Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wishing For Wednesday: Craving Science Fiction & a Little Romance



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)


Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1) by J.C. Hines (352 pgs)
Release Date: November 7, 2017 by DAW
In his hilarious new sci-fi series, Jim C. Hines introduces the unlikely heroes that may just save the galaxy: a crew of space janitors.

The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. However, they happened to arrive after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your standard apocalypse.

The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn around and go home. (After all, it’s hard to have diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.) Their second impulse was to try to fix us. Now, a century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.

Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact.

Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her team of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter.

As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could threaten the entire alliance… a conspiracy born from the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: This one caught my eye from the first moment I heard about it. I enjoy the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, a set of misfits who save the world, and this one gives off a similar vibe from the description. I love that the heroes of Terminal Alliance are janitors. I cannot wait to read this one!

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Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh (384 pgs)
Release Date: November 7, 2017 by Berkley
A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold.

When Alexander Westcott becomes the new Earl of Riverdale, he inherits a title he never wanted and a failing country estate he can’t afford. But he fully intends to do everything in his power to undo years of neglect and give the people who depend on him a better life. . . .

A recluse for more than twenty years, Wren Heyden wants one thing out of life: marriage. With her vast fortune, she sets her sights on buying a husband. But when she makes the desperate—and oh-so-dashing—earl a startlingly unexpected proposal, Alex will only agree to a proper courtship, hoping for at least friendship and respect to develop between them. He is totally unprepared for the desire that overwhelms him when Wren finally lifts the veils that hide the secrets of her past. . . .
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: I almost passed this one by, but after reading the description, I am more than curious about Alexander and Wren, and their situations. What is Wren hiding? And how will Alexander react when he learns the truth? I also like that this one seems a bit role reversal. Usually it's the female love interest who wants to seek out friendship and respect in marriage. I think I like Alexander already.


Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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30 comments:

  1. Terminal Alliance sounds hilarious! I had no idea HInes had another book out!

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    1. Verushka - I think so too! I can't wait to read it. I have never read anything by Hines before, so I think I'm in for a treat. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Terminal Alliance sounds good. I love science fiction. Science fiction parody can be so good when it is done right. The plot description on this book is appealing.

    The cover is also cool.

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    1. Brian - I enjoy science fiction too. My problem is I enjoy so many other genres too. I am looking forward to Terminal Alliance. Hopefully it will turn out to be a good one. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Great picks. Terminal Alliance sounds like a lot of fun. :)

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    1. Suzanne - Thanks! I think Terminal Alliance sounds like fun too! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  4. I think I would enjoy a funny science fiction novel like Terminal Alliance.

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    1. Kathy - I hope it turns out to be as good as it sounds!

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  5. I just love the name of the series: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse . The book sounds really fun.

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    1. Nina - Haha! Me too. Hopefully it will live up to our expectations. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I definitely want to read Terminal Alliance, it sounds pretty funny! I want to read it just to read a story about janitors!

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    1. Tammy - I think so too! I am really looking forward to giving it a try. I think the fact that it's about janitors is pretty cool. :-)

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  7. I LOVE the sound of Terminal Alliance - but Daw don't do ebooks:(.

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    1. Sarah - I was able to get an e-copy via NetGalley, thankfully. Although, with that cover, I'd probably be willing to splurge for a paper copy. Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds!

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  8. :) Joining The Terminal Alliance fans! I could use some comical escapades right now!

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    1. Jenclair - I could too! I hope I can read it soon.

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  9. I need to start reading some sci fi books and this book sounds awesome! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - I am trying to read more Sci Fi, although don't think I'm having as much luck as I hoped. I'll keep trying though. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. It's funny how you do crave certain kinds of books on certain days. What's even better is when you find something that satisfies your cravings. :D

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    1. Lark - Yes, these cravings sometimes sneak up on me, and other times I feel them coming a mile away. :-)

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  11. I can't to read Terminal Alliance. I already have a copy and hope to get to it mid-November. Great choices.

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    1. Barb - I hope I can read it soon as well. It sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it!

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  12. Terminal Alliance sounds all sorts of fantastic!! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks so much for sharing. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Lauren - I hope you get a chance to read it! Hopefully it will be as good as we hope it will be! Thanks for visiting, Lauren!

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  13. I would definitely check out the Mary Balogh book. I've read a couple of hers and they've always been good reads!

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    1. Iliana - This will be my first by her, and I am looking forward to it. I am glad to hear you have enjoyed her books in the past!

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  14. I love Mary Balogh though I am so behind on her books! I've really liked her latest covers. So much better than the old clinch covers. Terminal Alliance looks really fun but I'm going to wait for your thoughts before I pick that one up.

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    1. Katherine - I am glad to know you enjoy Mary Balogh's books. This will hopefully be my first one by her, and I am looking forward to it. I'll definitely let you know what I think of Terminal Alliance. Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds. :-)

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  15. The cover of Someone to Wed is simply gorgeous! I would definitely read both of these. Great picks!

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    1. Carole - I think so too! I am looking forward to reading these at some point.

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