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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesdsay #112: My Birthday Wishlist!!!

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!!
The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

Today is my birthday! 
Since it is my birthday, I can do what I want to!!! 
So, I thought I'd have a little fun and decide to create a short wishlist for today's post :)

These are only a few of my most highly anticipated books for 2015!!!

Oh, how I wish they were all releasing today!!!

by Cherie Priest
Expected release date: May 26th, 2015
Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon - her best friend, Libby, who lives.

Why I'm waiting for I AM PRINCESS X...

Everything about this book makes my nerdgirl/comic book loving heart pitter-patter!!!

The story sounds like a great contemporary mystery...
and I love that bookcover!!!

Definitely sounds like promising read :)

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Talon #2
by Julie Kagawa
Expected release date: April 28th, 2015
Published by: HarlequinTeen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Paranormal 
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant.

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?

Why I'm waiting for ROGUE...

SOOO!!! Did you read TALON?!?!?!
Because if you did, then you know why this is on my list!!!

Cliff-hanger much?! Geesh!!!

And I'm usually not a fan of love-triangles, BUT, I really can't decide who to choose! Nor, can I see where this story is going to go! Which is such a GOOD thing!

Plus, cool dragon bookcovers :)

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by Jessica Day George
Expected release date: July 7th, 2015
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Historical Fiction
Format: Hardcover


New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.

Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew.

But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and — most terrifyingly —learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate...
or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.

With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.

Why I'm waiting on SILVER IN THE BLOOD...

This author has been recommended to me many times for her Princess trilogy, which is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Sadly, I have yet to pick it up... however...

This one sounds epic!
I love everything about this summary - 1890 NYC, mysterious Romanian family, shape-shifters!!!
It's been SO long since I have read a really good supernatural book!

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by Rosamund Hodge
Expected release date: May 5th, 2015
Published by: Balzer + Bray (Harper Collins) 
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Retelling/Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook


When Rachelle was fifteen she was good — apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless — straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand — the man she hates most — Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. 

In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

Why I'm waiting on CRIMSON BOUND...

No, I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet - it's on my TBR for later this month ;)


You all know that I am all about the fairytale retellings!!!
AND, this one is about LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD!!!
My all-time favorite!!!

I love the bookcover!!!... it's got an Alice and Wonderland sort of feelt to it too :)

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by Doug Tennapel
Expected release date: January 6th, 2015
Published by: GRAPHIX (Scholastic)
Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook


A little hero faces big challenges in the first book of this totally unique fantasy-adventure series.

The first book in the Nnewts series follows the story of Herk, a lovable Nnewt who longs for stronger legs, something his mother and father wish they could give him. 

When his quaint village is attacked by the reptile Lizzarks, he's forced to flee his home and leave behind the only life he's ever known. 

Now, all alone and on the run, Herk navigates a dangerous world filled with strange creatures and mysterious wonders, where friends are few and an evil lord is in hot pursuit.

Why I'm waiting on NNEWTS...

I am really, really into graphic novels and the like right now...

First! This is Graphix's (Scholastic's) first graphic novel SERIES!!!
It's important to know...
- Graphic novels are usually standalones.
- Trade paperbacks are comic book bindups of approximately 5-6 comic book issues. These are not considered graphic novels. (A huge pet-peeve of mine when people keep referring to these trades as graphic novels. Huge!!! lol!)

Second! The illustrations/art look amazingly cute!!!

Lastly, but not least! The story sounds like a good one. One that I can definitely share with my boys and hopefully get into together :) 

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THANK YOU so much for stopping by today!!!

SO, what are you waiting for this week?!?!?!?!?!


  1. Happy Birthday Margie!!! What a fun wishlist!! I'm especially looking forward to Crimson Bound and Silver in the Blood!

  2. Happy birthday :) Crimson Bound is on my tbr :)

    1. Thank you! Crimson Bound seems to be a big favorite for everyone! Can't wait :)

  3. Happy Birthday, Margie! I hope you'll get all of these books as soon as they release (or even earlier...)
    Crimson Bound and Rogue are on my TBR, too...
    Here's my WoW for this week.
    Happy reading.

  4. I'm super excited for Crimson Bound for sure. I will read Rogue, but I wasn't thrilled with the first book. I haven't heard of the others. Will have to look them up! My WOW

  5. Great list!
    And happy birthday!! I hope you have a good day!

  6. Happy birthday! I have Crimson Bound in my tbr pile and am super excited to read it. I hope you get your hands on it soon.

    here's mine And as always, my $30 gift certificate giveaway is still on.

  7. Happy birthday!! I hope you have a great day and get lots of books! I can't wait to read I Am Princess X and Silver in the Blood. I just got Crimson Bound from Edelweiss, so I'll be reading it soon. Here's my WoW

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    1. Thank you! And I hope you really love Crimson Bound! I just got it from Edelweiss as well :)

  8. Happy Birthday! I love the way they all sounded except for the last one. I'm not into the graphic novels right now. I hope you enjoy them all!
    My WoW

  9. Happy Birthday! I hope you are able to get all these books! I took can't wait to read Crimson Bound and definitely want to check out Silver in the Blood, as well as the 12 Dancing Princesses trilogy. I love your list, and I think your blog is super cute. Going to start following you. If you have time check out my blog too at Reading In The Tardis. Cheers!

    1. Thank you! And, thank you again!
      You have a wonderful blog as well :)

  10. I really love the sound of I Am Princess X and I still need to get around to reading Cruel Beauty but Crimson Bound sounds fantastic! Hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Birthday!!

    Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

  11. I Am Princess X sounds like a cute read, might check that out. I haven't read Talon yet, but I want to, and check out Julie Kagawa for the first time. =) The other two don't really tickle my reading nose.
    Happy Birthday =), and here's my WoW

    1. Thank you!
      And you must check out Julie's books soon! She's one of my top favorite authors :)

  12. Yes to all of those! You have fantastic taste. :D
    Thanks for sharing (now I'm in anticipation, too) and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    1. Thank you, Beth!

      And I'm happy that you found some books to be excited for too!

      ... funny thing is, tonight, I was adding books to my list for 2016 too, lol!

      Thanks again! Hope you have an awesome weekend :)


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