“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Walk the Edge

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2) by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 426 pages
Publication Date: Mar. 29th, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
ISBN: 9780373211623
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he’ll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she’ll help him seek answers to the mystery that’s haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they’re both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they’re going from here.

I’m such a big fan of Katie McGarry! Her stories, are always full of drama and tension, but still feel like the characters could step off the page and into this world with no problems! They are that real. The situations and problems they face are true to life and I feel like if I went down to Kentucky I would find these people walking around. With her new Thunder Road series, I liked the first book but wasn’t as into it as her previous series. But now with book 2, I find I’m really excited to read about Razor! We don’t really know too much about him from the first book so I’m kinda glad he’s the focus of this story.

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Wrong Side of Right

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication Date: Mar. 17th, 2015
Publisher: Dial Books
ISBN: 9780803740570
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

Fans of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick will enjoy this smart debut young adult novel, equal parts My Life Next Door and The Princess Diaries—plus a dash of Aaron Sorkin.

Kate Quinn’s mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He’s a powerful politician. And he’s running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate’s moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.

There is so much about this book that intrigues me. First is the whole concept, it’s definitely one that’s new, and appealing. Second, it’s teens and politics. I think this sounds like a great story that will (hopefully) get a new generation interested in civic involvement, or at the very least, talking about their own ideas and where they stand on the issues that it seems might get discussed in this book. I like that Kate seems to have her own opinions and ideas that might not track with her new family, and I’m really curious to see how she handles that. Add a dash of romance, and I’m sure I’ll be hooked. I can’t wait to check it out!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Firefight and The Geography of You and Me

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Firefight (The Reckoners, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 6th, 2015
ISBN# 9780385743587
Page: 9

That bullet exploded as it passed through her energy field.

Even soaked in Kool-Aid, her protections worked.

She looked at me, her electricity flaring to life–growing more violent, more dangerous, lighting the room like a calzone stuffed with dynamite.

Uh, oh…

 

 

 

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hardcover, 337 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
ISBN# 9780316254779
Page: 37

Outside, they stood for a moment with the plastic bags hooked around their fingers. The last streaks of pink  had been erased from the sky over the Hudson, and an inky black had settled over the street. As they walked uptown to join the line for free ice cream, there was still a feeling of celebration to the evening.

Teaser Tuesdays: Dragon Bound and Celtic Moon

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison

Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
ISBN# 9780425241509
Page: 110

“I think you’re my hero,” she said. Only half kidding.

He stared at her, the picture of incredulity. “Most people,” he said, “think I am a very bad man.”

She studied his eyes to try to find out if that bothered him. He didn’t seem bothered by it. He seemed discomfited by her. “Well,” she said, at last, “maybe you’re a very good dragon.”

 

 

 

 

Celtic MoonCeltic Moon (Celtic Wolves, #1)  by Jan DeLima

Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
ISBN# 9780425266205
Page: 85

“You can’t still be hungry.” She shook her head. Enid had rectified her dinner after the first course. “You must’ve had two loaves of bread with the roast.”

“You promised,” he reminded her.

“I know, sweetheart. But it’s been a long day and I’m exhausted. I’ll make it up to you in the morning.”

His shoulders slumped, disappointed. “With what?”

“Homemade cinnamon rolls.”

He turned his head, his interest piqued. “Blueberry pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls?”

She tried not to smile but it was a pointless attempt. “You drive me crazy.”

“I make your life interesting,” he teased, using humor to lighten her mood, as he’d always done. “What would you do without me?”

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Breaking the Rules

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, #1.5) by Katie McGarry

E-Book, 336 pages
Publication Date: Dec. 8th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen/MIRA Ink
ISBN: 9781474008600
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so… different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn… seriously epic.

So, it may be obvious to most of the internet at this point (at least the ones who pay attention to blog) but I love a good romance. And what I’ve come to love, admire, and expect from Katie McGarry is a wonderfully romantic story that also feels incredibly true to real life. Of all her couples, Noah and Echo are still my favorites. I’m so excited that she’s putting out this continuation of their story, because I adore the idea of what happens after the happily ever after. Especially with teenagers. There’s always more to their stories, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Future Falls

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

The Future Falls (Gale Women, #3) by Tanya Huff

Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication Date: Nov. 4th 2014
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
ISBN: 9780756407537
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon.

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help.

But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to have her produce the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son of a Gale.  And the Aunties can’t help because they’re tied to the earth – although they are happy to provide their delicious, trademark pies.  And in the end, all Charlie has is a guitar…

…and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.

But Charlie might like Jack just a little too much, and Jack might like Charlie a little too much in return. Actually, between Allie’s hormones, the Aunties trying to force her and Jack into ritual, the Courts having way too much fun at the end of days, and Jack’s sudden desire to sacrifice himself for the good of the many, Charlie’s fairly certain that the asteroid is the least of her problems.

The Gales are going to need more than pie to save the world from an incoming asteroid. But together there isn’t anything they can’t deal with – except possibly each other.

These Gale Women are delightful!! This fantasy series focuses on the many members of the Gale family; each book revolves around one of the younger cousins. This latest title sounds like it’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to see how Charlie deals with the young Jack. And to see how crazy the Aunties are making Charlie and everyone else. They really are a riot. I also enjoy that this is such a different set-up of a story. It’s set in Canada, and is sort of a modern-day fantasy. There are elements of urban fantasy, but I don’t think the series really falls squarely into that category. And it’s always at heart, a story about family. I can’t get enough!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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Teaser Tuesdays: Eragon and My Life With the Walter Boys

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

Once again, I’ve got 2 books to tease today; the first is an oldie-but-goodie. I decided to re-read the series since I never finished the last book (I know, I know, “I can’t believe you never finished it!” But in my defense, I enjoyed it so much I just didn’t want it to be over!) The second came out earlier this year and it just tugged at my heartstrings until I picked it up. Hope you enjoy these teasers!

 

Eragon (Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini

Mass Market Paperback, 754 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (Random House Imprint)
Release Date: June 12th, 2007
ISBN# 9780440240730
Page: 54

“Soon the creature was all the way out of the stone. It stayed in place for a moment the skittered into the moonlight.

Eragon recoiled in shock. Standing in front of him, licking off the membrane that encased it, was a dragon.”

 

 

My Life With the Walter Boys  by Ali Novak

Paperback, 358 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 1st, 2014
ISBN# 9781402297861
Page: 8

“I looked over what I wrote, and my stomach dropped. This was a joke, right? Katherine didn’t just have twelve kids, but twelve boys! I knew nothing, absolutely nothing about the male species. I went to a private school for girls! How was I ever going to survive living in a house full of boys?”

Page: 48

“During the twenty-minute drive to school, I received a crash course in Boys 101 and decided that maybe the male species wasn’t so different from females after all. To sum it up, the Walters gossiped worse than the girls at my old boarding school.”