Waiting on Wednesday – The Queen’s Rising



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. A similar meme, Can’t-Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings. If you’d like to participate in either one, don’t forget to link back to these lovely ladies and add your links in their posts.

My pick for this week’s “can’t wait to read” is

The Queen’s Rising

Rebecca Ross


Expected publication: February 6, 2018 by HarperTeen

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy


When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

The premise of this book sounds incredibly fun and so intriguing! What’s your Waiting on Wednesday pick today? Share those books, so I can add more on my TBR!


Blog Tour – Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker


Happy Wednesday Loves and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker. This was a fun lighthearted and adorable YA Romance that had me smiling and swooning. Don’t forget to stay until the end to join an awesome giveaway!

Right Kiss Wrong Guy (Offsides Book 2)



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You’d think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.
But Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.
A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom’s match-making business is doing great, and her school’s new fundraiser is “Love-Grams.”
Juliet’s miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.
Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he’s all but invisible. She isn’t impressed.
Jared’s never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and he’s determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla’s sister.
Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won’t work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?
Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone’s face. Juliet won’t play his game.
Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.


Right Kiss Wrong Guy by Natalie Decker is a fun, cute and entertaining read that had me smiling and swooning.

Quarterback Jared Black, the most popular guy in school, has had his heart set on Juliet Valentine for the longest time. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jared is determined to finally confess his feelings for her. But Juliet just had her heart broken and vowed to never kiss and fall for the wrong kind of guys – football players. Can Jared win over Juliet’s heart in time for the Valentine’s Day dance and be with the girl of his dreams? Or will he crash and burn, and get sidelined indefinitely?

This novel was frustratingly fun! I really liked the chemistry between Jared and Juliet and totally shipped them the entire time that I had pictured this swoony ending. However, that was not the case and the ending felt a bit too rushed for me. There was so much back and forth building up the tension and drama that I was expecting there to be more… (you do get an epilogue), but it just didn’t sit well with me. That being said, I still really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the plot was incredibly amusing and interesting. The pacing was great and there was never a dull moment. I enjoyed all the bickering, the drama, the mishaps, the angst, and of course the romance. The characters were all so delightful, quirky, and hilarious. I often found myself smiling, laughing or swooning.

I loved Jared Black from the very beginning and thoroughly enjoyed his POV. He’s sweet, smart and determined. He’s also inexperienced and a bit awkward when it came to girls and dating, so watching him try to get Juliet to notice him was quite funny and super adorable. Jared’s definitely not perfect and made a bit of a mess, but he’s just so darn cute and charming and incredibly swoon-worthy that it’s difficult not to root for him.

Juliet was a great lead, but it definitely took me a while to warm up to her. She frustrated me quite a bit, but also made me laugh. She’s was stubborn, a little intimidating, and incredibly difficult, but underneath all that, she’s actually pretty sweet…in her own ways of course.   I loved that she was confident, intelligent and sassy. I also really liked that she didn’t act a certain way or change herself just so guys would like her. 

I adored Layla and Tyler a lot. I didn’t read the first book, but I’m absolutely interested in reading about their story. They were just so cute together. Chase and Addy were fantastic characters and great friends to Juliet, so I hope they both get their own happy endings in the upcoming books.

This book was so much fun to read. I finished in less than 24 hours and found it positively entertaining. There were plenty of hilarious scenes, teenage angst, and swoontastic moments. If you’re in the mood for something lighthearted and adorable, then you need to have Right Kiss Wrong Guy in your TBR!


Other Books in the Series

Right Text Wrong Number 

Right Text Wrong Number


High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worthy of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.

As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?

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Natalie DeckerNatalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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