Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #580

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

THE ONLY SURVIVORS BY MEGAN MIRANDA

Goodreads Description:




From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and “master of suspense, Megan Miranda” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl), a thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the tenth anniversary of a tragic accident—only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy.



 

Format: 368 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: April 11, 2023 by Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

Ohh. New book by Megan Miranda :D Yesss. I haven't read her newest one yet, oops, but soon. I have read pretty much all her books. And I am so excited for this newest adult one as well. It looks stunning. And sounds awesome too :D Though the summary hasn't been released for real yet. Know I will love it :)
What are you waiting for on this tragic Wednesday?

Saturday, November 26, 2022

In My Mailbox #577

This week have been good and bad. I'm goddamn exhausted all the time and things take forever to get done. It took me ages to read Cursed. But I finally managed to finish it yesterday, eee :D By staying up way too late to read. Oops. But it was so good. Sigh. And I feel a little more relaxed now, that I can do other things too, finally, ha :) So I'm right now watching 1899 on Netflix, which I'm excited about. I liked Dark a lot. So far this is pretty good too. Anyway. This week. I ordered way too much stuff. Sobs. All my money, gone. But worth it, to me :) I went to my first Christmas concert, with Chris Medina and Alejandro Fuentes. <3 See instagram photo below :) It was awesome. Other than that, the week has been busy. I hurt all over. But keep trying to do everything even so. The sun is now officially gone for weeeks. No more daylight. So have started taking Christmas tree photos to share on instagram, ha :) I don't really like the darker images. Sigh. But it will have to do, for a while now :) I like the photos I have taken, somewhat. <3 Got a bunch of gorgeous mail this week too, ha :D And more next week. Sobs. This week I'm waiting on A Crown of Ivy and Glass. <3 And shared my review of Cursed :D I hope that you are all doing well. <3

Cursed. My second hardcover has arrived, oops. <3 One for reading, one for not. Only my favorites :)
Scattered Showers. I bought this for the Simon Snow short stories, despite having only read book one.
Demon in the Wood. Waterstones edition :) Though.. only a one page letter as a bonus? So little, ack :)
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet. Yesss. Love the gold steelbook version. <3 Playing Violet. Loving it very much.
Smurfs Vileaf. I couldn't resist buying this game for my Switch. Looks pretty adorable. I love the Smurfs.
Pokemon GO. Bought the final two trading card tin boxes I didn't have, ha :) They are just too cute. Love.
Funko Europe. Oops. They got in more new pop figures. Sobs. Help. I'm buying too much. But ahh. Got to buy the Jaws boat moment, finally :D It is awesome. Love my Miguel. Love Baymax. And Stitch. But I wish I had gotten the chase version of them both, ha :) More minis, finally a new one :D Missing two now.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Review: Cursed by Marissa Meyer

This final book ruined me. It was the rudest. Every kind of perfect too. Such an amazing second book. Giving this one five stars, of course. I do wish there had been a little more at the ending, that it had been a bit longer. But oh, this book was incredible. I loved every moment of it, even when my heart was fully broken. Hmph.

I do not know where to begin with this review of mine. Feeling a little out of words. Cursed ruined me. How rude. It was exciting from beginning to end, and I could not stop reading the last few hundred pages. As always, the writing was completely stunning and I was fully lost in this world. This most terrible world created.

There was so much happening in this final book. So much going on. So many new things to learn, secrets to know. And I loved it so very much. Though my heart may be broken for such a long time now. As there were so so many bad things happening. With Serilda. With everyone around them too. It was so heartbreaking to read about how the Erlking kept hunting for creatures. How he treated them. It was so sad to read about all the ghosts too, that he kept. Especially the five small children. Shudders. But they made the best of it. And I loved the happy scenes with Serilda and the kids. It was pretty adorable. They did not deserve their fate at all. But I will say that I very much loved what happened to them later on. Felt that it was written so well and so good.

I will do my best to not write too much about the plot of this second book. Will share only a little. Probably. It takes place a little after Gilded. Serilda is now a special type of spirit, just like Gild. Cursed to this castle for all of time. And also pregnant. But not feeling this herself, as she is not attached to her body anymore. And that was truly the saddest thing to read about. Oh. Wait. One thing I very much did not like. How she did not tell Gild the truth, that he was the father, for such a long time. And let him believe otherwise. Sobs.

