Waiting on Wednesday: ‘The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried’ by Shaun David Hutchinson

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 the bonds that last beyond death (read: friendship is magic): The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.

Described as Six Feet Under meets Pushing Daisies (yaaaassss), Hutchinson’s novel follows a teen named Dino who is accustomed to death — mostly because his parents own a funeral home.

Despite his unique living situation, things are pretty normal for Dino … until his ex-bestie July returns from the dead. You know, totally normal teen stuff.

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried hits shelves everywhere on February 19, 2019, and we can’t wait to get our undead hands on it.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Sky Without Stars’ by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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 science fiction re-imagining of the Victor Hugo classic Les Miserables: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell.

The duo’s retelling will follow a thief, an officer, and a guardian who live on the French planet-colony of Laterre, which just so happens to be inching toward revolution.

Yes, yes, and hells yes.

Sky Without Stars will hit shelves everywhere on March 26, 2019. Can it be 2019 now, please and thanks.

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Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Last of Her Name’ by Jessica Khoury

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 re-imagines the life of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia … in space: Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury!

Khoury’s upcoming novel follows the lost Princess Anya, who unbeknownst to her former subjects was not murdered a long time ago during a rebellion in a galaxy far, far away.

Think science fiction Anastasia, but with less singing.

Last of Her Name will hit shelves everywhere on February 26, 2019. Plenty of time to work on your grabby hands.

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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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