WoW: Hello, Sunshine + The Wish Granter

February 1, 2017 // Posted by Lisa & Becca in Waiting on Wednesdays // 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Lisa’s Pick:

WoW: Hello, Sunshine + The Wish GranterHello, Sunshine
by Leila Howland
Release Date: July 11th 2017
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon

A Prep School Girl with a Hollywood Dream

Becca Harrington is a reject. After being rebuffed by every college on her list, she needs a fresh start, so she packs up everything and moves to LA, giving herself one year to land an acting gig or kill herself trying.

Unfortunately, not everything turns out as planned, and after a few grueling months, LA is looking like the worst idea ever. As hard as she tries, Becca can’t land an agent, she's running out of cash, and her mom is hounding her to apply to more schools. In an act of desperation, Becca and her friend Marisol start posting short videos online—with the help of their adorable filmmaker neighbor, Raj—and the videos catch the attention of a TV producer. Could this be it? Her big break? Or will she have to move back home with nothing but some bad head shots and a monstrous credit-card bill?

Becca may not get the Hollywood ending she was hoping for, but perhaps she’ll learn there’s more than one way to achieve her dream.

Readers will love every page of this funny, romantic, aspirational, and ultimately triumphant novel about a girl who just wants to make it on her own.


Why I’m waiting: I’m super jazzed up for this one!! Can’t wait!


Becca’s Pick:

WoW: Hello, Sunshine + The Wish GranterThe Wish Granter (Ravenspire, #2)
by C.J. Redwine
Release Date: February 14th 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon

An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.


Why I’m waiting: I loved The Shadow Queen, the first book in the Ravenspire Series so I am super excited for the second book The Wish Granter! It is a Rumplestilskin retelling and sounds totally cool!!


What are you waiting on this week?


Lisa & Becca

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  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Nice picks! The first one is totally new to me! I can’t wait for The Wish Granter though! I still need to read The Shadow Queen but I already feel as if I will love it! So I’m excited for more in that world!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  • Hello, Sunshine sounds really interesting, and it’s my first time hearing about it 🙂 I’m also curious about The Wish Granter, but I haven’t read the first book yet. Awesome picks, as always!

    Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

  • Ooh the first one sounds sweet! I’ve already read The Wish Granter though. I liked it but I was a tad disappointed by it overall.