Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Mere Wife’ by Maria Dahvana Headley

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a modern retelling of Beowulf set in an American suburb: The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley.

There are no literal monsters in this contemporary re-imagining of the epic Old English poem, but early reviewers are already praising the book’s lyrical prose.

We’re also very much here for the way the reinterpretation explores war, women’s roles in society, the patriarchy and racism in America.

The Mere Wife hits shelves everywhere on July 17, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Disasters’ by M.K. England

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick has been described as The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy: The Disasters by M.K. England.

We know, HarperTeen had us at The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy too.

The book follows a group of teen underdogs from a space academy who have been framed for the “biggest crime in the history of space colonization.” Ummm, can this be adapted yesterday? Thanks.

You can snag your very own copy of The Disasters when it hits shelves on December 18, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘A Lite Too Bright’ by Samuel Miller

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is from a debut author and it’s already being compared to classics like The Perks of Being a WallflowerA Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller!

While this doesn’t sound like our usual cup of tea — because come on, no fantasy — we are super into a story about solving the mystery of a missing (fictional) author.

A Lite Too Bright, and its amazing cover, will hits shelves everywhere on May 8, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy’ by Mackenzi Lee

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is the thrilling sequel/spinoff to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!

Felicity Montague, the breakout star of her brother Monty’s LGBT historical fiction road trip, is back with her very own adventure and we are 100% here for it.

The novel will center around Felicity’s desire to be a doctor, despite society demanding that she get married and have babies ASAP.

We would also like it to center around Felicity telling society where to shove it.

You can grab your very own copy of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy wherever real and digital books are sold on October 2, 2018!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Gloaming’ by Kirsty Logan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is The Gloaming, the second full-length novel by Kirsty Logan, the author of the super enchanting The Gracekeepers!

After falling in love with her first novel, we knew we had to get our hands on Logan’s next book, which is being described as The Gracekeepersspiritual prequel.”

The Gloaming and its beyond gorgeous cover will hit shelves on April 19, 2018. Those of you in the U.S. can snag a copy through Book Depository.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘In Her Skin’ by Kim Savage

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a suspenseful young adult thriller: In Her Skin by Kim Savage!

Savage’s latest tale stars a con artist who takes on the identity of a missing girl. It’s basically a YA novel version of the documentary The Imposter.

Now normally the truth is stranger than fiction, but with a family name like Lovecraft, you know nothing is going to be what it seems.

In Her Skin will hit shelves on April 17, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Surface Breaks’ by Louise O’Neill

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a young adult, feminist retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid: The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill!

In addition to this beyond gorgeous cover and the fact that it’s a Little Mermaid retelling, we love the fact that it’s written by O’Neill, the author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It.

The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of the Little Mermaid hits shelves in the U.K. and eReaders in the U.S. on May 3, 2018.

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