Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday. Man, oh man, it is cold outside. You can clearly feel winter is coming. Which means time for hot chocolate (+whipped cream) and a good book. Next week there is a whole bunch of books coming out I am very eager to read. I have picked two of them to be featured here. One is a pre-order I have been waiting for a long time, and the other is a book that seems totally awesome.
But Renée has in her possession a legendary chest said to contain the secret to eternal life-if only they could solve the clues that lie within it. With both the Liberum, a Brotherhood of the Undead, and a team of Monitors, led by Renée’s own grandfather, in hot pursuit, Renée and Dante must keep the chest safe or risk having it fall into the wrong hands.
With the help of a mysterious letter-writer called only Monsieur, Renée and Dante follow a series of clues that lead them on a treacherous journey across Europe. They seek the Netherworld, a legendary chasm where souls go to be cleansed. It’s their only chance at a fresh start, but with it comes a terrible choice, one they never imagined they would be forced to make.
The third novel in the acclaimed Dead Beautiful series is a haunting story of sacrifice, loyalty, and a love that can never die
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 hypercompetitive 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.
So why do I really want to read those books?
The first book is one I have been looking forward for almost 1.5 years (yeah, it is ridiculous how long it takes for paperbacks to come out). From what I can see it is probably the last book in the series and I am just dying to find out what happens with our characters and the story!
The second book. I love books about finding your place in the world, about finding out about right and wrong, to fall in love. And I also like the whole trying out for a school thing with added bonus singing! Also that cover is just to die for.
That is it for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. What are you waiting for?