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I’m back!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say sorry for the unannounced hiatus that lasted over three months. Between my M-F becoming increasingly stressful, planning my upcoming wedding *I got engaged in November hehehe* and general exhaustion, I just needed a break. I missed reading A LOT so you can definitely count on my 1-2 weekly reviews returning.
 
I missed you all my bloggy-buddies ❤

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Waiting on Wednesday 10/5/16

A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on” pick is: Roar (Stealing Storms #1) by Cora Carmack. 


Publication: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 352

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. 

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. 

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.


Why I’m waiting


Pretty cover? CHECK. Magic. CHECK. Romance. CHECK. Badass Heroine. CHECK. Honestly, there’s nothing about this book that doesn’t sound awesome. 

{ What are you waiting on this week? }

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Waiting on Wednesday 9/28/16

A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on” pick is: By Your Side by Kasie West. 


Publication: January 31, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 352

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?


Why I’m waiting


One of my many missions in life is to read every Kasie West book possible O_O Though I loved some of her contemporaries more than others, West has never let me down!

{ What are you waiting on this week? }

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Waiting on Wednesday 9/21/16

A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on” pick is: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. 


Publication: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 400

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. 


Why I’m waiting


I’ve read and loved all of Kemmerer’s Elemental (series) books so I’m confident that Letters to the Lost will be great. She really knows how to make characters that tug at your heartstrings. 

{ What are you waiting on this week? }

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Waiting on Wednesday 9/13/16

A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on” pick is: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. 

Publication: December 27, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 384

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

Why I’m waiting


This book sounds weirdly awesome. Have you ever heard of an aromateur? I haven’t! I don’t really know what else to say, this book just came out of left field and I want to read it STAT.

{ What are you waiting on this week? }