Waiting on Wednesday (7)

July 26, 2017 Features & Spotlights 2

It’s another Wednesday and another week to share which books we’re excited about!

Octavia’s Pick

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Release Date: September 26th 2017


Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.


Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

Shelly’s Pick

The Authentics

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
Release Date: August 8th 2017

The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create.

Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the “Nose Jobs” in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real.

But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it’s getting harder to know who she even is any longer.

With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesn’t have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of control—can she figure out how to stay true to herself?

2 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (7)”

  1. Christine

    Before She Ignites sounds really good! I actually just read The Authentics! I thought it was a pretty interesting story. For the most part I really couldn’t put it down which I think is a good indication! There were some minor issues I had with it but they were easily overlooked in the long run.
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  2. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    Ooooooo! I’d not heard of the second book featured! What an interesting premise. And hey, not to far from the publication date. I’m looking forward to reading Before She Ignites. It is on Edelweiss! 😉

    I hope you both enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them! Have a fabulous week, ladies. =)

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