Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Leaf Reader

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Waiting on Wednesday The Leaf Reader


Like a contemporary take on Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle, Marnie Wells comes face-to-face with the occult, discovering she can tell the future by reading tea leaves.

Marnie Wells knows that she creeps people out. It s not really her fault; her brother is always in trouble, and her grandmother, who s been their guardian since Mom took off is… eccentric. So no one even bats an eye when Marnie finds an old tea-leaf-reading book and starts telling fortunes. The ceremony and symbols are weirdly soothing, but she knows and hopes everyone else does too that none of it s real.

Then basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. He s been getting emails from someone claiming to be his best friend, Andrea Quinley, who disappeared and is presumed dead. Rumor has it Matt and Andrea were romantically involved, though they d always denied it. A faint cloud of suspicion still hangs over Matt. But Marnie sees a kindred spirit: someone who, like her, is damaged by association.

Suddenly the readings seem real. And they re telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous. But she can t shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it s getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.

*puts hands up* Sometimes, I think if someone could read my tea leaves, I’d be all over life spoilers like that. I don’t care, I’d want all the knowledge I could garner. Heh #noshame

I think it’s books like this that make me think anything is possible too, you know? *shrugs* I think it’s worth believing in the impossible*

What about you? What are you waiting on?

*I have no idea where this mood is coming from but I’m going to go with it. Nods.


  • Silvia says:

    This one sounds good and quite intriguing, different for sure! By all means, follow your mood and go for it!

    Thanks for sharing, here’s my WoW 🙂

  • Angela says:

    This sounds really cool! I’m so intrigued by things like psychics and mediums, but I go back and forth on whether I would actually want to know things about my future!

    • Verushka says:

      I hope it turns out to be as cool as we want it to be Angela — and me too, I am intrigued by psychics/mediums 🙂

  • I have had this one on my watchlist for quite some time. I can’t wait to get to it and love all things dark and creepy – hope it fits some of that bill. Have a wonderful week!

  • Lily B says:

    even if it isn’t very believable I think it can still be very interesting

  • I think every book I want to read right now has been released so not waiting on anything at the moment. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this one! The closest to read about Divination has to be Harry Potter LOL so I’m very intrigued. I just added it to GR! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • I think some people really can tell the future or speak to dead people. *shrugs* This one sounds great though! Thanks for sharing!

  • You know what, I’d never heard of this book but it sounds really good. I think the only time I’ve heard of someone reading tea leaves was in Harry Potter and I would read for that reason alone. I’m totally adding this to my TBR list.

  • “A contemporary take on Gemma Doyle.” I AM SOLD! And I’m with you, Verushka: I’d totally want life spoilers if I could get them! ?

  • Maria Behar says:

    Oh, this sounds SO absolutely FASCINATING!!! I’ve always had an attraction to the paranormal, and am disappointed that I haven’t seen a real live ghost. Lol. But seriously, I do enjoy reading stuff like this. As long as it’s not TOO scary — like “The Exorcist”, for example — I am totally interested!! Well, after all, I AM a determined fan of The Twilight Saga! Lol.

    Thanks for bringing this book to my attention! I’m adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away! <3 <3 🙂 🙂

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