Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings¬†where bloggers share their most anticipated reads that haven’t been released yet. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Before we get started, can I just say how much I love the cover for Lily Anderson’s Undead Girl Gang? I have a mighty need to rock a denim jacket again after seeing this cover. Unfortunately, I don’t think the one I owned as a kid would fit me now. Lily Anderson has become an auto-buy author for me. Her contemporary books are fun, witty, and so smart. Undead Girl Gang is different from what we’re used to seeing from her, but I have no doubt that this book is going to be a delight. Also, this one comes out the day after my birthday and the MC is Mexican, so it kind of feels like she wrote this for me. Thanks, Lily ūüėȬ†

 width=Title: Undead Girl Gang
Author: Lily Anderson
Series: N/A
Pages: 272
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: May 8, 2018

¬† ¬† ¬† “Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.
¬† ¬† ¬† So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.
¬† ¬† ¬† Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.”

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings¬†where bloggers share their most anticipated reads that haven’t been released yet. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

This week my Can’t-Wait Wednesday pick is Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation. I can’t think of a single book that has a similar premise. I am anxiously waiting for this one to arrive at my doorstep. I just burnt my lunch while putting this post together because I was thinking about this book and forgot about my food. That should tell you all you need to know about my excitement over this one. This one also comes with a preorder incentive (postcards and stickers pictured below). It doesn’t come out until April 3rd, so there’s still time to preorder!

 width=Title: Dread Nation
Author: Justina Ireland
Series: Dread Nation, #1
Pages: 464
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: April 3, 2018

¬† ¬† ¬† “Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville‚ÄĒderailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities‚ÄĒand Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It‚Äôs a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society‚Äôs expectations.
      But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. This is my first time participating in this meme. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been in a bit of a reading/reviewing slump and I came to a realization that I really need to make an effort to not put so much pressure on myself to review everything I read. As a result, you’re going to see less reviews on the blog. That being said, I want to make sure that the blog isn’t completely empty, so I will be participating in this meme at least a couple of times a month. For those unfamiliar, Can’t-Wait Wednesday gives bloggers an opportunity to share with readers a book on their TBR that they are excited to read but hasn’t been released yet. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

This week I’m spotlighting one of my most anticipated reads of the year: Elizabeth Acevedo’s debut novel, The Poet X. If you don’t have this book on your TBR, add it now. I can’t wait to be immersed in the art of slam poetry and just look out how gorgeous that cover is! I might have accidentally preordered this while buying books for my niece and nephew’s upcoming birthday. Whoops!

Title: The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Series: N/A
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 6, 2018

¬† ¬† ¬† “Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
¬† ¬† ¬† But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers‚ÄĒespecially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami‚Äôs determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.
      So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
¬† ¬† ¬† Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.”

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