Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Kingdom’ by Jess Rothenberg

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 being pitched as Westworld meets The Stepford Wives: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg!

This upcoming science fiction/fantasy/thriller takes a theme park called The Kingdom, which is essentially a fantasy story — complete with dragons — come to life.

Sounds great, right? It is … until things turn a little too Michael Crichton when one of the employees is murdered and Ana, who was engineered to be an integral part of The Kingdom, is blamed for his murder.

The Kingdom hits shelves both real and digital this month on May 28, 2019!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Snow, Glass, Apples’ by Neil Gaiman

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 previously published Neil Gaiman fractured fairy tale now being retold in graphic novel form: Snow, Glass, Apples!

Inspired by Snow White and told from the supposedly evil stepmother’s point of view, Gaiman’s short story is a beautifully haunting retelling, now with 100% more illustrations.

You can get your hands on this gorgeous new edition on August 20, 2019. Many thanks to Dark Horse for making this graphic novel a reality!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Starless Sea’ by Erin Morgenstern

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 eight-years-in-the-making sophomore novel from the author of The Night CircusThe Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern!

Her new tale is being described as “a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.”

We are so ready to read about another one of Morgenstern’s fantastical worlds!

The Starless Sea will hit shelves on November 5, 2019! Head below the jump to check out the official synopsis.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Night Country’ by Melissa Albert

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 follow up to 2018’s The Hazel Wood: The Night Country by Melissa Albert!

Not much is known about the second book in the series, other than this excerpt released on Entertainment Weekly, but who cares. We’re just excited to be getting a sequel.

The Night Country will be released — although not soon enough — on January 7, 2020. (Seriously, how is 2020 a real year?)

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

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 being pitched as Stranger Things meets The Raven Boys: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman.

Part fantasy, part horror story, Herman’s debut novel is set in the small town of Four Paths, where superstitious residents live in fear of the Gray, an alternate dimension that contains a literal monster.

You can snag your very own copy of The Devouring Gray when it hits shelves on April 2, 2019.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Opposite of Always’ by Justin A. Reynolds

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 romance with a time travel twist: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.

This young adult debut follows the timey-wimey love story of Kate and Jack, whose relationship is cut tragically short when Kate dies … magically sending Jack back to the night they first met.

While we don’t really read contemporary novels, when we do, they must have a fun, intriguing twist. And what’s twistier than time travel?

Opposite of Always will hit shelves (real and proverbial) everywhere next week on March 5, 2019!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘We Set the Dark on Fire’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia

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 set in a world where female students of the prestigious Medio School for Girls are trained to either run their husband’s household or raise their children: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

The first in a new duology, Mejia’s debut has been called the young adult Handmaid’s Tale, and is said to feature a forbidden lady-on-lady romance, not to mention a feminist rebellion for equality.

We Set the Dark on Fire and its amazing cover will hit shelves next week on February 26, 2019.

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