Waiting On Wednesday | The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: 1st March, 2016

Description from Goodreads:
War has begun. Ari is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognise: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people – and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

The Winner’s Curse quickly became one of my favourite books when I read it in May last year, and The Winner’s Crime followed when I read it at the beginning of this year (read my review). I can’t express how much I loved these books, I’d have to say that they’re probably my favourite series! It’s safe to say that The Winner’s Crime finished with a rather large cliffhanger, and I’ve been waiting patiently since February to find out what the hell is going to happen!
Kestrel and Arin are my favourite OTP, so I really want to read the final instalment in the trilogy. And let me just say that I’m really hoping that things start going right for them in this book! And by right I mean, they end up happily ever after, because I love them together.
This synopsis sound so good! In my review of The Winner’s Crime I point blank stated that Arin needs to get his sh*t together, and after reading the synopsis of The Winner’s Kiss again, I’m reminded all too well of those feelings! 
I honestly don’t think that a book series has caused so many emotions as what I’ve read of The Winner’s Trilogy has.
March can’t come soon enough!
What book are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!


Waiting On Wednesday | Sophomore Year Is Greek To Me by Meredith Zeitlin

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Sophomore Year Is Greek To Me by Meredith Zeitlin

Release Date: 21st April 2015
Description from Goodreads:
High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she’s devastated – he must have an ulterior motive. See, when Zona’s mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks…but no thanks.

In the vein of Anna and the French Kiss, Zona navigates a series of hilarious escapades, eye-opening revelations, and unexpected reunions in a foreign country – all while documenting the trip through a one-of-a-kind commentary. 
I loved Anna and the French Kiss, the whole fish out of water in a foreign country thing was really entertaining. So when I was browsing the 2015 Contemporary Reading Challenge Goodreads group page and I saw this book I was instantly drawn to it. It sounds so interesting and fun, I love Greece and the Greek islands so I’m looking forward to reading a book set in that part of the world.
The book sounds like it’s about growth and character development, although I’ve read a few reviews and they say there’s a bit of romance, but it’s by no means the main focus. So now I want to read it even more! 
I can never remember release dates for books, so I’m constantly checking on amazon to see if it has been released yet! That’s a definite sign that I’m very interested!
I can’t wait for April!
What book are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!

Waiting On Wednesday | Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

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Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius

Release Date: Expected 2015
Description from Goodreads:
Wild, brazen, mischevious, bewitching

Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic

Apart, they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.

Henry Tudor’s like has been mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of Henry’s brother – perfect, high-achieving Arthur – his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who’s not Tudor approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.

Anne is wild, brash and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be – or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both.

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.
As soon as I read the synopsis for Anne & Henry I was smitten. How incredible does that sound! I have a bit of love for Elizabeth I, Anne and Henry’s daughter, so from a historical point of view this book is right up my street. The story line sounds great, a clever spin on the famous couple. I can’t wait to read this book to find out the fate of Anne and Henry!
I’m also slightly in love with the cover, it’s gorgeous!
I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Waiting On Wednesday | The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Release Date: 12th March 2015 (Paperback)
Description from Goodreads:
Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement … if she could only trust him. Yet can she trust herself? For – unknown to Arin – Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
I can’t put into words just how much I ADORED The Winner’s Curse, although I did try in this post and this post! It’s a book I’ve already read multiple times, and I’ve recommended it to SO many people! Therefore it’s only natural that I’m RIDICULOUSLY excited for the release of the sequel The Winner’s Crime. I fell in love with Arin and Kestrel in the first book, I can’t wait to find out what happens next, and how Marie Rutkoski will overcome the barriers set up at the end of The Winner’s Curse.
Also, is the cover not one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen?
I don’t think I can manage until next year!

Waiting On Wednesday | No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

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No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

Release Date – 9th December 2014 (eBook)
Description from Goodreads:
Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free — and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.

When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream — to sing on bigger stages — could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hyper competitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes … and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.

Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world — and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong” there’s a whole world of possibilities.
Singing, a performing arts school, not to mention a blossoming romance, need I say more? I can’t wait for this book to come out! Why does December have to be so far away?