Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Cracks in the KingdomTitle: Cracks in the Kingdom

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Anticipated Publication Date: March 25th, 2014

Princess Ko’s been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But if she can’t get him back in a matter of weeks, the consequence may be a devastating war. So under the guise of a publicity stunt she gathers a group of teens — each with a special ability — from across the kingdom to crack the unsolvable case of the missing royals of Cello.

Chief among these is farm-boy heartthrob Elliot Baranski, more determined than ever to find his own father. And with the royal family trapped in the World with no memory of their former lives, Elliot’s value to the Alliance is clear: He’s the only one with a connection to the World, through his forbidden communications with Madeleine.

Through notes, letters, and late nights, Elliot and Madeleine must find a way to travel across worlds and bring missing loved ones home. The stakes are high, and the writing by turns hilarious and suspenseful, as only Jaclyn Moriarty can be.

I reviewed the first book in this series last summer and it was probably my favourite YA novel of 2013. Needless to say, I would basically sell my soul for a peek at this book! Madeleine and Elliot were incredibly well-drawn characters; I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. Like fantasy and humor? Read this series. Jaclyn Moriarty, you slay me.