Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Chaotic Good - Whitney Gardner

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner!

Chaotic Good
Whitney Gardner
Series: n/a
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Waited on by: Sam
Cameron's cosplay--dressing like a fictional character--is finally starting to earn her attention--attention she hopes to use to get into the CalTech costume department for college. But when she wins a major competition, she inadvertently sets off a firestorm of angry comments from male fans.

When Cameron's family moves the summer before her senior year, she hopes to complete her costume portfolio in peace and quiet away from the abuse. Unfortunately, the only comic shop in town--her main destination for character reference--is staffed by a dudebro owner who challenges every woman who comes into the shop.

At her twin brother's suggestion, Cameron borrows a set of his clothes and uses her costuming expertise to waltz into the shop as Boy Cameron, where she's shocked at how easily she's accepted into the nerd inner sanctum. Soon, Cameron finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign alongside the jerky shop-owner Brody, friendly (almost flirtatiously so) clerk Wyatt, handsome Lincoln, and her bro Cooper, dragged along for good measure.

But as her "secret identity" gets more and more entrenched, Cameron's portfolio falls by the wayside--and her feelings for Lincoln threaten to make a complicated situation even more precarious.
I was a fan of Gardner's debut, You're Welcome, Universe, and of course was interested in reading her new book. Then I saw that wonderful cover, and needed a synopsis immediately! When I saw that this cosplay, costume design, D&D, and a "she's the man" secret identity, I was all in. This one sounds like it will be quite fun and maybe even feature a great sibling relationship, as well as a little girl power.











What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

42 comments:

  1. Either its me or blogger. Sorry, something went wrong with my link. Okay, second try. The cover alone is great, and very tempting to set it on my wishlist *smile* Thanks for sharing. Hope you´ll enjoy your pick.
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi

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    1. I love the cover too. It's so fun! I know there is artwork from the author inside the book too.

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  2. Ugh Dudebros. Blah. Ignoring that (small) part, I think this sounds absolutely and utterly FUN! And I am LOVING this cover!!

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    1. Hee, hee. Yeah, lingo aside, I do like the themes the books seems to promise.

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    1. I think it will be fun, and I always love a fun read.

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  4. This book sounds like a blast! I love the fashion theme and that cover is all sorts of cute. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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    1. I loved the cover so much, and then when I realized who the author was, I was even more excited about it.

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  5. Totally new one to me! I love cosplay and the addition of it here so I totally understand why this is your pick!

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    1. Cosplay/fandom books have been good to me. This one sounds really promising for me.

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  6. What a fun sounding read and I like the Cosplay aspect of it - very new. Great choice.

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    1. There are so many things in the synopsis that promises a lot of fun. I hope I get to read it.

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  7. Well, this sounds like a lot of fun! Great pick!!

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    1. And my middle name is "fun". This sounds like it will be great for me.

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  8. YES! I'm so so excited for this one too. It sounds like a blast!

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    1. The cover is so cute and I hope the story matches up.

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  9. I love stories like this! The whole secret identity storyline in particular. I am adding this to my wish list. This sounds like it will be a fun read.

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    1. The secret identities tend to add a an extra element of fun.

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  10. This one sounds interesting. I can't wait see how it turns out if they find out her secret! I hope you enjoy this one!

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  11. Oooh! This book sounds so interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. Oh, this sounds fun! I'll watch for it!

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  13. Yep, I cannot wait for this book to come out. It sounds so good! Especially with how good You're Welcome, Universe was.

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    1. I didn't even realize the connection when I first saw this book, but it made me want to read it even more once I did.

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  14. Hope this one is a winner for you, Sam!

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  15. LOL yeah this one looks like a winner! That title plus the premise totally got me. :)

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    1. The title grabbed me right away. It had me all sorts of curious.

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  16. Nice pick! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I hope you positively love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  17. This looks AND sounds adorable! I heard great things about You're Welcome Universe, so I'm excited to try out Gardner soon. :)

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    1. Between the adorable cover and fun description and Gardner being the author, I feel like this will be a winner.

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  18. OH I haven't read You're Welcome, Universe, but it is on my TBR... I think I'll have to add that one as well, it sounds like a lot of fun :D

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    1. I liked You're Welcome, Universe, and it definitely figures into why I want to read this one.

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  19. This one is completely new to me but it sounds great, Sam. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I am always searching for my next great read, and this cover caught me right away.

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  20. What a cute cover!!! The book sounds really neat too! I'd not heard of this author before. :O I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Sam. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I read Gardner's debut last year and was a fan. With that cover and my curiosity, I have to get my hands on it.

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