Waiting on Wednesday #4: Macbeth by Jo Nesbø

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

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Title: Macbeth

Author: Jo Nesbø

Publisher: Hogarth

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

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Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo’s Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.

Get ready to helter-skelter through the darkest tunnels of human experience.

 

In high school, we read Macbeth, and it was one of the best plays I’ve ever read. I absolutely adore Shakespeare’s darker plays and when I saw on Crime by the Book’s instagram (check it out here, it is hands down on the most amazing bookstagram accounts out there) that there was going to be a crime version of Macbeth, I knew I needed to get my hands on it.

The synopsis doesn’t say too much, but I think it’s better that way. It sounds dark in the best way and I’m looking forward to reading this. I’ve made it one of my goals to get more into crime novels this year, and this looks like the perfect one to pick up.

Are you guys looking forward to Macbeth as much as I am? Have you had a chance to read it early? Let me know down in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Vengeful by V.E Schwab

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

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Title: Vengeful

Author: V.E. Schwab

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

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Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

Just in case you didn’t already know this, Vicious is my favourite book of all time. So last week was pretty much one of the better weeks of my life. Why, you ask? Well, we were lucky enough to be blessed with the cover for the long-awaited sequel to Vicious, titled Vengeful. And look at it? Isn’t it one of the most gorgeous things you’ve ever laid your eyes upon? They also re-did the cover for Vicious and wow, it’s a masterpiece. I’m not usually one to buy another copy of books that I already own, but I think I can make an exception this time around. It only seems right to have a matching collection of these books.

While the cover is perfect, look at that synopsis. It has me hooked. Victor is still angry? Yes please. Let’s see that anger unleashed into the world. Eli still has to pay for what he’s done? I’m down to see how that’s going to happen. And little Sydney! What is she going to get up to this time around?

Can these next six and a half months hurry by? Because I would really love to have this book in my hands now.

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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

28145767Title: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Publication Date: March 28, 2017

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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Six more days until this is released and I am so ready. The moment this was first announced last year, I knew I needed this. Since the release is so close, I’ve been hearing nothing but incredible things which just augments the hype even more.

I mean come on… dreams? Gods? Lost cities? Magic? That cover?

SIGN. ME. UP.

Is this on your TBR as well? Did you get the chance to read an ARC? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! I’d love to hear your opinions on this book.

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Waiting on Wednesday #1: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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

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Title: When Dimple Met Rishi

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

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Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

I can’t even begin to coherently explain how excited I am to have this book in my hands. I saw everyone talking about it on Twitter and decided to check it out on Goodreads. The minute I read the synopsis I was hooked and knew I needed to have this in my possession yesterday. The fact that I still have to wait another 3 months is excruciating. It sounds like the perfect mix of cute and funny romance, which is right up my alley.

Is this on your TBR as well? Have any suggestions of something similar to tide me over until then? Let me know in the comments below!

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