Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures’ by Aaron Mahnke

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 first book from the podcast turned book series turned streaming series Lore: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by creator Aaron Mahnke.

The first book will cover various creatures in mythology and folklore, from the infamous Jersey Devil to the not-at-all-famous Robert, the haunted doll.

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
hits shelves just in time for Halloween, on October 10, 2017.

You can catch even more Lore goodness — aside from the podcast — on Friday, October 13 when the Lore series premieres on Amazon.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Truly Devious’ by Maureen Johnson

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 the first in a murder mystery trilogy from Maureen Johnson: Truly Devious!

In addition to being set in a prestigious boarding school (!), the book’s main characters is a true-crime junkie (!!) determined to solve a 1920s cold case (!!!).

Was Johnson’s latest trilogy written just for us!?!

The first book in the Truly Devious series hits shelves on January 16, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Hazel Wood’ 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 sounds like it was written just for us: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert!

The fantasy novel follows Alice, granddaughter of the famed cult classic author Althea, who is known for her dark fairy tale collection.

Alice chooses to steer clear of Althea’s stories and her fans, but is no longer able to ignore her legacy when her mother is kidnapped and dragged to the fictional Hinterlands.

The Hazel Wood hits shelves next year (which has to be better than 2017, right, right!?!). You can snag your copy on January 30, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Everless’ by Sara Holland

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 time is literally money: Everless by Sara Holland!

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is extracted from your blood and used as currency, giving the upper class an almost immortal existence.

It’s essentially a young adult fantasy version of In Time … but you know, probably good.

Everless and its stunning cover hits shelves on January 2, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Beneath the Sugar Sky’ by Seanan McGuire

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 third book in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series: Beneath the Sugar Sky.

Unlike Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the latest book returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a boarding school where young adults are sent after returning from down the rabbit hole/through the wardrobe.

Set in the world of Every Heart a Doorway, the newest tale concerns  the lovable Sumi, a former resident of Candyland.

Beneath the Sugar Sky and its happy-making cover hits shelves on January 9, 2018. We. Cannot. Wait.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Jane, Unlimited’ by Kristin Cashore

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 one story with five different possible timelines: the super unique Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore.

Due to its unique premise — the original plot branches off into five possible plot lines for the main character — Jane, Unlimited is a contemporary mystery that’s also part fantasy, part science fiction and part horror.

It’s basically Sliding Doors, but if Gwyneth Paltrow was a teen and had five different story lines.

You can snag Jane, Unlimited when it hits shelves on September 19, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Reincarnation Blues’ by Michael Poore

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 about a reincarnated man who falls for Death: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore!

Milo only has 10,000 chances to enter immortality, and he’s already used up 9,995 of his lives … probably because he’s too busy being madly in love with Death herself.

Intrigued? Reincarnation Blues comes out at the end of this month, on August 22.

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