Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (185)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am excited for Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin and Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning.

Nameless Queen is a standalone fantasy about a girl from the Nameless class who suddenly finds herself queen. The premise kinda reminds me of The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen, in that a girl from the lowest class ends up involved in the fate of the kingdom. In this world, a tattoo declares who will rule next, and it appears on the main character. This book definitely looks interesting, and I'm excited to see how the main character deals with her sudden rise to power!


Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn't even be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don't even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there's no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don't?

Release: January 7, 2020

Throw Like a Girl is a contemporary sports romance that I am super excited for! The main character Liv plays softball, but is kicked out of her scholarship when she punches a player on another team. She has to transfer to her local high school. Which just happens to be the school of the girl she punched. The injured school football player Grey has a plan though. He'll have Liv replace him on the team, and get her a spot on the softball team in the spring. Clearly, a bit of romance will ensue. I love a good sports romance, especially when it has girls going outside their prescribed sports. I really can't wait to read this book!


When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched... Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who's got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

Release: January 7, 2020

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