And yet I understood it, of course. But oh gosh, it was painful. So very painful, to go so long and have her not telling him the truth. Shudders. Yet, there was so much else going on. There wasn't really much time to think about it at all. There was hunting of the beasts. Waiting on the full moons. Time moved pretty fast in this book, as most of the plot could only happen every four weeks. I didn't mind. It was such an exciting story. Also, I truly hated the Erlking. Hmph. He was the most evil. I did like learning more about him, still.

But oh. Gild and Serilda spent so little time together in this book. That truly hurt my heart. They had the best romance. And I loved them together so very much. I just wish we had gotten to see more of them actually being together. Sigh. But they were together, of course. And their moments with each other was the best. And oh, the story of Gild and his family was still the very worst thing. So rude. So evil. And so very sad. He deserved the happiest of endings. I wish it had been possible to change the past, though.

I shall not share too much more about this book. It was too exciting and I loved it so. It was so evil and it ruined me. Yet it was hopeful too and I had to know how it all ended. I loved getting to know more about Serilda and her god gift of story telling. We got to know more about her mother too and I loved that. This book was so painful but so good. Full of evil twists. But happy too. There was a whole scene with the god of death that I loved very much. So sad, so great. I could write so much more of this book, but I shall not.

I can't help but share some of my spoiler thoughts. I must put it down or I might go a little insane. I loved this book with all my heart. Truly. But there was this one thing I was not happy about. And that still hurts me. Gild and Serilda spent so much of this book away from each other. And Serilda never got to feel the baby in her body. That was so rude. Sobs. And I am heartbroken about it. It fit the story, of course. But my poor heart. I wanted more at the end, more happiness. Even just one page more of Gild and Serilda. Oh.

But even so. This duology was truly the very best. Full of heartbreak and despair. But some hope and love too. Full of magic and danger. I loved every part of it, eee. It was so exciting and thrilling at all times. It had so many dark and heartbreaking moments. But the final battle, of sorts, at the ending was amazing. I loved how it all ended. Yes, I wanted more at the very end, but what happened before that was so good. Can't wait for Marissa to write more fairy tales. She has the best books. Gilded and Cursed was magical.

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #579

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

A CROWN OF IVY AND GLASS BY CLAIRE LEGRAND

Goodreads Description:

Lady Gemma Ashbourne seemingly has it all. She's young, gorgeous, and rich. Her family was Anointed by the gods, blessed with incredible abilities. But underneath her glittering fa├žade, Gemma is deeply sad. Years ago, her sister Mara was taken to the Middlemist to guard against treacherous magic. Her mother abandoned the family. Her father and eldest sister, Farrin—embroiled in a deadly blood feud with the mysterious Bask family—often forget Gemma exists.

Worst of all, Gemma is the only Ashbourne to possess no magic. Instead, her body fights it like poison. Constantly ill, aching with loneliness, Gemma craves love and yearns to belong.

Then she meets the devastatingly handsome Talan d'Astier. His family destroyed themselves, seduced by a demon, and Talan, the only survivor, is determined to redeem their honor. Intrigued and enchanted, Gemma proposes a bargain: She'll help Talan navigate high society if he helps her destroy the Basks. According to popular legend, a demon called The Man With the Three-Eyed Crown is behind the families' blood feud—slay the demon, end the feud.

But attacks on the Middlemist are increasing. The plot against the Basks quickly spirals out of control. And something immense and terrifying is awakening in Gemma, drawing her inexorably toward Talan and an all-consuming passion that could destroy her—or show her the true strength of her power at last.


Format: 560 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: May 9, 2023 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

EEEEEE! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE :D Yessss. Had planned on sharing a cover reveal post for it, but then time went away, and it has now been ages. Oops. So I'm finally doing a WoW post instead :D Because.. I have an eARC of this one :D AHH! And I will be reading it before the end of this year. <3 And I could not be more excited. Sobs. Okay, I need the print ARC, of course, but reading it as soon as I can, either way ;) It is Claire. Whom I love the most. And it looks eepic. Sigh. I will love this one to pieces. <3
What are you waiting for on this passionate Wednesday?

