Can’t Wait For… The Storyteller by Traci Chee

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on The Storyteller by Traci Chee. To be honest, I haven’t read the first book in the series but having said that, I’m excited for this because who doesn’t want to read a series with no cliffhanger and no waiting for a year in between each book’s release, right? I’m more of a romance and thriller kind of reader but I have been reading more fantasy books lately. So, I’m more than thrilled to read this book soon!

So, what do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerThe Storyteller by Traci Chee CoverThe Storyteller by Traci Chee
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold #3
Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard’s clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy—Archer—and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her—especially the boy she loves.

But escaping the Guard and the Book’s prophecy is no easy task. After all, what is written always comes to pass. As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard’s will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart.

Full of magic, suspense, and mystery, Traci Chee brings her Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy to a close in this spellbinding final installment.

Books in Sea of Ink and Gold trilogy:
The Reader by Traci Chee The Speaker by Traci Chee

About The Author:
Traci CheeTraci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy trilogy The Reader (2016),The Speaker (2017), and The Storyteller (2018). An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at egg painting, bonsai gardening, and hosting game nights for family and friends.

She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog.

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Can’t Wait For… The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins. Not only the cover is gorgeous but also the magic of hope brought into the story. I personally haven’t read this yet but I strongly believe that this book is beyond amazing! Plus, I’m super excited to learn more about the world of Delphernia Undersea.

So, what do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerThe Turnaway Girls by Hayley ChewinsThe Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins
Published by: Candlewick Press
Publication date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters — and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.

On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can’t make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn’t act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it’s a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught — between the island’s sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom — to sing, to change, to live — is precisely what’s at stake.Praises for The Turnaway Girls

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About The Author:
Hayley Chewins Author PhotoHayley Chewins grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, in a house so full of books that she learnt to read by accident. Hayley studied classical voice for a year before switching to a degree in English Literature and Italian.

She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a house full of art and music and colour, with her husband and a very small poodle. She believes in two things above all else: the magic of love, and the heroism of sisters.

Her debut novel, The Turnaway Girls, will release from Candlewick Press and Walker Books on 9 October 2018 (US) and 3 January 2019 (UK). Hayley’s work is represented by Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Can’t Wait For… What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra. Like what I said when she guested here on the blog for Behind The Pages, it’s a perfect trifecta of genre that I like to see in a book or a movie and I’m sure you’ll love this too.

So, what do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerWhat The Woods KeepWhat the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra
Published by: Imprint Macmillan
Publication date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Thriller
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Synopsis:
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality itself.

What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page.Praises for What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra

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About The Author:
Katya De BecerraKatya de Becerra was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in Anthropology. What the Woods Keep is her first novel.

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Can’t Wait For… Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky. It is pitched as Dumplin’ and Jurassic Park which greatly talks about body positivity and women in STEM. (Segue: a very timely WOW for me since we will be watching Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this week!)

So, what do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerMammoth by Jill Baguchinsky CoverMammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
Published by: Turner Publishing
Publication date: November 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pre-order Links:
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Synopsis:
The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.

It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.

Until it isn’t.

When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.

About The Author:
Jill BaguchinskyJill Baguchinsky remembers staring down the bones of prehistoric beasts during a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City when she was six. That visit spurred a lifelong fondness for paleontology that inspired the first draft of Mammoth.

Jill lives in Florida with a couple of very strange cats. If she’s not writing, she’s probably goofing off at Disney World, pretending she can knit, buying more books than she can possibly read, or teaching others how to pronounce her last name. (BAG-uh-CHIN-ski – it’s easier than it looks!)

But let’s not kid ourselves. She’s most likely writing.

Jill’s first novel, Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator, won the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

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Can’t Wait For… The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. This book was actually first published in the UK by Walker Books last year. It’s when I started swooning over with the gorgeous cover and read what the book was all about. But like all books published in the UK, I couldn’t get hold of a copy because it wasn’t released here in the Philippines.

Then, when the author shared on her Twitter that it will be published in the US this year, I knew for some reason that it will eventually be out here in our local bookstores (that, I’m not so 100% sure yet but I’m hoping for the best as I’ve waited so long for this book).

So, what do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerThe Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren JamesThe Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication date: July 3, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pre-order Links:
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Synopsis:
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist

The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.

Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.

Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone….

Now nominated as a YALSA Quick Pick!Praises for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

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About The Author:
Lauren JamesLauren James was born in 1992 and is the British Young Adult author of The Next Together series and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied Chemistry and Physics.

She started writing during secondary school English classes, because she couldn’t stop thinking about a couple who kept falling in love throughout history. She sold the rights to the novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university.

The Next Together has been translated into five languages worldwide. It was described by The Bookseller as ‘funny, romantic and compulsively readable’ and Kirkus as ‘An ambitious, promising premise . . . James is one to watch’. It was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, a prize given to recognise an outstanding novel by a first time writer.

Her other novels include The Last Beginning, the epic conclusion to The Next Together which was named one of the best LGBT-inclusive works for kids and young adults by the Independent, who called it ‘ideal for teenagers. The Last Beginning is on the ball’. A short story set in the world of The Next Together series, Another Together, is also available.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was inspired by a Physics calculation she was assigned at university. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all of her books feature scientists in prominent roles.

She lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient.

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Can’t Wait For… Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday originally created and hosted at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on Mirage by Somaiya Daud. The first thing that really caught my attention was the fantastic cover and that didn’t stop me when I read what the story is all about. I am really looking forward to know more about Amani as she has the same dreams like minewriting poetry like those she really adores. I am also excited to found out what kind of adventures that will took place in the story or what feelings could I experience once I read it.

What do you think and which books are you looking forward to this week? Let me know in the comments below!Tale Out Loud DividerMirage by Somaiya DaudMirage by Somaiya Daud
Series: Mirage #1
Published by: Flatiron Books
Publication date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pre-order Links:
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Synopsis:
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, sixteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty―and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and one wrong move could lead to her death…

Praises for Mirage by Somaiya Daud

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About The Author:
Somaiya DaudSomaiya Daud was born in a Midwestern city, and spent a large part of her childhood and adolescence moving around. Like most writers, she started when she was young and never really stopped. Her love of all things books propelled her to get a degree in English literature (specializing in the medieval and early modern), and while she worked on her Master’s degree she doubled as a bookseller at Politics and Prose in their children’s department.

Determined to remain in school for as long as possible, she packed her bags in 2014 and moved the west coast to pursue a doctoral degree in English literature. Now she’s preparing to write a dissertation on Victorians, rocks, race, and the environment. Mirage is her debut, and is due from Flatiron Books and Hodder and Stoughton in August 28, 2018.

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