Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #222: Ghosted by Amanda Quain and Bonesmith by Nicki Pau Preto

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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By: Amanda Quain

Expected Publication Date: July 25th, 2023

Buy on:   Amazon (Kindle)

Never Have I Ever meets The X-Files in Amanda Quain's Ghosted, a gender-bent contemporary retelling of the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey.

Hattie Tilney isn’t a believer. Yes, she’s a senior at America’s most (allegedly) haunted high school, Northanger Abbey. But ever since her paranormal-loving dad passed away, she’s hung up her Ghostbusters suit, put away the EMF detectors and thermal cameras, and moved on. She has enough to worry about in the land of the living--like taking care of her younger brother, Liam, while their older sister spirals out and their mother, Northanger’s formidable headmistress, buries herself in her work. If Hattie just works hard enough and keeps that overachiever mask on tight through graduation, maybe her mom will finally notice her.

But the mask starts slipping when Hattie’s assigned to be an ambassador to Kit Morland, a golden retriever of a boy who’s transferred to Northanger on—what else—a ghost-hunting scholarship. The two are partnered up for an investigative project on the school’s paranormal activity, and Hattie quickly strikes a deal: Kit will present whatever ghostly evidence he can find to prove that campus is haunted, and Hattie will prove that it’s not. But as they explore the abandoned tunnels and foggy graveyards of Northanger, Hattie starts to realize that Kit might be the kind of person that makes her want to believe in something—and someone—for the first time.

With her signature wit and slow burn romance, Amanda Quain turns another Austen classic on its head in this sparkling retelling that proves sometimes the ghosts are just a metaphor after all.

Oooh! I rarely seen a young adult book that's about ghost hunting!  I'm really looking forward to reading a young adult book about ghost hunters!


By: Nicki Pau Preto

Expected Publication Date: July 25th, 2023

Buy on:  Amazon (Kindle)

Gideon the Ninth meets the Game of Thrones White Walkers in this dark young adult fantasy about a disgraced ghost-fighting warrior who must journey into a haunted wasteland to rescue a kidnapped prince.

Ready your blade. Defeat the undead.

In the Dominions, the dead linger, violent and unpredictable, unless a bonesmith severs the ghost from its earthly remains. For bonesmith Wren, becoming a valkyr—a ghost-fighting warrior—is a chance to solidify her place in the noble House of Bone and impress her frequently absent father. But when sabotage causes Wren to fail her qualifying trial, she is banished to the Border Wall, the last line of defense against a wasteland called the Breach where the vicious dead roam unchecked.

Determined to reclaim her family’s respect, Wren gets her chance when a House of Gold prince is kidnapped and taken beyond the Wall. To prove she has what it takes to be a valkyr, Wren vows to cross the Breach and rescue the prince. But to do so, she’s forced into an uneasy alliance with one of the kidnappers—a fierce ironsmith called Julian from the exiled House of Iron, the very people who caused the Breach in the first place…and the House of Bone’s sworn enemy.

As they travel, Wren and Julian spend as much time fighting each other as they do the undead, but when they discover there’s more behind the kidnapping than either of them knew, they’ll need to work together to combat the real danger: a dark alliance that is brewing between the living and the undead.

I always loved books about the main characters fighting the undead and this book sounds like it's right up my alley!  Also, I'm getting a lot of "Throne of Glass" vibes from this book, which is a good thing!

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



Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Sunday Post Meme (219)


Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone!  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY EVERYONE!  I hope that everyone is having a nice Father's Day.  We celebrated Father's Day by giving our dad a nice meal from Ocean View and he really enjoyed all our gifts!

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What did you do on Father's Day?

*So, here are some good things that happened to me recently!

* Spending Father's Day with my dad.  Me and my dad are pretty close, so it was nice giving him some gifts and a meal to celebrate the occasion! 

⭐ It Starts at Midnight had posted up Come Along and Ride on a Fantastic Voyage

⭐ A Literary Escape had posted up a review on Summer of the Cicadas by Chelsea Catherine

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2023