Waiting on Wednesday: Drift & Dagger by Kendall Kulper and Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I have two intriguing (at least I think they are) YA books I'm highly anticipating. Drift & Dagger is this author's second release and I'm looking forward to it after liking her first one. The other book, Lock & Mori, sounds fabulous, especially since I rather love anything Sherlock Holmes related. So here they are...

Drift & DaggerDrift & Dagger 
by Kendall Kulper
YA Urban Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 368 pages
September 8th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


As a boy in the late nineteenth century, Mal's only friend was Essie, daughter of the Roe witch, and it was she who discovered that he is a "blank," not affected by magic, setting him on a career as a con artist, traveling the globe in search of a legendary magical dagger that can steal a witch's power.

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Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori, #1)Lock & Mori
(Lock & Mori #1)
by Heather W. Petty
YA Suspense, Romance
Hardcover & ebook, 256 pages
September 15th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students, one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James "Mori" Moriarty, meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more.

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London's Regent's Park. The police have no leads.

FACT: Miss James "Mori"Moriarty and Sherlock "Lock" Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.

FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.

FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock's one rule--they must share every clue with each other--Mori is keeping secrets.

OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can't trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

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Are either of these on your can't-wait-to-read list?


  1. I had heard about Drift & Dagger before and thought it sounded interesting but Lock & Mori sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf6/24/15, 11:00 AM

    I really want to read Lock & Mori. I love basically all Sherlock Holmes retellings.

  3. Doesn't it??? I love Sherlock anything. :)

  4. I love these covers! Both are just so gorgeous and the colors match your blog too. They also sound great! Hope you enjoy them when they come out and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Great picks! I've not heard of either of these until now but they do sound pretty interesting. Have an awesome week!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. I didn't even think about the colors matching my blog but they kind of do, eh? Thanks for returning the favor. :)

  7. Thanks and you too, Krystianna!

  8. Lisa Mandina6/24/15, 4:51 PM

    I've seen both of these. They do sound interesting. Hope you get them soon.
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  9. Me too, Lisa. :) I'll be over...

  10. They both sound great! Thanks 😉

  11. I love anything Sherlock, however it seems like I read something about this book I wasn't too excited about... what or where, I am not sure. I'll look forward to read MORE about it as its release date nears and hearing what you think if/when you read it, Tressa. :)

  12. Ooo, I knew that Kendall Kulper was coming out with a new novel, but I hadn't seen it until now! I still haven't read Salt and Storm, but Drift and Dagger is definitely going on my TBR. Lock & Mori sounds really interesting too!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions


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