WoW: WINTER

I SIT….AND WAIT…..AND WAIT….

Can I just do Illuminae again? Because really, that’s the only book I can see in my future. Until I get to November, and I realize why I’m just desperate for fall to be here. Not only will we be getting our hands on the gorgeous Illuminae, we will also FINALLY be getting our hands on

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

Everytime I think about it being so close I get

Sorry. I’ll calm down.

NOT.

SO WHY AM I SO EXCITED?

The Lunar Chronicles is only one of my favorite series ever. I mean, no big deal. Winter is only the 800 page conclusion to this amazingness. EIGHT HUNDRED PAGES. Nothing could make me more excited. Nothing. Unless maybe there being another book, but that won’t happen.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting to know Jacin a whole lot better, and also (SPOILER) Wolf and Scarlet being together again because WHERE WAS THAT IN THE ENTIRETY OF CRESS, HMMMM?! (END SPOILER). But as you’ve seen from this “Secret Life” post from Monday, I love Jacin with wholly unrepentant adoration that burns like the fire of 1000 suns. What can I say? I like blondes.

But even more than that, I’ve never been disappointed by an LC book. Terrified, yes. Heartbroken, yes. Stabbed in the heart with 10,000 feels, yes. But never disappointed.

So here’s to Marissa Meyer for consistency- I really hope Winter lives up to my expectations.

What are you looking forward to this week? Are you as excited as I am for Winter? Post a comment!

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WoW: AFTER HOURS

I’M DOING A LOT OF WAITING

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post about a book you’re excited for, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. If this is my first post since last week’s WoW, I sincerely apologize- I’m almost done with a book, but I’ve been forced to do a lot of family things the past few days and haven’t had a lot of time to read between that and working. But I’m trying to be faithful to you at least once a week, my dear (few) readers, and here’s this week’s pick, coming to us June 16 of this year.

OFFICIAL SUMMARY:

     Isa, Xavi, Peter, and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Cafe isn’t just about waiting tables. It’s about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and, most of all, it’s about Tips.
Tips–the high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember.
Isa is the new girl with an embarrassing secret, and as long as she stays on top of her game, she sees no reason why anyone could ever find out.
Xavi will do anything for the money…absolutely anything.
Peter, Xavi’s stepbrother, has been in love with her for years, and he thinks the game is the perfect time to confess his feelings.
Finn is in the game just for the thrill. He has enough tips coming in to keep him happy…even if those tips come with some conditions.

WHY I’M PUMPED:

I don’t really know why. I get a gut feeling that this is a breakout book for this author, and I think the concept is really intriguing and, of course, very dramatic. Usually when there’s kissing on the cover I’m kind of wary, but they say not to judge a book by that (even though I usually do). But I think this one could be really good, and once I’ve read it I’ll let you all know what’s up!

Questions? Comments? Books you’d like me to review? Post a comment below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

WoW: THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND

 IT’S HERE AGAIN

It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday! A full review of Moriah McStay’s Everything That Makes You is coming soon, but I’ve been sick for a few days, so I wanted to give you all at least something to chew on while I recover in bed with cartoon reruns and Sprite. This week my book of choice is one that I’m really, really, really excited for: Kasie West’s fifth book, The Fill-In Boyfriend, out May 5, 2015 (LESS THAN A MONTH EVERYONE!). Here’s the deliciously delectable cover for you:

SO CUTE, RIGHT?

HERE’S THE SUMMARY:

(courtesy of goodreads.com) 

When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend— two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party — three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.

Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.

Doesn’t it just sound so awesome!? West’s books are funny, creative, and always have a happy ending. Her previous books in this genre, The Distance Between Us and On the Fence, are two of my favorite books- and they’re all clean as a whistle. I adore her writing- it’s concise, just descriptive enough, and she always delivers a feel-good read that leaves you excited for her next novel. Definitely mark this as a to-read, everyone, because it’s going to be sweet!

Questions? Comments? Books you’d like me to review? Post a comment below and I’ll be sure to check it out!