Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext Edited by Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo


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I finally read José Olivarez’s poetry collection, Citizen Illegal, and fell so much in love with it. The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext was on my radar but shot up to the top of my TBR list after reading Citizen Illegal. If you are looking to diversify your poetry collection, I’d recommend looking into The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, edited by Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo and the books that precede it. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext
Edited by:
Felicia Rose Chavez, José Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo
Series: BreakBeat Poets (Book 4)
Pages: 225
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Release Date: April 7, 2020

      “In the dynamic tradition of the BreakBeat Poets anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT celebrates the embodied narratives of Latinidad. Poets speak from an array of nationalities, genders, sexualities, races, and writing styles, staking a claim to our cultural and civic space. Like Hip-Hop, we honor what was, what is, and what’s next.”

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco


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This is the year that I am going to read all the Rin Chupeco books (or at least I am going to try). Their newest upcoming novel, Wicked As You Wish, sounds like my kind of fantasy. Also, I could really just stare at the cover for ages. I want to know what every detail represents. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: Wicked As You Wish
Author:
Rin Chupeco
Series: A Hundred Names for Magic, #1
Pages: 432
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 3, 2020

      “Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her family’s old ties to the country of Avalon (frozen, bespelled, and unreachable for almost 12 years) soon finds them guarding its last prince from those who would use his kingdom’s magic for insidious ends.
      And with the rise of dangerous spelltech in the Royal States of America; the appearance of the firebird, Avalon’s deadliest weapon, at her doorstep; and the re-emergence of the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, who wants nothing more than to take the firebird’s magic for her own – Tala’s life is about to get even more complicated…”

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia


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I adored both Dani and Carmen from We Set the Dark on Fire and am nervous excited about Tehlor Kay Mejia’s conclusion to her duology. We Unleash the Merciless Storm is going to be told from Carmen’s perspective which I love because I think it gives the duology a nice balance. I can’t wait to own both of these books and take all the photos of them like a proud parent. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: We Unleash the Merciless Storm
Author:
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Series: We Set the Dark on Fire, #2
Pages: 400
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: February 25, 2020

      “In this nail-biting sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, La Voz operative Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to.
      Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio’s border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause.
      Carmen Santos is one of La Voz’s best soldiers, taken in when she was an orphaned child and trained to be a cunning spy. She spent years undercover at the Medio School for Girls, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of civil war, Carmen returns to the only real home she’s ever known: La Voz’s headquarters.
      There she must reckon with her beloved leader, who is under the influence of an aggressive new recruit, and with the devastating news that her true love might be the target of an assassination plot. Will Carmen break with her community and save the girl who stole her heart—or fully embrace the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be?”

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Night Spinner by Addie Thorley


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I finally picked up Addie Thorley’s debut An Affair of Poisons and while I ended up giving it three stars, it was so very close to a four-star read and showed a lot of promise. I am very excited for her sophomore novel Night Spinner which sounds just as engaging. The cover is making me go all heart eyes. Also it’s a Hunchback of Notre Dame retelling that I didn’t think I needed. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: Night Spinner
Author: Addie Thorley
Series: Night Spinner, #1
Pages: N/A
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: February 11, 2020

      “A must-read for fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, transforming The Hunchback of Notre Dame into a powerful tundra-inspired epic.
      Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: a rare and dangerous Night Spinner, blessed with the ability to control the threads of darkness. Now, she is known as Enebish the Destroyer―a monster and murderer, banished to a monastery for losing control of her power and annihilating a merchant caravan.
      Guilt stricken and scarred, Enebish tries to be grateful for her sanctuary, until her adoptive sister, Imperial Army commander Ghoa, returns from the war front with a tantalizing offer. If Enebish can capture the notorious criminal, Temujin, whose band of rebels has been seizing army supply wagons, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior.
      Enebish eagerly accepts. But as she hunts Temujin across the tundra, she discovers the tides of war have shifted, and the supplies he’s stealing are the only thing keeping thousands of shepherds from starving. Torn between duty and conscience, Enebish must decide whether to put her trust in the charismatic rebel or her beloved sister. No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees.”

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