Waiting on Wednesday: Toyetica by Marty LeGrow

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine! Today we're getting a bit literal--as the waiting I am doing is just until I get home. This one's YA plus tiny worlds plus toy drama, which is, of course, Rie catnip.

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n the world of Toyetica, a tiny race of humanoids called Bittles jockeys for its place in the world alongside humans. Luckily, there’s always steady employment as models for children’s toys! At Dollington Academy, young Bittles go to school to hone their toy theme, choose their accessories and prove to toy companies that they’re the most marketable, lovable and toyetic of them all. Whether it’s as an action figure, fashion doll or The Next Big Thing, for these young students, the race to the toy store is on!

You can order Toyetica #1  today through your local comic book shop, at the publisher website, and at Comixology. Marty LeGrow runs an awesome tumblr with all kinds of behind-the-scenes info, and, most thrillingly, blogged about her experience as a birthday party princess.

What I'm Reading, 8/8/2017

Hey readers! Apparently it's #RockMyTBR season, and I'm doing my best...but too many awesome books keep finding their way onto my list! Here's a few I'm working through at the moment:

She warned of the pain. She did.
But no warning can prepare you.
Nothing can.

How could I have known
What it is like on the dry sand?
We just watched.

It’s hard, not being able to ask
Questions, though I have learned some speech
With my hands. ˆ_ˆ

I miss my sisters.

I have made friends here.
I have laughed with them,
Learned with them, played with them.
I love them.

She said I would die if he loves someone else.
Will I die? At the beginning I wanted to. It hurts
So much. Life isn’t easy, will never be easy, but…
I don’t want to become sea foam.

Sea Foam and Silence by Lynn E. O'Connacht : Goodreads

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This collection of sci-fi shorts features a variety of brainy young heroines—girls who engineer, tinker, experiment, and more. Voyage to far-off galaxies with girls who use their science savvy to fix rovers, rescue friends, and protect alien critters. Visit steampunk realms where young ladies put their skills to the test building mechanical wonders and solving mysteries. Trek across sci-fi landscapes with girls who save androids and repair robots. Journey to post-apocalyptic futures where heroines use their tech know-how to bring down overlords and spread the most dangerous thing of all… knowledge. And drop in on a few near-future heroines who use their smarts to take down supervillains and bring a little more understanding into the world.

Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show today’s girls that they, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more

Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme (Brave New Girls #2) : Goodreads

Summertime in Chesterfield means two very different things for teenagers Tess Copeland and Maddie Lambert.

For Tess, spending time with family and anticipating the annual Crush Festival goes hand-in-hand with the country air and the sweet smell of a cane fire.

For Maddie, Chesterfield offers an escape from the demands of a reality that she’s just unable to run from.

This summer, however, there is one lit fire that’s even harder to contain than the massive bonfires that characterise the town’s summer spectacle, as young love and awakened passions smoulder in the shadows.

Amidst the turmoil of growing up and the pressures of youth and fame, can these two young women navigate the precipices of adulthood unscathed? Will Maddie and Tess be able to overcome the secrets of a small town and save the beloved festival before it’s too late?

Crush: A Girls of Summer Novel (The Girls of Summer) by S.R. Silcox : Goodreads

Escape into the magical, passionate pages of LOVE SPELL. In this rich collection of lesbian romantic short stories and novellas, best-selling author Bridget Essex offers romantic tales of love found and broken hearts mended, magic, werewolves, witches and much more. But, in the end, each story in this collection is bound together by two women who fall deeply and irrevocably in love with one another.

Full of romance, passion and the magic you’ve come to expect and love from Bridget Essex, LOVE SPELL is the perfect escape into love stories that will sweep you off your feet.

Love Spell: Tales of Love and Desire by Bridget Essex : Goodreads

High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl. With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.