Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #622

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

Journey to Never Land in the second book in the Disney Villains-focused Dark Ascension series, which shares the untold story of teenaged Captain Hook and his twin sister Marlene, penned by New York Times bestselling author Lauren DeStefano.

Before Captain Hook became Never Land’s villain, there were two siblings seeking a home . . .

James and Marlene have always felt out of place in their humdrum fishing village, longing to escape the quiet lives their parents envision for them. But when Marlene’s birthday wish transports them both to an unsettling, magical paradise called Never Land, they discover an unexpected the chance to stay forever with the charismatic Peter and his Lost Boys.

As the twins delve into the island’s violent secrets, their actions reignite a conflict between the fractured Lost Boys—and for the first time in their lives, James and Marlene find themselves at odds. With a war brewing and their memories slipping away every minute they spend in Never Land, they must choose whether to stay or go. But even if the twins stand together, Never Land--and Peter--won’t allow them to leave so easily.

How far are James and Marlene willing to go to chart their own destinies? And if the price for freedom is losing their true selves--and each other--is it worth the cost?

Format: 336 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: January 9, 2024 by Disney Press
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

I am pretty curious about this book :D I like that cover a whole lot. And I own a whole bunch of books by Lauren; though it has been some years now since I read her books. But liked a bunch of them. So I will give this one a chance too, and hoping that I will love it :) Sounds like a great sort of Peter Pan re-telling.
What are you waiting for on this lost Wednesday?

Saturday, September 16, 2023

In My Mailbox #619

Meh. I have mostly just been exhausted this week. So I haven't felt like doing much. I have not read anything new, and will not until I get my hardcover of Champion of Fate, so I can read that one, ha :) I took some new instagram photos today, which was nice. Still going on daily walks each afternoon, which is good too. And taking my spa baths pretty often too, though it needs to be taken down in just a few short weeks. Oh. Got some stunning mail, though :D Love! And I was waiting all week to finally be able to get the iPhone 15 Pro Max. <3 Took forever before it finally was able to be bought, ha. But I got it. Though it will take a couple of weeks before I get it. Sigh. But I'm so very excited :D This week I'm waiting on The Hunting Moon :) Also! Watched all of One Piece last week. I loved it so :) Hope you are all doing well. <3

Lore. Ahh! This is gorgeous. Bookish box version. Bought from someone on facebook. Worth the price.
A Crown of Ivy and Glass. Eee! The Fabled edition :D Bought from Australia via ebay. So stunning. Love.
Champion of Fate. Eee! I am so excited for this :D UK paperback. But will read hcover when I get it, ack.
Seraphina + Forever ARCs. Thank you so much Cassy for trading with me :D So happy to have these :)
Beth Revis patreon swag. Ahh :D Thank you so so much Beth. I so love this Night of the Witch swag. <3
Funko Europe. Ah, yes. Another order. Oops. I had to get those two sodas, ha :D And the other big mom.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #621

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

THE HUNTING MOON (The Luminaries #2)

Goodreads Description:

The Hunting Moon is the highly anticipated sequel to The Luminaries by New York Time s bestselling author Susan Dennard.

Winnie Wednesday has gotten everything she thought she wanted. She passed the deadly hunter trials, her family has been welcomed back into the Luminaries, and overnight, she has become a local celebrity.

The Girl Who Jumped. The Girl Who Got Bitten.

Unfortunately, it all feels wrong. For one, nobody will believe her about the new nightmare called the Whisperer that's killing hunters each night. Everyone blames the werewolf, even though Winnie is certain the wolf is innocent.

On top of that, following her dad's convoluted clues about the Dianas, their magic, and what happened in Hemlock Falls four years ago is leaving her with more questions than answers.

Then to complicate it all, there is still only one person who can help Jay Friday, the boy with plenty of problems all his own.

As bodies and secrets pile up around town, Winnie finds herself questioning what it means to be a true Wednesday and a true Luminary―and also where her fierce-hearted loyalties might ultimately have to lie.

