Category: Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday for A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley

Waiting on Wednesday for A Desperate Fortune by Susanna KearsleyA Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on April 7th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance, Time Travel
Pages: 528

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.For nearly three hundred years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing-for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.As Mary's gripping tale of rebellion and betrayal is revealed to her, Sara faces events in her own life that require letting go of everything she thought she knew-about herself, about loyalty, and especially about love. Though divided by centuries, these two women are united in a quest to discover the limits of trust and the unlikely coincidences of fate.

If I discover an author who happens to integrate two of my favorite genres—historical fiction and fantasy—I’m going to take note. That’s what I discovered when I read The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley several years back. My housemate at the time had recommended it to me, and once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. Switching between 1708 and the present, The Winter Sea focuses on a woman working on her novel near a castle in Scotland who quickly discovers that ancestral memory may be giving her glimpses of a past she otherwise wouldn’t know.

I won’t give anything else away but considering I have a great love for Scotland, castles, writing, and history, I can say that this book was an extremely satisfying read.

So it’s no surprise that today I’m waiting on a new Susanna Kearsley book: A Desperate Fortune, set to hit shelves on April 7th.

This one includes more Jacobite history, a MC who’s a codebreaker, Paris, intrigue, and adventure! Wow!

I hope you’re excited as I am. But you may be waiting on another book this Wednesday? Tell all!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights our most anticipated upcoming releases. It’s hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertram

Waiting on Wednesday: Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss BertramBook Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Books & Libraries, Middle Grade, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Pages: 368

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold’s new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.

New WoWA game where books are hidden all over the country? San Francisco? A mystery? A Middle Grade debut? Yes, please!

I don’t think I have to say more about why I’m excited about this 2015 release, and that’s why I’m Waiting on Wednesday for it as we speak.

You all know I love Middle Grade, especially ones that involve mysteries so I have my fingers crossed I can get my hands on an ARC of Bertram’s debut.

If you want to check out the author’s website, you can go here. You can also find Jennifer on Twitter.

It sounds like she’s got something fantastic cooked up for the promotion of this book!! (excitement ensues)

So, tell me, are you excited about this book?!?! What other books are you waiting on Wednesday for?

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights our most anticipated upcoming releases. It’s hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

What Katie Read

Waiting on Wednesday: Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

New WoWIn 2014 I discovered two amazing books: CODE NAME VERITY & ROSE UNDER FIRE (Historical YA), both by Elizabeth Wein. These two quickly became favorites for the year. (You’ll see why when I post my reviews in the next week or so!)

You can imagine that I was EXTREMELY excited when I found out that Disney is publishing a new book by Elizabeth Wein, out in March, called Black Dove, White Raven. Now that Elizabeth Wein is one of my newly discovered favorite authors, I am going to be stalking the shelves of bookstores for this one…

black dove

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Pages: 368

Publication Date: March 31st, 2015

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Thriller

GoodReads Summary:

A new historical thriller masterpiece from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Wein

Emilia and Teo’s lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo’s mother died immediately, but Em’s survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother’s wishes-in a place where he won’t be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.

Seeking a home where her children won’t be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation?

In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit.

Here’s the UK Cover:


Sounds good, right? The early reviews on GoodReads make me even more excited for this release. Readers are saying it’s amazing! But it’s Elizabeth Wein, right? We can expect AMAZING!

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights our most anticipated upcoming releases. It’s hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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