W is for Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday

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On this Wednesday morning, I want to post the top 10 books on my wishlist. I’m trying to be cool and put another W word with Wednesday so “Wishlist Wednesday” was born. I might just try a different “W” word every Wednesday and see how it turns out.

Wishlist Wednesday

 

1.) Uprooted by Naomi Novik

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.


 

This book has been on my radar for some time. I’ve read great reviews about it and many of my friends on Goodreads have recommended it to me. I’ve just not gotten around to it yet. Why? I have no idea. The blurb sounds promising and I love a good fantasy novel. I will get this read this year.

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

2.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


 

This has got to be my #1 most anticipated book of the year. Step aside everyone else, you can’t top this. This won’t be released until July so we still have a long wait. I hope this goes the best way possible and it’s amazing. I have this lingering doubt that I won’t feel the same about Albus Severus as I do with the other characters, but who are we kidding I would read about paint drying at Hogwarts so it can’t go too wrong.

Preorder here: AMAZON

 

3.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


 

This is basically just like Uprooted. All the hype, friend’s posts, etc. has made me want it badly! I love scifi and it looks like there is going to be sequels to this book as well. I love the blurb and can’t wait to get my hands on it! I will be reading this year.

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

4.) The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human.


 

This is another of my most anticipated books of 2016. I can’t wait to find out what happens to the gang, especially Cassie, Evan, Ringer, Ben and Razor. The Infinite Sea left off on somewhat of a cliffhanger so I really, really, really need this in my life. May can’t come soon enough, but then there will be no Evan or Ben 😦

Preorder here: AMAZON

 

5.) The Baller by Vi Keeland

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room. 

It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.
No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera.
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby–screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.
I’d date an athlete.
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.
You know the type. Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Simple right?
Let’s face it. It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after…
And this one is ours.

 

Another books with a lot of hype. I’m almost guaranteed to love this book. Every sports themed romance I have read, I have always liked, so this one is for sure a winner. I hope to get started on this one very soon! I need a new hot book boyfriend. ♥

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

6.) Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.


 

I love Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. It is one of favorite series ever. Her writing style and thought process are something I really admire about the books so I hope this one is more of the same. I love fairy tale retellings and she does it so well. The only downside is this isn’t out until November! Really Marissa you wanna play this? 😉 A tleast I still have Stars Above to keep me occupied.

Preorder here: AMAZON

 

7.) The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. 

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. 

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.


 

Can I just say I love this cover! I need some more JLA books! The Power came out yesterday so I haven’t picked it up yet, but I really can’t wait for this one. The blurb sounds so good and I love YA novels, especially how JLA does them. She is one of my favorite authors of all time. Her humor and the way her characters have chemistry is awesome. I just love her and can’t wait for this one to surface in May.

Preorder here: AMAZON

 

8.) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
 
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
 
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
 
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
 
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.


 

This has been described to me as epic more than once. All of my friends on goodreads love it and one friend even freaked out when I said I hadn’t heard of it. Well, I have now and it’s at the top of my list. I think I’m going to start it after I finish the Reckoner’s series and read Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. I’m coming for you Laia, just be patient!

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

9.) Riders by Veronica Rossi

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?


 

I love Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky with a passion. Her writing style is amazing so this is pretty much an auto-read for me. I’ve seen a few mixed reviews, but I’ve got to see for myself. The description sounds very intriguing.

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

10.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.


 

Don’t kill me! I’m reading it this year I swear! I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t read this series yet. I know I will love it, I know it will be epic. I know, I know. Don’t judge me.

Purchase here: AMAZON

 

That wraps up Wishlist Wednesday. I have so many more that I could add to this list, but it could go on for miles, so I’ll stick with 10. Thanks for reading and feel free to participate in your own Wishlist Wednesday! 🙂

 

Bonus – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

I don’t have a cover, I don’t even have a blurb, but this is another of my most anticipated just because Colleen Hoover is my love ♥

Preorder here: AMAZON

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