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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#79) Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:

Ash & Bramble by
Expected publication: September 15th 2015 by HarperTeen

From Goodreads: 

When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

Why I'm Waiting:

I do love a retelling, and this looks like it will be a nice twist on the Cinderella story.

Top Ten Tuesday (#82) (2/24/15) Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

It took me a while to come up with this list.  I had to look at what I've read and come up with my ten.  When I think of heroines, I put them more in the paranormal, dystopian, or sci-fi catagories.  I have a hard time thinking of main characters in contemporaries as heroines.  Here is my list.
Alice (Ali) Bell
Linh Cinder
Nikki Beckett
Miranda North

This one is tricky to explain without spoiling things too much, but the Miranda North that is the main character of the series, not any of the other Miranda Norths.
Hermione Granger
Katniss Everdeen
Gwen Frost

Who doesn't wish she was as bad-ass as Rose Hathaway?  She gets a little irritating in some of the middle books, but by the end, she is back to being her awesome self.
Cammie Morgan
Suze Simon

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#78) Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Poppy

From Goodreads: 

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

Why I'm Waiting:

I love Jennifer E. Smith's books, so this is a must read for me.  Plus it looks awesome.  It's been optioned for a movie, so that just sweetens the deal.