Saturday, November 19, 2022

In My Mailbox #576

This week have been exhausting. But good. I finished re-reading Gilded earlier this week. <3 And have started Cursed, but only 20 pages, and that was days ago. Ahh! Finally reading a little more tonight. <3 Just been too busy these past few days. Hmph. How rude. But loving these books soso much. Sigh. My health still sucks, and today was not a good day. But I'm doing my best :) Ordered some more Christmas presents today, ha. Almost done with my family now :) Yay. Just love that it's almost Christmas, eee. Got a bit of lovely mail too, of course, ha :D A couple of new blog posts. I shared my second review of Gilded. <3 And this week I'm waiting on Stars and Smoke :) I hope that you're all doing well and staying safe. <3

Seasparrow. Finally got my US hardcover as well :D Pretty huge and stunning. Hoping to read this soon.
Cursed. UK paperback edition. <3 The edges are stained! And so gorgeous :D Ahh! I love it so much. <3
Smurfs Kart. I couldn't resist buying this new Switch game, haha :D It looks awesome. I love the Smurfs :)
Pop Figures. First three I bought from EMP :) Three I have wanted for a while. <3 Love my new Jaskier.
Funko Europe. Another order from here. Oops. I just love that Harry Potter moment. And that Stitch. <3






A Crown of Ivy and Glass.
Oh. I got this precious as a read-now on Netgalley, eee :D I AM SO EXCITED. Newest Claire book :D Yesss. It's going to be epic, of course. <3 As all her books are :) Desperately need the print ARC for my collection, though. But I will of course be reading this eARC, ha :D After I finish reading my current read. I cannot wait. <3 So very thankful and happy :)


More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #578

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

STARS AND SMOKE BY MARIE LU

Goodreads Description:

The Hating Game meets Mission: Impossible in Stars and Smoke, a smoldering new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu about a superstar tapped to become a secret agent and the reluctant young spy assigned to be his partner.

Meet Winter Young—rookie backup dancer turned global pop phenomenon. His star power has smashed records, selling out stadiums from LA to London. Now he’s bringing his swoon worthy assets to a whole new arena. . .

Infamous criminal tycoon Eli Morrison has just one weakness—his daughter, Penelope. And Penelope has just one wish for her nineteenth birthday—a private concert with Winter Young. When covert ops organization The Panacea Group approaches Winter with this once-in-a-lifetime chance to infiltrate Morrison’s inner circle, Winter must use his fame, cunning, and charisma to pull it off—only he won’t be on his own.

Posing as Winter’s bodyguard is the fiery Sydney Cossette, Panacea’s youngest spy. Sydney may be the only person alive impervious to Winter's charms, but as the mission brings them closer, she's forced to admit there's more to this A-lister than slick dance moves and a handsome face. Panacea's unlikeliest partners just might become its biggest heroes—and maybe even more—if they can survive each other first.


Format: 336 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: Expected publication April 4, 2023
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

I have read a lot of books by Marie Lu. Not all of them, though. But I have, mostly, loved her books. A little meh about some of them, though. And yet I'm still willing to try what she writes next, ha :D Despite being a little unsure about this book. Not really my kind of plot. But the cover is stunning. And since it is Marie, I am willing to give it a try :) Now just hoping that I will end up liking this book, haha. But I think I might :)
What are you waiting for on this smoky Wednesday?

Review: Gilded by Marissa Meyer

My heart is breaking a little. I had not truly planned on re-reading Gilded before reading Cursed. Thought I would not need to, as it has not yet been a year since I read it. But then I got the second book in the mail. I peeked at the very end. And I just had to start reading this first book again. Oops. I don't regret it for a moment.

Okay, I regret it a little. Had forgotten how very painful this book was. How heartbreaking this story truly is. Shudders. I am a little broken right now. But oh, how good it was. I needed this second read, before reading the final book. I needed to be reminded of all the small details, as there were many of those. All of the pain.

