Waiting on Wednesday #3: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.


This week’s Waiting on Wednesday goes to a much-anticipated title, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton! I’m an enormous fan of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, and when I saw that Clayton was branching out into her own series, I was elated. Not only am I obsessed with debutantes, romanticized dark, dangerous cities, and superpowers, I’m also just a huge fan of Clayton. I know she’ll deliver a fantastic and complex novel that I can’t wait to get my hands on, but also a wonderfully diverse and necessary one too.


23197837Publication Date: February 20th, 2018

Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision. 

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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Waiting on Wednesday #2: Warcross by Marie Lu

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.


This week’s Waiting on Wednesday goes to Warcross by Marie Lu! Obviously, pretty much every book blogger is looking forward to this release. We’re both huge fans of Lu’s past series’, and cannot wait to see what she has in store this time. It’s sure to be just as engrossing as it is heartbreaking, exhilarating as it is empathetic. The concept sounds incredibly complex, but Lu sure has the writing chops to match it! This book could not get here any sooner.


29385546Publication Date: September 12th, 2017

Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Waiting on Wednesday #1: Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray

With getting back into the book community comes participating in weekly events! We’re so excited to start getting involved in Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

For our first ever pick, we’re choosing Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray, the third book in The Diviners series! This has been one of our favorite series for a long time, despite the long wait for a sequel, and anything Libba Bray writes is glorious. She’s also just one of the kindest, funniest people out there. And, truly, these books just keep getting better and better. If you haven’t read this series yet, you’re seriously missing out. We’re looking forward to October 3rd and all the wicked things in store!

before the devil breaks you

Synopsis: After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes–ghosts! Out in Ward’s Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat also known as the King of Crows.

With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over New York City, the Diviners must band together and brave the ghosts haunting the asylum to bring down the King of Crows.