Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [34]: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books we are looking forward to being released.
My pick for this week is:

Title: Tell the Wind and Fire
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Expected pub. date: April 5th, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy

Tell the Wind & Fire is about a young girl called Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone.
The light in her life is her sweetheart boyfriend Ethan, but it turns out Ethan has a secret too: a soulless doppelganger created by dark magic, who has to conceal the face identical to Ethan’s with a hood fastened by a collar nobody but a Light magician with magical rings can take off… and who introduces himself to both of them by, for reasons nobody can understand, saving Ethan’s life…



Why am I waiting for this book? I've never read a book by Sarah Rees Brennan and I only know of her through Cassandra Clare and the Magnus Bane short stories. But it's kind of hard to gauge a writing style when it's intermixed with someone else's, so I've been wanting to give her own books a chance. This one sounds pretty amazing and I've read very little on doppelgangers but the topic appeals to me. Besides... New York is kind of my soft spot regarding settings. Overall, it should be a perfect recipe for awesomeness, I have great hopes for this one! 

What do you think of my pick for this week WOW? 
Leave me a comment and link me to your WOW. I love reading about upcoming releases and it's just a great way to find new books :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Love,



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [33]: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books we are looking forward to being released.
My pick for this week is:

Title: The Forbidden Wish
Author: Jessica Khoury
Expected pub. date: February 23rd, 2016
Genre: Fantasy - Retelling

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world...
When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years -- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. 


But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.




Why am I waiting for this book? The premise sounds fantastic! Aladdin used to be one of my favorite movies when I was little and I've never read a retelling of Arabian Nights. Also there aren't many jinni-related books in YA, at least to my knowledge. I've only read As You Wish by Jackson Pearce and it was a long time ago but I remember thinking that there should be more books on that subject because I really enjoyed it, so I'm hoping this one will turn out amazing too. 


What do you think of my pick for this week WOW? 
Leave me a comment and link me to your WOW. I love reading about upcoming releases and it's just a great way to find new books :)

Have a great Wednesday!
Love,


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