Waiting on Wednesday | The Wolf Wilder | Katherine Rundell

Waiting on Wednesday

The Wolf Wilder • Katherine Rundell

Book cover The Wolf Wilder Katherine Rundell

A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed Rooftoppers and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms.

Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive.

From the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a glorious adventure,” and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, which VOYA called “a treasure of a book,” comes an enchanting novel about love and resilience.

So guys. All the things about this book. Russian wilderness. Wolves. Woods. A girl with wolves as pets. I can’t lie, I’m a little nervous about the possibility of crying while reading THE WOLF WILDER. What if one of Feo’s pet wolves dies? Or what is she has to shoo him away like Arya did with Nymeria? WAAHHHH! But I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m definitely going to read this book. I don’t know how I couldn’t. The bond that Feo seems to have and nurture with her wolves is, like, giving me chest pains from how touching it sounds. CANNOT WAIT.

THE WOLF WILDER comes out on August 25, 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The Wolf Wilder Katherine Rundell

Waiting on Wednesday | A Madness So Discreet | Mindy McGinnis

Waiting on Wednesday

A Madness So Discreet • Mindy McGinnis

Book cover A Madness So Discreet Mindy McGinnis

Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

Guys, I just can’t with A MADNESS SO DISCREET. I’ve never read anything by Mindy McGinnis (I KNOW), but I’m psyched for this one to be my first. Also, LOL PSYCHED. Unintentional, guys. But seriously, a historical fiction book about the origins of criminal psychology sounds absolutely FASCINATING. Plus the young women being stalked and, I’m assuming, killed makes things sound dangerous and urgent. LOVE THAT. Also, who else is all, “Oooooh, a DOCTOR??” Just me?


A MADNESS SO DISCREET comes out October 6, 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books

A Madness So Discreet Mindy McGinnis

Tripping Over December


HOW IS IT DECEMBER ALREADY? What happened to 2014? Regardless of where 2014 went, I think that going out with these three books is a pretty great end to a mostly good year.

Book cover Princess of Thorns Stacey Jay

 December 9 • Delacorte Press

So a retelling of Sleeping Beauty where the daughter of the famous fairy princess is a badass warrior who needs to fight to get back her throne? YUP. ALL IN.

Book cover Zodiac Romina Russell

 December 9 • Razorbill

I’m kind of obsessed with this book based on the zodiac signs and that alleged 13th sign. I’m totally intrigued by this premise.

Book cover This Shattered World Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

December 23 • Disney Hyperion

THESE BROKEN STARS was one of my favorite books last year. I’ve already read THIS SHATTERED WORLD, and it lives up to the promise of action and romance and conspiracy. SO SO GOOD.

What books are you guys looking forward to this month?

Top Ten Tuesday | 2015 Reads I Can’t Wait For

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten 2015 Reads I Can’t Wait For

Friends, I had a very hard time stopping myself from letting this list get a little out of hand. I can’t lie. Ah, well. Not a bad thing, right? That just means that 2015 is going to be LEGIT for books. CANNOT WAIT. In no particular order except the one I wrote them down in on my little note today at work!

A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 | Sarah J. Maas

May 5, 2015 • Bloomsbury Children’s

DUH. I about died when I saw these ARCs floating around, and the buzz I’m hearing from those lucky people who’ve read it already is only making me die more. Kind of need this one nowish.

I Was Here | Gayle Forman

January 27, 2015 • Viking Juvenile

I will perpetually look forward to Gayle Forman’s books. They’re contemps with romance and intense emotions and deep insights into basically life.

Six of Crows: The Dregs #1 | Leigh Bardugo

October 8, 2015 • Henry Holt & Co.

More books in the Grisha world? Well, don’t mind if I do. Also, the blurb says that this is Ocean’s 11 meets Game of Thrones. The Game of Thrones comparisons with every fantasy rarely seem to live up to that specific hype, but that’s not bad. I like books to be their own thing! That being said, YES TO THOSE TWO THINGS.

