Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - PNW Edition with @shelby_bach

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

Here on Novels, News and Notes we are a Pacific Northwest Blog so we will be sticking with our most anticipated NW releases. Makes sense right?  Plus there are a TON of wonderful upcoming releases that we are excited for.

After reading several Middle Grade books lately I have been on the lookout for more!  I enjoy changing it up and I look forward not only to 'Of Sorcery and Stone' but reading 'Of Giants and Ice' and 'Of Witches and Wind'.  I am clearly a late reader of this series but that may add to the joy of reading them.  I am excited to read the first two immediately to prepare for book 3.  

Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters #1) and Of Witches and Wind (The Ever Afters #2) are OUT NOW!  Of Sorcery and Snow (The Ever Afters #3) by Shelby Bach comes out June 24, 2014!


While the first installment of The Ever Afters series reimagines classic fairy tale characters in a modern context, merging familiar fantasy with the everyday realities of middle-grade existence. 
Can you imagine how great this series is with the build up of Rory's knowledge?

When Rory realizes fairy tales are the real deal at Ever After School, she embarks on a classic quest to fulfill her destiny in this “fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy” (Kirkus Reviews).

Life at Ever After School has become familiar for Rory. She’s been on two quests, she’s a great sword fighter, and she has terrific friends. But familiar is no fairy tale, and she’s still anxiously awaiting the chance to star in her own.
But as her connection to the Snow Queen continues to grow, Rory realizes her starring role might well be underway. When the Snow Queen sends the Pied Piper to kidnap several children, including the sibling of a fellow EAS-er, the teachers think this mission is too dangerous and won’t send any kids. But Rory, Chase, and Lena are determined to help,and it’s not long before they find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Because it wouldn’t be Ever After School if things worked out according to plan...

While the summary for 'Of Sorcery and Snow' may not be final I am still excited for this entire series.  

  Click the icon to add Of Sorcery and Snow to your reading list.

Don't forget to add Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters #1) and Of Witches and Wind (The Ever Afters #2) to your Goodreads as well!

If you aren't familiar with Shelby Bach you should definitely check out the first two books in The Ever After series before June! I will be recommending this to everyone I know who has kids in grade school. The first two books are great for Christmas gifts!

Check out Shelby Bach at her webpage and on twitter!


  1. These MG books sounds pretty cool. I don't read much middle grade now but I think I might give this a chance and maybe pass them on :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    1. Thanks for stopping by. YAY that is always the hope with WoW...I keep adding tons of books to my list from the other blog posts I see on Wednesdays.

  2. I will *definitely* check out this series now. It looks super cute and imaginative!


    My WoW

  3. Cool pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

    My WoW


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