Gilded is a true fairy tale. A different version of Rumpelstiltskin. Where he is not the villain, but a cursed boy. And the true villain is way, way worse. The girl is also cursed, in a way. And oh, she goes through so much pain. Sobs. This story pretty much broke me. But it was so good. Sigh. And I loved Serilda and Gild's story the very most. But it is not complete. Not at all. This one ends so painfully. And I am most ready to start reading Cursed next. Love that it is only two books, that I must not wait any longer to know how it all ends. I honestly don't remember much of my first review, and I do not read them again. But I see that it was long. And this time I will not be writing that much. Will do my best to share only a little of my love for this story. Though my love is infinite.

I don't know where to begin. I won't do a recap of the story, as I don't tend to do that when I write second reviews. But I will still share a little. Simply because I loved this book so much. And I cannot stop thinking about how it just broke my heart all over again. Hmph. There are parts of this that are a little slow, where nothing much happens. And yet I loved those parts as well. The book is only told from the point of view of Serilda, and I adored her to pieces. She's such an amazing girl. Full of love and bravery. Full of pain too.

Which is just another reason for why I loved her so much. I adored reading again about her life with her father. They live alone and they have it good enough. She spends most of her time teaching five young children, whom she adores. They were awesome to read about too. Serilda is all kinds of lonely, though. Because of the gold in her eyes. Because she was given a gift by a god before she was born. The god of truth and lies. The god of stories. And so everyone thinks she is a liar and stays away from her. So rude.

Getting to read about her curse again was the best thing. Now knowing that the stories she tells, which everyone believes to be lies, are not so. It was all kinds of awesome. And I so cannot wait to read more about it all. I simply loved getting to know Serilda all over again. I loved reading about her meeting the people in the town next to the haunted castle. They were great to read about. Hope to see more of them in book two, but I'm worried, ha. This book was full of different characters, mostly ghosts. All awesome.

I truly shall not say much more about this story. There is so much I could say, though. So much I want to say too, ha. But trying to control myself, as I just need to share that I loved this book so, so very much this second time of reading as well. I think it may have been even better this time. I think I loved it more. Oh. What was most precious to me was reading about Serilda and Gild together. He was a most precious almost-ghost. Loved them growing closer, with how little time they had together. It was just the sweetest.

But then there were all the dark parts of this story. The Erlking. The wild hunt. The dark ones. All the ghosts, all their gruesome deaths. And then the story. The story about the castle, who once lived there. What happened to them all. We learn a little at a time. And oh, it still breaks me. It is the most painful story. Shudders. But oh so good. But oh so sad and such a heartbreaking ending. Gosh. But anyway. Gilded was still the most perfect book. I am so glad I read it again. You need this book in your life too.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

In My Mailbox #575

Another week gone by. And oh gosh, this week have been busy for me. Busy and good. I decided to get Christmas ready, eee :D Got everything up, even my tree. <3 I am so excited. Everything looks gorgeous. Sigh. And we got snow this week too, so it's white outside. I love it. Christmas is the best time of year, so I like having everything up for a longer time, ha :) But gosh, I'm so exhausted. I got a type of sprain in my neck, I think, as it has been hurting for days and days now. Been so painful. Slowly getting better, though. So, yeah. Exhausted. But good. I finished my re-read of The Scorpio Races. <3 And I am already reading a new book, eee. Okay. Re-reading Gilded. But it is huge, so it definitely counts as reading. I just had to, after I peeked at Cursed, haha. Needed to know all the details again, ha. I am excited. Fingers crossed I will actually get to read more each day, though, so it takes me less time to read. I got very much mail this week, though. Sobs. I need to stop buying things. No money, no room. But it is so hard. Sigh. I shared my newest review of The Scorpio Races. <3 This week I'm waiting on Fall of the School for Good and Evil :D Hope you're all doing well. <3 At what time do you decorate for Christmas? Have you started, like me? :)


