Waiting on Wednesday: March 14th


Hi Munchworms!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine and gives us a chance to show off the books we are really looking forward to.

Another Wednesday, another WoW-post and, yet again, way too many books.
At this point I think more than one is way too many to be honest. Like, I’ll never read them all and it makes me want to cry?!


The Astonishing Color of AfterLeigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.

Losing LeahSome bonds can’t be broken.

Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.

Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor―”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.

As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized.

Finding FelicityCaroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’ divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn’t help. Being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with.

But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and she wants nothing more than to leave her old “life” behind and build something real. However, when her mother discovers the truth about her manufactured friends, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: Prove in this first semester that she can make friends of the nonfictional variety and thrive in a new environment. Otherwise, it’s back to living at home—and a lot of therapy.

Armed with nothing more than her resolve and a Felicity-inspired plan, Caroline accepts the challenge. But she soon realizes that the real world is rarely as simple as television makes it out to be. And to find a place where she truly belongs, Caroline may have to abandon her script and take the risk of being herself.

Here So Far AwayThe bigger the secret, the harder you fall. . .

For tough girl George Warren (given name: Frances, but nobody calls her that), senior year held such promise—partying with her tight-knit group of friends, putting the underclassmen in their place, and securing an acceptance at a college far away from her boring small town. But because life is a bad writer, the year is turning out nothing like she envisioned.

So when George meets Francis, a much older guy who shares her name and her affinity for sarcastic banter, she’s thrown. In him, she—the queen of catch-and-release—has finally found someone she wants to hold on to, when lately it seems like she’s only been pushing people away. If she lets herself, she could fall recklessly, hopelessly in love. She could also risk everything, including herself.

Tyler Johnson Was HereWhen Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean. 

They all sound so good!

What book / books are you looking forward to most right now?




The covers used were found on Goodreads. I claim no right to these whatsoever.

11 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: March 14th

  1. The Astonishing Colour Of After sounds… heartbreaking. And Losing Leah sounds so, so interesting! I’m so,,, why do you always add up to my TBR? Dammit! I’ll go see if Edelweiss has any of these available… sigh :<
    Great, great post though!

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  2. I’ve never heard of The Astonishing Color of After but yay for diversityyyy! I’m half Taiwanese and half white, and I’ve never read about a character like that before :)) ALSO that plot sounds so powerful and beautiful adding to TBR right away!!


  3. I need them all….this is not healthy. I’m reeaaaaaaally anticipating A Sky in the Deep which comes out next month. I keep checking Amazon and the release date because I NEEEEEED IT IN MY LIFE! It sounds so good and there is still a while before it comes out 😦

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    1. Ooh, that’s on my releases-shelf as well! Definitely sounds interesting – and pretty bad-ass too, haha!
      Time’ll fly by faster than you think though. It always does! Besides, plenty of books to read before then! 😛

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  4. I got an ARC of the astonishing colour of after I can’t wait to get around to reading it!
    I can’t wait for Obsidio!!! Amazon SOMEHOW have no stock for it even though I pre ordered it so I’m waiting for them to email me to say they have stock back in so I can have it 😦

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    1. Ooh, enjoy! I was declined for that one. I was so bummed..
      My god. Amazon and pre-orders obviously SUCK. I pre-ordered mine months ago and it wouldn’t arrive until the 23rd?! When people who pre-ordered it last week already got their copy. I sent an angry mail and they just went “Oh, you’ll have it faster if you cancel your current order and just re-order it.” Seriously..


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