Happy Wednesday! Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, Waiting on Wednesday was adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
This week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday book is…
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
Published on April 19, 2022 by Salaam Reads / Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, YA
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CATALYST 13 points noun: a person or thing that precipitates an event or change
When Najwa Bakri walks into her first Scrabble competition since her best friend’s death, it’s with the intention to heal and move on with her life. Perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to choose the very same competition where said best friend, Trina Low, died. It might be even though Najwa’s trying to change, she’s not ready to give up Trina just yet.
But the same can’t be said for all the other competitors. With Trina, the Scrabble Queen herself, gone, the throne is empty, and her friends are eager to be the next reigning champion. All’s fair in love and Scrabble, but all bets are off when Trina’s formerly inactive Instagram starts posting again, with cryptic messages suggesting that maybe Trina’s death wasn’t as straightforward as everyone thought. And maybe someone at the competition had something to do with it.
As secrets are revealed and the true colors of her friends are shown, it’s up to Najwa to find out who’s behind these mysterious posts—not just to save Trina’s memory, but to save herself.
- competitive scrabble?!?!?
- is this a thing? i have never heard of this being a thing, but now i’m so freaking excited to find out!!!!
- “murder mystery competitive scrabble” WHAT A TAGLINE!!!!
- also hello have you SEEN this BEAUTIFUL cover?!?!?!
- Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
- The Game by Linsey Miller
- They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
I AM SO EXCITED for this book! What upcoming books are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!