The Amber Spyglass: Illustrated edition. Own the first two, now all three. It's huge. Gosh. But so pretty.
Empire of the Vampire. I haven't read this yet. Ahh! But bought the special edition even so, ha. Had to :)
Demon in the Wood. Personalized copy, eee :D Thank you Vroman's Bookstore and Leigh. <3 Love it so.
Cursed. EEE! I am SO excited for this second and final book :D Gosh. I peeked at ending. Too excited.
Seasparrow. Eee! Some editions have made it. <3 SO excited for this. UK hback, intl pback. Love them.
The Invisible Spy. Still so behind on books by Lisa. Aaack. And yet I'm still buying them all, ha :D Cute.
The Amber Spyglass. Of course I had to get the tv-show tie-in for this third one too, ha :) Looks gorgeous.
The Luminaries. I'm hoping to feel like reading this one very soon :D Been excited for this for a long time.
Mario Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. EEE! Prize pack from Ubisoft Nordic :D Thank you so much. That plush!
Taylor Swift: Midnights. Got my final two album versions, the clean one just to own, and special one. <3


Funko Europe. Another order placed. Oops. Got the Luffy with Going Merry because I saw so many want it, and I was lucky and fast enough to buy it, ha :D It's cute. I have never seen the show. Will look it up :) And more new Stranger Things and Harry Potter. <3 Love them all. Tried more minis. All doubles. Rude.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #577

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

FALL OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
BY SOMAN CHAINANI


Goodreads Description:

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL is the #1 movie now streaming on Netflix--starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and many others!

What rises . . . must fall.

Two brothers

One Good.

One Evil.

In exchange for power and immortality,

they watch over the Endless Woods

and rule the School for Good and Evil.

Yet all School Masters must face a test.

Theirs is loyalty.

But what happens when loyalty is corrupted? When the bonds of blood are broken?

Who will survive? Who will die? And what will become of the school and its students?

The journey that started a hundred years ago throttles towards its end. This final chapter in the duology that began with the RISE OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL brings the tale of the twin School Masters to the brink of war and a shocking conclusion that will change the course of the school forever.


Format: 368 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: May 2, 2023 by HarperCollins
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

I may be a little behind, as I have not read the first book yet. But I'm thinking it will be smarter to read this duology together, ha :D And so I am very excited about this one. <3 Of course, a huge fan of The School for Good and Evil series, eeee. Loved them so much. <3 And always excited for more books by Soman :)
What are you waiting for on this powerful Wednesday?

Monday, November 7, 2022

Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This is the book I have read more than any other. For the twelfth time now. It is my most favorite story. The book I love more than any other. And I still do not tire of reading this. I still do not find a single part of it boring. I still look forward to all my favorite parts, which are many. Finishing this book still brings me so much joy.

Will do my best to write a short review. Just sharing my love for this story. Reading about Puck and Sean again was simply the best. I love them beyond words. I love them together so much. And their story is the best. This whole book is incredible. I can't truly believe that I still love it just as much, every time I read it.

But I do. With my whole heart. I was not able to re-read it last year, and I still regret that. It had now been two years since my last read. But this was still my twelfth read of it. Oh, how badly I love it. And I will be reading it again and again. It is a book I will always love. It makes me so happy. Maggie is an amazing writer. I have loved all books I have read by her, but nothing is as good as The Scorpio Races. Nothing ever will be. Unless she finally writes a sequel, eee. I know. This book ends so well. There does not need to be more. But I want more. There is still so many things I want to know. And I honestly just want to read about Puck and Sean being together and being in love and being with Corr and Dove. And more of Finn and Holly too. I want all of it.

Only sharing my love for this book this time. Not sharing any of the plot. If you have not read this book, still, shame on you. It is most precious and must be adored by all. It is impossible to not fall in love with Puck and Sean. And their whole lives. It makes me so happy to read about Puck. She is so brave and loving and I just love her to pieces. She's grumpy and oh so lovely. I love her brother Finn. He is still the most adorable. Their barn cat Puffin too. I am still mad at Gabe, despite understanding him too. Hmph.

This book is deadly and heartbreaking. It is full of sad moments. Full of things that make me angry. Like Mutt. And his father. But it is also full of hope and love and family. Full of Puck and Sean getting to know each other. Falling in love, in their quiet way. It is most lovely and I love them together so much. Best love story, despite being so little of it. I love how the book ends with the races. It was so epic. I love how Puck have the three sisters in her life. They are awesome. I loved meeting Holly. Love all of them. Sean most.