The Penderwicks in Spring: Penderwicks #4 | Jeanne Birdsall

March 24, 2015 • Knopf Books for Young Readers

I LOVE THE PENDERWICKS. It takes Jeanne Birdsall a few years to write each one, which makes each new release that much more of a gift. Plus, this one takes place five years in the future and is told from Batty’s point of view. BATTY. ADORBS. Also, I believe there is a war veteran in it. STAHP.

The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 | Rick Riordan

October 6, 2015 • Disney Hyperion

Listen. All you have to say to me is “Rick Riordan” and “Asgard” and someone is going to have to resuscitate me. I am salivating for this.

Shadow Scale: Seraphina #2 | Rachel Hartman

March 10, 2015 • Random House Children’s

WORD I’ve been waiting for this one for so long! I’m going to need to reread SERAPHINA, but that’s no chore. I’m so excited to see what’s up with Seraphina and the dragons!

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5 | Marissa Meyer

January 27, 2015 • Feiwel & Friends

Another DUH. It’s really hard–no, probably impossible–to like Queen Levana, but I’ll give her a chance.

Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge

May 5, 2015 • Balzer + Bray

Whoa, whoa, Little Red Riding Hood? Well, I just can’t say no to that ever. I really enjoyed CRUEL BEAUTY, so I’m excited to see what Rosamund Hodge has in store in this one.

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate: Calpurnia Tate #2 | Jacqueline Kelley

July 7, 2015 • Henry Holt & Co.

OMG GUYSSSSS. I know I’ve mentioned before my love for Calpurnia Tate. I’ve been wishing and hoping that Jacqueline Kelley was going to write another book, and lo! IT’S HAPPENING! *happy dances*

The Young Elites #2 | Marie Lu

Pub date TBA • Putnam 

I promise I’m going to post my review of THE YOUNG ELITES soon. Preview: I really, really enjoyed it and am full of THOUGHTS about what might be in store. It goes without saying that I’ll read whatever Marie Lu writes, and this is no exception.

Throne of Glass #4 | Sarah J. Maas

September 10, 2015 • Bloomsbury Children’s

That’s the UK pub date according to Goodreads, so let’s hope that the US pub date is earlier because I can’t even fathom the depth of awesomeness that is in store in this series. It’s no joke that Sarah J. Maas is on this list twice: She’s fabulous. I want all of her words.

Top Ten Tuesday | Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

These seasonal TBRs are honestly some of my favorite Top Ten Tuesdays. You know why? No matter how hard I try, and no matter how awesome the Broke and Bookish girls are at keeping the topics coming after sooooo many Top Ten Tuesdays, I feel like I repeat myself. And that bugs me just on a personal level. I like to keep it fresh! Enter these awesome lists that HAVE to change, and Amy is a super happy girl. I’m SO EXCITED FOR THESE BOOKS! Obvs I have more than ten. I didn’t even try to rein myself in.



Save Me | Jenny Elliott • January 6, 2015 (Swoon Reads)

Oooh, guys. So much going on in this debut. Witchcraft, forbidden love, whales. Also, I kind of can’t stop looking at the cover, with the girl floating in midair. It’s mysterious and magical and beautiful.

All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven • January 6, 2015 (Knopf)

I have to say, I’m not really a fan of all these “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS meets whatever” descriptions just because a book has death in it. But a debut (another one! Yay!) about two sad, broken kids learning how to not be so sad anymore together is something I will ALWAYS enjoy.

The Darkest Part of the Forest | Holly Black • January 13, 2015 (Little Brown BFYR)

Holly Black is a new-to-me author, friends. I only really started reading her books this year, and I really enjoyed them. This story about siblings and faeries and a horned boy in the woods in a glass casket sounds FAB.

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles #3.5 | Marissa Meyer • January 27, 2015 (Feiwel & Friends)


In Some Other World, Maybe | Shari Goldhagen • January 13, 2015 (St. Martin’s Press)

Really looking forward to this one. Sure, it’s kind of adult-ish because it follows a group of young people into adulthood, but hey. Sometimes you have to see what the fictional people you own age are up to.

I Was Here | Gayle Forman • January 27, 2015 (Viking Juvenile)

DUH 2.0

I’ll Meet You There | Heather Demetrios • February 3, 2015 (Henry Holt & Co.)

