Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.
by Nicole Castroman
Series: Blackhearts #2
Published on April 11th 2017
by Simon Pulse
Genres: Historical Fiction, Retelling
Also by this author: Blackhearts
Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.
Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.
Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.
Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.
Why I’m waiting: Now, I’m not a big fan of Historical Fiction. It’s hard for me to get into and end up loving the book. But when I read Blackhearts, I thought I was getting a pirate-y retelling and I got a retelling but it was more historical fiction romance. And I loooooved it. But the ending killed me dead. So when this book was announced I flailed around the house, naturally. Because BLACKBEARD. PIRATES. QUEEN ANNE. SWOONS. PIRATES. BIG BOATS WITH PIRATES. Just give me all the pirate-y stuff. Kthxbye.
The Mother Road
by Meghan Quinn
Published on January 12th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.
It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad.. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago.
What is supposed to be a fun, family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day old beard clippings. Paul’s know-it-all attitude and Porter’s devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980’s RV.
Why I’m waiting: I love road trip books and also “old flames” books, so The Mother Road has to be a winner, right? Besides, look at the happy cover!