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Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon: Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly post where I share a book I’m anxiously waiting to be published. hosted by Breaking the Spine

Destined for Doon (Doon #2) by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon. Blink. Goodreads.
to be published September 4, 2014

The second book in the popular new Doon YA series that takes on a classic story, Brigadoon, and spins it in a new way to give readers a fresh, modern experience.

In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. Worse, she’s received proof she and Duncan are meant to be, along with torturous visions of the prince she left behind. So when Duncan shows up and informs Kenna that Doon needs her, she doesn’t need to think twice. But even if Kenna can save the enchanted kingdom, her happily ever after may still be in peril.

The Doon novels are a part of Blink, HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s new YA imprint that delivers empowering and heartening literature while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and impactful storytelling.

I LOVED Doon which was the first book in this series. I’m going to RAVE about it soon in a review post. Seriously, go read book 1!! I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen! I’m very impatient for this book.

BOOKS BY CAREY CORP & LORIE LANGDON
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Waiting On Wednesday: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

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Blackmoore: A Proper Romance
By Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: September 28, 2013

Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.

Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

Set in Northern England in 1820, Blackmoore is a Regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist.

I am so excited to read this book!!! Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson was my favorite book last year. Seriously. Best. Book. Ever! This is a book I really want to preorder because I know it’ll be amazing!

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

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Waiting On Wednesday: Sugar Coated by Shannen Crane Camp

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Sugar Coated
By Shannen Crane Camp
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Release Date: September 6, 2013

An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—these are the simple things that make up 18-year-old Brynn’s Utopian existence. Why, then, is her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions?

Like every other resident of the planet Halcyon, Brynn’s home provides everything she needs, money is unheard of, and life is perfect. But unlike the rest of Seaside’s residents, Brynn has questions. Why can’t people leave the city? Why does the ocean fill everyone with terror? Who are the Workers? Not only is Brynn curious where others are compliant, but she suffers from chronic nightmares of an angelic woman torturing her for information she doesn’t possess. But these are more than just figments of her imagination; they’re memories of things that never happened.

When Brynn meets Jonah, a brilliant, library-dwelling boy who shares her questions and her curiosity, they formulate a plan to find answers. Somewhere, the perfect veneer of Halcyon’s instant gratification hides a city that only Brynn knows about—a city she and Jonah are determined to find. But will finding the city give them answers, or simply uncover the horrific truth behind the perfection?

I love all of Shannen Crane Camps books so I am super excited to read this new one! It sounds like it’ll be completely different from her YA contemporary books. I love the cover too.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

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Waiting On Wednesday: Wild Born by Brandon Mull

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Wild Born (Spirit Animals #1)
By Brandon Mull
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: September 10, 2013

Interactive multi-author seven-book series launches globally September 2013 with first book and storyline by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull and second book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

Spirit Animals centers around the fantasy world of Erdas where children who come of age go through a ritual to determine if they have a “spirit animal,” a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. In this breakthrough series, four children from different cultures undergo an annual ritual and discover that they have been chosen for a greater destiny. Each book in the series will unlock expanded gameplay on the immersive Spirit Animals online game site. The role-playing online game—available through any web browser—will allow kids to customize their own unique heroes, choose their spirit animals, and go on quests to help save the world of Erdas.

This just sounds really fun. I love a good MG (middle grade) every once in awhile. I loved Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series so I’m sure this one will be amazing too.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

More Books By Brandon Mull  (click cover to view on Amazon)

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Waiting On Wednesday: The Elite by Kiera Cass

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

The Elite (The Selection #2)
By Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 23, 2013

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.

I love the covers with the gorgeous dresses. I really enjoyed book 1, The Selection (MY REVIEW). It really left me hanging there at the end so I can’t wait to hear more about Maxon and all the girls vying for his heart.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

More Books By Kiera Cass  (click cover to view on Amazon)

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Waiting On Wednesday: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)
By Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: June 4, 2013

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

I LOVED Shadow and Bone (book 1)! See my review HERE. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this dark fantasy world. What’s going to happen with Alina and Mal?!!

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Books by Leigh Bardugo (click cover to view on Amazon)

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Waiting On Wednesday: Abandon by Elana Johnson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Abandon (Possession #3)
By Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 4, 2013

seduced by power,
broken by control,
and consumed by love…

Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the Resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there’s more at stake than a few broken hearts.

But there is a traitor among them…and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for.

Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the Resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers’ reign. Their success means everything…and their failure means death.

This series is so great! See my review for BOOK 1 and BOOK 2. I can’t wait to find out the rest of their story- Vi and Jag, Raine and Gunner! Have you read this series? Do you love it?! You need to read it. It’s really exciting.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Books by Elana Johnson (click cover to view on Amazon)

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Waiting On Wednesday: Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
By Liesl Shurtliff
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Book for Young Readers
Release Date: April 9, 2013

Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he’s been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she’s right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There’s only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.

An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.

I have never read a story from the point of view of Rumpelstiltskin so this should be unique. Normally he’s the bad guy. I love that his friend is Red Riding Hood. This sounds like an exciting adventurous Middle Grade read! The cover is fantastical too!

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Books by Liesl Shurtliff (click to view on Amazon)

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Waiting On Wednesday: Finding June by Shannen Crane Camp

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

Finding June
By Shannen Crane Camp
Publisher: Sugar Coated Press
Release Date: December 20, 2012

Standing up for what you believe in is hard for any teenager in the battleground known as high school. It’s even harder in the world of Hollywood, which is where sixteen-year-old June Laurie dreams of being. Thanks to the constant training from her agent/grandmother and the support of her best friend Joseph, June is positive she’s ready. But is an innocent little Mormon girl like June ever really ready to be cast as the love interest for the country’s hottest star, Lukas Leighton? When June lands a role in Hollywood’s most popular crime drama, Forensic Faculty, she finds herself caught off-guard by the fast-paced world of tabloids and paparazzi, and swept off her feet by her gorgeous co-star. Now June must decide what she’s willing to give up to achieve the title of Hollywood starlet—or more importantly, what’s too sacred to lose.

Doesn’t this book look and sound fabulous?! I love the dress and her hair color! Many of you know that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as Mormons. When a book features an LDS character then it’s called LDS Fiction. You don’t have to be LDS to read it though. 🙂 It’s Christian Fiction. I’m really looking forward to reading this one. I love the whole normal girl meets Hollywood star premise.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Also by Shannen Crane Camp

My Review of The Breakup Artist (not LDS fiction)

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Waiting on Wednesday: For What It’s Worth by Karey White

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , where we spotlight a book we are anxiously waiting to be published.

For What It’s Worth
By Karey White
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: December 2012

Twenty-four year-old, Abby Benson has dreams of owning her own wedding cake shop. An inheritance from her aunt gives her the ability to make those dreams come true. She hires Dane, a handsome contractor, to help her get the bakery up and running and soon they’re moving toward their own happy ending.

Unsure what to charge for her cakes, Abby has a crazy idea to let the customers decide what they think their cake is worth. This plan has its ups and downs, but the novelty of the idea makes her a local celebrity. When she is interviewed on television about the unusual idea, business booms and Abby has cake adventures she never dreamed possible. But as her fame grows, Abby is swept up in a whirlwind that threatens everything she values. With the challenges that face her, will she be able to determine what is worth the most?

Does’t this sound super cute?! I love contemporary romances! Plus there will be sweets involved. Oh fun! I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one.

What books are you “Waiting On” today?

Books by Karey White