Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #173: By the Book by Amanda Sellet and Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke

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" selections are:

By the Book

By: Amanda Sellet

Expected Publication Date: May 12th, 2020

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As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of a notorious cad, Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide, a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costs. 

Unfortunately, Mary is better at dishing out advice than taking it—and the number one bad boy on her list is terribly debonair. As her best intentions go up in flames, Mary discovers life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction. If she wants a happy ending IRL, she’ll have to write it herself.

Awwww! A cute little romance novel about writing survival books and dealing with romance in real life!  Sounds really interesting and cute!

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Of Silver and Shadow

By: Jennifer Gruenke

Expected Publication Date: May 26th, 2020

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Ren Kolins is a silver wielder—a dangerous thing to be in the kingdom of Erdis, where magic has been outlawed for a century. Ren is just trying to survive, sticking to a life of petty thievery, card games, and pit fighting to get by. But when a wealthy rebel leader discovers her secret, he offers her a fortune to join his revolution. The caveat: she won’t see a single coin until they overthrow the King. 

Behind the castle walls, a brutal group of warriors known as the King’s Children is engaged in a competition: the first to find the rebel leader will be made King’s Fang, the right hand of the King of Erdis. And Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one, torturing her way to Ren and the rebel leader, and the coveted King’s Fang title. 

But time is running out for all of them, including the youngest Prince of Erdis, who finds himself pulled into the rebellion. Political tensions have reached a boiling point, and Ren and the rebels must take the throne before war breaks out. 

I always loved books about rebels trying to overthrow an evil tyrant of a kingdom!  This book sounds like it will be right up my alley!

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




  1. These sound great and are new to me. Thanks for sharing! :D

  2. Man you're killing me this week. Both are going on the TBR!

  3. OOoh nice picks!! The second one looks particularly intriguing to me! Hope you enjoy them both once you get a hold of them!

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  4. These are great picks! I love the cover for of Silver and Shadow.

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  5. Both sound so great!! Hope you get to read them soon!
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  6. The first one is on my TBR, not sure about the second one, but it sounds good, so I'll check it out. Hope you get these soon!
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  7. I hope you enjoy these! I’m trying to get into fantasy, so I might have to check out Of Silver And Shadow.

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  8. Oh I definitely want to read By the Book. I have to add it to my list.

  9. Both of the sound super good! I hope you love them!

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  10. I want to read both of these! I hope they are as good as they sound. Thank you for sharing, Ronyell. Have a great week.