Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday (250) - Bonus Winter Edition...and Cass Of Course


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

So this week you're getting an extra pick from me.  I found two new books which take place in winter.  Now winter is almost over here - thank the weather ponies (bonus points of you get the reference).  However, I'm still finding books set in winter - one of my faves!  



FROM GOODREADS: Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen in this striking YA fantasy about a rig driver’s journey to save her friend.
 
Twice-orphaned Sylvi has chipped out a niche for herself on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter. Alone in her truck, she takes comfort in two things: the solitude of the roads and the favor of Winter, an icy spirit who has protected her since she was a child. But when her best friend, Lenore, runs off with the rebels, she finds herself making a haul too late in the season for a smuggler whom she wouldn’t normally work with, the infamous Mars Dresden. Alongside his team—Hyla, a giant warrior woman, and Kyn, a boy with skin like stone—Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend. But when the time comes, she'll will have to choose: safety, anonymity, and the favor of Winter—or the future of the island that she calls home.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  First I fell in love with the cover.  Second I can just imagine Elsa on top of a Mad Max rig singing "Do you want to build a snowman" which makes me giggle.  And third, the synopsis seals the deal.

BONUS PICK:

FROM GOODREADS: 
A hitched ride home in a snow storm turns sinister when one of the passengers is plotting for the ride to end in disaster.

When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.

As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she's stuck in the car with don't actually know one another.

Soon, they're not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  Blizzard and a car full of strangers?  Yes please!

CASSIUS'S PICK:

FROM GOODREADS:  It's the classic girl detectives like you've never seen them before! Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley have a terrifying new mystery to solve -- and this time, the culprit is far more frightening than any man in a mask....

Popular Daphne Blake and über-nerd Velma Dinkley are not friends. They aren’t enemies either, but they don't have any reason to speak to each other, and that’s how they prefer it. The two girls grew up together—they’d been best friends since pre-K—but when they hit middle school, Daphne dropped Velma and never looked back.

These days, Daphne’s deep in the popular crowd, daughter of the richest family in town, while Velma’s an outsider, hiding from the world behind her thick glasses. When they run into each other in the halls of Crystal Cove High, they look the other way.

But then Daphne's best friend, Marcy—who happens to be Velma’s cousin—goes missing. A century ago, there was a wave of disappearances in Crystal Cove, and many local people believe that supernatural forces were behind it. Now the whole town believes those same forces are back . . . and up to no good.

Daphne and Velma may be the only ones who can solve the mystery and save Marcy—if they can trust each other enough to try. Especially since the truth might be stranger—and scarier—than either girl can imagine . . . 

WHY CASS CAN'T WAIT: So I've seen Scooby Doo movies and cartoons.  Everyone also seems to think that Daphne is such a hottie but personally, I'd prefer a belly rub from Velma any day.  I think Mom likes Velma best too and I love my Mom so take that Daphne.  I think this sounds fun and I'm only hoping as the series continues, Scooby manages to make an appearance.  But not Scrappy Doo - he was annoying.  Hey, maybe I should rename Apollo Scrappy!

SO WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK AND 
DON'T FORGET TO MENTION WHERE THE WEATHER PONIES 
ARE FROM IF YOU KNOW!


42 comments:

  1. I love the cover for Winter White and Wicked. 🙌🙌🙌

    Oh! I really want to read the Daphne and Velma book. It sounds great, and I agree, Velma for the win! Thanks for the heads up, Cass. 👍✨

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    1. Yea it was the cover which really jumped out at me. So I might have already preordered the Daphne book for my Kindle - I couldn't resist.

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  2. You guys are hitting it out of the park today! I cracked up so much at the image of Elsa at the top of a MadMax rig singing a Disney song! The Daphne vs Velma Pick is sooo cool! I didn't realise they had their own series!

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    1. Thanks. Yep, it's an image I don't think will leave my mind anytime soon!

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  3. You've surprised me with two new books! Winter White and Wicked sounds like something I'd love, and I really want to read Five Total Strangers, it sounds like it could be very suspenseful.

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    1. I think those two sound awesome as well. You're always surprising me with new books for my TBR so I thought I'd return the favor today.

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  4. got a winter theme going there and i love books that use weather. i love scooby doooooooo
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Yep, winter theme in books - cool. Winter theme in real life (like this morning) - not cool.

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  5. So I was wondering what the dog pick would be, but then I get it, Scooby Doo! :-). Love all your picks this week.
    Check out my Wednesday Post

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  6. You hit on some great sounding ones! Your image of Elsa made me giggle too...lol.

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    1. Thanks. Yep, I'm sure Disney wouldn't appreciate it.

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  7. Nice picks! I liked them all. Intrigued by the Daphne and Velma one.

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    1. I might of accidentally preordered it - well, maybe not so accidentally.

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  8. I hope you like them when you read them.

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  9. They are new to me and they sound so good!! Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  10. Five Total Strangers looks like a book I'd like. I do enjoy books set during the winter.

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    1. I know. Nothing like a great wintry book.

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  11. Five Total Strangers looks really good! I have to agree with Cass in that Scrappy Doo was annoying. I hope you enjoy all of these, Barb!

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    1. Yes, I still don't even know why they even added Scrappy to the mix!

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  12. Oh, hai. That cover is gorgeous and I want it. I'm so torn, though. Your image of Elsa meets Mad Max made me giggle, but at the same time, I hate Mad Max type shows/books, so I'm not sure how this would work for me. But gosh do I love the idea!

    Five Total Strangers looks fabulous, though!

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    1. I don't mind Mad Max type things because of the action. I'm not sure how it will play out in a book though either.

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  13. A blizzard and a car full of strangers sounds promising. I hope you enjoy all these!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Yep..add me in and I could make a list of ones that needed to die - teens can be so annoying at times.

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  14. "Mad Max Fury Road meets Frozen"? Ding ding ding that sounds like a total win. I had to laugh too at your mention of elsa singing on a Mad Max rig. Sign me up for that. And oh my gosh Five Total strangers I'm adding right now!

    Daphne and Velma sounds awesome!

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    1. So many awesome books coming out. How will we read them all!

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  15. "Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen"...okay, this combo can either go really well or really badly, but I'm intrigued! And yes, a thriller in a blizzard? Count me in for Five Total Strangers!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  16. Mad Max meets Frozen?? That's an interesting combo!

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    1. Yea. Sometimes I wonder who comes up with these taglines.

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  17. These all sound good. Of course I'm leaning towards Five Total Strangers. It's right up my alley.

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  18. "Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen" - Now that might be the most interesting comparison I've ever seen. This sounds like a wild ride and I hope you'll love it!

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    1. Most interesting and probably the oddest right?

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  19. I like the sound of all three of these, I'd probably choose the first as my favourite but the other two are great two.
    Lynn :D

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  20. Yes to Five Total Strangers! I like this kind of plot with the winter backdrop! I have lots of winter horror and thriller books on my list still to read.

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    1. There's always room for another winter thriller/horror book.

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  21. I'm definitely here for Five Total Strangers!!!

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