Waiting on Wednesday #6

Hello, everyone!

Have you noticed how many great books are coming out this year? It’s incredible! I can’t handle all the excitement and emotion. I don’t know what to do with myself, haha.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. You spotlight an upcoming release that you’re eagerly anticipating.

This book is a special one. I’ve seen it around everywhere, and you probably have too. There is so much fuss about this book. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago, and I have been anxiously waiting for may 30th since then.

The book I’m talking about is When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.



A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Are you excited for this book?

Much love, liesje


Waiting on Wednesday #5

Hello, everybody!

How are you all doing today? I’m feeling a little down because I have a presentation of my German course tomorrow. We had to watch Schindler’s List and another movie about the Holocaust. Then, we had to pick three scenes from every movie that touched us and then talk about it in class. It’s a really heavy topic but I’m glad we are doing it. It reminds us once again what humans (if we can even call them that) are capable of.

Now, let’s cheer up by talking about some books!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. You spotlight an upcoming release that you’re eagerly anticipating.

I haven’t read any books of Adam Silvera but I’ve heard a lot of great things about them. This one, in particular, sounds very interesting! Tell me in the comments if you would like to read this book.

It comes out September 5th, 2017.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

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Thank you so much for reading!liesje

Waiting on Wednesday #4

Hello, everybody!
It is already the third month of 2017. I’ve only grown used to writing ‘2017’ instead of ‘2016’ on my papers! This year a lot is going to change, maybe that’s why it feels like time is moving so fast. Whenever I’m feeling stressed out, I am able to get lost in my blog and books. I’ve grown very attached to it the past months and all your sweet messages help a lot. I’m not sad or depressed or anything, I’m just very grateful to have you guys!
Let’s move on to this week’s WoW! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. You spotlight an upcoming release that you’re eagerly anticipating.
I chose Hunted by Meagan Spooner. This book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It looks like this book is pretty much sticking to the original premise of this beautiful story. With the release of the movie getting closer and closer, I thought it appropriate to get in the mood for some beauty and beasts.

Hunted comes out on March 14th, 2017.



Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

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Thank you so much for reading!liesje

Waiting on Wednesday #3

Hello everybody!

I’ve got another WoW post for you today! A book I am eagerly anticipating is The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas. It kills me to say that I haven’t read many books about this topic before. Racism is something I utterly hate. I’m expecting this book to be an emotional rollercoaster, and very close to reality. If you read the synopsis, it’s not that crazy to say that things like that have already happened in the past few years. The reviews that it has gotten already are phenomenal, so I’m very, very excited!

The Hate U Give comes out on February 28th, 2017.

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Are you excited for this book? I would love to know!

Happy reading! liesje

Waiting on Wednesday #2

Good day everyone!

I’m back again with a Waiting on Wednesday post! I get really excited when writing these posts! I become even more impatient for these books to come out, haha.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. What you have to do is spotlight an upcoming release that you’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pick is Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas. I’ve seen this book everywhere. I can’t escape it! The cover is absolutely beautiful, the story sounds promising, what more could I want? I’ve also never read a work of Rhiannon Thomas before. I am very excited to see how it’ll turn out! This book will come out on February 21st this year. 

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Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councilors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.

Doesn’t this story line fantastic? Only six more days you guys!

Until next time! liesje

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Hello, everyone!

How’s your day been so far? Mine has been really great! For my psychology course, we got to go to a primary school and observe how the teachers teach. We’re doing this for three weeks, each in different grades to compare different kinds of teaching methods. It’s so fascinating to see how much work actually goes into educating children. I miss really miss those days of primary school! So many good memories…

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. What you have to do is spotlight an upcoming release that you’re eagerly anticipating.

This Wednesday, I wanted to talk about a book that has just come out yesterday. I know that’s not really the point of this feature, but just bear with me and pretend we’re two days back in time. I’m talking about *drumroll* Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan. This is the sequel to Reign of Shadows. I’m so excited to read this book it’s unreal. I am shocked that this book series hasn’t gotten so much attention.

Let me explain why. First of all, the covers are to die for. I promise you, in real life, they are even more beautiful. And second, the plot is so original and interesting. It’s a retelling of Rapunzel. Only her name is Luna and she is blind. (I’ll include the synopsis of the first book for you to read if you’re interested). This is just one of those book series that gives me butterflies when I think about it, just because I love it so much. Does anyone else get that feeling too sometimes? Or am I the only one?


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Synopsis Reign of Shadows

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.


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Synopsis Rise of Fire

Beware for spoilers if you haven’t read the first book!

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler’s and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.

Thank you so much for reading!Liesje