I have been seeing Waiting on Wednesdays for as long as I have been blogging, but every week just seemed like too much, so I decided to post a monthly version with a handful of books on the second Wednesday of every month!"Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating. I, however, do it monthly.
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Expected Publication: 23 February 2016 by Razorbill
She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world...Thank you to Cait @ Paper Fury. Female!Genie and Aladdin retelling. I don't need to know any more than this.
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.
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Expected Publication: 18 August 2015 by Corgi Childrens
In this edition of WOW! we thank bloggers. This one again goes to Cait @ Paper Fury. "Wildy marvelous" she called it. "Made for me" she said. Tell me no more.
It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.
The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
Accident prone season? Cait loves it? I need it.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Expected Publication: 27 August 2015 by Walker Books
What if you aren’t the Chosen One?Again, we thank Cait. I have only read A Monster Calls by him, and it was amazing! I have heard wonderful praises from Paper Fury & Sarah Churchill & Jon. I AM JUST SO EXCITED BECAUSE AH. JUST LOOK AT IT. LOOK.
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Expected Publication: 29 September 2015
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.A runaway with a privileged past.A spy known as the Wraith.A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
I AM GETTING AN ARC OF THIS. A SIGNED PHYSICAL ARC. SO MUCH EXCITE.
Thank you to Christina @ Girl in the Pages for hosting a lovely giveaway that features such a highly anticipated release. It has already gotten some amazing reviews, and while I haven't read the Grisha trilogy, I am still very excited to read this one.
Which of these are you guys anticipating? Or have you even heard of any of these? Any sparked interest? Tell me down in the comments!