Waiting on Wednesday: THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli & LONG MAY SHE REIGN by Rhiannon Thomas

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and we believe that it's awesome! This blog post is to alert those that visit us about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.


This week's WoW comes hot on the heels of our #PrideMonth #ReadProudListenProud coverage with THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli. Did you guys see the cover unveiling last week? So great. We need it like, RIGHT NOW.

The Upside of Unrequited
ISBN: 0062348701
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 352

“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back.”

What does a sixteen-year-old girl have to do to kiss a boy? Molly Peskin-Suso wishes she knew. She’s crushed on twenty-six guys…but has kissed exactly none. Her twin sister Cassie’s advice to “just go for it” and “take a risk” isn’t that helpful. It’s easy for her to say: she’s had flings with lots of girls. She’s fearless and effortlessly svelte, while Molly is introverted and what their grandma calls zaftig.

Then Cassie meets Mina, and for the first time ever, Cassie is falling in love. While Molly is happy for her twin, she can’t help but feel lonelier than ever. But Cassie and Mina are determined to end Molly’s string of unrequited crushes once and for all. They decide to set her up with Mina’s friend Will, who is ridiculously good-looking, flirty, and seems to be into Molly. Perfect, right? But as Molly spends more time with Reid, her cute, nerdy co-worker, her feelings get all kinds of complicated. Now she has to decide whether to follow everyone’s advice…or follow her own heart.

As a bonus, we are also waiting for that gay rom-com of our dreams from Kevin, who you can read more about here!  


Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas


Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly, and the king and his courtiers are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have survived the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

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  1. Oh wow.. both of you have such awesome picks this week !! I can't wait for both of them <3 I hope you'll love them :D

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  2. I have both of these on my TBR :-) great picks

  3. "Long May She Reign" looks like something I might enjoy! Both coverage are pretty epic, though.

  4. These both look really interesting, though ive not heard of either.

    Nancy, i see you are reading The Vanishing Throne, what do you think of it? Im planning to start Falconer soon. :)


  5. I just saw Long May She Reign this week! It looks good!Nice! Check out my WOW https://literarydust.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/waiting-on-wednesday-torn-by-jennifer-l-armentrout/

  6. I still think it's hilarious that I went to recommend Long May She Reign and you already had it on your list!

  7. I really enjoy this series and the second one was better than the first.

  8. I like the sound of both books but I have to admit that Nancy's choice has the best cover - wow- it's gorgeous - here's my WoW post

    1. Oooo and you're reading them over audio! We both love audiobooks because we have long commutes!

  9. These both sound really awesome! Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by my blog.

    1. Nancy reads a lot of Jay Crownover and I feel like I need to pick one up!


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