Format: 304 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: November 7, 2023 by Tor Teen
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

Okay. I have not yet read The Luminaries. Ooops. But I own many copies of it, ha :) And I am planning on reading it sometime soon, after this one is out, of course, haha :) I think it sounds and looks amazing. And I just know that I will like these books a whole lot. So I cannot wait to read them both at the same time. <3
What are you waiting for on this fierce Wednesday?

Saturday, September 9, 2023

In My Mailbox #618

Time is moving so fast this fall. How rude, haha. But I am also excited about it, as Christmas is coming closer :D Yesss. This week I did get a bunch more mail, oops. Too many pop figures. Sigh. Waiting on some amazing books and I cannot wait to get them. <3 Though might still take a few weeks to arrive. I'm impatient, haha. I have been walking daily this week, had such a long walking break, but we have finally started again so hoping it sticks this time, haha. I had planned on taking a reading break, but I ended up reading a book this week too. Which was also just a two star. Uuugh. My next read better be amazing, ha. It isn't actually fall yet here, at least it doesn't feel like it. Had some more warm days, which is very nice :) Though it will get colder next week. Brrr. Hoping snow is ages away, though, haha :) This week I shared my review of It Found Us :) And I'm waiting on Impossible Creatures :D I hope you are all doing well. <3

Her Radiant Curse. I'm excited for this one :D Love the Waterstones exclusive. Hoping to love this book.
Fourth Wing. I realized I had ordered the wrong edition, so now got the US one, returning the other, ha :)
Together We Rot. Okay. So. I read an eARC of this. A three star; did not love it. But needed this cover :)
Lore. Eee! Dutch special edition :D And pre-order bonus, ahh. I love it so. Thank you Sanne for selling.
Funko Europe. Yeah. This is actually three orders that arrived this week, ha. Ohhh. I had to order three times. Oops. As I had to have all of these. First was skating Barbie and Ken; and I adore them. Then I needed to get the Hocus Pocus witches, and I love them too. Wait, maybe it was the other way around. Oh, well. Then there was the One Piece specials. Which, uhm. I might have bought just because people are going crazy about them? Hahaha. Oops. But I love them too; now have both Luffy boats :D They are adorable. And I do like that other boat too, ha. Big Momma was a bit too big. Gosh. But I like her. Almost done watching the new Netflix version of One Piece, and oh, I love it so :) And so I don't regret these pop figures, ha. Anyway. A whole bunch of other things too, though. Oops. More mystery mini. Still not gotten Max. Sigh. But I finally did get that damn Harry Potter cat, at last, ha :) Need a break from buying, though.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Waiting on Wednesday #620

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Goodreads Description:

It was a very fine day, until something tried to eat him.

A boy called Christopher is visiting his reclusive grandfather when he witnesses an avalanche of mythical creatures come tearing down the hill. This is how Christopher learns that his grandfather is the guardian of one of the ways between the non-magical world and a place called the Archipelago, a cluster of magical islands where all the creatures we tell of in myth live and breed and thrive alongside humans. They have been protected from being discovered for thousands of years; now, terrifyingly, the protection has worn thin, and creatures are breaking through.

Then a girl, Mal, appears in Christopher's world. She is in possession of a flying coat, is being pursued by a killer and is herself in pursuit of a baby griffin. Mal, Christopher and the griffin embark on an urgent quest across the wild splendour of the Archipelago, where sphinxes hold secrets and centaurs do murder, to find the truth – with unimaginable consequences for both their worlds. Together the two must face the problem of power, and of knowledge, and of what love demands of us.

Format: Paperback
Expected Publication: September 14, 2023 by BLOOMSBURY
Pre-Order: Blackwells and Amazon US and Amazon UK

Ohh. I saw a signed copy of this book on Blackwells. And that cover was too beautiful. Then I read the summary and decided that I had to order it, haha. And so I did :D So I cannot wait to read this book. <3 I'm hoping that it will end up being aaamazing. I think it will, though, as it truly looks so beautiful. Sigh :)
What are you waiting for on this impossible Wednesday?