Waiting on Wednesday: Ninth House

Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: October 1st, 2019

Goodreads Summary
The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

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Discussion: Dissecting my Reading Slump

As most of you know, 2018 put me in a terrible reading slump where, instead of my usual 30 books, I read only 11. Now, numbers should never define your place as a reader, but the stark contrast between 2017 and 2018 was staggering. With some reflection, I have been able to pinpoint some of the influences of this reading slump.

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Mini Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

29367958The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Publication Date:
February 28th, 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, Sports – American Football
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Goodreads Summary
Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

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Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

brooklynaire-coverBrooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
February 12th, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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Goodreads Summary
You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

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Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

29008738The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles, #1) by Amy Harmon
Publication Date:
 May 6th 2016 by CreateSpace
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.
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Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

34218879Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
May 2nd, 2017 by Rennie Road Books
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: 
Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – Ice Hockey.
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Goodreads Summary
A great goalie always makes the save, even when he’s taken a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at guarding the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never gotten over Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers’ office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
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Waiting on Wednesday: Team Player

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Team Player: A Christmas Anthology

Publication Date: December 14th, 2017

Goodreads Summary
Hot jocks. We love them all.
Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score!
The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick … book.
The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist.

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