Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #176 - The Night We Said Yes & Tangled Webs

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Be sure to post a link to your Waiting on Wednesday below!

This week's pre-publication "We can't wait to read it!" selections are...

Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Published by: HarperTeen

Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she's lived her entire life.

But Matt--the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town--was never part of that plan.

And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying "yes" to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.

Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella's heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own--to relive the night that brought them together--Ella isn't sure whether Matt's worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the pat can help them create a different future. (Summary from Goodreads)

I like the sound of this format, "alternating then and now chapters." I often enjoy uniquely formatted texts, so not only does the story line intrigue, but also the book format itself :)

Author: Lee Bross
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Published by: Disney Hyperion

London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours - for a price.

Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London--secrets.

But leading a double life isn't easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London's slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, the infamous Thief Taker General who moves seamlessly between the city's criminal underworld and its most elite upper circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.

Everything changes when she meets Graeden Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, has seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is--not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed he since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past? (Summary from Goodreads)

Doesn't this sound like an intriguing broken girl story but historical!? It sounds so good. 

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great picks! I'm starting The Night We Said Yes this weekend, and I'm super excited to finally read the book. :)

  2. Both of these sound pretty interesting. I'm excited to read both myself.

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List