No but stop. Wounded veteran? Literally, you don’t have to say anything else. Nothing. I’m in.

Better When He’s Bold: Welcome to the Point #2 | Jay Crownover • February 3, 2015 (William Morrow)

Guys, Jay Crownover is so legit. Her Marked Men series is one of my favorites, and I enjoyed the first book in her Welcome to the Point series, too. BRING IT, GIRL.

Red Queen: Red Queen Trilogy #1 | Victoria Aveyard • February 10, 2015 (Harper Teen)

First of all, THIS COVER. So provocative. But I like the sound of the story too, obviously, with it’s blood divisions and secrets.

Seeker: Seeker #1 | Arwen Elys Dayton • February 10, 2015 (Delacorte BFYR)

So, a Game of Thrones meets Hunger Games comparison. Ok, I can dig it. Although seekers remind me of nothing ever aside from Harry Potter. Also, I’m very interested in this whole “her best friend and the boy she loves isn’t who she thinks” business.

A Wicked Thing | Rhiannon Thomas • February 24, 2015 (Harper Teen)

WHOA WHOA WHOA. A Sleeping Beauty retelling about what happens AFTER the marriage? STAHPPPPP.

The Winner’s Crime: The Winner’s Trilogy #2 | Marie Rutkoski • March 3, 2015 (Farrar Straus Giroux)

DUH 3.0

The Storyspinner: The Keeper’s Chronicles #1 | Becky Wallace • March 3, 2015 (Margaret K. McElderry)

Ooh, so this story kind of has shades of Kvothe for me somehow: a fantasy about a performer with no troupe…actually that’s kind of where it stops. But there’s murder and a missing princess and magical beings and scheming dukes. *nods head*

The Orphan Queen: The Orphan Queen #1 | Jodi Meadows • March 10, 2015 (Katherine Tegen Books)

I’ve never read anything by Jodi Meadows. I KNOW. This sounds like a more Amy place to start than her previous series, so I’m really looking forward to it. There’s lots of fantasies on this list! YAY!

What books are you guys looking forward to this winter?


Tripping Over October


GUYSSSSS LOOK AT ALL THESE AWESOME BOOKSSSS!!! October is going to be great. Great for the reader in me, but bad for my wallet. I’ve preordered LITERALLY all of these books.


Book cover Stray Elisa SussmanStray: Four Sisters #1 by Elissa Sussman {Goodreads}

There is not really anything at all about STRAY that doesn’t sound amazing. The combination of the vaguely creepy looking cover with the story of fairy godmothers gets me all excited. Also, DEBUT! (Greenwillow)

tripping over date-Oct 14

Book cover Snow Like Ashes Sara RaaschSnow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes #1 by Sara Raasch {Goodreads}

Another debut! HUZZAH! Fantasies are always going to make my radar, especially when they sound like SNOW LIKE ASHES: a kingdom of winter that has lost its magic (which reminds me of Game of Thrones just a little bit but that’s never bad to me), and a refugee girl who can save everything she knows. STAHHP! (Balzer + Bray)

Book cover Every Breath  Ellie MarneyEvery Breath: Every #1 by Ellie Marney {Goodreads}

I CANNOT with this Aussie contemporary retelling of Sherlock Holmes. I have not heard anything bad about this series from people whose opinions never steer me wrong. (Tundra Books)

tripping over date-Oct 21

Book cover Rowdy Jay CrownoverRowdy: Marked Men #5 by Jay Crownover {Goodreads}

Ok, so Rowdy…first of all, let’s just be superficial for a sec: The hottest cover model in this series is Nash. I’ve literally tried to google who he is. But character-wise, Rowdy has always been so charming and unique. It’s amazing how quickly and permanently Jay Crownover has lept onto my must-read author list. I know she’ll do Rowdy proud (and smokin’ hot). (William Morrow)

Book cover blue lily lily blue Maggie StiefvaterBlue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle #3 by Maggie Stiefvater {Goodreads}

