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30285562Title: Lucky in Love

Series: None

Author:  Kasie West

Publication Date: July 28th, 2017

Publisher: Scholastic

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Summary: In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting:  If you in any way, shape or form, like contemporaries, then Kasie West is the writer for you. She writes absolutely delightful and page-turning contemporaries that just melt your heart at the romances between the MC & the LI. While I did think her latest one did fall a little short, others I have read by her have been absolutely delightful. Plus all her books seem to be unputdownable and you finish in less than a day. Sign me up!

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29749085Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Series:  DC Icons

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: August 29th, 2017

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

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Summary: The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting: TBH, I’m like 90% excited purely because it’s by Leigh Bardugo. Having read both SOC books & 2 Grisha books, I can honestly say I would probably read anything by Bardugo. I do not know much of anything about DC heroes & villains. All I know, I’ve gotten from whatever I’ve seen on CW DC Shows. But i’ve already seen some partial ARC reviews and I am definitely excited for this origins story by Bardugo. This one and the Catwoman one that Sarah J. Maas is writing. Sign me up!

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33629245Title: A Poison Dark and Drowning

Series: Kingdom of Fire #2

Author: Jessica Cluess

Publication Date: September 19th, 2017

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

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Summary:  The magicians want her to lead.
The sorcerers want her to lie.
The demons want her blood.
Henrietta wants to save the one she loves.
But will his dark magic be her undoing?

In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White.

Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting: The world of demons and various magic users that Cluess created is one I inhaled upon first reading it and one I want to revisit time and time again..now that i think about it, it’s time for a reread. As this series is set to be a trilogy, we have many more demons to encounter and so much more magic to explore. I can’t wait to revisit all the characters Cluess has imagined into this world and I will definitely be pre-ordering this one. Sign me up!

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28872472Title: The Savage Dawn

Series: The Girl at Midnight #3

Author: Melissa Grey

Publication Date: July 11th, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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Summary: The sides have been chosen and the battle lines drawn.

Echo awakened the Firebird. Now she is the only one with the power to face the darkness she unwittingly unleashed . . . right into the waiting hands of Tanith, the new Dragon Prince. Tanith has one goal in mind: destroy her enemies, raze their lands, and reign supreme in a new era where the Drakharin are almighty and the Avicen are nothing but a memory.

The war that has been brewing for centuries is finally imminent. But the scales are tipped. Echo might hold the power to face the darkness within the Dragon Prince, but she has far to go to master its overwhelming force. And now she’s plagued by uncertainty. With Caius no longer by her side, she doesn’t know if she can do it alone. Is she strong enough to save her home and the people she loves?

Whether Echo is ready to face this evil is not the question. The war has begun, and there is no looking back. There are only two outcomes possible: triumph or death.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting:  The Girl at Midnight series is one i truly love and can not wait to see the how it all will pan out. The Main character, Echo is one I adore because she just feels so easy to understand and she likes to make quips literally all the time.  The way that Grey portrays the prejudice hate between the two races, Avicen & Drakharian, is easy to connect with and I just love how she has characters who can easily see past the race and love whats underneath. Literally the gay peacock is my favorite and he’s an adorable idiot. I love the magic of this world and truly can’t wait to read the ending to this amazing trilogy. Sign me up!

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32075662Title: Our Dark Duet

Series:  Monsters of Verity #2

Author: Victoria E. Schwab

Publication Date: June 13th, 2017

Publisher: Greenwilllow Books

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Summary: Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting:  This Savage Song was one of the most unique and interesting books I read in 2016 and of course it was written by the queen of high fantasy, Ms. Victoria Schwab herself. So there’s no doubt that the sequel to TSS is going to be one amazing thrill ride as well. August and Kate had such an interesting dynamic and i can’t wait to see how it is 6 months later. Sign me up!

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30312891Title: Lord of Shadows

Series:  The Dark Artifices #2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Summary: Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting: As this is the second of the latest series of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters novels, it is expected to be great. We have met this amazing host of characters in LM and now we get to delve into them even more! While book 1 had it’s drawbacks, i have faith that book 2 and the rest of the series can pick up from where book 1 ended. And please god let Jem and Tessa show up again.

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Title: Flame in the Mist

Series:  Flame in the Mist #1

Author: Renee Ahdieh

Publication Date: May 16th, 2017

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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Summary: The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

Why I’m Desperately Waiting:  I mean come on. Like you aren’t looking forward to it too. A Mulan Retelling from the author who brought us The Wrath & The Dawn, an amazing retelling of 1001 nights. You KNOW this book is going to be just as awesome. I mean look at that cover, it screams mythology AND NINJAS! NINJAS GUYS! Plus it’s not a standalone which means MORE BOOKS ABOUT NINJAS. So yes, i am very very excited about this book. Sign me up!