Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Night Circus meets the Pirates of the Carribean? Man I’m intrigued!

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Hi Bookish peeps! This segment is called Waiting on Wednesday. It is a weekly meme/ event hosted by Breaking The Spine 🙂 This week’s pre-publication I-KENNOT-WAIT is none other than Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’m sure it’s going to be a book that will stir our 2017. I like stories with savvy pirates!

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TITLE: Caraval

AUTHORStephanie Garber

PUBLICATION DATE: January 31st 2017

PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books

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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

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MY THOUGHTS:

First of all the cover is amazing, second is that the plot looks intriguing. I wonder what sort of game the Caraval is? Some reviews said it’s like the Night Circus, if so, then it’s likely to resemble The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye? I wish it’s going to be a good one since I’ve also heard that the story has a savvy pirate as one of the characters. And Jack Sparrow and Captain Nemo both knew how much I like pirates!

What’s your most anticipated read that won’t be out until 2017? That’s a long arse wait isn’t it? It’s truly an agony for bookworms. 

 

louisse

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Waiting on Wednesday: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

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Hi Bookish peeps! This segment is called Waiting on Wednesday. It is a weekly meme/ event hosted by Breaking The Spine 🙂 This week’s pre-publication I-KENNOT-WAIT is none other than Holding Up The Universe by the lovely Jennifer Niven

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TITLE: Holding Up The Universe

AUTHORJennifer Niven

PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2016

PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers

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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are—and seeing them right back.

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MY THOUGHTS:

I’m lucky I’m one of those people who received a sneak peek of the few chapters of this book. And all I can say is that, I bet, this will also be a reason for our bucket of tears. The main character Jack has a Prosopagnosia or Face blindness. I’m really curious how their fates will intertwined. Jennifer likes to write about imperfect but beautiful characters who’s struggling to fit in, in this crazy-hypercritical world.

What’s your most anticipated young adult release this year?

Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

 

louisse

[Waiting on Wednesday] CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

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Hi Bookish peeps! This segment is called Waiting on Wednesday. It is a weekly meme/ event hosted by Breaking The Spine 🙂 This week’s pre-publication I-KENNOT-WAIT is none other than, CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

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TITLE:  CROOKED KINGDOM (Six of Crows # 2)

AUTHORLeigh Bardugo

PUBLICATION DATE: September 22, 2016

PUBLISHER: Orion Children’s Books

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: 

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
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This is one of the cover reveals I’m excited about and I’m so glad that the cover came out like this. SIX OF CROWS WAS INDEED AMAZING. And I hope this final installment won’t disappoint. Leigh Bardugo has grown so much as a writer and her style of narration improved a lot ever since she finished The Grisha Trilogy. She’s one of the rare authors out there who makes an awesome adventure dark fantasy. I’m excited because she promised that this book is more than a heist.
Check my review of Six of Crows HERE 🙂
Crooked Kingdom will be released on September 22, 2016
What’s your most anticipated read for 2016?
louisse

[Waiting on Wednesday] A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Hi Bookish peeps! This segment is called Waiting on Wednesday. It is a weekly meme/ event hosted by Breaking The Spine 🙂 This week’s pre-publication I-KENNOT-WAIT is none other than, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas!

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TITLE:  A Court of Mist and Fury ( A Court of Thorns and Roses # 2)

AUTHOR:   Sarah J. Maas

PUBLICATION DATE: May 3, 2016

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: 

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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This series is beautiful. I really enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses so much. It’s one of the best beauty and the beast fairy tale retelling out there. I’m anticipating to see the twists Ms. Maas has prepared for us for the second book. “NIGHT COURT” with Rhysand? Is this a Hades and Persephone myth retelling? But I strongly ship Feyre with Tamlin, after all they’ve been though in book 1. But Rhysand is purely irresistible and.. arghh my ship is torn! Can I just sign up for Rhysand’s bargain instead of Feyre. I VOLUNTEER!

What’s your most anticipated year 2016 release?

Read my review of the book 1 HERE (But beware of some spoilers hihi)

 

louisse

[Waiting on Wednesday] : GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

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Hi Bookish peeps! I just added this today on my blog. This segment is called Waiting on Wednesday. It is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine 🙂 This week’s pre-publication I-KENNOT-WAIT is none other than, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard!

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TITLE: Glass Sword (Red Queen # 2)

AUTHORVictoria Aveyard

PUBLICATION DATE: February 9, 2016

PUBLISHER: HarperTeen

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Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

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I LOVED  RED QUEEN SO MUCH ‘CUZ THE STORY WAS ENTICING AND EVENTFUL. Lots of plot twists happened AND I’M REALLY ANTICIPATING THIS SEQUEL. Plus Victoria Aveyard is having a book signing here in our country this coming March, so  I’m really excited.

What’s your most anticipated book to be released soon?

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louisse