OMG so I just finished an audio reread of THE DREAM THIEVES and I am READY for this book. The cover is gorgeous, and the story is no doubt full of the slow unfolding of the search for the ancient Welsh king, Glendower, as well a the delish slow burn romance between Gansey and Blue. One of my most anticipated books of the year. (Scholastic)

tripping over date-Oct 28

Book cover The Slow Regard of Silent Things Patrick RothfussThe Slow Regard of Silent Things: Tales From Temerant #1 by Patrick Rothfuss {Goodreads}

I don’t make any secrets about my undying, for always love for Patrick Rothfuss. No, this isn’t the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle, but it IS about one of my favorite secondary characters, Auri. Also, Patrick Rothfuss himself is narrating the audiobook! WORD! (DAW)

What books are you looking forward to this month?

Tripping Over July

Tripping Over JulyWHAT HOW IS IT JULY RIGHT NOW. It’s insane how fast the summer is going. As always, though, the good news is that each new month that goes by means more exciting books to look forward to! This month is no exception.


Book cover Sinner Maggie StiefvaterSinner: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5 by Maggie Stiefvater {Goodreads}

It’s been a while since I read the first three books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, but when I heard about the extension that tells the story of Cole and Isabel, I knew I needed to read it. (Scholastic)

Book cover Conversion Katherine HoweConversion by Katherine Howe {Goodreads}

Sooo, a book set in Salem, MA, at a boarding school where a bunch of young girls are trying to deal with the pressures of finishing high school, but instead get caught up in what appears to be another episode of the fits that served as the foundation of the original Salem witch trials. STAHHHPP. (Putnam Juvenile)

Book cover On the Fence Kasie WestOn the Fence by Kasie West {Goodreads}

Ok, I know, I need to read SOMETHING by Kasie West already. I’m hearing super cute things about both of her contemps, so I’ll probably start there. This one sounds ADORBS. (Harper Teen)


Book cover Breathe, Annie, Breathe Miranda KenneallyBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally {Goodreads}

I usually mostly enjoy Miranda Kenneally’s books. They’re swoony and fun and have just the right touch of feelings. BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE, sounds like her best yet, and lots of people I know who’ve read it have enjoyed it a ton. Maybe it will inspire me to start running. *snorts* (Sourcebooks Fire)


Book cover The Fire Wish Amber LoughThe Fire Wish: The Jinni Wars #1 by Amber Lough {Goodreads}

Guys, this jinni/jin thing that I’m seeing a lot recently is getting me VERY excited. I’m VERY excited for this debut about a princess and a jinni who trade places. (Random House Children’s)

What books are YOU excited for this month??

Tripping Over May

Tripping Over MayGuys, I can’t even begin to tell you how many AMAZING books are coming out this month. May is completely an embarrassment of riches in terms of books. PLUS! It’s BEA month! I can’t. I usually only pick my five most anticipated reads each month, but I can’t even lie: That’s going to be pretty much impossible.

Tripping Over May

Book cover Camelot Burning Kathryn RoseCamelot Burning: Metal & Lace #1 by Kathryn Rose {Goodreads}

A steampunky Arthurian tale with magic, Merlin, a steamy squire, and the quest for the Holy Grail. I’m just going to repeat myself: A steampunky Arthurian tale with magic, Merlin, a steamy squire, and the quest for the Holy Grail. I cannot. (Flux)

Tripping Over May

Book cover for Since You've Been Gone by Morgan MatsonSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson {Goodreads}

ahshhafoaihfoeytqidbvq *the sound of Amy dying from EXCITESSSS* But seriously, though. I’ve read Morgan Matson’s books so many times over because she just nails everything, always. I have not heard a single bad thing about this book. I need it. I need it ASAP. (Simon & Schuster)

Book cover The Wizard's Promise Cassandra Rose ClareThe Wizard’s Promise: The Hannah Duology #1 by Cassandra Rose Clarke {Goodreads}

I could literally stare at this cover all day. It’s effing GORGEOUS and so interesting. That’s probably because the story itself sounds interesting: a young girl who just wants to be a witch is stuck with a mysterious apprentice who MIGHT be more than he seems and a “non-human” boy who follows them on their journey on the sea. (Strange Chemistry)

