Waiting on Wednesday: Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey


‘Waiting on Wednesday’ was started by ‘Breaking the Spine’ and spotlights those not-yet-released books that I just can’t wait to read!

Title: Love, Lies and Spies

Author: Cindy Anstey

Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Publication Date: April 19th, 2016

Love, Lies and Spies

Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish their research.
Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s travelling 
companions . . .   and Juliana herself.

I absolutely love the cover for this one, it’s just so pretty! And the title – Love, lies and spies? It’s just the perfect combination. This book seems to be really witty and charming, with a cute romance to boot! And I’m already sure I’ll love the characters 🙂

Click here to read an interview with the author Cindy Anstey by Swoon Reads!

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this book too? What was your Waiting on Wednesday pick? Let me know!

Have a lovely Wednesday! 



Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels I’m Looking Forward To

Top Ten Tuesday is original feature/weekly meme that was created at The Broke and The Bookish. 

It’s hard to do a top ten for this topic, because everyday I discover a another book that’s releasing in 2016 and sounds amazing! But these titles are ones I’ve recently discovered that have stuck out to me because of its plot or cover or genre. The titles are listed in no particular order, though. Click on the title to link to it’s Goodreads page. Enjoy!

 1.  Revenge and The Wild by Michelle Modesto

This book is described as a ‘wild west urban fantasy’ novel, a combination that I have never read before.  In the words of Goodreads, it’s about an orphan girl who must prove that the wealthy new family in town are the cannibals who killed her family years ago. Interesting, right? Also, the main character Westie sounds tough and badass – and she has a powerful mechanical arm.

2. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The setup for this book seems similar to Throne of Glass as it’s about a king who holds these ancient magical duels to decide who will become the Imperial Enchanter and his most trusted advisor – but in a Russian setting. I love the Throne of Glass series, so I’m excited for this one too! It has fantasy and magic and romance and is set in Imperial Russia, so what’s not to love?

3.  Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

As someone who often also wishes her life was like something out of a YA fantasy novel, the title and blurb for Bookishly Ever After had me hooked immediately. It seems like a cute contemporary romance – and its coming out in January, so its not too long of a wait!

4. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

Superstitions. Old traditions. A missing girl. I found the cover really eerie and it’s what caught my attention first. This is categorized as mystery/thriller/horror – and I’ve not read much of this genre, so I’m looking forward to this one.

5. The Heir and The Spare by Emily Albright

The Heir and The Spare’ was inspired by the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton! Can’t wait to read it.

6. Daughters of Ruin by K. D. Castner

“Rhea, Cadis, Suki, and Iren have lived together since they were children. They are called sisters. They are not. They are called equals. They are not. They are princesses…and they are enemies.” Need I say more?

7. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

‘Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.’ This one looks so interesting. It has time travelling pirate ship – and romance!

8. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

This one’s involves time travel as well, but I couldn’t help but include it! This one blends fantasy and historical fiction and has been described as ‘Outlander’ for teens. Sixteen year old Hope gets trapped in the twelfth century after finding out that her mother was part of secret society of time travellers, and seventy-two hours to get back to her own time. Sadly, it’s only coming out in March!

9. The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

“In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love, Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.”

10. Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

From what I got of the author’s website, Underwater is about ‘seventeen-year-old Morgan Grant who struggles with agoraphobia after a tragic incident at her high school’. It seems like a heart breaking yet ultimately heart warming and uplifting story.

   So those are my top ten 2016 debuts list. What do you think? Were any of these on your list too? Let me know and have a lovely Tuesday!