Wishing and Waiting Wednesday is an original weekly post to spotlight a book I’ve had on my ‘to buy’ list and ‘to be read’ shelf for… maybe a little too long.
I added FAIRYTALES FOR WILDE GIRLS by Allyse Near back in July 2015 and honestly kind of forgot about it until I went to clean my GoodReads shelf off. This sounds spooky enough to be on my October reading list.
There’s a dead girl in a birdcage in the woods. That’s not unusual. Isola Wilde sees a lot of things other people don’t. But when the girl appears at Isola’s window, her every word a threat, Isola needs help.
Her real-life friends – Grape, James and new boy Edgar – make her forget for a while. And her brother-princes – the mermaids, faeries and magical creatures seemingly lifted from the pages of the French fairytales Isola idolises – will protect her with all the fierce love they possess.
It may not be enough.
Isola needs to uncover the truth behind the dead girl’s demise and appease her enraged spirit, before the ghost steals Isola’s last breath.
I added AFTER THE END by Amy Plum to my book collection in 2015 when I made my first Book Outlet order. And it is still sitting on my shelf. Why? Because I clearly have a book buying compulsion with little follow through, haha. Buy 10 books, go to the library. Ugh, I need help.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she’s trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
What books are you Wishing and Waiting on this week?