Wednesday, June 17, 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:

Dating Makes Perfect

Pintip Dunn
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: August 18, 2020
The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not because they’re not asked. Not because they’re not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name—hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they’re not allowed.

Until now.

In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, “Why aren’t you engaged yet?” The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won’t marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they’ve had lots of dating practice.

In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka “Winnie”), must date in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course — and on dates they organize based on their favorite rom-coms. The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon—arrogant, dreamy, and infuriating.

Winnie’s known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. Her parents love him, so naturally he’s the perfect person for her to pretend date.

If only he weren’t her sworn enemy.
Why I want to read this book

I think it's rather hilarious, that the parents are forcing their daughter to date in high school, since not allowing their older daughters to date in their teens, resulting in them putting off relationships for the time being. And, there's that magic word - rom-com. What can I say, it's my catnip. It seems the hero and heroine also have a long history, and you all know I am a sucker for that. Dunn seems to have many of my favorite ingredients in her book, and I hope they combine to deliver an amazing book for me. 
Also Known As

Robin Benway
Series: Also Known As, #1
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Walker Books FYR
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Which is more dangerous: being an international spy... or surviving high school?

Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world's premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it's three digits, why bother locking it at all?)

But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she's attending a private school with hundreds of "mean girl" wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school's elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat... all while trying not to blow her cover.
Why I want to read this book

I read my first Robin Benway book, Far From the Tree, back in Jan 2018, and I simply knew I needed to read more of her books. I scavenged the eLibraries, and bought the titles they didn't have. And, though I did read Emmy & Oliver, I never went and read the others. This book sounds really fun. I love the idea of spending time with a young spy as she tries to blend into a normal teen life, while still completing her case. 

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

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