Waiting on Wednesday: The Living

Hi there!The Living by Matt de la Pena

Let’s celebrate Wednesday by talking about an upcoming new release! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine and I love participating in it every week!

This week’s spotlight book is The Living by Matt de la Pena.

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he’ll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two—every cruise has different passengers, after all.

But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy’s only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed. The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it’s a fight to survive for those left living.

Doesn’t this sound like a cool survival, adventure story?! What an intriguing premise; summer dreams turn into a fight for your life against the forces of nature?! Very exciting!

The Living will be released on November 12, which is actually the day before my birthday!


June New Releases

Well hello there everyone!

Happy June 1st!

You may notice a little change. Usually I write a monthly New Releases post as part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme, and I’d just skip one week of the TTT themes. Well, I’ve decided to split New Releases and TTT into two separate entities. Cool right?!

As usual, there are a ton of new books being released this month! I can’t even begin to list them all, so I picked some that sound the most interesting to me. So, let’s get to it!

The Moon and More by Sarah DessenThe Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (June 4)

Cure of the Ancients by Matt de la PenaCurse of the Ancients (Infinity Ring #6) by Matt de la Pena (June 4)

The Pirate's Wish by Cassanra Rose ClarkeThe Pirate’s Wish (Assassins Curse #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke (June 4)

The Apprentices by Melie MeloyThe Apprentices by Malie Meloy (June 4)

Rules of Summer by Joanna PhilbinRules of Summer by Joanna Philbin (June 4)

When You Were Here by Daisy WhitneyWhen You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (June 4)

Belle Epoque by Elizabeth RossBelle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (June 11)

Star Cursed by Jessica SpotswoodStar Cursed (The Cahill Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood (June 18)

Neptune's Tears by Susan WaggonerNeptune’s Tears by Susan Waggoner (June 25)

Middle School:How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill by James PattersonMiddle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill by James Patterson (June 24)

Out of the Easy by Ruta SepetysOut of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (June 28)

Don’t these all have potential to be good reads? I’m particularly interested in Out of the Easy, Belle Epoque (I have the ARC thanks to author Elizabeth Ross!!) , The Moon and More and Rules of Summer. Which June new releases are you excited about?