Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: The Beholder by Anna Bright and If She Wakes by Michael Koryta

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Jenn's Pick: I Can't wait to have my hands on this!

The Beholder (The Beholder, #1)
The Beholder by Anna Bright
June 4th, 2019
Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.

Ash's Pick: I need to read this NOW! 

If She Wakes
If She Wakes by Michael Koryta
May 14th, 2019
Discover the electrifying new novel from New York Timesbestselling author Michael Koryta, the "master" (Stephen King) of thriller writing, the story of two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer.
Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them?
Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation--and nerves--shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels.
Full of pulse-pounding tension, If She Wakes is a searing, breakneck thriller from the genre's "best of the best" (Michael Connelly).


  1. Both of these sound interesting! Hope yall enjoy :)

  2. Nice ones! Been seeing a bit of the first, but the second is new to me! Hope you both love your book once you get to read it!

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  3. I am obsessed with that cover on The Beholder!

  4. These are new ones to me, but I hope you guys enjoy them!

  5. The Beholder is definitely on my TBR! Great picks! Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post at Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  6. The cover on that first book is incredible! And the second book is calling to me because it just sounds like it's going to be such an intense read. I hope you love them both!


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