Author: Lizzie

WoW [101]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [101]The League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Published by Sky Pony Press on August 8th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Historical
Pages: 336
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National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.
Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .

When seventeen year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets tied to America’s history—and he’s right at the heart of it.
First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death for the sake of their honor.
His only hope to escape his dangerous fate on his eighteenth birthday? Take up the research his father was pursuing at the time of his death, to clear Arnold’s name.
Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it’s a race to discover the truth. But if Jasper doesn’t find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.
Like a mash-up of National Treasure and Hamilton, Matthew Landis’s debut spins the what-ifs of American history into a heart-pounding thriller steeped in conspiracy, clue hunting, and danger.

My Thoughts

After reading that first sentence did you say YAS out loud? Just me? Okay. Seriously though, anything that takes place in a special school for anything is the fastest way to get a book nerd to get grab handy. I’m not a massive history buff, but I love reading about it in YA. Especially with the thriller aspect, it sounds amazing! Also, the MC’s name is Jasper and I can’t help but think of Six of Crows….all Jaspers across genres have my heart.

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Lizzie
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WoW [100]

Posted March 15, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [100]Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Published by Sky Pony Press on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Historical, Sci-Fi, Time Travel
Pages: 256
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Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.
When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.
But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

My Thoughts

This sounds so interesting! Very rarely do we find a book about time travel that isn’t a form of travel the user does for fun. I love the idea of it being uncontrollable, especially to such a complex time period. Seems like we are going to get a classic love story tucked into there as well, and I’m a sucker for a good love story. Into historical fiction/sci-fi? Go add this on Goodreads! Either way, this pick is out in the Spring and if I were you I might be thinking about that preorder….

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Lizzie
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WoW [99]

WoW [99]

Posted March 8, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts First off, did you know Alexandra Bracken was writing this?! I didn’t! It sounds AMAZING! I’m a massive middle grade fan, every summer I always get the urge […]

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WoW [98]

WoW [98]

Posted March 1, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts A moment of silence for my eyes and that cover. SO PRETTY. I love fantasy. I also love to run, little fun fact about me there! Hiking, hill […]

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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch [Review]

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch [Review]

Posted February 23, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts You guys this book hit me in the feels so hard I am actually having a hard time making a joke about it right now. I’m not even sure where to begin talking about it! I guess I will go with the basics. As per usual, books I love get a review that’s […]

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WoW [97]

WoW [97]

Posted February 22, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Set in the 1930s “dream school of the future”? YES. I’ve never read anything by Ms. Johnson (correct me if I’m wrong but I believe she’s mostly known […]

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The Queen of the Tearling [Review]

The Queen of the Tearling [Review]

Posted February 16, 2017 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

My Thoughts Holy crap: the political intrigue of this book! I must admit, I tried to read it years ago when it first came out and just couldn’t seem to get into it. Then, this month (after binge watching House of Cards on Netflix) I just really wanted moremoremore politics. Looking around my shelves, I […]

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WoW [96]

WoW [96]

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts I’m going to repeat this now just so we can let this sink in: “from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.” YES, […]

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WoW [94]

WoW [94]

Posted February 1, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Another week, another book to pine over! This pick sounds especially cool to me since I have a long standing love affair with podcasts. I’m curious how that […]

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WoW [93]

WoW [93]

Posted January 25, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts The moment I read “video games” I literally clicked to add this book to my Goodreads shelf. There are not nearly enough video game inspired novels with a […]

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