Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WoW: Love and Other Train Wrecks & The Serpent's Secret

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!



Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pub. Date:  January 2nd, 2018
A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm

One train ride. Two strangers.

Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.

Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t take care of her to a dad who may not even want her. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.

After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down due to a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the whirlwind journey of a lifetime, and over the course of the night they fall in love. But come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever? 

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the synopsis of this book was Before Sunrise, and I have been dying to read a book that gives me a similar feel.


Love and Other Train Wrecks sounds super cute and I can't wait to have it in my hands!

Leah Konen grew up in a two-stoplight farming town in Washington State before moving to suburban North Carolina, where there were many more stoplights and lots of sweet tea. After studying journalism at the University of North Carolina, she headed to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not working on novels and articles or writing for fashion brands, she enjoys devouring new books, spoiling her dog, Farley, biking around Brooklyn, checking out live music, and binge-watching TV. Find her online at www.leahkonen.com.
Connect with Leah: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date:  February 27th, 2018
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
MEET KIRANMALA: INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONSLAYER

(But she doesn’t know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey… until her parents mysteriously vanish later that day and a rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents’ fantastical stories—like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess—and a wealth of secrets about her origin they've kept hidden.

To complicate matters, two crushworthy Indian princes ring her doorbell, insisting they’re here to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and slay demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld (who may or may not want to kill her) and the rakkhosh queen (who definitely does) in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it…

First of all, I'm in love with this cover. It's fierce and colorful and just screams, READ ME!


This is the kind of book I've been waiting for since I was in middle school and now it's going to be out in the world in.... *sobs* seven months...



Sayantani DasGupta grew up hearing stories about brave princess, bloodthirsty rakkhosh and flying pakkhiraj horses. She is a pediatrician by training but now teaches at Columbia University. When she’s not writing or reading, Sayantani spends time watching cooking shows with her trilingual children and protecting her black Labrador Retriever Khushi from the many things that scare him, including plastic bags. She is a team member of We Need Diverse books and can be found on Twitter at @sayantani16.
Connect with Sayantani: Website | Twitter

Are these two 2018 releases on your TBR? Or is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! :)

29 comments:

  1. Whoa, awesome covers!!! I'll be sure to add them both to my tbr because I definitely enjoy cutesy & demon slaying ;)

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    1. Melissa - Both covers are awesome! Hopefully we love both of these lovelies!

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  2. Oh wow, Serpents Secret sounds incredible!! That one if definitely going on my must-read list!

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    1. Doesn't it? I love everything about it. The cover, they synopsis, I can't wait!

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  3. Ooh nice picks! Both are new to me! Not sure if they're my kinds of read but I hope you will love reading them both!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad I could put them on your radar, even though they are not your normal kinds of reads, I hope you give them a shot!

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  4. I really love the look of Love And Other Train Wrecks! It sounds so fun and cute too :)
    Hope you get to read these both soon and enjoy them, Brittany!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Love and Other Train Wrecks looks so cute, I hope we both love it!

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  5. I had this as my last week post I think?
    I am dying to read The Serpent's Secrets. I am with you on that one Brittany, an excruciating seven months! *sighs*

    Great pick as always!

    Aneesa @ A Crave For Books

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    1. Did you? Well then, *high five*

      And I might die waiting for The Serpent's Secrets!

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  6. I just added The Serpent's Secrets!! Thanks so much for the heads up, I can't believe I haven't seen it before!

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  7. Oooh, both books sound interesting, especially the Serpent's Secrets! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Right? It sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it (obviously xD).

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  8. BRITTANT OMG I NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS WITH ALL MY HEART AND OMG LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    1. I love your enthusiasm! These books are going to be amazing, I think!

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  9. This is the first time I'm hearing about The Serpent's Secret but I absolutely love it already. I definitely need to get my hands on these books.
    I hope we both enjoy them when they come out :)
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. How anyone can look at The Serpent's Secret and not be intrigued? It sounds amazing.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen SOUNDS AMAZING!!! I love any book that is set in NY state, bc hello I LOVE NY lol. Great picks. Hope you have a great day xoxo

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    1. I also love most books and movies set in NY but we're not biased at all haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I don´t know the authors or the books, but they look really good. Hope you´ll enjoy all of them.
    Best wishes
    Vi @ Inkvotary

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  12. Omgawd! The covet of The Serpent's Secret is stellar! The synopsis is petty darn exciting, too. It is not on my the, but it will be in about five seconds. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Isn't it just? I love it so much! I hope what's inside is just as spectacular.

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  13. GREAT picks, Brittany!! :) :)

    As you know, I can't wait for "Love & Other Train Wrecks", either!! I featured it on my CWW post a couple of weeks ago. So I'm glad you want it, too!! :)

    As for "The Serpent's Secret", it, too, looks great, but, to be honest, that cover is pretty scary. I wish the book had a different cover, because I do like the plot! Maybe later on, in a new edition.... This book is entirely new to me.

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Yes, I believe I saw your post about Love & Other Train Wrecks!

      I'm sorry the cover doesn't work for you but I hope you'll still give it a chance.

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  14. Ahh, those two covers are both GORGEOUS :D That second one the most. I am SO curious about it. <3 Hoping the book will be amazing :) That first book isn't my kind of plot, but still sounds interesting. Hope you'll love them both Brittany. <3

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    1. Yes, The Serpent's Secret cover is amazing. I can't wait to read it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Nice pics!!! The Serpent's Secret sounds like something I would enjoy! I'll add it to my TBR. Thanks.

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