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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Hello lovely people, I hope you all have a wonderful day❤️

I seriously can’t wait to read House of Salt and Sorrows, the cover is beautiful, the synopsis sounds amazing and I’m intrigued! I think there will be twists and the fact that this is a Fantasy Retelling makes me want to read the book even more!

Have you heard about this book?📚 Do you have a favorite retelling?😊 Please let me know in the comments below!

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“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

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Into every generation, ​a Slayer is born…Slayer by Kiersten White

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I love, love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it was the best show of its time!!! So I was extremely excited for Slayer by Kiersten White. I went into this book open-minded, I didn’t want to overhype myself and be disappointed and I’m glad I did because I’d be super disappointed right about now. 😂

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Because Slayer by Kiersten White was just okay for me! Don’t get me wrong, It was an enjoyable read and I loved all the shows references. Which I have to admit give me super high nostalgic moments! (Which only served to remind me how much I miss this show, even though there was a lot of shade been through towards Buffy!)😠 
Slayer by Kiersten White wasn’t earth shattering it was a fun, enjoyable read. You’re dropped right in the middle of the story and if you aren’t familiar with the original show and comics, it can be a bit confusing but nonetheless still understandable as you read on.

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The main character, Nina is just like any other 16-year-old out there. Just like any other character she has her faults and wasn’t forward with her feelings, did things on impulse and made mistakes. Nina isn’t that different from anyone else in this world. She’s just like you and me trying to find her place in a huge world and be accepted. In the end, Nina learned how to ask for help and handled situations amazingly. This was an okay coming of age story with some good learning experience that we all can take note from. 📝

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There were a few moments that left me mystified but there was a part where I was most definitely disappointed in. And that was definitely a not so lovable character’s behavior, which, unfortunately I can’t describe because of spoilers. Nevertheless, it’s something that I think wasn’t handled properly, in my opinion. Let’s just say that a character was a bit problematic and just because there are representation traits of say character doesn’t mean you can excuse bad behavior as if that should explain everything.

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In the end, I liked the story, forgetting a few factors there were some endearing moments with humbling friendships. Maybe it’s because I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer or maybe it’s because I like to believe that people learn from their mistakes and mishaps, that I’ll try and give this series another shot, even though this book wasn’t perfect but then again who is “prefect “?

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For now, however, I have to go, and binge watch my favorite show of all time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer!❤️

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Have you watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Or maybe read the comic books? Are you excited for  Slayer by Kiersten White? Let me know below and leave your blog link so I can visit. Have a great day.

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About The Author: Kiersten White 

Kiersten White

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

I have been wanting to read The Devouring Gray since forever!
Everything about this book,  the cover and the synopsis is amazing❤️ I honestly can’t wait to read this story, I’m intrigued and the fact that this is a Fantasy book makes me want to read it even more! I can’t wait to meet the characters of this story, also OMG this is the first book… THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL 😱😍🙌 YAY!!!!

Have you heard about this book?📚 Are you planning to read it?😊 Please let me know in the comments below❤️

“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

About the author: Christine Lynn Herman 

Born in New York City but raised in Japan and Hong Kong, Christine Lynn Herman subscribes to the firm philosophy that home is where her books are. She returned to the United States for college, where she traded out a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and an Honors English degree at the University of Rochester. Currently, Christine and her books reside in Brooklyn, along with her partner and their extremely spoiled cat. Her debut novel, THE DEVOURING GRAY, will be released by Disney Hyperion in 2019, with a sequel to come the following year.

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An Epic Story: Once A King by Erin Summerill

I received this book for free from a Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 

When I read the synopsis of Once A King I found myself eager to read the other books in the series, Ever The Hunted and Ever The Brave. I have been wanting to read those books since forever and of course that after loving the synopsis of this book so much – because honestly IT’S AMAZING – I immediately requested an ARC of the book. I jumped out of emotion when I got approved to read the book and I immediately started to read it.

