Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Umberland by Wendy Spinale

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub. Date: May 9th, 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository 
What began with a reimagining of Peter Pan and Wendy now twists into a stunning version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass!

Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn't exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in to lead, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus's origin: an extinct poisonous apple.

Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters. Leaving Pete in charge of the survivors, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she'll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.

But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there's no apple to be found there?

Read my review of Everland here!

First of all, Everland  was the best Peter Pan retelling that I have ever read!


And this Peter Pan retelling is now being twisted into an Alice in Wonderland story?!


To say that I'm excited for Umberland is a severe understatement!


What about you guys? Have you read Everland? Are you excited for UmberlandAre they on your TBR? Let me know!

Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme park (so she’s very familiar with the world of make believe). Everland is her debut novel. Wendy lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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44 comments:

  1. I never got around to buying and reading Everland but I really want it now since you say it's the best Peter Pan retelling. Sounds very promising. I hope you'll love the sequel as well!

    My WoW!

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    1. You need to because it's AMAZING!! I hope so, too ^_^

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  2. I hadn't heard of this series before, but now I'm intrigued! I hope you get to read, and enjoy, this one soon! :)

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to it because it's fantastic! I hope so too, thank you!

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  3. My daughter and I are absolutely DYING for this book!!! The first was fantastic, plus the addition of the Alice characters, AND they'll go from London to Germany (which daughter will also be doing this year lol, funny coincidence). We could not be more excited. Hope we both get to read this one soon, Brittany!!

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    1. That's awesome! It's so nice that you and your daughter share a love of books together. I hope we do too! Thanks for stopping by <3

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  4. Ooh nice!! I still need to read the first one but I love a good Peter Pan retelling! So yay!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I highly recommend it, so get to it asap! Especially if you love Peter Pan!

      And you too!

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  5. I LOVE RETELLINGS AND I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVEN'T HEARD OF THIS ONE BEFORE!! Thanks so much for introducing me!! I'm definitely adding this series to my TBR.
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Really?! Well, now you do so go read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR. Great choice this week :)
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. Well, then I'm glad I could introduce it to you and I hope you love it as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love retellings and I haven't seen this one yet. Obviously I need to read both books. Thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Yes, you do! Everland is absolutely amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. New title to me, but I LOVE retellings so I'm adding this (and also the first instalment) to my list! :D

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce it to you! I hope you love them both ^_^

      No problem, and thank you for stopping by mine!

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  9. I can't believe that I STILL haven't read Everland! Major Fail!! I'll need to do that ASAP. Also, have I told you yet how obsessed I am with your blog design?! IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!! <3

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    1. Definitely a fail but you can easily fix that, just read it ASAP! And I don't believe so but I'm quite enraptured with it myself, so thank you!!

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  10. I've seen this series around, I just haven't read it yet. *sigh*

    I hope you enjoy this one when you get your hands on it.

    My WoW

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    1. You should rectify that! And thank you, I hope so too ^_^

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  11. I haven't heard of this series before. I hope you enjoy reading this book, Brittany.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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    1. Well, now you have so I hope that you check it out! Thank you!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This series sounds incredible! I am not sure that I have heard of this author or these books before, but I am very intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing these new additions to my TBR. :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, really? You need these books! I think you would love them! Let me know what you think of them if you when you read them!

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  13. oh wow! I love this, and your pics too! :)
    I have never read this but I can't wait to read it, thanks for the rec!
    I hope you enjoy reading it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I can only take credit for finding the gifs though ^_^ I hope you read Everland asap and love it as much as I do!

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  14. Oh retelling? Now I have to check out that first book. This one sounds so good and I need to read it! :)

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  15. I haven't read Everland, but now that you said it is the best Peter Pan retelling you've read, I'm intrigued! Plus, I haven't read a retelling in such a long time! Great pick this week Brittany! I hope you love it. Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier! :)

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    1. Give it a shot, hopefully you'll love it as much as I do!

      No problem, and thank you for stopping by my blog as well ^_^

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  16. Oooh! An Alice in Wonderland retelling! I can't wait to check this out and I need to also read Everland!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I'm very intrigued by the Alice in Wonderland aspects, I guess we'll have to wait and see! I hope you love Everland!

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  17. I haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but I do love retellings! Hope you get this one soon. Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post earlier!

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    1. Add them to your TBR, you won't regret it!

      You're welcome and thank you for visiting my blog!

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  18. EVERLAND made my toes curl! It was such a wonderful book, so full of excitement and adventure. As you read, you actually feel like you're a part of the story. I loved it! I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT for UMBERLAND to be released! There goes my toes again. Wendy Spinale has the gift of taking something great and making it AWESOME!

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    1. I completely agree! I love Everland so much, I can't wait to read it! And Wendy is fabulous, I'm excited to see what she has in store for us!

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  19. I haven't read Everland yet; and this is the first time I've heard of it. EEEPP! Don't thrash me! With all the love I see I'm going to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. No way! Well, I'm getting a lot of that on this post but I'm glad you've heard of it now! Definitely check it out!

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  20. Everland is on my #2 TBR. You know the one you have every wish and hope you will get to sometime in the future. I am getting closer to that TBR though because I am doing a lot of personal reading this year and not many ARCs.

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    1. That sounds like fun, I hope you get to it really soon then!

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  21. I remember seeing Everland around last year! I've not read it. My personal favorite Peter Pan retelling is Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I've heard good things about Unhooked! It's on my TBR but I have no idea when I'm going to get to read it haha.

      You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine!

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  22. Ohh I remember wanting to read Everland! It sounded so good. I love Alice In Wonderland so this twist definitely intrigues me. Great pick!

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    1. You should definitely read them ASAP! Thanks for stopping by!

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