Waiting On Wednesday # 139 – Spelled & Ricochet

I have picked two interesting books this week, an Wizard of Oz retelling and a Dark Suspense... both will be fun for sure! 


Title: Spelled
Author: Betsy Schow
Genre: YA Fantasy Retelling
Expected Publication: June 2nd 2015

Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.

Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the brooding prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

Talk about unhappily ever after.

Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her pixed off prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.


Title: Ricochet
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Expected Publication: June 2015

The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.

Three years ago, I had everything.

A beautiful wife.
A son.
A reason for living.

Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.

They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.

A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.

I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.

Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.

An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.

If she doesn’t destroy me first.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.


  1. I like that you feature two books in different genres. :) Enjoy these, Naomi!

  2. Both these books sound good. Ricochet particular interests me. A vigilante with a hood, he kind of reminds me of the Arrow.

  3. I like them both but I gotta say that the cover for the Spelled is out of this world! happy reading!

  4. Angela ReadingCaveMay 6, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Spelled looks awesome! Not so sure about the other book, will be waiting on your review.

    My WoW

  5. There have been so many retellings of Wizard of Oz that I just felt overwhelmed, but I must say I'm very curious after reading that blurb. Definitely sounds like a twist on the story that will freshen it up. As for Ricochet, damn. I'm in. Gimme gimme!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @itchingforbooks

  6. Jessica @ a GREAT readMay 6, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    OOOh your blog has a new look! VERY nice! I like it!! And this read sounds particularly intriguing too! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Great picks, hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  8. Spelled sounds like it'll be a very fun read! Ricochet sounds like it would be an emotional one! Lovely picks!

  9. I know! Keen to read it! Love the darker reads!

  10. It may not be for everyone *wink*

  11. I haven't read a lot of retellings. But Ricochet... dayum!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  12. Thanks Jessica! Yup, time for change. I hope I do too!

  13. I think so too, but keen either way!

  14. I know! I want it too! And he is yummy!

  15. Great WOW picks! Ricochet sounds awesome! They guy on the cover is hot! Thanks for introducing it to me! I'm adding it to my TBR right now :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  16. I know, right? I lurve that cover so much, I MUST meet him!!

  17. The cover of spelled though is so catchy, your picks are awesome as always :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  18. They both sound good, Naomi. But you *know* Ricochet really spoke to me. ;)


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