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Waiting On Wednesday (May 3)


One book I cannot wait for is A BEAUTIFUL POISON by Lydia Kang!

A historical set in the Gilded Age, out heroine dives into the world of medicine to discover the true cause of the Spanish influenza that is running rampant across the nation. With only her two closest friends by her side, she races against the clock to find the true perpetrator of the continued deaths.

I am so excited for this book! It sounds like it’s full of action and intrigue, mystery and magic, with a dash of (friends to lovers!!) romance. I’m curious as to how Kang will combine the worlds of science and every day life in the Gilded Age. Female protagonists interested in science is a favorite of mine (even though I personally have no interest in it) because I love to see them striking out and defying convention to push their way into the male dominate field. I hope Kang does well by our heroine here.

Plus, look how gorgeous this cover is.



Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help. The investigation brings her closer to Jasper, an apprentice medical examiner at Bellevue Hospital who still holds her heart, and offers the delicate Birdie a last-ditch chance to find a safe haven before her fragile health fails.

As more of their friends and family die, alliances shift, lives become entangled, and the three begin to suspect everyone—even each other. As they race to find the culprit, Allene, Birdie, and Jasper must once again trust each other, before one of them becomes the next victim.

What books are you waiting on?


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