Waiting On Wednesday 24/02/2016

Oh my gosh, I am a bad blogger. Well, it’s not my fault. I’ve had so much to do over the past week! I had an interview I needed to prepare for (I got the job!!!), I presented at my first conference (and did really well!), and my mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up. I’ve had to spend the week combing chocolate cake recipes to find one that I could easily substitute different ingredients for because she’s vegan. It’s just all the little things that you get caught up in! However, I have managed to finish about four books in the past week — so that’s a plus! I just need to write reviews for all of them.

So, on to my choice for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday!

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It’s The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins!

First, a synopsis from Amazon:

greathuntWendy Higgins, the author of the New York Times bestselling Sweet Evil series, reimagines a classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.

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Waiting on Wednesday 3/2/2016

My Waiting On Wednesday entry this week is The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury.

ForbiddenWish_BOM.inddAnd it’s not just because the cover is sumptuous. I mean, look at that. Isn’t that gorgeous?

Synopsis from Amazon:

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years -a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity- only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Arabian Nights from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

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