{Waiting on Wednesday} Down with the Cure for the Crooked Kingdom

Posted March 2, 2016 by Bee, Liza & Leah in Waiting on Wednesday / 17 Comments

Waiting on Wed

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.


{Waiting on Wednesday} Down with the Cure for the Crooked Kingdom

Cure for the Common Universe

by Christian McKay Heidicker
Published on June 14th 2016
by Simon & Schuster
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being committed to video game rehab...

ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.

Jaxon's first date. Ever.

In rehab, he can't blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He can't slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life skills. And he'll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.

If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens in treatment, confront his mother's absence, and maybe admit that it's more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.

Prepare to be cured.

This book sounds awesome, seriously! I think it will be funny and deliciously nerdy with all the gaming stuff in it. And that cover is kind of weird but also fantastic. I want this!


{Waiting on Wednesday} Down with the Cure for the Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom

by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2
Published on September 27th 2016
by Henry Holt & Co.

Also by this author: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin & Rising, Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives.

Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Do you have to ask? If you do, it means that you haven’t read Six of Crows. The next logical question is: WHY???  I cannot wait to read for Crooked Kingdom after the the turn of events at the very end of Six of Crows.  Is it September yet? 🙁


{Waiting on Wednesday} Down with the Cure for the Crooked Kingdom

Down with the Shine

by Kate Karyus Quinn
Published on 26th April, 2016
by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult

There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...

Normally, the only books that I highly anticipate are sequels or new books by favourite authors. This book is a rare exception. I’ve been drawn in by the cover and the description. I mean magical moonshine and granting wishes and just… *gestures wildly*! This books sounds incredible and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. The wait is killing me. It’s definitely one of my most highly antcipated books of the year and I’d give up my firstborn child (okay, maybe just my right arm or something less dramatic) for an early copy.

What are you waiting for this week?

Bee, Liza & Leah

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows (awarded starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, SLJ, and the BCCB) and the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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17 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Down with the Cure for the Crooked Kingdom

  1. All of your picks are SO interesting! Obviously I’m super excited for Crooked Kingdom (HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS COVER?!?!), Down with the Shine is also on my TBR list … I think? But the first book sounds awesome too! I love videogames and enjoyed Ready Player One immensely … I’m adding it to my list! Thanks for sharing! 😀

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