Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: BEA Edition!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Six of Crows #2
Leigh Bardugo
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases September 27th from Henry Holt

From Goodreads:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.




Kendare Blake
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases September 20th from Harper Teen

From Goodreads:

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown.




Stephanie Garber
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases January 2017 from Flatiron Books

From Goodreads:

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.


Next week is BookExpo America, an event I look forward to each and every year. This year it's moving to Chicago which I'm excited about because the hotel and convention center are connected (WIN!!!!) and I don't have to walk 11 blocks with a rolling suitcase full of books. I know, I know, first world problems and woe is me ;-) But you guys, it's a long walk and I'm lazy. Too lazy to be walking 11 NYC blocks twice a day. *starts sweating just thinking about it*

There are about 10 books I'm hugely excited for this year, but the above three are the ones I'm absolutely desperate to get my hands on. As you can see, I have a YA fantasy-themed BEA wishlist. I can't help it. YA fantasy just makes me happy, and if I manage to get in line early enough to get copies of these, I will simply wander the booths the rest of the day petting them and calling them My Preciousssss.

*puts on BEA game face*

21 comments:

  1. This reminds me that I still need to read Six of Crows. I'm really looking forward to reading Three Dark Crowns too, Jenny. I hope you get all three at BEA!

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  2. I heard about the first one but that's the only one so thanks for sharing!

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  3. Is Kendare Blake signing? I haven't noticed. I'm really excited for Caraval. Sadly, I'm not staying at the hotel connected to the convention center. I'll be taking the shuttle bus and then walking a few blocks :-(

    Can't wait to see you and the moms!

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  4. I want to try that first author

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  5. yay! you're going to BEA! Enjoy Jenny! Also looking forward to read those three titles especially Crooked Kingdom.

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  6. Definitely cannot wait for the first two! Still debating about the third! Didn't realize Crooked Kingdom would be at BEA. I thought I heard it was just a sampler.

    Hope you love all three!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. My most anticipated books are contemporary titles, but I’m happy to hear how exited you are about these books, Jenny! Looking forward to your updates from BEA.

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  8. Ahhhh Crooked Kingdom! CANNOT.WAIT. My OTPs better be together by the end of it safe and sound.
    I'm looking forward to Caraval too. What a stunning cover! It looks like one you've designed too with the focus on the typography. Anyways, great list, Jenny and I hope you have the best time at BEA! :)

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  9. Crooked Kingdom and Three Dark Crowns are on my wishlist too. I find so many great YA books through your site. Hope you have a great time at BEA!

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  10. Gah! I'm so bummed I'm squandering the chance to meet Ms. Bardugo and Ms. Stiefvater (I have tickets to see them!)I guess it's fate that I cancelled BEA this year considering I'm suppose to get my cast removed on the 11th. Sigh

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  11. Once again the BEA jealousy sets in. Good luck in getting them all and I can't wait to hear all about BEA!

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  12. WANT!!!! GIMMIE! *ahem* Excuse me.. :)

    So jelly and wish I was going with you. Just swing by and pick me up, will ya? LOL Have fun!!!

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  13. Yes, to all of these Jenny! Good luck, I hope you grab them up at BEA. Three Dark Crowns is making me feel so grabby hands.

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  14. Jenny, I am so excited to read Crooked Kingdom! I know I'll be making time for a re-read of Six of Crows because it was just SO GOOD. I'm also really excited for Blake's latest. Though I haven't read any of her past titles, this seems exactly up my alley since it's a fantasy. I can't wait to see what you make of these and I hope you manage to snag all of these at BEA, not to mention so many more!

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  15. Can I just say yes to all of these? So excited for these to come out and envious over BEA. ;)

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  16. Such pretty covers! Have fun at BEA!

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  17. I just downloaded Three Dark Queens and can't wait to read it.

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  18. These are all awesome and on my list. I have a ticket for an autographed copy from Leigh Bardugo at BEA.

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  19. I'm so bummed not to be doing BEA this year but now that I've heard it's moving back to NYC for 2017 I'm holding out hope that I might get to hit it up again then :D All of your picks look wonderful but I'm most interested in Three Dark Crowns!! I hope it'll be as good as it sounds! Enjoy BEA double for me my friend ♥

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