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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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Toil & Trouble’ [edited] by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe

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, short story anthology about witches: Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft.

Edited by authors Jessica Spotwood and Tess Sharpe, these sixteen tales about teenage witches span the ages and the genres. From queer witches to waterbenders, this diverse anthology promises to have it all.

Authors you can expect to see in this collection include Emery Lord, Anna-Marie McLemore, Zoraida Córdova, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley and more!

Toil & Trouble will appear in cauldrons bookstores near you on August 28, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Notes from My Captivity’ by Kathy Parks

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 wannabe journalist and the family who kidnaps her: Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks.

All Adrienne Cahill wants is to get into her dream school, a goal she thinks she can secure by debunking claims that a notorious family of hermits live in the Siberian wilderness.

Seems like a solid plan to us. Unfortunately for Adrienne, things don’t exactly go according to plan.

You can snag Notes from My Captivity when it hits shelves on July 10, 2017.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Scream All Night’ by Derek Milman

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 thriller about a fictional B-horror movie legend and his son: Scream All Night by Derek Milman.

The novel follows Dario Heyward, the son of a famed director known for his cult classic creature features. Unfortunately by Heyward, all hell breaks loose when he is dragged back to the iconic castle turned film studio he once called home.

Described as a darkly hilarious contemporary novel, Milman’s debut sounds like it was written just for us.

Scream All Night hits shelves on July 24, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Bygone Badass Broads’ 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 all about about kick ass ladies from history: Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee!

From the author of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Triple-B is inspired by the weekly Twitter series of the same name.

Lee’s illustrated nonfiction collection will explore 52 trailblazing and amazing women from around the world and throughout history.

BBB lands on shelves (and the patriarchy) everywhere on March 6, 2018.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Reign of the Fallen’ by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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 novel about a necromancer who is tasked with raising dead nobility: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh!

The first in a new fantasy series, Marsh’s novel has everything from trips to the underworld, zombie-esque monsters, and even an LGBT romance.

Reign of the Fallen and its fabulous cover will hit shelves on January 23, 2018.

Can it be 2018 now?

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Ash Princess’ by Laura Sebastian

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 fantasy revenge novel (because we can’t say no to fantasy revenge): Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian!

Oh, and it’s obviously also a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale. Obviously.

You can grab Ash Princess and its superb cover — the first in an untitled trilogy — when it hits shelves on April 24, 2018.

2018 cannot come soon enough!

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