Waiting on Wednesday ~ October 14, 2020

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted

by Jill at Breaking the Spine

and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

 

 

*Lillian’s Choice*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

  The Heir

Author: Frost Kay

Expected publication: February 21, 2021

All hail the assassin queen.

Becoming the depraved king's consort was never the plan-neither was being tossed in the turbulent waters of the Crown's court-but Tempest was trained to roll with the punches. Even if it means getting her hands dirty and betraying what her heart wants the most.

But being the king's betrothed is no protection. One wrong move, she finds herself in more danger than she ever imagined. Surrounded by too many corrupt enemies and not sure whom to trust, Tempest turns to the only person who is more devious than Destin - the Jester.

With war looming on the horizon, Tempest is thrust into his seductive Dark Court once. The time for indecision is over. She must set aside her prejudice and pick a side before the king destroys all that she holds dear - including her willy kitsune.

Falling for the enemy is always dangerous, but living without your mate is even worse.

 

 

*Samantha's Choice*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

  Concrete Rose

 

Author: Angie Thomas

Publication date: January 12, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

 

*Kim’s Choice*

(YABC Staff Reviewer)

  The Ravens

Editor: Kass Morgan and Danielle Page

Expected publication: November 3, 2020

From New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals.

At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu—the Ravens—seem like typical sorority girls. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, they’re the most powerful girls on Westerly College’s Savannah, Georgia, campus.

But the Ravens aren’t just regular sorority girls. They’re witches.

Scarlett Winter has always known she’s a witch—and she’s determined to be the sorority’s president, just like her mother and sister before her. But if a painful secret from her past ever comes to light, she could lose absolutely everything . . .

Vivi Devereaux has no idea she’s a witch and she’s never lived in one place long enough to make a friend. So when she gets a coveted bid to pledge the Ravens, she vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. The only thing standing in her way is Scarlett, who doesn’t think Vivi is Ravens material.

But when a dark power rises on campus, the girls will have to put their rivalry aside to save their fellow sisters. Someone has discovered the Ravens’ secret. And that someone will do anything to see these witches burn . . .

 

 

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