Book cover Wish You Were Italian Kristin RaeWish You Were Italian: If Only…#2 by Kristin Rae {Goodreads}

So many cute contemps coming out! This one sounds fantastic, too. Books about traveling are always going to pique my interest, and when you combine Italy with art school and a couple love interests? I’m in. (Bloomsbury)

Book cover Chapel Wars Lindsey LeavittThe Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt {Goodreads}

Lindsey Leavitt’s books are always solid reads for me. There’s always a good mix of romance and emotions, and THE CHAPEL WARS sounds like the goods: a girl whose grandfather leaves the family wedding chapel in Las Vegas to her in his will. (Bloomsbury Childrens)

Book cover A Creature of Moonlight Rebecca HahnA Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn {Goodreads}

I’ve been looking forward to this book for ages! There’s DRAGONS in it. Specifically, a girl who turns into a dragon. More specifically, she’s the heir to a kingdom and the kind wants her dead. Ummm…AWESOME. Also, there’s a wild dad dragon who sends magical woods to kill her too. MAGICAL WOODS. Also, it’s blurbed by Kristin Cashore. WUT. (HMH Books for Young Readers)

Tripping Over May

Book cover Threats of Sky and Sea Jennifer EllisionThreats of Sky and Sea: Threats of Sky and Sea #1 by Jennifer Ellision {Goodreads}

Fantasy with elemental magic! Love those, always. Also, there’s a king who wants to force our MC into his service, family danger, secrets, and a dad who used to be the king’s assassin. Don’t use the “a” word if you don’t want me to be excited to read something. (Createspace)

Tripping Over May

Book cover The Castle Behind Thorns Merrie HaskellThe Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell {Goodreads}

I’ve loved Merrie Haskell’s books, friends. Her MG fantasies are always treats and lots of fun. This one, about an enchanted castle, empty save for the boy mysteriously trapped there, sounds like more of the same. (Katherine Tegen Books)

Tripping Over April


I’m behind on everything bloggy lately, friends! I’m hoping to get caught up a little bit this weekend, though, so bear with me, ok? *hugs* You guys are the best.

In the meantime, I want to shout out some books that I’m DYINGGG to read this month!! Prepare yourselves, friends, because the next two months? ALL THE AWESOME BOOKS. THEY ARE COMING.

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Tripping Over March


Oh friends, March is looking UP bookwise. So many great books coming out this month. It was harder than usual to narrow down my most anticipated titles, but I think I’ve got some pretty excellent sounding books to look forward to.

The Winner's Curse Marie Rutkoski MarchCheating a touch because I’ve already read this one, but honestly. It was excellent, and so much a fantasy after my own heart. My review will be up very soon, but take my (and, well, just about everyone else’s) word for it: THE WINNER’S CURSE is amazing. (March 4, 2014 from Macmillan)

Alex Wayfare_march.pngI’ve been waiting on this one, friends, because OMG TIME TRAVEL. Visions of the past. A girl who visits new time periods in each of her lives and meets the same boy every time. I’m reading this one soon because it sounds so incredible. (March 4 from Strange Chemistry)

Strange Sweet Song Ari Rule MarchThis book just sounds slightly creepy and mysterious and bewitching. I love the angle with the opera singing young girl, plus it’s got a boarding school and a FOREST (those are always creepy and a place where there are hidden SEKRETS), and the synopsis uses the word “gothic.” Yes, please. (March 11 from St. Martin’s Griffin)

Side Effects May Vary Julie Murphy MarchWhat an excellent, thought-provoking concept: A girl who believes she’s on death’s door decides to live her life with no thought for consequences. Except then WHOOPS her cancer goes into remission and she’s left with all kinds of messes to deal with. (March 18 from Balzer + Bray)

Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Leslye Walton MarchI don’t even know how I could describe this book to you guys: it sounds like magical realism with family curses, love, and a young girl who is born with wings. I’m loving the fact that the action in this book seems to turn on something that happens on the Summer Solstice because that sounds magical. I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s up with this one. (March 25 from Candlewick)