Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

Reign of Shadows: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016


Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

Yet another beautiful cover this week, plus a star-crossed romance! Yes please! This is a book just begging to be on your shelf. The cover is very reminiscent of The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black, which I happened to have loved. So fingers crossed for loving this one as well! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Publication Date: January 19, 2016


Sword and VerseRaisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

 So many pretty covers!  This novel intrigues me because it sounds reminiscent of the Poison Study Series by Maria Synder.  I absolutely love that series, and while this isn't the same, it has a similar theme.  I'm interested to see where the story goes and how well this fantasy pans out!


  1. Dying to read this one!! Love a good fairy tale esque story!

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  2. The only fairy tale adaptation I've read was The Lunar Chronicles series, but I seriously loved it!

    - Jocelyn