It is easy for me to say that I love this book. That I love this story more than anything. And yet, honestly, it should not really have been a book for me. I don't even like horses. They have never been an animal for me. And yet. In this book, I love them. Well, I love Corr and Dove. But they are also not what makes this book for me. Sean and Puck do. Their bravery. Their love. How they love their horses, despite how very different they are. The Scorpio Races is everything. And I love it the very most. And I hope you love it too.




Saturday, November 5, 2022

In My Mailbox #574

It's November already. Gosh. And I am busy reading The Scorpio Races for the 12th time, eee. <3 My precious. My love. I still love it the very most. Sigh. Will finish it tomorrow, taken me a few days, oops. At least I'm reading a little :) So I'm happy with it. Been mostly exhausted and sick all week. It has sucked so much. Got some type of cold. Coughing when I lie in bed, so painful. Not sleeping well. Maybe a bit better right now, just hoping it lasts. Hmph. I may have gotten too much mail this week. Ahh. Ordered too much too. Oops. But.. just waiting on news about something else, so I can order that, at last, ha :) Hopeful for this coming week. Only one new blog post. This week I'm waiting on One Girl in All the World. <3 I'm just waiting for it to finally be time to put up Christmas in my place, ha :) I keep switching between re-listening to the Taylor Swift Midnights album and the Christmas radio channel, ha. <3 Hope you're all doing good :)


Inside Bridgerton. Eee. I just had to buy this new book :D It is stunning. I just love this show so much.
Strike the Zither. Regular hardcover, and personalized copy :D Eee! Love! Reading it very soon too. <3
Animal Crossing. Third of a graphic novel series; I own them all, ha :) Reading them one day, hopefully.
Miraculous Ladybug. Eee! I am so excited that this is now a game for my Switch :D So excited to play it.
Taylor Swift: Midnights. Oh. I love this new CD so so so much. Waiting on two more editions, ha :) Love.
Pop Figures. Had to order these from a different place; finally have Dustin and Antonio. <3 Both adorable.


Funko Europe. Oops. I may have placed a new, very very big, pop figure order. <3 Ack! But there was so much awesome just coming out :D Almost all the new Stranger Things figures, eee. SO perfect. A few new from Harry Potter too. I'm still buying all of those, as I love the movies. Just hate the author. New Princesses too :D Love. More minis, finally one new, ha :) And some lovely Sodas, eee. I love them all.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #576

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

ONE GIRL IN ALL THE WORLD (In Every Generation #2)
BY KENDARE BLAKE


Goodreads Description:

New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake takes us back to the demon capital of the world in this highly anticipated sequel to In Every Generation, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Frankie Rosenberg is coming to terms with the fact that she’s the newest slayer, but that doesn’t mean she has it all figured out just yet. She and her friends are still reeling from the deadly attack on the annual slayer retreat—and the new revelation that some slayers may still be alive. She’s got her own Scooby Gang, but sometimes feels more on the outside than ever. She throws herself into training with her mom, the great witch Willow, and her new Watcher, Spike, but they’ve got demons of their own to contend with (both of the real and metaphorical variety). Buffy made it look easy, but being a slayer is hard—and lonely.

But Frankie doesn’t have time to wander through Sunnydale Cemetery singing about her new responsibilities. With news of Buffy’s possible demise, Demons are making their way back to Sunnydale in droves, called by a Hellmouth that is starting to reawaken. And then an oracle brings news of a new Evil brewing…something called The Darkness. Could this be what attacked the slayers? And is it coming for Frankie?

With a satisfying blend of fresh and familiar, humor and (stakes through the) heart, One Girl In All The World is a breathtaking continuation of the series that Booklist calls
a worthy successor to the Slayer stories” (Starred Review on In Every Generation).

Format: 352 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication:
January 31, 2023 by Disney-Hyperion
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

I may not have read book one yet, aaack. But one day :D I'm still, of course, getting this second one. <3 It's Kendare Blake. She's amazing. And though I have yet to watch Buffy, oops, I will still read this series, ha ;) But hopefully watching Buffy soon too :) Been meaning to for ages. I'm sure I'll love these books :D
What are you waiting for on this slaying Wednesday?