Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Speak Easy, Speak Love’ by McKelle George

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 1920s retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George!

The Shakespearean re-imagining follows the intertwined lives of six teens in the roaring twenties as they try to save a dying speakeasy.

And really, what else do you need to know?

George’s debut novel Speak Easy, Speak Love hits shelves on September 19, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘First We Were IV’ by Alexandra Sirowy

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 secret society that goes too far: First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy!

Despite the stellar cover, which may have tricked you with its galaxy color scheme, First We Were IV is not a science fiction novel, but a contemporary thriller about a group of friends who start a secret society that quickly gets out of hand. Because of course it does.

You can snag your own copy of First We Were IV on July 25, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘That Inevitable Victorian Thing’ by E.K. Johnston

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 speculative fiction novel that asks, “What if the British Empire didn’t fall?”: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston.

Set in the near future, Johnston’s latest novel takes place in an alternate reality where the United States never came to be and the British Empire still reigns supreme.

The “What If?” premise follows the crown princess Victoria-Margaret, who is enjoying one final summer of freedom before her genetically arranged political match is chosen.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing hits shelves on October 3, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Glass Spare’ by Lauren DeStefano

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 essentially The Chocolate Touch, but with gemstones: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano.

DeStefano’s newest young adult series follows Wil, the third spare in her royal family, one who also has the ability to turn everything and everyone she touches into gemstones. Not that she realizes it … yet.

Something tells us the romantic aspects of this book — assuming there are any — are going to be super fun.

You can purchase The Glass Spare in bookstores everywhere on October 24, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Meddling Kids’ by Edgar Cantero

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 basically Scooby Doo with more tentacles: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

The novel — which sounds like H.P. Lovecraft meets Scooby Doo meets Stephen King’s It follows a group of former teen detectives (and their dog) in 1990’s Oregon as they regroup to uncover the truth behind their last unsolved mystery.

Meddling Kids will be available for purchase on July 11, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ by Grady Hendrix

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 period piece set in the truly outrageous ’80s: My Best Friend’s Exorcism.

Set in 1988, Horrorstör author Grady Hendrix’s re-release is described as an “unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist.”

Between that and the cover — which would look right at home on the shelf of a Blockbuster — we are beyond sold.

You can snag My Best Friend’s Exorcism and its amazing new cover next month on July 11, 2017!

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘All the Crooked Saints’ by Maggie Stiefvater

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 standalone young adult novel because yes, Virginia, those do exist: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.

Centered around a family who can perform miracles, Stiefvater’s follow up to The Raven Cycle series sounds like a super intriguing combination of science and magic … with owls.

Want to learn more? You’ll have to wait with the rest of us! All the Crooked Saints hits shelves everywhere on October 10, 2017.

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