upcoming releases! But WARRIOR WITCH is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I’m a huge fan of Cécile and Tristan, and I can’t wait to find out how their story ends. I hope we get to see a bit more of Trollus too, because I love me some trolls and their underground city.

I’ve done a lot of posts for the other books; I have a wicked guest post from the author from Anaïs’ POV and an interview with the author.

Socialize with the author:

Danielle L. Jensen:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

– leeanna