Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #204: Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee and Unwritten by Alicia J. Novo

 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!









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This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:




    

Luck of the Titanic

By: Stacey Lee

Expected Publication Date: May 4th, 2021

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From the critically acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British - Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage.

Southampton, 1912: Seventeen-year-old British-Chinese Valora Luck has quit her job and smuggled herself aboard the Titanic with two goals in mind: to reunite with her twin brother Jamie--her only family now that both their parents are dead--and to convince a part-owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus to take the twins on as acrobats. Quick-thinking Val talks her way into opulent firstclass accommodations and finds Jamie with a group of fellow Chinese laborers in third class. But in the rigidly stratified world of the luxury liner, Val's ruse can only last so long, and after two long years apart, it's unclear if Jamie even wants the life Val proposes. Then, one moonless night in the North Atlantic, the unthinkable happens--the supposedly unsinkable ship is dealt a fatal blow--and Val and her companions suddenly find themselves in a race to survive.

Stacey Lee, master of historical fiction, brings a fresh perspective to an infamous tragedy, loosely inspired by the recently uncovered account of six Titanic survivors of Chinese descent.


The fact that this book is about a young woman of Chinese descent trying to get on the Titanic is fascinating to me since I love reading books that feature diverse protagonists!







Unwritten

By: Alicia J. Novo

Expected Publication Date: May 8th, 2021

Buy on:  Bookshop

Books whisper to Beatrix Alba. But they aren’t the reason she has never fit in. Bullied at home and school, she keeps a secret—a power of violence and darkness.

When the spell that keeps her hidden fails, she’s catapulted into the Zweeshen, a realm where all tales live, and her dream of meeting her favorite characters comes true. But wishes are tricky, and behind its wonder and whimsy, the Zweeshen is under attack. A character is burning bookworlds in pursuit of a weapon to rule both stories and storytellers. To succeed, he needs a riddle in Beatrix's keeping.

Now he’s hunting her down.

Joining forces with William, a cursed conjurer, Beatrix must face an enemy who knows her every weakness in a realm where witches play with time, Egyptian gods roam, and Regency heroines lead covert operations. And with her darkness as the only weapon, she may have to sacrifice everything to save a world that rejects her.

The fact that this book is about the character being able to jump into stories is enough for me to check out!







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






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14 comments:

  1. I love the premise of Unwritten. So unique!

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  2. I'm a sucker for a good historical fiction novel, and the Titanic is such a great subject to build a story around!

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  3. I always enjoy books set around the Titanic and this sounds like a good one too.

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  4. Two more books to add to my wishlist! Both of these sound awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Luck of the Titanic sounds fabulous.

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  6. I really want to read Luck of the Titanic too. The Unwritten is new to me but sounds really good! I'll have to check that one out too. I hope you enjoy both of these, Ronyell. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Nice picks! Unwritten draws me a little more. Hope you enjoy them both!

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