Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Noir & School of Psychics



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.)

Noir by Christopher Moore
Release Date: April 17, 2018 by William Morrow
San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.

Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.

When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read this: My first attempt at reading a Christopher Moore novel didn't turn out as well as I hoped, but I would like to give his work another try. A visit to his website, and I find him infinitely funny. I want to like this work, and this one sounds like a lot of fun.

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School for Psychics by K.C. Archer
Release Date: April 3, 2018 by Simon Schuster
An entrancing new series starring a funny, impulsive, and sometimes self-congratulatory young woman who discovers she has psychic abilities—and then must decide whether she will use her skills for good or…not.

Teddy Cannon isn’t your typical twenty-something woman. She’s resourceful. She’s bright. She’s scrappy. She can also read people with uncanny precision. What she doesn’t realize: she’s actually psychic.

When a series of bad decisions leads Teddy to a run-in with the police, a mysterious stranger intervenes. He invites her to apply to the School for Psychics, a facility hidden off the coast of San Francisco where students are trained like Delta Force operatives: it’s competitive, cutthroat, and highly secretive. They’ll learn telepathy, telekinesis, investigative skills, and SWAT tactics. And if students survive their training, they go on to serve at the highest levels of government, using their skills to protect America, and the world.

In class, Teddy befriends Lucas, a rebel without a cause who can start and manipulate fire; Jillian, a hipster who can mediate communication between animals and humans; and Molly, a hacker who can apprehend the emotional state of another individual. But just as Teddy feels like she’s found where she might belong, strange things begin to happen: break-ins, missing students, and more. It leads Teddy to accept a dangerous mission that will ultimately cause her to question everything—her teachers, her friends, her family, and even herself.

Set in a world very much like our own, School for Psychics is the first book in a stay-up-all night series. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read this: I do love the paranormal, and am curious about this school for psychics and the students who attend--it sounds like it's got some trouble of its own. I am hoping this one will live up to the advertising and keep me up all night reading.


What do you think? Do either of these appeal to you?
What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


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28 comments:

  1. Noir looks really interesting, that premise... and School for PSychics has two things I really like - a school and kids w/ powers, so this one is probably a win as well!

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    1. Greg - I am hoping Noir will be good. I really want to like Christopher Moore's books. I keep hearing good things about School for Psychics.

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  2. I read and enjoyed Lamb by Christopher Moore in 2004. I tried one other book by Moore (can't remember which one), but let it go to the DNF pile. Of course, I want School for Psychics!

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    1. Jenclair - Hopefully Noir will be a good one. I have only tried the one book by him and thought it was only okay. School for Psychics does sound good. :-)

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  3. I think both of these look good. Love the cover on the Noir book!

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    1. Kay - The Noir cover reminds me of those old pulp covers. :-)

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  4. Count me in as curious about the school for psychics too!

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    1. Verushka - Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds!

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  5. I totally want to read School for Physics it sounds pretty intense. I would like to read Noir too. Great picks this week!

    Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday!

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    1. Mary - Don't they sound good? I look forward to reading both of these!

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  6. These are some great picks! They both sound like they will be really good.

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    1. Jenea - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading both.

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  7. I have an ARC for The School for Psychics and I featured Noir a few weeks ago so I guess you can say I'm excited for these two books as well. Great choices and I hope we both love them!

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  8. School for Psychics sounds interesting! I hope you get the chance to read it(:

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    1. Eustacia - I hope so too! I think it will be good.

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  9. I love the sound of both of these - especially School for Psychics. Happy reading!

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    1. Sarah - I hope they turn out to be as good as they sound!

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  10. I've never tried Moore's work but do want to give it a go one of these days.

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    1. Kathy - Hopefully Noir will be a good one! I like the author's sense of humor.

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  11. I’ve read a number of his books. I think Lamb was my favorite. And his personality matches his books!

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    1. Book Sage - I am glad to hear it. Hopefully the one book I read by him that I thought was only okay was just a fluke.

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  12. School for Psychics sounds interesting. The only Moore book I've read is The Stupidest Angel which was dark, but funny.

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  13. Both of these sounds good. I'll be curious to hear what you'll think of them, Wendy.

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    1. Melody - I hope I get the chance to read them soon!

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  14. I've seen School for Psychics around blogland and it looks good.

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    1. Naida - Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds!

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