Once A King is for sure one of the best YA, Fantasy books I have read this year and I can say with certainty that is definitely one of my new all time favorite books. As soon as I started to read this wonderful story, within the first five pages of the book, I knew I was going to love it. I was immersed into a fantastical world that I didn’t want to leave.

This is a gripping and beautiful written story that made me feel part of it, everything seemed so real and I found myself cheering for Aodren and Lirra from the beginning. One of the many things I loved about this story is that we get to read from Lirra and Aodren’s POV, it definitely helped me to understand the characters and the story in a better way. Their personalities were different from one another but they definitely complemented each other and the swoons….

Once A King has slow-burn romance! At the beginning Lirra isn’t very fond of Aodren and specially his kingdom because it took her mother away from her but as Lirra and Aodren start to work together, to discover who’s behind the creation of a powerful and deathly oil, she realizes that he’s not the person everyone, including herself, thought he was. These two will definitely make you swoon more than once!

Apart from the romance, the friendship in this book was amazing. Lirra and Orli have been best friends since forever and after a certain event that happened in the previous book, Orli is not the same. Lirra was very supportive of her and was always there when she needed her and Orli was always there for Lirra as well, she helped her when she needed her the most. And just as Orli, Leif, Lirra’s cousin and Aodren’s best friend, was an incredible character. He was brave and loyal til the very end. They all had dreams, hopes, fears and struggles and I was glad they had each other for support.

There was a lot of magic, secrets, betrayals and twists! Erin surprised me till the very end and it was impossible to stop reading once I started, this is definitely a book you REALLY don’t want to miss. It’s incredible and after reading and loving Once A King so much, I really can’t wait to go to the bookstore to get Ever The Hunted and Ever The Brave, I want to read more about the characters that were mentioned in this book.

Have you read these books?📚 Are you planning to read Once A King?👑🏰 Please let me know in the comments below!



About the author: Erin Summerill 

Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

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A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. Legendary by Stephanie Garber

This was a great tale but not as great as Caraval, in my opinion. Legendary was slower and less magical. It was a story between two people and their love for each other. I was expecting more magic, more games or even just mystery, just like Caraval but in the end, this story was mostly character built then it was action. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it was still a prominent storyline with great characters.

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Even though I knew who Legend was from the beginning, it was still an entertaining story, for the most part. The plotting did have some enjoyable moments and some twists that were truly unpredictable. Still, Legendary wasn’t exactly a fast-paced story that I thought was going to be but I retained my need to continue till the end. If without, say, does pleasant bits I don’t know what would thoroughly grip this story from being overly tedious.

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With that being said I’m still looking forward to the third book in this trilogy. Even though I didn’t quite enjoy reading it because the trill and mystery weren’t the same as it was for Caraval. I’m still invested in these characters and quite honestly, I need to know what exactly is going to happen.

Have you read Legendary by Stephanie Garber? Did you like it, loved it or hated? Share your review below so I can read it and visit your blog.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Can we talk about how AMAZING the cover of The Storm Crow is?
This book is one of my most anticipated books of 2019, I can’t wait to meet Caliza and Anthia! After reading I think there will be lots of action, secrets and adventures which makes me want to read the book even more!


Have you heard about this book?📚 Are you planning to read it?😊 Please let me know in the comments below❤️

“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

Author Bio: Kalyn Josephson

Kalyn Josephson is a Technical Writer in Silicon Valley, which leaves room for too many bad puns about technically being a writer. She grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA, but now lives in the Bay Area with four awesome friends (because it’s the Bay and she’d like to be able to retire one day) and two black cats (who are more like a tiny dragon and an even tinier owl). When not writing YA Fantasy, she loves baking, reading, playing sports, and watching too many movies.

