{Waiting on Wednesday} A Thousand Perfect Notes, The Winter of the Witch & I Have Lost My Way

Posted January 31, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 8 Comments

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} A Thousand Perfect Notes, The Winter of the Witch & I Have Lost My Way

A Thousand Perfect Notes

by C.G. Drews
Published on June 7th 2018
by Orchard Books
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Also by this author: The Boy Who Steals Houses

An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

Why I’m Waiting: Why? Because it’s written by the almighty dragon queen Cait, of course! We’ve been friends for years (at least I consider you a dear friend, Cait… awkward if you don’t…) and I’ve beta-read for her a couple times and I’m just amazed by her talent so heck yes I need this book.


{Waiting on Wednesday} A Thousand Perfect Notes, The Winter of the Witch & I Have Lost My Way

The Winter of the Witch

by Katherine Arden
Published on August 14th 2018
by Del Rey
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Also by this author: The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2), Small Spaces, The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

In the stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, following The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya returns to save Russia and the spirit realm, battling enemies both mortal and magic.

Why I’m Waiting: I love this series. After the way The Girl in the Tower ended, I have to know how this series ends-and more about a certain frost demon!


{Waiting on Wednesday} A Thousand Perfect Notes, The Winter of the Witch & I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way

by Gayle Forman
Published on April 1st 2018
by Viking Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT

Also by this author: Where She Went

A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest.

Why I’m Waiting:  I still have to meet a book by Forman that I didn’t love.

What are you waiting for this week?


About Gayle Forman

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a journalist who specialized in reporting on young people and social-justice issues. Which is a fancy way of saying I reported on all the ways that young people get treated like crap—and overcome! I started out working for Seventeen magazine, writing the kinds of articles that people (i.e. adults) never believe that Seventeen ran (on everything from child soldiers in Sierra Leone to migrant teen farm workers in the U.S.). Later on, I became a freelance journalist, writing for magazines like Details, Jane, Glamour, The Nation, Elle, Budget Travel, and Cosmopolitan.

My first young-adult novel, Sisters in Sanity, was based on another one of those social justice articles I wrote when for Seventeen and you can click here to read the article. Sisters was published in 2007. My next book, If I Stay, was published in April of 2009 by Dutton. It is also being published in 30 countries around the world, which is surreal. The sequel/companion book to If I Stay, Where She Went, comes out in April 2011. I am currently working on a new YA novel, that is, when my kids (plural, after Willa we adopted Denbele from Ethiopia) allow me to. And after that book is finished, I’ll write another, and another….

Wow. This is crazy long. I suppose the short version of this bio could simply read: My name is Gayle Forman and I love to write young-adult novels. Because I do. So thank you for reading them. Because without you, it’d just be me. And the voices in my head.

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