Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey

Hello everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day😊 Thank you so much for visiting the blog! What are you all reading?✨📚

I have been wanting to read The Hummingbird Dagger since forever! It’s been a while since I last read a YA Historical book and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it😍

This book sounds absolutely amazing and it’s definitely one of my most anticipated books of this year! I can’t wait to read this book and meet the wonderful characters! 

Are you planning to read this book?☺️ What are some of your favorite YA Historical books?📚 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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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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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Hello everyone, thanks so much for visiting the blog today, it means a lot to us❤️

For today’s Can’t-Wait post I picked one of my most anticipated Contemporary books of 2019, Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen😊

This is the kind of book I have been wanting to read for a while. I love to read books where the characters pretend to date each other and then eventually fall in love😍 It’s my favorite trope and so, after reading the synopsis of Fake It Till You Break It , I immediately added it to my TBR!

It sounds incredible and I honestly can’t wait to read it, have you heard about this one?📚 Are you planning to read it?😊 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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Lost things, friendship & love – The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

Hello everyone, I hope you all have an amazing and wonderful day! Today I want to introduce you to one of my new all time favorite books, The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody, a book that I honestly can’t wait to read again.

Here’s a mini synopsis:

One of the things Aly knows about her father is that he never loved her as much as he loves his 1968 Firebird convertible, that and he never keeps his promises to her and her mother and always leaves them behind to follow his all time favorite band Fear Epidemic. He always disappears. When she thinks she won’t hear of him again there’s a knock on her door that changes EVERYTHING.

Now, with a Firebird outside her house that her father left her after he passed away, the only thing she wants to do is to get rid of it and so she sells the car to help her mother pay the bank. The only thing she needs to do is drive the car to the person who wants to buy it, but for that she needs the help of the person she used to love and trust the most… Nico, her ex-boyfriend. 

Review:

For the last couple of weeks I have been looking to read fun books. I think this is the year I read more emotional books than last year and I wanted to read something different. And when I saw this book I just… well, I fell in love with the cover and the synopsis sounded amazing, I was intrigued and I knew I had to get it and I’m glad I got it.

There aren’t enough words to describe how much I loved this book! It’s the kind of story you enjoy from the beginning and you want to read more to know what happens next and at the same time, you want to read it slowly to not miss anything. The Geography of Lost Things is fun, swoony and special. There are TONS of beautiful and amazing quotes and I found myself marking the pages where I found them because I just loved them so much!

Don’t you love when you discover new characters? In this story we get to meet Aly and Nico. We get to understand why certain things happen like, how they met and eventually fell in love to the reason why the broke up. I loved to read when they were on the car, how there were awkward moments when they didn’t know what to say and how there were other times when they forgot about everything and just enjoyed the trip while listening to podcasts and music!

Aly had this list of rules with the intention of not falling for Nico again, of not remembering the night when they broke up but little by little, things changed between them. One of my favorite things about The Geography of Lost Things was the banter between Nico and Aly. They made me laugh SO MANY TIMES, while they are so different from each other, they still had things that made them perfect for each other. 

During this trip they met lots of strangers, they started to learn more things about them that they didn’t know, they learned how to let go and start over, to trust and to know that even when it seems that everything is falling a part, we aren’t alone.

The Geography of Lost Things is a beautiful story that I’m sure I’ll be reading soon, I hope you all like it when you read it! Have you heard about this book? Are you planning to read it? Please let me know in the comments below!

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Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson

Thank you so much NetGalley and Entangled Teen for giving me the chance of reading an early copy of Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson.

Hello everyone, happy Monday❤️ I hope you all have an amazing and wonderful day😊 What books did you read this weekend?📚 

I heard about this book a while ago and after reading the synopsis I thought this book was something I would definitely enjoy to read. The cover was absolutely beautiful and I was completely intrigued. I wanted to meet the characters and as soon as I started to read it, I knew I was going to love it!

In this story we get to meet two characters. Zoe, who never leaves her house because she’s afraid that something bad could happen and likes to spend her time in her safe space which is her study where she creates amazing art with paper.

And then we have Jackson a boy who, ever since her mother died, has been having problems with his dad. Then one day he decides to leave his dad and home for good and starts to get jobs to be able to go to College, something his mother wanted for him, but now that he’s homeless, it’s getting difficult for him to keep that secret from everyone else…. 

There are a lot of things that I liked about this book. The first one is the fact that we get two POV’s. I LOVE when a story has multiple POV’s, it really helps me to understand the characters and the story and thanks to that I was able to understand Zoe and Jackson’s life.

Zoe and Jackson have more than just one thing in common. They used to know each other in school before Zoe left and haven’t spoke to each other ever since and now, they play Chess Challenge on the computer under different names and that was my favorite part of the whole story.

I loved to read the messages they send to each other while they were playing, they made me laugh a lot and it was nice to see how they could be themselves when they were around each other. 

Paper Girl is a book that will make you laugh and swoon when you least expect it. It’s hopeful and it’s a story about not giving up and fighting for your dreams. It’s definitely one of the best books I read this year and I highly recommend you to read it, I really hope you like it as much as I did❤️

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

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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

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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Swoon Thursday: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

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Swoon Thursday is a delicious meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound! If you’d like to join all the introductions are below.

This week, our swoon Thursday is from: Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco [mild Spoiler]

“Are you certain that’s what you’d like me to believe, Miss Wadsworth? That you’re here, in this cabin alone with me, because you choose to be… of your own free will…with no motive? You simply wish to spend the morning with me?”

I nodded, not trusting my voice to remain strong when the rest of my nerves were ready to crack. I saw the hunger in his gaze then, the longing he couldn’t cover with any mask. I knew he wanted to kiss me, though I wasn’t conceited enough to believe he wouldn’t gaze at most any young woman the same way. He was an opportunist. And this was a perfect opportunity. His fingers reach out once more, his touch barely anything at all, while he waited for permission.

Up this close I could smell his cologne–it reminded me of the aromatics used in the plague mask, but was heady instead of frightening. Perhaps he was a true mage–because here, in a cabin below the world I knew upstairs, I couldn’t help but fall under his spell. In the dark, it was easy to forget he wasn’t the boy I kept thinking about. The one whose lips were as familiar as my own. My heart surged when he leaned towards me, his face so close to mine. I noticed subtle dark growth over his skin as if he hadn’t had time for a proper shave this morning.

Curse me, but I almost longed to feel its roughness against my own skin, so similar and yet so different. Something in my expression must have shifted, unleashing him. He slipped his hands into my hair, gently pulling me closer. I did not resist. I lifted my chin, knowing it was the most dangerous deception of all, pretending he was someone else, yearning for what his lips might feel like, how cool the filigree of his mask might be under my fingertips. His mouth hovered over mine, sharing breath but not touching.

Not yet…

“I’ve thought about doing this all week,” he whispered against my lips. “A-are you certain–“

The door banged open. “

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Have you read any of Stalking Jack the Ripper books? They are deliciously thrilling. This is one of many, many swoony moments in this great series.

Hope you enjoyed this amazing swoony moment between Miss Wadsworth and one of her suitors. HA HA HA!😈

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About Kerri Maniscalco

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.
Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

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  • From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.
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