Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #1: Spring Releases

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that give us those book tingles!

This is my first "Waiting On" Wednesday, so bear with me. I'm itching for just about a million books right now, but there are three in particular that I'm currently heart-eyed over. I have grabby hands for The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Abdieh, Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, and Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins. All three come out in the spring (April and May) and all three are at the top of my TBR list!

1. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Release Date: May 12, 2015

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

I first learned about this book from Kelly (of Effortlessly Reading) and have already fallen in love. I've seen so many glowing recommendations already. It sounds like it has an amazing Game of Thrones vibe. I love the promise of more, the promise of intrigue. The Wrath and the Dawn has instantaneously jumped to the top of my TBR list. It gives me the most overwhelming book tingles.

2. Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
Release Date: May 26, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

I love Katie McGarry's Pushing the Limits series. I recently read (and reviewed) Take Me On, which reminded me just how much I love her writing. Nowhere But Here sounds edgy and interesting--who wouldn't want to read about a motorcycle gang? I'm a sucker for unexpected love too. This book will definitely be on my TBR pile. I actually just preordered it!

If you preorder before May 26, you get a full-length ebook about Abby and Logan (from the Pushing the Limits series). Preordering Nowhere But Here is the only way to get this book, Chasing Impossible! So everyone should consider preordering and registering their preorder here.

3. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: April 7, 2015

Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and best friend Bee has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can return her focus to the important things in life: school, canoodling with David, her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie, and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.

Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or connect her to David for life.

This is the sequel to Rebel Belle, which I recently read and reviewed. If you've read my review, you know I fell in love with the book. I love everything about the series: the characters, the plot, the mythology. Rachel Hawkins is a genius and I'm eagerly awaiting the follow up to Rebel Belle. Definitely a TBR.

What books are you waiting for? Share in the comments!