waiting on wednesday

The Disappearances & Nevermoor

Although I have only recently had my own book blog, I’ve been reading them for aaaaages now, starting when I was still in school (back when bookstagram didn’t exist – hard to believe there was a time before it existed). Something that I used to love reading, was Waiting on Wednesday; posts mentioning books that the blogger is excited for. I’m planning on doing a version of this for books on my tbr list, so my Waiting on Wednesday posts will talk about books I’ve seen/heard about and am interested in. Without further ado (and any more rambling), leggo!

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The first book I’ve chosen is The Disappearances, by Emily Bain Murphy (publication date: July 2017).

“Every seven years something goes missing in the remote town of Sterling: people’s reflections, the stars in the sky, the ability to dream. Aila realises that her mother may be to blame for the curse. But some mysteries are buried very deep and some secrets want to stay hidden – and one young woman’s desire to uncover the truth may not be enough to save Sterling from the past.

A beautifully told story of love, loss and finding the truth – no matter how difficult that might be.”

This book was mentioned to me by my manager, and the premise sounded wonderfully intriguing, so imagine how excited I was when the reading copy arrived at work and I saw how beautiful the cover is! (I am easily swayed by a pretty cover. It is a fault, I know.) I cannot wait to get my hands on it to read, and to take bucket loads of photos for bookstagram (that cover is #aesthetics if I ever saw one).

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The second book is Nevermoor, by Jessica Townsend (publication date: October 2017).

“Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks – and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city and confront her deadly fate once and for all.”

This book was drawn to my attention by the ever-delightful Molly Ker Hawn, and, to be honest, I trust her enough to want to read anything she says is worth reading. However, I massively dislike the cover design of the book, especially as the cover of the arc is beautiful and instantly makes you want to read more (hence why I haven’t used the ‘real’ cover in the photo above… sorry not sorry). Regardless, I’m intrigued enough to still want to read it, because as we all know, shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover!

What books are you looking forward to being published? Let me know in the comments!

[Summaries off of Goodreads; this post is in no way affiliated with Goodreads.]

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