Waiting on Wednesday: October 18th

Hi Munchworms!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine and gives us a chance to show off the books we are really looking forward to.

They’re all being published October 24th!


 

The Afterlife of Holly ChaseOn Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .


The Beautiful OnesIn a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be.

Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.

Yet dazzling telekinetic performer and outsider Hector Auvray sees Nina’s powers as a gift, and he teaches her how to hone and control them. As they spend more and more time together, Nina falls in love and believes she’s found the great romance that she’s always dreamed of, but Hector’s courtship of Nina is deceptive.

The Beautiful Ones is a sweeping fantasy of manners set in a world inspired by the Belle Époque.


The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?


Pretty sure I’ll be needing my own library stat if I ever get to buy all the books I share with  you guys on these wonderful – but still torturous – Wednesdays!

Kathy

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29 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: October 18th

    1. Hahaha. Do you mean size-wise or because you’re just not a fan of TBRs in general?
      Size-wise, I can’t say there’s much that’s bad about a big TBR unless it’s too expensive, haha!
      As far as TBRs in general though, I can understand why some people don’t use them. I just do it to keep track of all the things I eventually want to get to. 🙂

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    2. Size-wise! Definitely size-wise! But that’s mainly because I was trying to decrease my TBR-mountain and.. well.. The exact opposite has been happening. Somehow. No clue how. Books keep ordering themselves, you know?! :’D

      As for actually putting together a TBR; I only keep track of my eARC spreadsheet and that’s it. When I can read one of my own books, I go with picking up what I feel like. 🙂

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    3. Hahaha makes sense! I was trying to do the same and… yeah. Total fail. XD
      That makes sense! I mostly use it because I get a lot of books from the library, so I would have no idea what to pick up otherwise. As far as what I own, I just keep them in stacks, haha!

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    4. Yesterday I went: YESS. CROSSED ONE OFF.
      Today the mailman came and brought me my FairyLoot. *Adding two more books to my TBR* Can I just simply give up?! xD
      My stacks are everywhere right now.. But that’s because I was going through them for Dewey’s readathon that starts in.. oh freak, an hour. And I still have to shower.. *rhymes!* There are stacks in my bookcase – doh -, on the table, on the dresser, on the couch.. uuh.. Yeah, maybe I should shower and tidy up a bit..

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    5. YAYYY!! Haha, I got my Fairyloot a couple of days ago as well so I can totally relate! I’m still on the first Grisha trilogy too! 🙈
      Hahaha good luck with that! Dewey’s sounds super fun. I have a ton of stacks too; I actually came up with the idea of going after one per month so I think I might start doing that. But there are so many other library books I want to read too… yikes! 😉

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    6. I really need to move and get started on the Grisha Trilogy. I don’t think it’s a good idea to read Language of Thorns before that.. :’)
      Haha, thank you!
      That might not be a bad idea? Or just find some reading challenges / readathons each month to motivate you. It’s what I’m trying to do. 😀
      Since I moved a year ago, I still haven’t entered the library here.. But that’s seriously because I KNOW I’ll neglect my own TBR as soon as I do that, haha. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to hold off though. It’s completely renewed now and I’m so curious to find out what their English department looks like.. Uuugh. :’)

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    7. Hahaha I can totally relate! I just recently finished the second book in the trilogy after a couple of years, but I hope to finish the whole “world” in the next couple of months. Fingers crossed!
      Haha yes I do that too! I just know that if I have specific prompts, I’ll be tempted to check out books from the library to fit them instead. 😉
      That’s smart! You should check it out! I used to have a gazillion books checked out at a time, but now I’ve limited myself to only a few that I have a game plan to read very soon, and that’s really helped. Self restraint is hard though, haha! 😉

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    8. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
      Haha, I have plenty of books to be able to fit all prompts. Most of the time, that is. And if not, there are usually more than enough prompts to neglect a couple. :’)
      Self-restraint? What’s that?! :’D I know I’ll check it out soon enough but as long as I can stay clear of it – I rarely have to pass by the building – I might succeed at not going inside for a while. :p

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