Waiting on Wednesday 04/20/22

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (September 20, 2022 by Starscape)

Something a little different today, but I make it no secret that I’m a huge Brandon Sanderson fan and that I would read anything he writes. That includes his Middle Grade series, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, which is actually AWESOME and HILARIOUS and I highly recommend anyone give it a try, whether you’re a kid or an adult. In true Sanderson fashion, we’d left off on quite a doozy of a cliffhanger the last time we were with Alcatraz and Co., so I’ve actually been waiting on this one for years to find out what happens next.

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians, the thrilling conclusion to the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians saga.

As a Knight of Crystallia, I, Bastille, swore to protect the Smedry clan from the Evil Librarians. (And believe me, screwups like them constantly need protecting.) But when Alcatraz Smedry got strapped to an altar of outdated encyclopedias to be sacrificed to the dark gods, I arrived too late―and instead his father took his place.

Now Alcatraz is a blubbering mess, so it’s up to me lead the charge against his father’s killer: Biblioden, founder of the Evil Librarians―I was sure he died centuries ago!―who’s back to complete his goal of world domination. Now he’s going to use the dark powers he gained from that sacrifice against everyone not under Evil Librarian control. Being burned up from the inside is not how I plan to die, so I’d better figure out some way to stop him or we’re toast!

I know Alcatraz is wrong when he swears he’s no hero. But when a hero falls short, that’s the time for everyone else to step up and do what needs to be done.”

18 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 04/20/22”

  1. You’ve been reading a lot of middle grade lately (partly because of your daughter, I know)! I confess I’ve never read this particular Sandersoning. Don’t suppose Zachary Ying is on your radar at all?

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      • Nah, Zachary Ying is a brand new series. It’s written by Xiran Zhao, author of Iron Widow. It’s like Yu-Gi-Oh meets Percy Jackson, but with a lot of Chinese history. I’ll have a review of it up sometime before it comes out (May 10th), but thought you might like to try to get an ARC. If you like any of those things. I mean, I didn’t really love it, but then I don’t like Yu-Gi-Oh lol

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        • Thanks for the info – it’s probably not something I’d go for either, but it might be something my kid will like, since she was into Percy Jackson and I *think* she likes Yu-Gi-Oh? LOL it’s hard to keep track with all the anime and children’s stuff these days. I definitely know she’s interested in history and mythology stuff though. I’ll keep an eye out for your review! I’m always on the lookout for reading material for my kids so I may just buy it when it comes out.

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  2. Well I don’t usually read MG but as I came to love Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward series I am tempted nonetheless!

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  3. So this is going to be co-authored? Well, there goes my re-read of the series. I’m not even going to bother now. Poop.

    Well, thank you for the heads up. I would have been VERY upset to start re-reading and then get to this and find this out.

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