Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Breaking the Spine hosts a weekly meme called "Waiting on Wednesday". Bloggers reveal upcoming releases they are excited about.

This week's "Waiting on Wednesday" book is The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.
Summary from Goodreads
An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive

Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty.  Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true.

Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her "real life" against the dangerous power of love and magic.

There is something about a girl wandering off into a magical land and having to fight her way back that still appeals to me. I'm pretty much a sucker for it. This book comes out August 1st and I'll definitely be checking it out.

If you participate in WoW, then leave a comment and I'll check yours out.


  1. Oooh, this sounds really good! Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I'm now following you on Bloglovin'. :)

  2. I am really loving this cover! I think I've already got this on my TBR list on Goodreads. What a great choice! I'm glad you reminded me about it:) Thanks so much for visiting!

  3. Yay! My first bloglovin' follower! *does happy dance* Thank you!

  4. Doesn't it sound good? And thanks to you for visiting too.

  5. I have to say, that cover caught my eye! I love it! I'm adding this one to my TBR list. :)

    My WOW:

  6. Laurel-Rain SnowJune 26, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Wow, this one sounds awesome! Love that cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.