Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #124: To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  To Best the Boys
Author:  Mary Weber
Expected Publication Date:  March 19th, 2019

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope.

In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition.

With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone’s ready for a girl who doesn’t know her place. And not everyone survives the maze.

Oooh! This sounds like a mixture of "The Hunger Games" and "Red Rising!"  I can't wait to delve into this book soon!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. OOh nice! I was eyeing this one recently! Definitely can't wait to check out the reviews for it! Hope you love it too!

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  2. Great pick! I'm reading this one now and it's sooo good! :D

  3. I really want to read this one too!

  4. Oh my gosh I love that cover! If the story is good then bonus haha. Seriously though, this sounds really good!

  5. I'm intrigued, and loveeeeee that cover!

  6. I'm so excited for this one too! It sounds awesome! And I'm glad it's out next week! :)

  7. Great pick! It sounds so good. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. I have been seeing a lot of good reviews for this one.

  9. Ohh awesome pick Ronyell I've been seeing this book quite a lot lately and it is on my radar as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW post last week Ronyell.

  10. Recently added this one to my shelf, and CANNOT wait to discover it. It certainly looks and sounds fabulous. Hope you enjoy - and thanks so much for the visit to Finding Wonderland's last WOW. :)

  11. This sounds like an interesting read. I will have to add this one to my shelf!