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A Magical Read – Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

I received this book for free from a Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Julie C. Dao is one of my all time favorite authors. Her book, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, was a beautifully well written story filled of darkness, magic and hope. It’s a book that as soon as I finished reading it I wanted to go back and read it again❤️

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix was absolutely beautiful and a definitely a delightful read.
What I love about Julie’s stories is how she incorporates both, the good and the evil and how we are able to see the way the characters take decisions that without a doubt could help them succeed on their quest or affect those they love the most.

This story was a rollercoaster of emotions. Just like in Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie kept surprising me till the very end. One of  the things I love to read about in books is when the characters have to go on an epic quest and guess what?! In Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix Jade, alongside her friends, Koichi and Wren, have to go on a quest where they have to gather relics that will help them defeat Xifeng, the ruthless empress…

There are so many amazing things I loved about this book, one of them is Julie’s writing style. As soon as I started to read this book I was immersed into a world full of magic. Her world-building was amazing and the way she described everything in the story made me feel as if I was part of it.

As soon as I read about The Great Forest again, I didn’t know how much I’d missed it. I wish I could visit this magical forest someday. 

Another thing I loved was the fact that I had lots of favorite characters. Koichi, Wren, Fu, Ming and Jade. Jade was an authentic character that I think we can all relate to at some point. She was someone who struggled with her  fears and I admired the things she did to try to overcome them. She was someone who was often afraid of not being the person her people and her friends needed her to be, but Jade was a character who we can see gaining confidence throughout the story. She was brave even in hardest of times, she was without a doubt an incredible character.

Xifeng surprised me so many times. She was, without a doubt, a ruthless empress,  but as soon as Jade met her and they actually talk to each other… it was amazing because I didn’t know what to expect! I was nervous and I wasn’t even there😆 It was also nice to read about characters that appeared in Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, all I’m going to say here is WOW because… WOW🙌

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is definitely one of my new all time favorite books. It was beautiful, once I started to read it I didn’t want to stop. Julie surprised me SO MANY TIMES. There was lots of storytelling, action and just the right amount of romance😍 IT WAS PERFECT, I highly recommend you to read this book❤️

About The Author: Julie C. Dao


Julie C. Dao (www.juliedao.com) is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Warrior of the Wild is loosely based on Vikings with
epic battles, tournaments and a dash of romance. I’m a sucker for fantasy and romance so I’m still super excited for this one. I mean the cover alone is just *beautiful*.
I haven’t had the change to read Daughter of the Pirate King. But I know it was full of great characters alone with lots of bantering and swoony moments so I needed to read this one for sure.


Have you heard about Warrior of the Wild before? How about 
Daughter of the Pirate King? Are you planning on reading either or?
Please let me know in the comments and I’ll make sure to visit your blog as well.

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“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

 

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens…
The Priory of the Orange Tree is quite a tome, which unquestionably makes me feel intimidated but my god, it sounds super exhilarating! I finally understand wanting to sell your soul for a book! For me, it would have to definitely be this epic high fantasy.

I’m extremely anticipating The Priory of the Orange Tree. Have you seen this book around, what are your thoughts? Have you read Samantha Shannon’s other series? Let me know in the comments and I’ll make sure to stop by your blog and leave some love. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

About The Author: Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection. Film and TV rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios. The Mime Order followed in 2015 and The Song Rising in 2017.

Her next novel, The Priory of the Orange Tree, will be published in February 2019. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in London. 
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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo is definitely one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I absolutely LOVED The Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology❤️
I really can’t wait to read more about my favorite characters and also, can we take a moment to fangirl about the fact that this book is about Nikolai?!?!😍🙌 I SERIOUSLY CAN’T WAIT TO READ MORE ABOUT HIM❤️ 

I’m also scared to read it because I don’t want anything bad to happen to them😭🙈 But I also know I will love it so😌😍

Have you read Leigh’s books?📚 Please let me know in the comments below✨

“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

About The Author: Leigh Bardugo 

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. (To hear about new releases, tour dates, and giveaways first, sign up for Leigh’s newsletter here.) Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including The Best of Tor.com and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Los Angeles, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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