Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday!


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for:
The Iron Will of Genie Lo
F.C. Yee
Series: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #2
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Amulet
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Goodreads
The fate of the heavens is at stake in this hilarious and highly-anticipated sequel to the The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Genie Lo thought she was busy protecting the Bay Area from demons. But now, as a Heaven- appointed Guardian, even the well-being of demons is her responsibility—and their numbers are multiplying. Guanyin and Quentin are doing their best to help; but what they really need is for the Jade Emperor to get off his butt and deal with the crisis. While he’s AWOL, Genie nominates Guanyin to fill in his shoes, unaware that the role will go to the god who can defeat a mysterious threat to the supernatural order. Along with a few other contenders for the throne, including a former enemy, Genie and her friends embark on a Heavenly quest to an in-between world. But when faced with true danger, the group realizes that what will save the universe this time is sacrifice, not strength.
Why I want to read this book

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was an absolute hit for me. The book was funny and witty and Genie was a star. I could not get enough of her. When I finished reading the book, I felt like there were more adventures for Genie and Quinten to explore, and sure enough, soon thereafter, a sequel was announced. I cannot wait to catch up with Genie and Quinten and to get back to this world.

First & Then
Emma Mills
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Goodreads
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them: first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.
Why I want to read this book

Funny story, this is the only Emma Mills book I purchased. The others were either ARCs or from the library. Yes, I have owned this book since June of 2017, yet, it is unread. It's odd too, because ALL of Emma Mills books have been hits for me. See for yourself!


There is no doubt in my mind this will be a hit for me, and I am excited, because then I can say I read all Mills' books. 

What are you waiting on?
Any backlog books you want to read soon? 
Let us know in the comments!

45 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything by Mills, but I just got a copy of FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN from the publisher for the Cybils awards. I'm excited to read it, especially if you loved it!

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    1. I just finished First & Then, which is the last book of her's I needed to read, and it was wonderful! I liked Famous in a Small Town. She actually mentions Megan in her latest book, Lucky Caller, which I always love authors to do.

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  2. always great when an author keeps on giving. hope you get a chance to read it soon
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Yes! I read two of Mills' books this week, and both got the full 5-stars from me.

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  3. First and Then is so cute! I hope you enjoy it. I've only read that one and This Adventure Ends, still have to get to her other books.

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    1. First & Then was so cute. I just finished it a bit earlier, and I was crying the happy tears at the end. I have now read them all, and the one coming out next year was stupendous. She is one of my faves.

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  4. The Genie Lo book, the first one, was on my TBR, didn't know it would have a sequel! Thanks for sharing! The second book looks good as well.
    Check out my Wednesday post

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    1. Genie Lo was so good, and I am not even a big fantasy fan. It was Genie, who made me love that book so much. I hope you get to it at some point.

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  5. IRON WILL!!! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was a fun surprise for me and it seems like I've been waiting forever for this one.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. Wasn't it? I couldn't believe how much I loved Genie Lo, and when I found out there would be more, I was over the moon. But, let's face it, the ending to the first book left room for many additional adventures.

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  6. OOh nice picks! Totally new to me ones. Hope you enjoy them both!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I loved First & Then, but won't be reading Iron Will for a while.

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  7. I love Emma Mills her books are so sweet

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    1. She might actually be my new contemporary queen. I read two of her books this week, and both earned 5-stars. They just left me so happy!

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  8. Iron Will sounds amazing and so does First & Then. Thanks for sharing them both.

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    1. I have high hopes for Iron Will, and I can say that First & Then was a wonderful experience for me.

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  9. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. I hope you enjoy both of these. They sound great!

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    1. Just finished First & Then today, and it was so, so good!

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  11. Love Emma Mills' books! I enjoyed First & Then and can't wait to try her new one.

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    1. Mills has essentially been writing YA contemporary perfection straight out of the gate. I loved First & Then, and Lucky Caller was everything I ever wanted

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  12. I haven't read any Emma Mills, but she sounds like a fun author.

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    1. She is. Her characters and the emotional pacing of her books is perfect for me.

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  13. Genie! Great picks, Sam AND A reminder I still have to read the first of the Genie series!

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    1. Epic Crush was so good! You should give it a go.

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  14. I swear one of these days I'll read one Emma Mills book Sam!

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    1. If you need a cute, fluffy, and heartwarming read, all her books fit the bill

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  15. The Iron Will of Genie Lo isn't one I'd have pegged you for, Sam! Hope the return to the characters is as good as the first.

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    1. I used to read more fantasy, because I always read my daughter's books, but there was something about the way Genie was described, which pulled me in. I also love folk tales and mythology, and I have too say, the humor was fantastic in the Genie Lo book.

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  16. I actually know both of these books and have even read one of them! First & Then isn't Emma Mills strongest book Ever but it is most definitely enjoyable so I hope you like it. And I'm so psyched for the next Genie Lonbook, although I kind of want to reread the first book since it's been so long since I've read it just to refresh myself on the story but I've got time until it's release!

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    1. I actually loved First & Then, and I am saying that having read them all. It has those elements that always stand out in her books - family and friendship. I loved the cousin and was a fan of Ezra. I enjoyed it a lot. It made me smile.

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  17. I have First & Then sitting on my shelf right now too. I'm trying to get it read by the end of the year for my backlist challenge and Emma Mills is also on my list of authors to try in 2019 so fingers crossed I can squeeze it in.

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    1. It was super cute, just like all of Mills' books. She never fails to leave me happier than when I started the book

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  18. I do remember when that Emma Mills book was everywhere. I have yet to give her work a try but it is on my someday list :) I hope you enjoy both of these, Sam!

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    1. I am so obsessed with Emma Mills. I am sad, because now I have read them all. Fingers crossed she writes another book for 2021 release.

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  19. I know how much enjoy Emma Mills! I didn't realise you were missing any of her books, to be honest. So I hope you will enjoy First and Then whenever you're able to get to it (soon, I am sure ;))

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    1. Just that one, and now I read it, and I LOVED IT! Foster owned my heart, and I adored Ezra too.

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  20. Aaah I hope you'll enjoy First and Then, I really loved it :) Happy reading!

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    1. It was so good. Obviously, Emma Mills came out of the gate writing fantastic YA contemporaries. I had a fantastic time with this book.

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  21. I hope you end up loving First & Then just as much as you did her other books! I've had that same book sitting on my book shelf for a year or two, eeks. Maybe longer? Hopefully we'll both be able to get to it soon ♥.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. I did end up loving First & Then. Foster and Ezra totally owned me.

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    2. YAY! I'm so happy to hear that!

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