Can’t Wait Wednesday – INSTANT KARMA by Marissa Meyer
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is INSTANT KARMA by Marissa Meyer. I’ve been a big Marissa Meyer fan ever since I read The Lunar Chronicles and her new book just sounds like too much fun to pass up on. I love the tagline on the cover: “Is it love, hate…or fate?”
INSTANT KARMA by Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: November 3, 2020
In this young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her—both good and bad.
Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
I’m usually not really that much into ya romance but then again, I love Marissa Meyer’s writing style. It sounds like I already know what will go on but still cute. I will definitely go check it out. 🙂
I’m very curious to see what Meyer does with YA contemporary. I’m hoping it will be a fun read.
This sounds very fun! I love that she is continually branching out into new genres.
I do too!
This sounds like a really fascinating read, Suzanne. I hope that you enjoy this one:)).
Thanks, I hope so too!
Love the cover and I think it sounds like it will be a fun read too!
Thanks, I hope it will be. 🙂
I haven’t read a MM book since The Lunar Chronicles but I LOVED those books! I’m so excited for this one. It sounds different and really cute!
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I think so too. 🙂
What??? I saw this and just breezed past it, I had no idea Marissa Meyer wrote it! Are we sure it’s the same Marissa Meyer? Lol.
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I know, right? I did the same double take when I saw it and even went to her Goodreads author page just to make sure, lol.
I have never read a Marissa Meyer book, but now she wrote a contemporary. Obviously, I was all over it. I love the concept too. That little touch of magic can be used in such a fun way.
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I think the magic will be a fun touch too and am very intrigued to see how she does branching out to a new genre.
I feel like the only one around that never read the Lunar Chronicles. Despite the rave reviews, despite owning the first two books… it just never happened. Maybe I’ll have better luck with her contemporary. 🙂
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I was late reading them too but ended up loving the series.
I really like the sound of this one too and am hoping it will be good. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Suzanne!
Thank you! 🙂
I’m excited for this one, too, it sounds so cute. I love a contemporary with a small magical twist. Hope we both love it!
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Thanks, I hope so too! 🙂
I love her and I’m very curious how the transition to writing contemporary turns out, although there is still a touch of fantasy in this one. This will most likely be a future CWW for me. Great pick!
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I’m really excited to see how she does with a new genre as well. Hopefully we’ll both love it. 🙂
I loved the Lunar Chronicles as well and I am looking forward to this one!
Hopefully it will be a great read for both of us. 🙂
This sounds adorable!
I’ve been seeing this one everywhere! Nice choice.
This sounds like a lot of fun. I thought Marissa Meyer only writes sci-fi/ fantasy novels but to read that she writes in another genre as well is wonderful. Happy reading and stay safe.
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Yes, I’m very excited to see what she does with a new genre. 🙂
The synopsis by itself is riddled with tone. I love it! I loved eccentric characters in general. I will add it to my tbr.
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Hopefully it will be a fun read. 🙂
This sounds promising, Suzanne. I like the underlying moral theme here. I am embarrassed to say that I have been reading older novels so not really on the cutting edge of anticipation—LOL.
I had reserved some new releases from my local library in hopes to do some reviews on my blog. But then Covid hit. So, I’ve been only reading books loaned to me or gifted or else from my current TBR. But I hope to get those new releases when the library reopens and have some interesting reviews to do.
(I could buy them but I have too many books cluttering up my apartment as it is :P)
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Wow this one sounds really cool! That’s a new superpower! I would love to be able to serve out instant karma.
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Right? Same here!
This is unbelievably cute and I just LOVE IT!
If Marissa Meyer writes it, eventually I am going to read it. I still have yet to read her Renegades series but I am curious to see how her venture into contemporary fiction will go!
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