Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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:
Good Girl, Bad Blood
Holly Jackson
Series: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #2
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: April 30, 2020
Goodreads
Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time EVERYONE is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late?
Why I want to read this book

I am currently reading A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, and I am so in love with it. I love the format and the voice, and am really eager to see where Jackson goes with this. This girl detective is someone I have enjoyed getting to know, and I look forward to solving more mysteries with her.


Little Monsters 
Kara Thomas
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Goodreads
Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.
Why I want to read this book

Back in 2015, I got an ARC of Thomas' The Darkest Corners, and I loved it! I vowed to read more of her books, and I have. I bought this book in 2018, but for some reason read The Cheerleaders, borrowed from the library, and left this one unread. It seemed like a good fit with A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, though, and so I threw it on my TBR this week.

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

46 comments:

  1. I have Little Monsters on my TBR, too - must make time for it soon!

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    1. Little Monsters is really good. I just got to "that" point, where it's full speed ahead. Enjoying it so much

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  2. Good Girl, Bad Blood sounds like a fantastic thriller! I love reading about towns with dark secrets. Awesome pick! :)

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    1. I just hope it's as good as the first book (which I loved)

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  3. I have Little Monsters on my TBR too! It sounds amazing but I still haven't read it. The publicists at ALA were raving about Holly Jackson's book. The format sounds very unique!

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    1. Good Girl's Guide was a very late approval from the publisher, but I am glad I got it, because I loved it. I want more! I am at about 80% in Little Monsters and it is fabulous!

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  4. These both look really good and these are both authors I need to try!

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    1. I guess I am on a mini mystery kick, because I am loving every second of Little Monsters

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    1. If Thomas doesn't tank the ending, I predict 5-stars for Little Monsters. It's been a great book so far

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  6. Really want to read little monsters too!

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    1. Do it! Do it! It's so good, and I can 't wait to find out what really happened (I am close)

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  7. Ooh, these both sound really good. Adding the two Holly Jackson books to my TBR for sure!!

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    1. I am happy to get another mystery with Ravi and Pip. I hope we get even more.

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  8. I remember Little Monsters getting a lot of attention when it released. The mystery aspect sounds super intriguing.

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    1. I am almost finished and I am so engrossed by the story. So good

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  9. OOh nice picks! The first is new to me but I did read Little Monsters way back when. I've enjoyed all of Kara's books to date. I hope you enjoy both of these!

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    1. I read Thomas' other two mysteries and they were hits. Little Monsters is looking like 5 stars to me, unless the ending is terrible.

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  10. I hope these are both awesome for you! Little Monsters sounds pretty good to me.

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  11. These both sounds so good! I really need to check out the first book in the A Good Girls Guide to Murder and soon!

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    1. Good Girl's Guide just came out this week. I am glad I had the opportunity to read it

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  12. I remember being interested in Little Monsters when it came out. Their motivations aren’t obvious on the surface so it feels really mysterious. Thanks for the reminder it’s on my TBR! You sure are getting into mysteries and thrillers Sam!

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    1. I hope you get to read it, because I am loving it

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  13. I kind of gave up on A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. Not because it wasn't good, and I did think the format was really neat, but I just couldn't make myself read it over other things I had on my TBR. But I'll have to maybe give it another try! Great picks!
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    1. I found it to have a blend of mystery and other elements similar to McManus' books, which is one of the reasons I love her books so much. I was all in, and devoured that book.

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  14. I just got my hands on a copy of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and can't wait to get started with it. It is great to know that you like it so much you are already eager to read the next book. I hope you enjoy both of these!

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    1. I really liked Jackson's style, and the characters were great too

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  15. I liked the Cheerleaders and would like to read more Kara thomas, so this one's going on the list.

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    1. I liked The Cheerleaders, loved The Darkest Corners, and am loving Little Monsters. It's really good

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  16. I have Little Monsters and need to find some time to read it. Good Girl, Bad Blood sounds intriguing.

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    1. You should read it. Thomas does a good job plotting her books.

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  17. I have yet to read a book by Kara Thomas but I do have The Darkest Corners at my shelf. I really need to get to it at some point.

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    1. I thought The Darkest Corners was great. I loved how Thomas had me guessing up to almost the last line of the book.

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  18. A good girls guide to murder is a series? I totally forgot abt that!!

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    1. I didn't realize it was, and then I saw the next book, and was rather excited, because I loved Ravi and Pip

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  19. I have always wanted to read a Holly Bourne Sam! Why not this one right?

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    1. I never read any Holly Bourne, but I have heard great things about her

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  20. I saw you were reading Little Monsters this week. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. It has been on my TBR for a while now. And OMG, I had no idea A Good Girl's Guide to Murder was a series. I'm about halfway through the first book now and I'm glued to it waiting to find out what really happened to Andie!

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    1. Little Monsters is so good. The YA mysteries are treating me well this week. Isn't Good Girl's Guide engrossing? I was the same way. Loved it, and totally want more.

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  21. I hope you like LITTLE MONSTERS. I think that one is my fave of hers so far!! THE CHEERLEADERS was good, but not enough Cheerleading!!!

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    1. I loved Little Monsters. I think The Darkest Corners is still my favorite, but all three, that I have read, were excellent.

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  22. I have heard so many good things about Kara Thomas' books and I know they are very intense. So I want to read some myself too! Happy reading for these x

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    1. She leans a bit darker and goes more psychological. Oddly enough, I'm a fan

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